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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.

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Comments (143)

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  • Jody says:

    O/T – when booked a hotel through Amex travel, does it charge your card instantly? Am looking to take advantage of the statement credit of £50 when you spend £200, but don’t need a hotel until April.

  • Matthew says:

    OT – Lloyds voucher again!! Trying to use it before it expires and i’ve called the number on the email to use the voucher 4 times now in last week. Waited an hour on hold each time and get cut off. Called BA exec club and they washed there hands with it and said nothing to do with them. Going round in circles. Anyone got any tips to get through to use voucher?


    • Ant says:

      call 03444933349 and they should be able to book your flights using the voucher. It took me about 10min to get through on Sunday morning and the lady who took my call knew what she was doing and was v efficient.

      • Matthew says:

        That’s the number I’ve been on hold for ages :-(. Will try again!

        • Gerry says:

          Had same experience. Eventually when I got through I was told late morning/early afternoon was best time to call.
          Good Luck.

          • Matthew says:

            Finally got through this afternoon. 2.5hrs total waiting! Lady very helpful and very knowledgeable.

    • Anna says:

      BA can certainly do it as the voucher is now in your BAEC account and they booked one for me last February. It sounds as though it’s a bit of a nightmare to use these last vouchers but I think someone posted recently that they managed to get theirs extended after complaining that they couldn’t get through on the phone to book it.

  • nwoody2001 says:

    OT: 241 BA Voucher Query.

    Looking to book my First 241 voucher and as such and keen to get the tickets for the dates id like. HFP and other websites suggest that reward availability becomes available on line 365T from your flight. However, I’m looking on the BA Website now and there is no option to search any reward availability beyond 26th December 2020…. If its relevant im looking for LHR-MEX flights.

    The dames I’m looking for are in Feb 2021 so a while yet but I thought I’d do my research early.

    Comments welcome.


    • Anna says:

      Seats are released at T-355, not 365, though they seem to be a day out this year due to the leap year. Anyway, I think availability is currently there up till 26/12. If you do a dummy booking with BA, their calendar shows you the latest date you can book.

      • Anna says:

        Also, where do you want to go in Mexico? The Cancun flight departs from LGW AFAIK.

        • nwoody2001 says:

          Thanks for the advice Anna much appreciated. Im looking at the LHR-MEX flight not the LGW-CUN.

          • Anna says:

            Yes, realised after I posted that MEX is Mexico City! I don’t know what the demand is for this redemption but you could always use your 2 4 1 to the US and connect from there.
            Also – you put “First 2 4 1”, do you mean it’s the first time you’ve use one or you want to fly in First class? F seats not always released at T-355.

  • Alex says:

    OT: Looking to hire a car in Canada for 2.5weeks in September. I am over 30 however my partner is not and therefore rental prices jump up massively! Is there any sites/deals people are aware of to help keep it down? The only other option is for me to do all of the driving which is not ideal…

    • Kip says:

      If you book a car in the US with Avis through BA then you get the second driver free. Might be worth seeing if that applies to Canada too.

  • Pat says:

    Qatar sale? I was looking at business class fares to SYD or AKL. No discount in comparison with last week prices. In fact more expensive than most other airlines. Have promo prices not yet been loaded?

  • Shoestring says:

    Virgin Atlantic are offering an extra £20 off tickets to Miami and Orlando if you use the promotional code SUNNY in Light/ Classic/ Delight. (from £235 rtn)

  • Andrew says:

    Nothing to see here – fares are all the same if not higher than they were yesterday, even with the so call promo code.

    • Stoneman says:

      Yup. Disappointing.

      • ayearinmx says:

        Flying LGW-HKT with Qatar is still more expensive booking on Qatar’s website, than booking on… even with this “discount”

  • Shoestring says:

    The race is on. I’m trying to beat the current UK passport renewal time, currently 12 days (child renewal)

    Submitted online 10pm last night, old passport on next day 1pm delivery service (£6.80 with tracking).

    When I renewed our 2 lads’ passports (both sent together) a few years ago, also in January, they came back in under 10 days, I think it was more like 8 days – just wondering if some people are already worrying about the 2 new rules for visiting Europe and acting now as well:
    – you need at least 6 months’ passport validity to enter EU
    – extra months don’t count any more and will be disregarded by EU when calculating your 6 months (UK used to add on spare extra months to your 5/10 years’ validity

    • Andrew says:

      Had experience of this last week.
      Friday 27 December: Submitted child renewal online and contact certified photograph online. Posted old passport to HMPO.
      Monday 30 December: Passport received at HMPO
      Tuesday 31 December: no news
      Wednesday 1 January: bank holiday
      Thursday 2 January: application approved, passport printed and posted.
      Saturday 4 January: new passport received.

      Overall – very impressed

    • Neil says:

      Wife had to renew hers so did the online bit weekend after Christmas and posted the old one Monday 30th – new passport arrived on Friday 03. Didn’t look at waiting times before we sent but impressed with the turnaround

    • Anna says:

      I thought those rules were only going to apply if we crashed out without a deal? I was sent a renewal reminder last year “in case” of this scenario, which hasn’t actually come to pass. A bit miffed that I renewed 7 months early but at least it’s done for another 10 years!

      • Shoestring says:

        @Anna – it could all turn out nicely but worth playing it cautious – Passport Office advice is currently exactly as I posted above – 1. you need 6 months’ validity 2. the ‘extra’ months don’t count any more

        All true as of 1st February unless EU & UK agree otherwise, not dependent on crashing/ not crashing out of EU AFAIK but dependent on agreeing a transition standard re: passports/ ID documents

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