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Save an extra 10% on Qatar Airways sale flights – today only

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Qatar Airways has launched a week-long sale.

We haven’t seen any pricing at the time of writing, but we’ll give it some extra coverage later in the week.

If you book TODAY, however, you will get an extra 10% off all flights booked via the Qatar Airways website or their mobile app.  You’ll need to use this link to the website and the discount code 24HOURS.

The 10% discount is off the base fare, excluding the taxes and fees.  For economy tickets, that means the 10% discount will end up being quite a bit smaller, but some decent savings will be made on Business Class tickets.

Qatar Airways A350 Doha

Qatar Airways has given Head for Points readers early access to this offer ahead of their own email blast at 10am.

Here are the key terms and conditions for the extra 10% discount:

  • Promo code is only valid on 7th January and will expire at midnight
  • You must use the code 24HOURS to get the discount
  • It is only valid to flights booked via the UK website
  • This promo code applies to Qatar Airways operated flights only
  • Travel period: 8 January to 30 November 2020

As this offer is only valid for flights booked on the UK website and so priced in Sterling, the best credit card to pay with is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold This gives you double Membership Rewards points (2 per £1) on all airline spending when you book directly with a the airline.

There are a lot of other special offers linked to the sale, including:

  • Double Qmiles if you choose to credit to Qatar Privilege Club instead of British Airways Executive Club
  • Very low-cost Doha stopovers for up to four nights
  • Upgrades at the Oryx Airport Hotel
  • 25% off lounge access in Doha if it is not included in your ticket
  • 20% off excess baggage

Full details are on the sale website here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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British Airways American Express

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

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There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (143)

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  • Chris says:

    I’ve booked a stay at Gran Melia Colon in Seville later this month. I have Melia Rewards Gold account (from Amex Plat) and currently have my account set to credit to BA EC Avios.

    I just got an email saying I will receive an additional 15,500 Melia points (worth £50 if transferred to Amazon) as part of their January promotion for booking. I’m a novice at Melia and wondered if anyone where the 15,500 points will credit? Will they go directly to Avios like hotel stay credits, or stay as Melia points. If so, can I transfer to Avios later? Unlikely to get value from them as Melia points so I guess either Avios or Amazon credit are more useful to me.

    TIA for any wisdom.

    • Stu_N says:

      I’d expect they will appear as Melia Rewards on your account. You can transfer Melia points to BA or Iberia at 10:3 exchange rate so you’d get approx. 46k Avios.

      If you think there’s any chance you’d make another Melia booking in the next 12 months, it’s worth leaving 2,000 points behind as they often have very good deals if you use 2k points to part-pay a stay, you can often save €30-€50.

      • Chris says:

        Thanks Stu. I assume that’s 4.6k Avios….not 46k. I got excited there 🙂

        Good tip on leaving the 2k – cheers.

  • Nick says:

    AWESOME!! Just booked myself a week’s trip to Cape Town from Oslo in November… for just £1325, thank you very much!
    Going from Stockholm next month, which cost me £1850 in last year’s sale, but a saving of over £500 was never going to be sniffed at.

  • Tom1 says:

    KrisFlyer gold flying virgin
    I am Singapore gold via the amex/Shangri-La arrangement.

    If I fly Virgin economy I believe I get free bags, and free virgin club lounge access at lhr and jfk.

    How do I prove my status? Just show the app? Or do I need to add my sq details to the virgin booking somehow?

    • Charlieface says:

      Yes add to the booking but best to also bring your card to the airport just in case

      • Tom1 says:

        Thanks – so it will credit the miles to sq instead of vs?

        • Charlieface says:

          If you want the points in VS then technically there are two different places in the booking to enter the number: one for points and one for status. Almost no airline shows this on the manage booking page, and most don’t have their IT set up correctly anyway.
          Instead enter your VS number, at check-in and lounge show your SQ card, what may happen is they change your booking, so check just before boarding to make sure the correct one is still entered.

    • Tom says:

      What is this arrangement that you mention? Tell more 🙂

      • Tom1 says:

        Infinite journeys – there is an article.
        Requires Amex plat to get Shangri-La jade. Then three sq flights

      • Pangolin says:

        You will get Silver status upon signing up as a Shangri-La Jade, and then you have 4 months to fly 3 segments on SingaporeAir or Silk Air. After that you will be upgraded to Kris Flyer Gold for a year.

        These must be cash bookings, not redemptions.

        • Craig says:

          I did just this for a trip from DaNang to Singapore. I won’t fly the 4 flights but it allowed me to select seats for free as silver.

  • MrT says:

    Qatar 10% discount – or not? I was looking at business class returns last night LHR – WDH so when I saw this 10% discount today I went to check the new price. Strangely the undiscounted prices had all increased overnight and new discounted price was within £50 of the original £3,800 fare! Sharp practice?

    • Chris Hyatt says:

      Mr T, I’m seeing the same thing. Was playing with Google flights looking at Qatar Business Class Ex UK and Ex EU pretty much exclusively for the last week, and from what I’m seeing today, there’s no change?

