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What do Qatar Airways Avios flights cost from the UK?

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Back in March 2022, Qatar Airways adopted Avios as its loyalty currency.

This brought many benefits to UK-based Avios collectors, including the ability to earn and spend Avios on the new airline, hotel and car hire partners listed here.

A secondary benefit was that Qatar Airways generally required fewer Avios for its redemptions than British Airways Executive Club. How few, though, wasn’t particularly clear as Qatar Airways does not have a published reward chart.

Qatar Airways Avios redemption chart

Australia and New Zealand is a great sweet spot as we wrote here. You need 180,000 Avios return in Business Class compared to 250,000 – 300,000 on the ‘old’ British Airways pricing.

Below is the Qatar Airways Avios redemption chart for flights from the UK. You won’t find this online anywhere.

A few points to note:

  • we ignored routes to the Americas and Europe as flying those from the UK via Doha makes no sense due to backtracking
  • I haven’t looked at taxes and charges figures but these vary depending on which direction you are travelling in and with FX movements from day to day
  • if you are flying from London, you can book at these rates on EITHER ba.com or qatarairways.com, as long as you select Qatar Airways flights – the Avios pricing, availability and taxes are meant to be identical across both sites although there are glitches
  • if you are flying from Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh, ba.com may charge you more Avios than qatarairways.com – this is an IT issue which has never been fixed
  • if you are in a British Airways Executive Club Household Account and need to use Avios from both accounts to make a booking, you will have to book at ba.com. The Qatar Airways website only lets you transfer over Avios in your own personal account.
  • you can book at qatarairways.com from 360 days prior to departure – if you are booking the same flight at ba.com you need to wait until 355 days prior to departure
  • if you book on qatarairways.com you may be offered flights at double the figures shown below. This are marked ‘Flexi’ in the booking engine and represent ‘extra’ Avios availability which Qatar Airways is willing to make available for double Avios. You cannot see these extra seats on ba.com.
  • Qatar Airways uses ‘married segment availability’, which is a process aimed at sharing Avios availability across different starting points. This means that if you can’t see seats from Doha to Bangkok when starting in London, they may show when starting in Manchester, Dublin, Amsterdam …..
  • Qatar Airways guarantees at least two Business Class seats per flight for Avios redemption but these seats do NOT necessarily appear at 360 days before departure. Qatar Airways has got into the habit of opening seats in waves at random times throughout the year.
  • you can’t use a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 Companion Voucher on Qatar Airways redemptions
What do Qatar Airways Avios flights cost from the UK?

How much are Avios redemptions on Qatar Airways from the UK?

Qatar Airways currently flies to Doha from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. All flights below require an aircraft change in Doha.

We have not included First Class flights in this chart. First Class is only available on the A380 fleet which only operates on selected routes, and Qatar Airways does not guarantee to make any First Class reward space available.

A word about peak pricing

The peak and off-peak dates have not been published, and there is also no list of which routes are currently covered.

The numbers below represent off-peak pricing, where peak and off-peak is being used.

Happy booking!

One-way prices from UKEconomyBusiness
Abidjan37,50075,000
Abu Dhabi22,50045,000
Abuja37,50075,000
Accra37,50075,000
Addis Ababa27,50055,000
Adelaide45,00090,000
Ahmedabad27,50055,000
Alexandria27,50055,000
Algiers37,50075,000
Amman27,50055,000
Amritsar27,50055,000
Asmara27,50055,000
Auckland45,00090,000
Baghdad22,50045,000
Bali (DPS)40,00080,000
Bangalore32,50065,000
Bangkok37,50075,000
Basra22,50045,000
Beijing37,50075,000
Beirut27,50055,000
Brisbane45,00090,000
Cairo27,50055,000
Cape Town37,50075,000
Casablanca37,50075,000
Cebu40,00080,000
Chengdu37,50075,000
Chennai32,50065,000
Chiang Mai37,50075,000
Chongqing37,50075,000
Clark40,00080,000
Colombo32,50065,000
Da Nang37,50075,000
Dammam22,50045,000
Dar es Salaam32,50065,000
Davao40,00080,000
Delhi27,50055,000
Dhaka32,50065,000
Djibiouti27,50055,000
Doha21,50043,000
Dubai22,50045,000
Durban37,50075,000
Entebbe32,50065,000
Erbil22,50045,000
Faisalabad27,50055,000
Gaborone37,50075,000
Goa27,50055,000
Guangzhou37,50075,000
Hangzhou40,00080,000
Hanoi37,50075,000
Harare37,50075,000
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)37,50075,000
Hong Kong37,50075,000
Hyderabad32,50065,000
Isfahan22,50045,000
Islamabad27,50055,000
Jakarta40,00080,000
Jeddah22,50045,000
Johannesburg37,50075,000
Kano37,50075,000
Karachi27,50055,000
Kathmandu32,50065,000
Khartoum27,50055,000
Kigali32,50065,000
Kilimanjaro32,50065,000
Kochi32,50065,000
Kolkata32,50065,000
Kozhikode32,50065,000
Krabi37,50075,000
Kuala Lumpur37,50075,000
Kuwait22,50045,000
Lagos37,50075,000
Lahore27,50055,000
Langkawi37,50075,000
Luanda37,50075,000
Lusaka37,50075,000
Madinah22,50045,000
Male32,50065,000
Manila40,00080,000
Maputo37,50075,000
Marrakesh37,50075,000
Mashhad22,50045,000
Melbourne45,00090,000
Mogadishu27,50055,000
Mombasa32,50065,000
Multan27,50055,000
Mumbai27,50055,000
Muscat22,50045,000
Nagpur32,50065,000
Nairobi32,50065,000
Najaf22,50045,000
Pattaya37,50075,000
Penang37,50075,000
Perth45,00090,000
Peshawar27,50055,000
Phnom Penh37,50075,000
Phuket37,50075,000
Port Harcourt37,50075,000
Rabat37,50075,000
Riyadh22,50045,000
Salalah22,50045,000
Seoul40,00080,000
Seychelles32,50065,000
Shanghai40,00080,000
Sharjah22,50045,000
Shiraz22,50045,000
Sialkot27,50055,000
Singapore37,50075,000
Sohar22,50045,000
Sulaymaniyah22,50045,000
Sydney45,00090,000
Tehran22,50045,000
Tokyo (HND)40,00080,000
Tokyo (NRT)40,00080,000
Trivandrum32,50065,000
Tunis32,50065,000
Windhoek37,50075,000
Zanzibar32,50065,000

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

30,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

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