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To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Qatar Airways has launched an exclusive sale for Privilege Club members. There are discounts of up to 25% off the base fare (excluding taxes and charges) when you book before 28th August 2022.

For four days only, you can save up to 25% on Economy flights and 12% on Business Class and First Class flights from the UK to destinations including Cape Town, the Maldives, Sydney and more.

You will also get a bonus 2,500 Avios for all flight bookings made from today until 28th August.

Save up to 20% on Qatar Airways flights

How does the offer work?

You will need to be logged in to your Qatar Privilege Club account to access both the discount and the bonus Avios.

Once logged in, search using the promo code 25YEARS in the booking widget:

The promo code discount is deducted from the ‘fare per passenger’ amount visible in the price breakdown summary after flight selection. We are writing this before the sale goes live so we can’t give any pricing examples unfortunately.

Why join Privilege Club?

If you are yet to join Privilege Club, you can sign up here. As well as being able to get up to 25% off flights in this offer, there are additional benefits to joining the Qatar Airways loyalty programme.

Back in March, Qatar Airways officially adopted Avios as its frequent flyer currency. This was an exciting change, and has meant that if you already collect Avios, signing up to Privilege Club is a sensible move. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Qatar Airways has lower taxes than British Airways. When comparing British Airways and Qatar Airways redemptions to the same city, you should find that taxes and charges are lower on the Qatar Airways flight.
  • Qatar Airways redemption flights starting outside the UK are great value. Qatar Airways has a broad network of departure points across Europe, allowing you to save a substantial amount on Air Passenger Duty and UK airport charges.
  • Qatar Airways has a superior Business Class product to British Airways, especially if you can secure flights with Qsuite – read our June 2022 review here
Qatar Airways Qsuite
  • You can use ‘Cash and Avios’ alongside these sale fares to reduce the cash cost of your ticket further. You can pay up to a maximum of 50% of your flight cost with Avios.

You can read about the Qatar Airways and Avios partnership in this article.

The small print ….

The booking period is from 25th August to 28th August 2022. You must travel from 1st September 2022 to 28th August 2023.

Departures can be from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh. Not all routes are included, but the list of destinations is considerable.

Full details of the sale are on this page of the Qatar Airways site. The full list of qualifying destinations is in the Terms & Conditions section.

If you are not already a member of Qatar Privilege Club, you can sign up here.

Comments (56)

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  • vlcnc says:

    Were hoping to go to Oman in October – but promo doesn’t seem to work. Pointless. If you’re going to do promo, do a promo, don’t put endless restrictions so barely anyone can take advantage.

  • HarryB. says:

    Had a handful of dummy booking in the given dates and destinations and no discount awarded while I get that “promo code applied”.
    Another bogus sale by Qatar for marketing reasons.

  • DeeBuzzby says:

    Yes Chris, me too. Having done everything asked to benefit from a 12% discount on business fares to AKL, no discount was listed in the breakdown of cost. Shame.

  • Steve says:

    I have joined the Qatar Privilege Club, but it’s very clunky and I cannot get it to pair with my BA account. I have a trip in a couple of days with them, which will be enough to keep me in BA Gold, but I am concerned I will not get any BA tier points and will start at the bottom with Qatar points. How can I ensure my tier points go to BA and not Qatar – do I have to delete the Qatar account?

    • WaynedP says:

      I flew QR J class DUB-DOH-JNB return in November last year with both live BAEC and QR Privilege Club memberships. My TPs and Avios credited to my BAEC acct as expected.

      As long as you’ve logged your BAEC membership number with QR during the booking process, you will be fine. That’s verifiable on the QR equivalent of MMB as I recall, but I understand that you can also add BAEC member number at check-in if not done beforehand.

    • Paul says:

      Just provide them with you ba number at check in. I found QR to be very thorough at both LHR checking that my number was correct. Their boarding passes included both the ticket number and your ba/QR or any other fate programme number.

  • WaynedP says:

    Glad to see someone got a good economy class discount to Africa.

    I’ve come to realise that my Antipodean dwelling brother’s 50th birthday next year coincides with a time when ca£1.5k pp ex-Europe J class fares are no longer a feature of the booking landscape. Just have to accept the fact I’ve missed the boat on that and get on with it.

    Thanks to JDB’s tips on odd multi-city bookings being cheaper than return fares, I finally booked J class tickets about a month ago for my wife and me to travel to BNE in May 2023 on desirable dates that minimise annual leave days by using the Bank Holiday.

    Came in at a whisker under £6.5k (double what I’d prefer to have paid in the halcyon days) but that includes QR lounge access plus J class BA positioning flights to OSL and back from MXP, which will earn us each 680 TPs, me about 30k Avios (wife less) and ensure we both have Silver BAEC status out to Jan 2025. Just have to view it as a once-in-a-working-lifetime indulgence as it also represents two luxury, all-inclusive balcony cabin 7-10 night cruises for the two of us !

    Checked today, and same trip just on QR (without positioning flights) on same dates would cost GBP equivalent of £6.8k without 25YEARS code with a £130 discount using the promo code (which seems to also be accepted on departures outside UK), or £140 to £150 depending on how you prefer to value the extra 2500 Avios.

    QR has worked well for me several times over the years to JNB, but I’m aware of their reputation for poor recovery and customer service should anything go wrong.

    I’m certainly glad I didn’t hang around waiting for this particular sale offer, and I seriously doubt that I’ll regret pulling the trigger last month anytime between now and May next year.

    • Rob says:

      Asiana has a £2600 Sydney deal ex Heathrow for Jan-Mar travel.

      • WaynedP says:

        That’s an interesting one to watch for future, thanks, Rob. Would be interesting to see if that deal persists right to back end of May 2023. At 20% less than I’ve paid with 24 hrs travel time shaved off at either end, but no Avios/OneWorld benefits, it’s definitely an option to consider.

  • Andrew J says:

    So that article went down well then…

  • Jemma says:

    I booked LHR to KUL last week. Was gutted reading this headline thinking I could have saved a fortune, but having just punched in a dummy booking and found the saving is a whole fiver per person I’m not that fussed now!

  • Aston100 says:

    This advertorial doesn’t seem to have done anything positive for Qatar.
    If anything, it seems to have annoyed a bunch of people.

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