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: Qatar Airways returns to London Gatwick, Wizz launches Doncaster Sheffield base, Amazon Echo Dot special offer

News in brief: Qatar Airways returns to London Gatwick Qatar Airways has announced that it is resuming flights to London Gatwick from next week. This will take Qatar Airways up to 45 UK departures per week, comprising: Edinburgh (three weekly flights) London Gatwick (daily flights) […]

TWO DAYS ONLY: Get a 75% bonus when you buy Qatar Privilege Club miles

Qatar Airways is currently running a 75% bonus when you buy Qatar Privilege Club Qmiles – but for TWO DAYS ONLY. We have never seen a deal like this before from Qatar Airways, which has not historically sold its miles at a discount.

News: Qatar Airways and JAL move to Heathrow Terminal 5, more countries added to the ‘travel corridors’ quarantine exemption list

News in brief: Qatar Airways and JAL to move to Heathrow T5 A few weeks ago we reported that Qatar Airways was due to temporarily move into Terminal 5 with British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines on 21st July. This never happened, but it looks […]

Qatar Airways expands UK services, now insists economy passengers wear a face shield AND a mask

Qatar Airways is flying to more places than any other long-haul airline at the moment.  In July, it will be operating: London Heathrow: 3 flights per day, all A350 with Qsuite Edinburgh: 3 flights per week Manchester: 11 flights per week  Dublin: 1 flight per […]

Interview: Qatar Airways UK Country Manager, Gary Kershaw, chats about Qsuite 2.0, life under corona, being the world’s biggest airline and future plans

I had a catch-up a few days ago with Gary Kershaw, who runs Qatar Airways for the UK and Ireland.  We had a lot of ground to cover and we decided in advance that it was worth sharing with a wider audience. Our chat looks […]

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

EXTENDED AGAIN!: Get British Airways lounge access for 12 months via a (limited) Qatar Airways status match!

The Qatar Airways status match has been extended ….. again! It was due to end on Saturday but has now been pushed back to midnight UK time on Wednesday 27th May.  The list of participating airlines has not changed again and remains at five. Here is […]

BACK TO 5 AIRLINES & EXTENDED!: Get British Airways lounge access for 12 months via a (limited) Qatar Airways status match!

The Qatar Airways status match has changed ….. again! They have added back South African Airways and Singapore Airlines.  Virgin Australia remains missing.  It has also been extended again, to midnight UK time on Saturday 23rd May. Here is our original article on the match, […]

The new Qatar Airways ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy lets you change your destination within 5,000 miles – for FREE

Qatar Airways has extended and updated its travel advisory, offering one of the most flexible rebooking options in the industry.  In fact, it is arguably TOO generous! You can see the ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy on the Qatar Airways site here. Anyone with a Qatar Airways […]

A Qatar Airways collision in Doha caught on video!

We rarely cover general aviation ‘action’ on Head for Points, but I did think it was worth sharing this.  A couple of weeks ago, a Qatar Airways Boeing 787 was pushed into an Airbus A350 during a huge storm in Doha. (If you think the […]

Work in the NHS or healthcare? Qatar Airways giving away 100,000 free flights to anywhere you want! (10pm daily, to 17th May)

Qatar Airways has announced a massive global ‘free flights’ giveaway for selected NHS staff and other healthcare workers which launched on Monday night and continues until 17th May. We have already had a few winners from amongst our readership: and It is open to anyone who […]

What is it like flying during Covid-19? – a HFP reader story

With the majority of lounges and airport shops closed, travelling is very different experience at the moment. Whilst the HFP team is currently grounded – although my trip to Australia caught the very beginnings of travel restrictions – one reader has got in touch with […]

Where can I fly with Avios from UK regional airports? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 10)

What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere outside London? The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other […]

Qatar Airways offering 10% discount on one-way rescue flights

If you have any friends or relatives in the UK who are looking to fly home as soon as possible, Qatar Airways is offering a 10% discount off base fares for one-way flights. The offer runs until 28th April, which is the last day to […]

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