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Qatar Airways has announced a global ‘free flights’ giveaway for teachers.

Here is the link you will need to register – click here – once applications open.

This follows the sucesss of their free flight giveaway for healthcare staff in May.  We had a few winners from amongst our readership:

Qatar Airways free tickets for teachers


Qatar Airways free tickets for teachers

….. and hopefully our readers will do as well with the new giveaway for teachers.  Please share this article with any teaching friends.

How does the Qatar Airways teacher giveaway work?

There are 21,000 return economy flights to be given away.

Winners can travel ANYWHERE on the Qatar Airways network.

The ticket allocation has been split across the 75 countries where Qatar Airways is currently flying, and split again across the three days of the campaign.

When and where do you register?

You can register here.

Registration opens at 2am (UK time) on Monday 5th October.  A second batch of tickets will be released at 2am on Tuesday and a third batch at 2am on Wednesday.

It is first come, first served, which is a little inconvenient given that you need to apply at 2am BST.  However, as the UK has its own unique ticket allocation, everyone is in the same boat.

Your chances will be higher on the first day as word will not have got around.

Qatar Airways free teacher flights

What do you win?

Each winner will receive ONE free economy class return ticket.  The winner will have to pay airport taxes and charges, however.

You can book for ANY destination on the Qatar Airways network, for travel up to 30th September 2021.

All winners will also receive a voucher for 50% off a Qatar Airways flight ticket.  This can be used by the winner for another trip or by a companion to accompany the winner.  Children aged under 12 cannot travel on a 50% off voucher.

Prize tickets, and tickets booked with a ‘50% off’ voucher, must be ticketed by 1st November 2020.

Qatar Airways free tickets for teachers

Who qualifies as a ‘teacher’?

According to the rules:

“Eligible teaching professions are limited to: Classroom Paraprofessionals, Teaching Assistants and Substitutes, Intervention and Inclusion Specialists, Tutors, Senior Leaders, Early Childhood Teacher, Student Counsellors, Primary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Casual Teacher, English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher, Special Ed Teacher, Teacher Aide, Vocational Education and Training (VET) Instructor, Pre-School and Early Years Practitioners, and Classroom Technicians.”

Note that a valid employer ID must be presented at the airport at the point of check in.  Alternatively:

“An official stamped and signed letter from the Institution or School of current employment, which must clearly state the occupation, country of employment, Staff ID or Reference Number matching the information submitted on the campaign registration form.”

Where is the link to register at 2am?

Click here.

Good luck.

Comments (117)

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  • Lady London says:


  • Cat says:

    That’s brilliant, but 2am on a Monday morning???
    I need to teach Proof by Induction to my Further Maths students tomorrow, and I will only be able to do that well if I’m fast asleep at 2am!
    I suppose having to choose between doing your job well, and possibly winning free flights is not that worst decision in the world, but still…

    • Peter K says:

      I used to love the “proof by…” section of further maths. The Pure 5 module I think it was when I was at school. I was a proper maths geek and got A’s for maths, further maths and additional further maths AS plus a merit in my S level.
      I remember getting engrossed in a book explaining Fermat’s Last Theorem 😂

      • Cat says:

        Proof by induction and by contradiction are two of my favourite parts of the syllabus too! – but explaining it in a way students understand can be difficult, depending on the ability of the class.
        You had an option of an AS F Maths on top of the F Maths A-Level?

        • Peter K says:

          Yeah. I was fortunate that in my school some were able to do their GCSE a year early which freed up the time in the 2nd GCSE year to do 3 A level modules. That meant I had time to do the AS additional further maths on top of maths and further maths.
          It did mean I ended up doing S4 before S1 and M3 before M1 due to how the classes worked out, but it made the earlier modules a doddle 😂

      • ChasP says:

        “I remember getting engrossed in a book explaining Fermat’s Last Theorem ”
        Martin Gardner introduced me to that and the 4 colour problem in the mid 60s
        Unfortunately when proofs finally arrived nobody really understood them

      • Lady London says:

        … and now you’re a frequent flier. Hmm…

  • Michael says:

    So is this essentially first come, first served or does it not matter what time you register? I can’t see many teachers wanting to stay up until 2am to enter a raffle!

    • Rob says:

      It is a global offer – time is bad for us but fine for other parts of the world.

      My guess is there will be about 200 tickets per day for the UK allocation, but could be more.

      • cinereus says:

        But if there are separate allocations per country there’s no need for simultaneous timing…

  • Aron says:

    Interestingly the form already shows for me. Probably one of my browser extensions, but I won’t fill it out just in case!

    • Jacob says:

      Can you share what details the form wants so I’m ready to go? Curious what verification they want at this stage.

      • Aron says:

        ‘Staff ID or reference number’

        So the T&Cs state that the teacher reference number would need to match what you submit on the form and what you provide at check-in.

  • Harry T says:

    This was an IT shambles last time but I hope my Mum manages to win some flights.

  • Aston100 says:

    Can I presume there will be blackout dates covering all school holidays? Wouldn’t surprise me if there was.

    • Andrew says:

      Then how would the teachers be able to use the flights?

      • Aston100 says:

        Surprisingly, there don’t seem to be any blackout dates that I can see.

        I’m just thinking back to previous free flight giveaways on HfP with talk of ‘virtually no blackout dates’ or words to that effect, and then upon closer inspection, a quarter of the year is blacked out.

        • Aron says:

          There’s not blackout dates in the T&Cs but it’s limited to “W” booking class. So might effect things a bit. Doubt there’s any W fares to go to Auckland for example.

        • Rob says:

          Books into the cheapest economy ticket bucket if you read the rules, so there would (in normal times) be natural blackouts on days where the cheapest economy tickets had gone.

  • Erico1875 says:

    Based on the health worjer promo, How soon are you notified if successful

  • Erico1875 says:

    lol. need to improve the spelling for registration – Worker

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