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Qatar Airways and Qatar Privilege Club

Qatar Privilege Club is the loyalty scheme for Qatar Airways. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK. I also review the First Class and business class service on Qatar's A380, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 aircraft and the Qatar Premium Lounges in Heathrow Terminal 4 and the new Hamad International Airport in Doha. For further information on Qatar Airways and Qatar Privilege Club, visit their website here.

Bits: 2500 Avios off wine redemptions, Qatar’s Malta route confirmed – a good BA tier point run, Cathay lounge

News in brief: 2,500 Avios back when you redeem for wine Every year British Airways runs a Christmas promotion to encourage you to redeem Avios for cases of wine. The 2018 version has not been widely advertised and appears to end today.  It is also […]

Review of Qatar Airways business class (Boeing 787-8, herringbone seat) Doha to London Gatwick – Part 1

This review looks at the Qatar Airways business class on a Boeing 787-8, flying from Doha to London Gatwick. You can read the rest of Jamie’s series of articles from his trip to Indonesia, covering British Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways in business class, by clicking here. Over to Jamie […]

Review of Qatar Airways business class (Boeing 787-8, herringbone seat) Doha to London Gatwick – Part 2

This is Part 2 of Jamie’s review of Qatar Airways business class on a Boeing 787-8, flying from Doha to London Gatwick. Part 1, which mainly covers the seat, can be found here. After take off I was given food and beverage menus. The beverage […]

Review of the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan business class lounge in Doha

This review looks at the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan business class lounge in Doha. You can read the rest of Jamie’s series of articles from his trip to Indonesia, covering British Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways in business class, by clicking here. Over to […]

Review: Qatar Airways business class from Bali to Doha (Boeing 777-300ER, old seats) – Part 1

This is my review of Qatar Airways business class, flying from Bali to Doha on a Boeing 777-300ER. You can read the rest of Jamie’s series of articles from this trip, covering British Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways in business class, by clicking here. […]

Review: Qatar Airways business class from Bali to Doha (Boeing 777-300ER, old seats) – Part 2

This is Part 2 of my review of Qatar Airways business class, flying from Bali to Doha on a Boeing 777-300ER.  Part 1 is here. You can read the rest of Jamie’s series of articles from this trip, covering British Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways […]

Review of the Premier Lounge at Bali (Ngurah Rai International) Airport

This is our review of the Premier Lounge at Bali (Ngurah Rai International) Airport, used by Qatar Airways and other airlines. It is part of Jamie’s set of reviews on his recent trip to Indonesia, flying business class on various oneworld airlines including British Airways, […]

Bits: good Priority Pass Black Friday deal, a new cheaper way to fly Qatar Airways First Class with Avios

News in brief: Priority Pass launches Black Friday discount deal As most Black Friday travel deals seem to be running for a week or more this year, we’re going to cover them as they launch rather than waiting for Friday itself. First up is Priority […]

Bits: Hilton Asia flash sale, free Ritz-Carlton Doha stay with Qatar Airways, £100 off £500 United spend with Amex

News in brief: Hilton launches a South East Asia flash sale Hilton is running an Asia / India / Maldives flash sale until Monday 19th November.  See here for details. It includes hotels such as the Millennium Hilton Bangkok pictured below.  You might also want […]

Bits: Virgin launches new food, Priority Pass launches airport shopping discounts, Qatar launches free wifi

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic announces new food partnership with Donal Skehan Virgin Atlantic has launched a new partnership with Irish food writer Donal Skehan.  Selected dishes from Donal will be appearing in the Clubhouse restaurants and in Upper Class cabins this month, following by […]

Does Italian law mean you can book a cheap BA ticket from Milan but get on in London?

We cover ex-EU flights deals (cheap flights which start in a European country, not the UK) now and again on Head for Points, although they are not for everyone.  There are two types of ex-EU deal if you live in the UK: saving money (not […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

How to get cheaper Avios redemptions to the Middle East by exploiting the 3000 mile rule

On Saturday I looked at how you can fly on Finnair from Helsinki to Dubai – in A350 Business Class – for just 75,000 Avios and £116 of charges.  That article is here. The reason that this is far cheaper than a BA redemption to […]

Bits: £1500 Qatar business class Gatwick to Hong Kong, Virgin Atlantic flash sale from 9am, new Aer Lingus routes

News in brief: £1500 return Business Class flights to Hong Kong from Gatwick on Qatar Airways Qatar Airways has loaded a £1500 return fare from London Gatwick to Hong Kong, in Business Class. This flight will earn you 560 British Airways tier points (4 legs […]

Bits: Etihad 10% World Cup discount, Qatar puts an A350 on Manchester, Finnair launches with AirPortr

News in brief: Etihad offering 10% World Cup discount Etihad is offering a special 10% World Cup consolation discount to anyone booking before 15th July. You need to fly from Manchester or Heathrow, in any class, between 1st September and 31st March 2019. You need […]

Review of the Escape Plus Lounge (for Virgin and Qatar) at Manchester Airport Terminal 2

This is my review of the Escape Plus lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 2. About 18 months ago we ran a review of this lounge written by a reader – see here.  I finally got to visit myself this week and I thought I would […]

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