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Are you a teacher? Qatar Airways is giving away 21,000 free flights

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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.

Qatar Airways free teacher flights

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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  • Malcolm says:

    Any idea when the Qatar “Free Flights for Financial Advisers” campaign starts?

    Good luck all.

  • John says:

    With the Qatar waiver, are the previous Med tickets movable to 2021? I understood they are not benefitting the usual ticketing waiver that permits moving a cancelled trip to 2021 and also the various destination changes.

  • AndyGWP says:

    All gone… back to bed… again

    • lev441 says:

      Got it tonight… Trick was to fill out the form and captcha just before 2am – then as the clock hits 2am click send!

      • AndyGWP says:

        yeah, I did :/ ah well

      • Howard says:

        Think so too. “Thank you for submitting your details. We will send you an email within 48 hours once your request has been processed.” is a sign you’ve been successful, right?

  • Aston100 says:

    It seemed to recognise that I’d already entered yesterday.

    • A270 says:

      That’s what I was about to ask as people who got in yesterday seemed to be of the view that they’d need to enter everyday. Not sure if the blue ticket I got at the bottom means I got it for sure or whether they will now choose and notify selected people. What was the experience when it was offered to health care workers?

  • Cat says:

    Boo, insomnia struck, so gave it a go, filled in the form and submitted it 5 seconds after 2am, got the allocation used up message.

  • Martin Wyvill says:

    Was online and primed at exactly 02.00. ALL CODES GONE!! What’s the point?

  • Howsrd says:

    Make sure you computer system time is correct too. Could be a few seconds out. You can check at

  • Baji Nahid says:

    Yeah i got the used up message. God I hope we win!

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