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Qatar Airways launches new flash sale with double Qpoints – and 5,000 miles for joining Privilege Club

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Qatar Airways has launched its ‘Reopen Your World’ flash sale with flights available for travel up to Summer 2022.

The sale runs until Monday 13th September so time is limited. You can find all the sale details on this page of the Qatar Airways website.

Qatar Airways sale

What can you book in the ‘Reopen Your World’ sale?

Both economy and business class flights are discounted as part of the sale. From London Heathrow, typical business class prices include:

  • Bangkok from £1,723
  • Cape Town from £2,261
  • Hong Kong from £1,895
  • Johannesburg from £1,931
  • Kuala Lumpur from £2,101
  • Maldives from £3,132
  • Phuket from £1,765
  • Seychelles from £1,825
  • Singapore from £2,172
  • Tokyo from £2,327

Whilst from Manchester, business class prices start at:

  • Bangkok from £1,928
  • Dubai from £1,971
  • Islamabad from £1,949
  • Kuala Lumpur from £1,878
  • Phuket from £2,026
  • Singapore from £2,182

In economy, you can find flights from Heathrow from:

  • Bangkok from £461
  • Dubai from £336
  • Mumbai from £414
  • Nairobi from £462
  • Singapore from £507
  • Seychelles from £545

Remember that Qatar Airways has now changed its lounge access policy for discounted business class tickets.

It is likely that these tickets will not come with lounge access – the small print will tell you during booking – unless you qualify for it via British Airways Silver or Gold status or you have a Priority Pass or similar. Even then, you may be in a secondary lounge and not the main Qatar Airways lounge complex.

You can book on the Qatar Airways website here.

You may get the new Qatar Airways Business Class Suite

As we covered at length in this Head for Points article, Qatar Airways has just launched its new Business Class suite.

The seat features on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which entered passenger service in June 2021. You will initially find it on routes to Dammam, Karachi and Kuala Lumpur amongst others.

The new suite is a reverse herringbone seat, which means that window seats face the window and the centre pairs face the aisle. It is a 1-2-1 layout, with a fully retractable centre divider for couples travelling together. Each suite has a fully closing door.

The original Qsuite, which also comes with a fully closing door, can be found on the Qatar Airways A350 fleet and selected Boeing 777 aircraft. Qsuite won ‘Best Business Class’ seat in the 2019 Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards.

Our latest in-flight review of Qsuite is here. Our review of the older-style Qatar Airways business class seat – but still very good – on the Boeing 787-8 fleet is here.

You can find out more about the new suite on the Qatar Airways website here

Get 5,000 Qmiles when you join Privilige Club

Qatar Airways has its own frequent flyer programme called Qatar Airways Privilege Club. You can access virtually the same airline partners as you can via British Airways Executive Club.

You can currently pick up 5,000 Qmiles in Qatar Airways Privilege Club for free when you join. No flight is required.

Simply join via the sale page of the Qatar Airways website, scroll down to the Qmiles information box, click through and use enrolment code FLYQR21.

Joining does not commit you to crediting any future Qatar Airways flight to Qatar Airways Privilege Club and you can select your preferred frequent flyer programme at any point prior to departure.

Earn double Qpoints too

As part of this sale you can also earn double Qpoints (the Qatar Privilege Club equivalent of British Airways Executive Club tier points) with your ticket.

Registration for double Qpoints is required – it is NOT automatic. You can opt in via the sale website here.

Whilst you would usually want to credit your flights to Executive Club, double Qpoints could be a reason to credit your trip to Qatar Privilege Club. You would need to do the maths based on the number of Qpoints you would earn (here is a calculator), the number needed for status and how it compares with your current BA status position.

Remember that Qatar Privilege Club status is respected by British Airways and at the appropriate level you would receive BA lounge access, free seat selection, priority boarding, additional luggage allowance etc on future British Airways flights.

You can find out more about the Qatar Airways sale here. You can book until Monday.

Comments (52)

  • Paul says:

    Agreed – sale prices actually higher than my pricing a couple of weeks back. They need to do better to attract us back, reinstate the AM lounge access would be a start…

    • Terri says:

      After a first visit, I found 7 hours between flights overnight was a long time even with AM lounge access. They board an hour early so not enough time to get a room away from the airport and the airport hotel was very expensive in comparison.

      I thought the sleeping area in the AM lounge could double up as a theatre as the design amplified even the smallest of noises – all night a constant stream of people at the reception desk loudly asking for a sleep area – which were all booked out hours before.

