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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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  • Steve says:

    Just got my free ticket through!! Entered on the first day of the competition 😊

  • Barry says:

    Just got our free ticket!! Entered on the first day and got the blue bar after submittting.

  • Phil says:

    Just got mine. Now it’s time to book!

  • Aron says:

    Got mine too.

  • Ali says:

    Just got mine! Entered on the first day, got the blue bar (receive in 48 hours etc…) and actually received it just after 10pm today.

  • Aron says:

    Seems it is definitely only W class fares and unless more are released closer to the time then I’m struggling to find anything in the summer holidays in Asia next year, which kind of makes this a pointless promotion for teachers.

  • Nick says:

    Finally managed to ticket 2 promo itineraries LHR-DOH-DPS-DOH-LHR, after spending 6 hours on Qatar’s website. It is bloody 4:30 am already. I am going to be a bit grumpy today!

    Anyway, I paid £331.90 for 2 tickets, which were otherwise selling for £1,266.30. That’s a neat saving of £934.40. Not a bad deal, eh?

    To be honest, Qatar’s teacher’s promo ain’t that bad! You just need to be patient and keep searching for W class fares for summer 2021. They are limited in numbers, but Qatar surely hasn’t pulled the plug on W fare class, as many people are suggesting.

    • Steve says:

      Did you get your 50% off voucher immediately after booking your free ticket? 🙂

      • Jacob says:

        I’m interested to know this as well!

      • Andrew says:

        Yeah, I’m a bit concerned about booking the ticket and then struggle with seat allocation or flight for the next booking so that the rest of the family are there

      • Nick says:

        @Steve – The 50% off voucher is displayed on the booking confirmation page. It is also listed on the booking confirmation email, in case it escapes your attention on the booking confirmation page.

  • Adam Howard says:

    Does anyone know what the refunds policy is if we were to book using the code and cancel closed to the time?

    Only reason I ask is that we have a new born who we may decide against taking out of the country. My intention was to book a fully refundable holiday for us next year, to have the option of cancelling at the last moment if we wish.

    • Nick says:

      Tickets are non-refundable but can be rescheduled for a hefty £300 (approx.) fee.

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