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Work in the NHS or healthcare? Qatar Airways giving away 100,000 free flights

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Qatar Airways has announced a massive global ‘free flights’ giveaway for selected NHS staff and other healthcare workers which launched on Monday night and continues until 17th May.

We have already had a few winners from amongst our readership:

Qatar Airways NHS free flights offer


Qatar Airways free flights for hospital staff doctors

It is open to anyone who is a:

  • doctor
  • medical practitioner
  • nurse
  • paramedic
  • pharmacist
  • lab technician
  • clinical researcher

If you know anyone in any of these jobs, please forward them a link to this article.

A valid employer / NHS ID must be presented at the airport at the point of check in.

You can register here.  We know from the first day, on Monday, that registration opens at exactly 10pm and continues until the UK allocation of seats for that day is exhausted.  It doesn’t take long.

Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 free flights to medical staff

Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 free flights to healthcare staff

Qatar Airways launched its massive giveaway at 10pm on Monday.  It will run for a week.

50,000 people will receive two FREE Economy Class return tickets on Qatar Airways operated flights, fully flexible for destinations and dates.  Only airport taxes must be paid.

To quote:

“Qatar Airways will give away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals to say thank you for their heroic work looking after people during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

By maintaining 24/7 operations in recent months, including the provision of over 100 charter flights, Qatar Airways’ mission to repatriate over one million people has received widespread praise and thanks from passengers and governments as the foremost airline taking people home. Given the airline’s work at the frontline of global efforts to repatriate stranded passengers, it now seeks to recognise and reward the world’s frontline healthcare workers.”

Work in healthcare? Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 free flights

How does the Qatar Airways 100,000 flights giveaway work?

Between 12th and 18th May, you can register at this link.  If you are in the UK, registration opens up at exactly 10pm (the last session will be 10pm on 17th May as we are two hours behind Doha).

You are asked for ‘hospital ID’ so have some sort of NHS or other reference number available.  You may be required to show some paperwork or ID with this number on the day you fly.  It doesn’t seem to matter what sort of number it is (staff number, ID card number whatever).

If you are successful, you will receive a promotional code which will allow you to book your flights.

Each country in the world will receive its own ticket allocation, based on its population size.  These tickets will be allocated equally over the seven days.

How do I book my free Qatar Airways flight?

If you are successful in getting a code, you can book up to two complimentary Economy Class return tickets on Qatar Airways operated flights – one for yourself and one for a companion – to anywhere on the airline’s global network.

Tickets must be booked before 26th November, with travel valid until 10th December 2020. The tickets will be fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes allowed without any fees. Fare and surcharges will be waived on tickets, airport taxes apply.

The small print says that both passengers must be aged 12+.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:

“We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals around the world who looked after people in these times of uncertainty. Their heroic display of kindness, dedication, and professionalism has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

“We have built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade partners, and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission by acknowledging the incredible efforts of these heroes. Our crew and operation has never given up during these past three months, never abandoned hope or their mission to help people get home to their loved ones and we do not intend to do so now.”

Full terms and conditions, and the registration link, are here.

Good luck!

Comments (279)

  • sharon carruthers says:

    Think this is a scam, tried for 3 nights in a row at 10pm on the dot and they have either all gone at 1005 or the form won t submit. Very disappointing

    • Rhys says:

      Not a scam, several of our readers have managed to get them. They’re just in extremely high demand.

  • Ben says:

    Trying on behalf of my mum. Seemed to get the blue box, will let you know if it comes to anything.

    • Baji Nahid says:

      did you get the captcha where you had to select the items? and then did the form submit sucessfully afterwards?

  • Stephen says:

    Just had this pop-up – it looks like even once you’ve managed to submit details, they will enter us into a draw?

    You have submitted your details already.

    Thank you for submitting your details. A limited number of promo codes will be distributed daily; we will send you an email within 48 hours once your request has been processed.

  • Helen Rogers says:

    Very frustrating and probably doing Qatar Airways more harm than good!
    Had 10 devices (in effort to acquire just two tickets ) ready to submit my details at 10pm and got the first ‘ allocation limit reached’ ten seconds later!. Next five minutes nothing but ‘error whilst submitt8ng form’ or ‘ daily allocation reached’ .Hopeless .

    • Jolly says:

      Helen, exactly same with me. Disappointment one after the other, in already stressful frontline. This is doing more harm to Qatar. I am beginning to hate Qatar

  • Concerto says:

    All I get is error messages. Of course, the system has no problem letting you know that today’s quota has been used up (but that’s good, because then I don’t have to waste any more time with this nonsense). Have tried all browsers. Still reckon it is a lottery as to whether it actually goes through.

  • Stephen says:

    Keep trying – just received an email from them!

    Now it is our turn to express our support and gratitude. We are happy to offer you an exclusive promo code to book up to two complimentary tickets with Qatar Airways for yourself and a companion.

    Your one-time promo code is: *********, valid for use by 28 November 2020 for travel until 10 December 2020.

    • Stephen says:

      Just tried to use the voucher – it looks like they are limiting what flights you can use it with. For example, a journey that should take 13 hours inc stops is not available (for just taxes), and it only offers those 25 hours+

    • Albert says:

      Nice, well done!

      Was this based on a previous day’s submission or did it come instantly after today’s entry?

    • Peter says:

      I just got one as well for my mum.
      However it seems like that it only applies to a non-stop flight, couldn’t find any route where it’s valid other than to Doha.

      • Peter says:

        Actually that’s not true, just found something for BLR – SIN, AUK, SYD had nothing available. I submitted on the first day and it took 48 hours to get the code.

        • Stephen says:

          Yeah very limited availability on routes, and only seems to be ones with very long stopovers, nearly doubling journey times

  • Concerto says:

    Well, not tonight, because the quota has surely run out by now, whether they say it or not.

  • Don says:

    Got my code as well.

    • BJ says:

      Good to see a few readers being successful. However, based on the comments it doesn’t look like ‘flights to anywhere’ might be quite true, or at least it seems a bit more complicated.

    • Morgane says:

      Hi, congrats to all of you who managed to got it, could you tell us a how did you do ? I tried so different things nothing worked …