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LAST CHANCE: Use your Avios to bid for VIP Depeche Mode tickets at the O2 in London

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I wanted to do a quick reminder today that 8th January is your last chance to bid your Avios on a HfP semi-exclusive – two VIP tickets to see Depeche Mode at the O2, including access to the astonishing new The Walkway that hangs over the arena floor.

This is not a British Airways Executive Club promotion. It is being organised by Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and is called ‘Privilege Club Collection’.

Via ‘Privilege Club Collection’ you can now use your Avios to get VIP tickets for concerts at the O2 in London, rugby matches, European football games and much more. Formula 1 tickets will hopefully follow next year.

Privilege Club Collection

The Privilege Club Collection website is here.

The site is currently in a soft launch before the official roll-out this month. One auction item – VIP tickets to see Depeche Mode at the O2 – is semi-exclusive to HfP because the auction will close tomorrow before the official launch.

What you can buy via Privilege Club Collection?

Privilege Club Collection is designed to feed off some of the major global Qatar Airways sponsorship deals, such as Formula 1 (Qatar Airways is the official airline of F1) and the Paris Saint-Germain football team.

This is what is available for bidding during the beta phase:

O2, London

  • Depeche Mode, 22nd January
  • Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, 22nd February
  • John Mayer, 18th March

Coming soon: Liam Gallagher, Jonas Brothers

United Rugby Championship

  • Leinster Rugby vs Vodacom Bulls, 29th March in Dublin (Presidents Suite tickets)

Paris Saint-Germain

A mix of signed shirts, general admission and VIP tickets for upcoming games

Privilege Club Collection

FC Internazionale Milano

  • vs Juventus, 4th February (Club l’Orologio VIP tickets)
  • vs SCC Napoli, 17th March (Club l’Orologio VIP tickets)

Brooklyn Nets (image above)

  • vs Golden State Warriors, 5th February (VIP suite tickets)
  • vs New Orleans Pelicans, 19th March (VIP suite tickets)

Barclays Center, New York

Coming soon: Bad Bunny (VIP suite tickets)

The O2 tickets include The Walkway …..

If you get tickets for any of the O2 concerts in London, you are in for a special treat.

The O2 has just unveiled The Walkway. This is a suspended walkway that you can access, literally standing above the other guests in the arena!

Tickets bought for Avios via Privilege Club Collection come with a three course meal with drinks, VIP fast-track entry, use of The Walkway AND “pre-bookable VIP drop off and collection by car” (whatever that means!).

Even if you’re not a Depeche Mode, John Mayer or Hot Wheels Monster Trucks fan, it is still a unique experience.

Privilege Club Collection

How can you bid for Privilege Club Collection experiences?

Privilege Club Collection will eventually have a mix of ‘buy it now’ and auction experiences. During this launch period, everything is being auctioned.

Here are two very important points to note:

You must have Avios in a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account before you can bid. It is NOT good enough to have Avios in a British Airways Executive Club account which is linked to your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account. You must have physically moved Avios across to Qatar Airways.

(One snag here is that you can’t use the entire balance of a British Airways Executive Club household account to bid. The only Avios you can move into a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account are those in your own personal account. If you have 100,000 Avios and your partner has 50,000 Avios to give you a household balance of 150,000 Avios, the most you could use to bid for a single Privilege Club Collection auction is 100,000 – ie your own balance.)

Your must have enough Avios in your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account to match your maximum bid. You cannot bid more than your current Avios balance, and you cannot set a future auto-bid which is higher than your balance.

This Head for Points article explains how to link your BA and Qatar Airways accounts and transfer Avios between them. Transfers are free, instant and can be reversed at any time.

HfP readers have a clear run at the Depeche Mode tickets

The first auction item to close on Privilege Club Collection is two VIP tickets for the Depeche Mode concert at the O2 on 22nd January.

This includes access to The Walkway, three course meal with drinks etc.

Bids close TOMORROW, 8th January.

If you’re interested, jump in and place a bid.


Privilege Club Collection looks like it will be an excellent new opportunity for spending Avios, especially for people who want an alternative to flight redemptions. I’m especially keen to see if they can get packages for the British Grand Prix in 2024.

If you don’t have a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account, it may be worth setting one up now and linking it to your British Airways Executive Club account. This will allow you to jump in quickly if any good ‘buy it now’ ticket deals come up. I’m hoping our links to the Qatar Airways Privilege Club team will get us tip-offs about upcoming deals.

You can check out the auctions currently available by clicking here.

You need to bid today (Sunday) or tomorrow (Monday) if you want to have a chance of getting the Depeche Mode VIP package.

Comments (9)

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  • TripRep says:

    To clarify the auction is *NOT* a meet & greet with DM?

  • David says:

    There’s only 2 of them left now so more like Duo Mode !!

  • flyforfun says:

    I grew up listening to DM in my long ago youth time. I went to one of their concerts at the O2 several years ago and discovered it wasn’t a “greatest hits” type concert that many of their then contemporaries now do, but like Kylie and Madonna they’ve since released a lot of new stuff I wasn’t familiar with. It was still a great concert, bar the superfan next to me who’d been to all the other UK concerts and new the set list off by heart and kept telling me what’s coming up next!!

    Good luck to those bidding and enjoy the show!

  • Krys says:

    Long time reader (and DM fan) here – Lucky me, I managed to win the auction for a modest 81,000 Avios. Considering that I was planning to buy VIP tickets anyway (£500+) and I value Avios at 1p, I’m quite happy with the result. Will report back after the experience. So far the confirmation email hasn’t arrived yet but the account says “Congratulations, you won the auction “.

    • Rob says:

      Well done Krys. I was still up at 11.30 last night and saw that it had hit 81k, which I admit surprised me.

      If you get any bother / slow responses from QPClub let me know and I’ll knock some heads together.

  • Krys says:

    Thanks Rob! Still no email but I’ll give them 24 hours. I appreciate it!

    • Rob says:

      You are the first person to ever win one of these auctions so you are a guinea pig I’m afraid!

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