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Qatar Airways offering ‘Kids Fly for Free’ for 48 hours

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If you are looking to lock in any long haul travel at the moment – and I admit that isn’t too many of you – Qatar Airways is running a ‘Kids Fly for Free’ offer during today and Saturday.

Full details are on the Qatar Airways website here.

Qatar Airways kids fly free

Children will travel for a base fare of £0. Government and airport taxes will still apply.

The key rules are:

Applies to economy tickets only for children aged 0 to 11 years

Book on 30th or 31st October 2020

Travel between 1st January and 25th October 2021 (see website for some blackout dates)

Fly from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh to: Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Auckland, Baghdad, Bangkok, Brisbane, Basra, Cebu, Yubei, Colombo, Cape Town, Clark, Dar es Salaam, Denpasar, Durban, Entebbe, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Phuket, Sulaymaniyah, Djibouti, Johannesburg, Kilimanjaro, Kigali, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Muscat, Melbourne, Mogadishu, Maldives, Manila, Maputo, Nairobi, Najaf, Penang, Perth, Seoul, Seychelles, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, Salalah, Sydney, Tokyo, Windhoek, Wadi Halfa, Zanzibar

You can find out more on the Qatar Airways website here. The same page also has details of other Halloween fare deals for anyone who isn’t flying with children.

Comments (41)

  • ChrisC says:

    Under 16 year olds flying in economy are exempt from APD.

  • Chelseafi says:

    All guys winners 😩

    • Holly says:

      Just about to write the same!

    • Isabel Friedlander says:

      Yep it seems it is men only!

    • Michael C says:

      Bit sexist presuming people are guys just because they’re called Jake and Simon!

      • Reney says:

        It is a fair point we should not presume, the Star Trek Discovery lead character is a women call Michael.

        • Rhys says:

          Just finished season 1 of Discovery. Bit hokey in places but on the whole very enjoyable!

          • Aston100 says:

            Very much a show created with political correctness in mind!

          • Rhys says:

            Writing off diversity as ‘political correctness’ is a little reductive in my opinion 🙂 … although Star Trek has promoted diversity from its very beginnings.

        • ChrisC says:

          The actress who played Ma Walton was called Michael.

          And John Wayne’s reall name was Marion.

    • Chris K says:

      Clearly action is needed!

      Rather than just name and email address, all future competitions should have a census-style form recording sex, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, highest level of education achieved, and of course how they voted in the Referendum. The winners can then be chosen according to a carefully weighted criteria.

      In all serious though, well done to the winners. We all wish it was us 🙂

      • ankomonkey says:

        Sounds like an e-rewards survey. Add a few more minutes of questions and then disqualify the entrant and it will mimic the experience well 😉

    • Reney says:

      Given what Rob has previously suggested the demographics of the readership is; statistically this is not a surprising result (assuming winners are picked at random). I guess the broader question is whether HTP plans further growth and will that require widening of its readership base outside of it’s traditional target market.

      • Rob says:

        Our readership is a subset of the British Airways status card base, so unless BA suddenly opens full bases outside London it won’t be changing.

        • Mr(s) Entitled says:

          Because no women live in London?

          • Rob says:

            You’ve clearly never worked for an investment bank.

            Our readership is 68% male, 32% female – which is probably more female than the BAEC elite base. 31% have PhDs or higher. You are 375% more likely than the average UK internet user to earn over £70k. Our readers are less likely than the average UK population to earn under £50k – this is how skewed we are to high earners – and slighter higher than average for £50-70k. £70k+ is where the majority sit.

  • Observer says:

    Would be good to see some winners from ethnic minorities too. I could be wrong but the names don’t seem to be. I know it’s picked by the computer so not saying it’s deliberate. Perhaps the readership is not as diverse.

    • Rob says:

      Our readership is as diverse as the City of London workforce which makes up the bulk of it …

    • Alex Sm says:

      If you have ever been to a HfP party, you would know that the crowd there is quite diverse, so there is not much of an issue with that

    • ChrisC says:

      Again people are assigning characteristics to names just because of the name.

      Jake could be Chinese and Joe C could easily be a female Muslim from Doncaster

  • Dan says:

    Now if this had been valid in biz I’d have taken a punt!

  • Harry T says:

    I enjoyed the competitions. I can thoroughly recommend W and University Arms, so I hope the winners enjoy their stays. I’m off to the Sheraton Grand Park Lane this weekend, so I’ll report back!

    • Roger S says:

      I am the lucky winner of the Sheraton prize so will be very interested to hear your thoughts on the hotel and tea (if you partake)!

      • Harry T says:

        Pleased for you, Roger! I might not get time for the afternoon tea but I shall report back on what I do manage to experience. I am Platinum and I’ve been upgraded from a basic room to a Park View Suite in the app, so it is a promising start.

  • Bilal Patel says:

    Has anyone tried this Kids Fly Free offer as not showing in Feb online for Maldives and the guy in London office has no clue about it.

  • TimM says:

    Kids fly free – a terrible idea. Who wants to subsidise other people’s children or be on a plane full of kids? I have long thought that people with children should be made to sit at the back of the plane all together, much like smokers did once. If they take up a seat they should pay the full fare unless airlines are going to start weighing passengers at check-in (I only experienced this once on a tiny plane Panama City to Contadora – the ladies of our party were horrified).

    • Rhys says:

      Lighten up Tim 🙂

    • mark says:

      me for 1. Have three kids under 12 and this is a fantastic opportunity. Cant get it to price tho!!!! anyone else with any luck?

    • Bilal says:

      Well Tim, I’m sure you wouldn’t have a problem as you will be flying first class and suppose you never had the chance to fly as a kid, hence the hatred.

    • Harry T says:

      Kids are often fine on planes, in my experience. Poor parenting is a bigger issue; letting children kick seats or poke on headrests excessively when using IFE etc. Once sat on an exit row with a couple and their baby for a flight to Australia – the baby was better behaved than most adults!

    • Aston100 says:

      Oversized passengers spilling into your seat is a genuine concern for many of us that travel cattle class.

    • Zara says:

      Shocking comments TimM.
      I have flown many times with my very young kids to place like Singapore, Doha and Tokyo/ Kyoto and Washington DC to named few destinations ( some in business class/ economy class) and they were best behave more than adults and the crews / passengers have constantly praised how good my kids were. They have the right to fly in any class as you do. Shame on your comments.
      My two kids flown first time when they were 6 weeks old from Dulles to Newcastle so they can have the pleasure of being born where they grandma lives. Yes I pay Avios for them!!!
      One the final note, I have gave up my business seat NCL to LHR to an old lady last year and BA was kind enough to offer me another seat in business even though I was more than happy to seat in the economy. I bet you have no kindness to show!

    • Chris says:

      Tim, are you the guy who woke my well-behaved children up from their sleep with drunken behaviour on my last F flight?

      On that occasion, there was only one ‘child’ in the cabin – a 17 stone, grey-haired one.

      • TimM says:

        @Chris, no. What a strange accusation? I have only travelled easyJet this year and between the same two airports – which? My elderly, disabled mother and I appear to have been placed in the children’s section as we were surrounded by them, kicking from behind, kneeling on the seats in front facing us, not wearing masks, singing, screaming and shouting. There was no chance of sleep and every chance of catching Covid from their unrestrained behaviour. Seating allocation should take children into account and especially during the Covid era – surrounding vulnerable elderly people with children who don’t know how to socially distance and are not made to wear masks or even behave. Even their parents didn’t wear masks despite being told to repeatedly by the crew.

  • TimM says:

    I was flying from aged 5 but, apart from getting my chewing stuck to the seat, I was perfectly behaved :-).