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.

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 […]

Who won our Qatar Airways business class flights competition?

We have the winner of our recent Qatar Airways competition – Robert N.  Well done! We selected the winner a little while ago and informed Robert, but in the madness of coronavirus, we have been a bit slow to announce our winner.  I’m afraid if […]

Qatar Airways is still flying to the UK from much of the world if you need to get someone home

Whilst virtually all airlines are grounding their flights – including the other two big Middle Eastern airlines, Emirates and Etihad – Qatar Airways is ploughing on. Qatar Airways is still operating flights on 70+ routes.  It is, at the moment, leading global efforts to get […]

Qatar Airways reiterates its commitment to cash refunds after complaints – and improves its voucher offer

It’s a tough competition out there to see which airline will be least responsive in failing to give customers the refund to which they are legally entitled for a cancelled flight. The winner is probably Iberia.  I have not heard from a single reader who […]

Qatar Airways launches free flight ticket changes FOR ALL whilst S7 launches full refunds

Qatar Airways has become the latest airline to bring in a change waiver. The waiver applies to new bookings AND existing bookings.  Here’s looking at you, BA and Virgin Atlantic ….. This waiver is also more flexible than the one offered by British Airways and […]

Which airlines let you transfer air 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 miles INTO a hotel points programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you […]

Check your Qatar Airways flight bookings for ‘mixed cabins’

We were caught off-guard yesterday when we covered the latest Qatar Airways sale.  Qatar Airways had loaded some fares which included economy segments when you searched for “premium only” flights. These tickets were CLEARLY marked as ‘mixed cabin’ fares but it wasn’t clear exactly what […]

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