      Also if you have the misfortune of then connecting to a 7am flight with reclining seats eg to Sofia – then another flight back to UK – it was not the best experience even with the AM lounge.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        The lounge is only great if its a short connection OR you’re on a TP run (ie die hard OR you’re actually stopping in Doha for a few days.

        for a trip with a partner who isn’t interested in TP a long connection is a recipe for disaster.

      • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

        Noise cancelling headphones are a godsend in this situation – a must have accessory for travel imho ! Mrs Trotter also wears hers at home if I’m snoring after enjoying myself too much on a night out 🙂

  • Polly says:

    Won’t be buying at this price. Still don’t think we will risk ex EU just in case. Kicking ourselves we didn’t jump on a that inaugural AUK route on QR J flight. An absolute steal at the time. But think we had just got bk from Asia, so felt we couldn’t justify it.
    Little did we know the last 20 mths would materialise.
    Still hoping we can use our 241 F to SIN in November tho.

    • Paul says:

      Absolutely no chance am afraid. Singapore and much of Asia not ready to accept arrivals from plague island. The good news is you can kick it down the road by another year.
      My personal view is Asia travel off till Q2 2022 and only then if we have less than 10 deaths a day and control of infections. At almost 200 now that’s a tough ask as by end October there will be significant school/university/anti vaccination driven spike.

      • Harry T says:

        Singapore has vaccinated 80% of its population and intends to open up to international travel, as part of living with the virus. Their situation is not comparable to the majority of Asia, who have failed to vaccinate significant numbers and are being blitzkrieged by Delta.

        The UK will probably never be below 10 deaths a day due to how we count covid deaths and the fact that in a population of 70 million, a few people will always die of or with Covid. 100-200 deaths a day is hardly a catastrophe and won’t affect how other countries see us, travel wise. The most important factor is how well managed covid is in the destination country and how many of their population are vaccinated. So travel to Singapore from the UK within the next 6-12 months looks feasible, but Vietnam and Thailand are likely to be off the cards for a while.

        • Dubious says:

          Currently at 81%…and seemingly stuck around that number.
          The authorities have publicly stated that they have calculated it is unlikily countries can achieve herd immunity without well over 90% of the population (fully) vaccinated*.

          Interestingly there is now a vaccinated traveller route that avoids quarantine requirements between Singapore and Germany; but you have to have been in either country for at least the preceding 3-weeks to be permitted to board the designated vaccination flight. You can probably get into Germany from the UK using a round-about route if desperate to get to Singapore but would probably require a lot of time waiting in intermediate countries, as well as Germany.

          Depending on how well this goes (starts this month) will indicate how well they are prepared to start up similar flights to other countries, so worth keeping an eye on.

          *For the fact checkers:
          https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/strengthening-our-tools-to-achieve-covid-resilience_3Sep2021

          • Dubious says:

            PS.
            The Vaccination Flights between Singapore and Germany were announced in August for a start date in September, so any announcements of new routes (if any) during November would probably happen in October at the very latest.

          • John says:

            I don’t understand how they will know you haven’t been anywhere else in Schengen as long as you cover your tracks reasonably well (so perhaps use a burner phone etc…)

        • Rob says:

          Remember that many of the reported covid deaths are NOT covid deaths. If you get hit by a car 3 weeks after a positive test you are a covid death.

  • Matthew Bell says:

    Can you convert Qmiles into avios?

    • Andrew says:

      No

      • Ed says:

        Yes via Accor?

        • neuromancer says:

          Their website says you can convert to Accor, however when I try to do it, I see “Activity not allowed”. Probably because I’ve earned just the 5000 bonus miles.

          • Sjors says:

            Promising miles which come with undisclosed limitations seems like a bait-and-switch to me.

          • Ian says:

            Hmm, would I be right in thinking HfP has taken a fee from QR to promote a scheme that involves handing over sensitive personal data in return for the promise of points, but which in fact come with restrictions that aren’t made clear before that data is shared? I can’t find any link in the article to such terms and conditions, but maybe I missed it?

          • Rob says:

            There are some restrictions on the 5k – I am guessing it is a standard Qatar intro bons thing. I actually tried this before the article ran just to check Qatar hadn’t been so stupid so we could have got them to stop it. Clearly they aren’t going to give you 5000 miles which you could instantly redeem for €20 x 1000 accounts. It’s the same as the Aegean promo.

          • Dubious says:

            And all you need is a name, email address and a date of birth. No other sensitive date needed

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