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 reveals the long-haul routes Qatar will fly for it, very good Oman Air sale to Asia and Middle East

News in brief: British Airways announces routes to be flown by Qatar Airways As we mentioned a few weeks ago, British Airways is leasing A330 aircraft from Qatar Airways in order to cover for its Boeing 787-9 fleet which requires substantial engine repairs. We now […]

How to get a 35% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro since the Brexit vote has been to destroy much – but not all – of the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International […]

What can you learn from Qatar Privilege Club’s shock 40% devaluation?

Last week Qatar Airways announced some changes to Qatar Privilege Club to take effect from 27th May.  There was a downside – the addition of booking fees on redemptions, and what looked like it could be an upside – more status points for premium tickets.  […]

Bits: BA frequency changes, BA GGL Heathrow Express upgrades, Qatar launches Gatwick and an Eco sale

News in brief: British Airways announces Winter frequency changes British Airways published this consolidated list of Winter services changes on Tuesday.  These take effect from 28th October. Not all of this list is new but I think most of it is.  There will be additional […]

Bits: could you host a HFP Summer Party?, Flybe / Avios luggage quirk (or not), 10% off Qatar flights

News in brief: Could you host a HFP Summer Party? We are thinking – tentatively – about doing a HFP Summer Party this year after the huge success of the last two Christmas events.  (Here are the photos from last Christmas.)  If we’re going to […]

Bits: BA brings in long-haul Qatar Airways planes for 787 cover, new BA Aberdeen lounge opening

BA news in brief: British Airways applies to wet lease three Qatar Airways A330 aircraft As cover for its troublesome Boeing 787-9 fleet, British Airways has applied to the CAA for permission to wet lease three Qatar Airways long-haul aircraft for the period of 1st […]

Bits: Lloyds Avios cards dead?, when Lee won our Christmas Party raffle, Tesco / LEGO Star Wars Avios deal

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards now fully closed to new applicants? The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards were closed to new online applications on 1st March as we wrote here. At the time, Lloyds told us that you could continue to apply […]

WEDNESDAY ONLY: London-Hong Kong £1420, Manchester-Cape Town £1350 in Qatar Airways business class

I dropped in an extra article yesterday to cover the amazing £1360 return Manchester to Auckland deal launched by Qatar Airways.  You can read about that fare here but you must book today.  (EDIT:  Availability is now getting tight as seats get snapped up but […]

Astonishing Manchester – Auckland £1360 deal in the 48 hour Qatar Airways flash sale!

EDIT:  Manchester to Cape Town is also bookable for £1350 return Adjusting for inflation, this is the cheapest fare I think I have ever seen from the UK to Australasia in Business Class. Last January we had Malaysia Airlines offering London to Sydney in Business […]

Bits: who won the 250,000 Qmiles?, Miles & More moves to revenue-based earning today

News in brief: And the winners are …. Two weeks ago we ran an amazing competition with Qatar Airways. Two lucky winners would win 250,000 Qmiles each in Qatar Privilege Club – the biggest mileage giveaway we’ve ever run. We can now announce the two […]

How to earn miles and get 10% off your first ride globally with Blacklane

Blacklane is, to some extent, the Uber of high end airport transfers – although Uber, of course, runs high-end cars itself in many cities including London. You can find out more on their website here. Long-term readers may remember that we ran a competition with […]

Bits: Club Eurostar redemptions to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Qatar hits Gatwick, Ethiopian boosts Heathrow

News in brief: Club Eurostar adds online redemptions to Amsterdam and Rotterdam Eurostar is gearing up for the launch of its services to the Netherlands on 4th April. Redemption seats on the new routes for Club Eurostar members are now bookable online.  In reality – […]

LAST DAY: Win 250,000 Qmiles with Qatar Airways!

This week Qatar Airways has been running another great exclusive competition with us and today is the last day to enter.  This is the most generous mileage competition we have ever run! Two lucky Head for Points readers will each win 250,000 Qmiles in the […]

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Win 250,000 Qmiles with Qatar Airways!

Qatar Airways is running another great exclusive competition with us.  This is the most generous mileage competition we have ever run! Two lucky Head for Points readers will each win 250,000 Qmiles in the Qatar Airways Privilege Club loyalty scheme. There are no restrictions on […]

LAUNCHING MONDAY …. our biggest ever mileage giveaway!

We have got together with Qatar Airways to run another exclusive competition.  On Monday we will be launching the most generous mileage competition we have ever run. There will be two (!) prizes of 250,000 Qatar Privilege Club Qmiles each. Yes, we have HALF A MILLION […]

Meridiana now officially Air Italy – and may become a useful Avios partner

We have occasionally covered the weird story of Italian airline Meridiana on Head for Points.  This was an airline based in Sardinia, owned by the Aga Khan and flying a decrepit fleet of planes to random destinations.  It also used Avios as its loyalty currency, […]

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