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How to link your Qatar Privilege Club and BA Executive Club accounts

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We are running three articles today covering the launch of the Qatar Privilege Club and Avios partnership.

Our introductory piece on the benefits of linking our your British Airways Executive Club account to your Qatar Privilege Club account is here.

We have produced this standalone article on how to link your British Airways and Qatar Airways accounts to give us an easy reference point for future articles.

How to link your Qatar Privilege Club and BA Executive Club accounts

How to link your Qatar Privilege Club and BA Executive Club accounts

Linking your Privilege Club and Executive Club accounts is the first step in transferring your Avios from one account to another, and being able to take advantage of the discounted redemptions and new partners that Qatar Airways offers.

The conversion rate is 1:1 and you can move your Avios back and forth, instantly, as many times as you want, for free.

The process is very easy and can be completed in three short steps:

Step 1: sign in to your Privilege Club account

If you don’t already have a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account you need to sign up for one first.

Sign up at this page.

Note that children under 18 cannot join Privilege Club. There is no point altering their date of birth because you cannot link your account to British Airways without a date of birth match.

Once you have an account, head to the Qatar Airways Avios page. Click the ‘link my accounts’ button:

Qatar Avios link account

You are then redirected to another page which lets you link your British Airways Executive Club account. You cannot link an Iberia Plus or Aer Lingus AerClub account.

Make sure your personal details match on both accounts so you can link them smoothly. I am told by Qatar Airways that there must be a match of first name, surname and date of birth.

If you have issues and have a middle name, try putting it in the same field as your first name rather than the ‘middle name’ field. This fixes the issue for some people.

Qatar link your avios accounts

Step 2: log in to your BA Executive Club account

Clicking the button will redirect you to a login page on britishairways.com. You may have to verify your login with two factor authentication.

link your Qatar Privilege Club and BA Executive Club accounts

You are also given a special code that you are told to keep safe in case “you ever need to log in without your device” again. I believe this is a special code you can use if your two-factor authentication device is unavailable.

Step 3: Confirm and check your balance on Privilege Club

Once you’ve done that the process is completed and you return to the Qatar Airways site. You should see your full Avios balance. You can see both my Qatar Airways Avios balance as well as my British Airways Executive Account Avios balance:

Qatar link avios account balance

Linking your accounts does not automatically mean that Privilege Club has access to any Avios in Executive Club. You still need to use the ‘Combine Avios’ tool to shift Avios between the two. This is a free and instantaneous process.

You can move your Avios in either direction, at 1:1, as many times as you like.

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Comments (218)

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  • Hannah says:

    I signed up a few days ago so did get the bonus Avios but then found I couldn’t link my accounts due to the hyphen in my surname but Qatar did manage to fix that for me! I used the message system in the Privilege club area and had to send a copies of two pieces of government issued ID showing my name with the hyphen (so I sent passport and driving licence) and they have now updated my name and I have successfully linked my accounts. So, may be worth a try for all those who previously had no luck!

  • SteveCroydon says:

    I signed-up to Qatar Privilege Club yesterday afternoon 29/3/2022 @ 15:10 using the HfP link and code FLYQR3. Surprisingly it all worked, but no bonus Avios. The website didn’t say invalid code, so they should honour it.
    This all seems rather familiar to the general BA contempt for customers.
    At what time did they pull the promotion?

    • Rob says:

      We don’t know. The landing page is still there.

      • SteveCroydon says:

        So perhaps a bit of pressure from HfP and others to fulfill their promises and commitments. All they had to do was make the code invalid when entered. Simple IT.
        Talking of bad IT, has anyone else seen/used the awful Qantas website booking pages after receiving their “A Million Thanks” sale email?
        God, what a dog’s breakfast!!

  • Lloyd says:

    Same, signed up last night but no points for me.

  • Neil says:

    Ditto – just did for me and the wife, no bonus avois.

    • Boi says:

      I got the avios 2 days ago but my sister didnt today
      I wont link her accounts and will delete if a new code comes along

    • Nick says:

      Yep, bonus seemed to have stopped. Just signed up and got nothing.

  • Boi says:

    Can kids join the club?

  • AJA says:

    I also signed up on Tuesday with the form from the page here that had the FLYQR3 code pre-populated but I also did not get any Avios. I did manage to successfully link my BAEC account too and can see my balance in the QR account. A bit annoyed as it is disingenous to have an offer that doesnt work. I know it is only 2500 Avios and that is worth at best £25 or £20 at Nectar but it is the principle that annoys.

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