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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: BA drops Kiev and St Petersburg, Qatar deals ex-Germany, get Rugby World Cup tickets with miles

News in brief: British Airways drops St Petersburg and Kiev British Airways has cancelled all flights to St Petersburg and Kiev from 4th October. If you are impacted by this, hold tight.  It will take BA a few days to formalise re-routing plans, although there […]

New Qatar Airways promotion launching today

A major new Qatar Airways promotion is launching today.  It will run until 6th May. I don’t have any pricing yet but it promises “up to 20% [off] on Premium fares and 25% on companion Premium fares”. If there are any good deals we will cover […]

Good Qatar Airways Asia deals still running – earn 560 BA tier points

I wanted to remind you that the attractive Qatar Airways business class deals to Asia that we’ve seen in recent weeks are still running until the end of April. You will need to go to Scandinavia to start your trip which is admittedly a pain.  On the […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, new Qatar Airways amenity kits, Mastercard bans DCC on prepaid cards

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors has launched a new promotion offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 5,000+ points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular readers of Head for Points will know that I tend to value […]

Bits: five new Virgin icons, good £1260 Qatar deal to Hong Kong (560 TP!), get 2x to 4x Accor points on your next stay

News in brief: Five new Virgin Atlantic ‘icons’ revealed As we gear up for the launch of the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat next Monday, Virgin has rolled out five new “Flying Icons” to adorn its new A350-1000 fleet.  These will replace the traditional Flying […]

Bits: good Qatar Airways deal to Bangkok (560 tier points!), buy cheap Avios via Groupon (ends 11pm Sat), new Hertz redemption

News in brief: Good Qatar Airways Bangkok deal – earns 560 BA tier points Qatar Airways has launched a decent deal from Stockholm to Bangkok, with a return Business Class seat coming in at SEK 15,700 (£1,300). This isn’t the greatest fare we’ve ever seen.  […]

Where can I fly with Avios from the UK regions? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10

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 “Avios Redemption University” articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham […]

Bits: Amex Shop Small returns … for some, Amazon Mastercard cuts earning rate, 10% off Qatar flights TODAY

News in brief: American Express brings back ‘Shop Small’ – but only for 80,000 people ‘Shop Small’ is one of the most popular American Express promotions.  Running annually in the Autumn, it offers £5 cashback every time you spend £10 at a designated ‘small shop’.  You […]

Bits: Qatar’s impressive new economy seat, get triple points from Accor, Turkish adds flat beds to Manchester

News in brief: Qatar Airways unveils a new economy seat – which looks good I was at the launch of the new Qatar Airways economy seat in Berlin yesterday.  Economy travel is not something we focus on much, but I thought it was worth a […]

What I learned at oneworld’s 20th birthday event – BA A380 interest, Aer Lingus and oneworld, new lounges, Qatar leaving?, China Southern joining?

oneworld held a major media event in London on Friday morning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the airline alliance.  All 13 CEO’s were meant to attend and most of them did make it, including the heads of BA, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas (got […]

Join the new Qatar Airways SME scheme PLUS buy Qpoints PLUS last call for 5,000 bonus Qmiles and status fast track

Here are three Qatar Airways pieces in one (and, before anyone asks yet again, I have no idea when the Qatar Airways sale will be launching!): Qatar Airways launches new small business scheme Qatar Airways has just launched ‘Beyond Business’, a new loyalty scheme for […]

Bits: £20 Eurowings Amex cashback, Etihad sale, double Qatar miles, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt offer

News in brief: £20 Eurowings cashback American Express has launched a cashback deal with Eurowings.  Eurowings is the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier which now flies all of Lufthansa’s UK flights which do not go to its Frankfurt or Munich hubs – Berlin, Hamburg etc. If […]

Bits: £1295 Qatar to Singapore ex-Sweden (560 tier points), Emirates scrapping chauffeurs on rewards, Aloft Dublin

News in brief: £1295 Qatar Airways business class fare to Singapore Qatar Airways is currently offering a £1295 business class fare from Stockholm to Singapore.  It is widely available for much of 2019 at SEK 14,700.  On some dates I saw it as low as […]

Get up to 5,000 bonus Qatar Airways Qmiles and a status fast track when you join Privilege Club

If you have Qatar Airways flights coming up, the airline is currently running an interesting promotion to encourage you to sign up for its Privilege Club loyalty scheme.   Whilst most Head for Points readers will be British Airways Executive Club members – and as both airlines […]

How to redeem Avios for long-haul business class flights on Air Italy

Over the last few months, a new way of redeeming for Avios for long-haul business class flights has been taking shape – with Air Italy. In late 2017, Qatar Airways acquired a 49% stake in Italian airline Meridiana.  Meridiana was a slightly bizarre airline, to […]

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