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        Some decent Scandinavian fares to Aus destinations around April. Although I can’t see any to Perth for £800 which is what the Qatar advert on this site is showing just to the right as I type this….

  • Carl says:

    O/T. A friend of mine has asked if I can help find a catered ski chalet for 5th March for 4 nights with minimum of 3 bedrooms. I told him I doubt he’ll find anywhere at this short notice but thought I’d check here to see if anyone had any suggestions.

    Dates aren’t flexible, location is but should be within a reasonable flying distance from LHR, so Europe basically.


    • Matthew says:

      Post the request in the solutions room of Chalets Direct website and you’ll get some good offers…

    • Gavin says:

      It might be better at this stage to book something last minute (like the week before). You can often pick up some good bargains off-peak by doing this.

  • Princess says:

    OT for Ammar
    Sorry, I was really busy these days so I’m catching up with the latest articles and comments. A few days ago Ammar asked about Conrad Maldives: I was there mid December.
    Before going I read some negative comments: I tried to be open minded and, to be honest, for a first time guest it was lovely. Yes I was probably expecting a bit more in terms of service, but we haven’t had any issues. Once a mistake with our drinks order at breakfast but that’s it.
    What I noticed was that the majority of staff were really young and the 3/4 guys I spoke with have been there for only 4/6 months and some of them were there as part of a Hilton training programme.
    Our villa (330) was lovely, didn’t look dated and the position was good.
    We had the same flight as you at 11:45. It always depends on the seaplane schedule but, if they do the same as with us, they will ask you to settle the bill at 9am and the flight will be scheduled for 10-10:15am.
    So plenty of time for breakfast.
    My little ones are now 3 and a half years old and packing/unpacking is easier. When they were babies packing/unpacking was the thing I hated the most (didn’t stop me to always move every 3/4 days, but still really annoying)
    One night at the Conrad is really points expensive but maybe it is worth it for a relaxing ending to the trip!

    • TripRep says:

      Thanks for the info, shame about Afternoon tea being retired for good and limited nibbles with downgraded happy hour.

      Still haven’t decided if I will return or not.

    • Ammar says:

      Thank you for the update, very helpful indeed.i have cancelled the last night and made arrangements to stay in male for the last night before travelling back. Hopefully as a first timer I won’t be too disappointed….even if afternoon tea etc has been retired. Sounds like resort is falling below expected standards especially from people that have been many times…but I think I will survive!

      • TripRep says:

        Ammar, focus on the views and adjust to the slow pace. Hope you enjoy unwinding.

  • jc says:

    OT: Am I right in saying that on a small business Amex (3 directors/cardholders) all the MR points go to one person’s MR account, and there’s no way to transfer those to travel reward programmes in the other directors’ names?

    If so, what point-earning cards are there, if any, for a company where 3 directors should all equally benefit?

    • Rob says:

      To be honest I have never got to the bottom of how this works. In the US, any supplementary cardholder is a valid transfer partner.

      This is how mileage brokers work. If you agree to buy 100,000 Avios from a dodgy source, that dodgy source is working with a small business in the US which is charging six figures per month to an Amex. The company adds you as a supplementary cardholder (you are never aware of this) which allows them to transfer MR points directly into your Avios account without any security blocks.

      • Lawro says:

        This is changing though. Amex US changed their rules in September and now require a supplementary cardholder to have been added for 90 days before being eligible for points transfers to their own loyalty accounts.

  • Shoestring says:

    T-C-B – the 25% Avios bonus that didn’t get paid – was time to follow up yesterday – the critical period missing for our family a/cs was after 15th Nov onwards, before then 25% got paid fine. We actually got paid less than normal +5% (Premium), ie somebody appears to have got the math wrong resulting in small underpayment in Avios compared to normal and a lot less than +25%.

    No big beans for us in that period but still a few hundred Avios each – so we asked for correct 25% amounts to be paid plus perhaps a small gesture for the inconvenience, let’s see how that goes but I imagine they will be perfectly happy to set us straight.

    If you do it now, most of the missed 25% bonuses should be in the top 20 transactions in your BAEC a/c – plus as I mentioned, check you weren’t actually *underpaid* vs normal.

    • meta says:

      I submitted my claims straight away. Got the missing points as a credit to account within 2-3 days which immediately became payable and then transferred out again with 5% bonus. It wasn’t much, but good result.

    • Chas says:

      I still haven’t received the c5k Avios which I transferred on 26 Nov. On 8 they replied to my support ticket saying “allow 10 working days”, and since then they have been ignoring my follow ups. Any advice?

      • Shoestring says:

        they’re sometimes a bit slow on support tickets but pretty helpful in giving you a good resolution

        we must have used over 50 support tickets over the past few years and never got rebuffed/ turned down (the free £2.50 promo used to be very poorly tracked on Ebay baskets)

        you could send a nudge but keep it pleasant not shirty

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