Qatar 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: last day for the Qatar Airways sale, Etihad Guest’s shock non-devaluation as flights get cheaper!

News in brief: Last chance to book in the Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique sale Here is a quick reminder that the Qatar Airways January sale ends today – see here for the UK site. On the face of it, Business Class discounts are lower than […]

Bits: double Avios with Shell, good Australia deals, Accor competition

News in brief: Earn double Avios with Shell Drivers Club Shell Drivers Club is offering double points on all fuel purchases until 14th February.  Full details are on their website here. Double points means two points per litre on Shell Fuels and four points per litre on Shell […]

Bits: Jo’burg £1228 in Qatar Business, IHG UK and Germany sale, new UK Finnair services

News in brief: Another Qatar Airways sale bargain …. Here’s a quick update to our Qatar Airways sale article yesterday. The best Johannesburg business class deal looked like it was the Frankfurt departure, at €1702 (£1500).  It turns out that, if you are willing to […]

Good (Avios and tier point earning) Business Class bargains in the Qatar Airways sale

The Qatar Airways January sale, called ‘Global Travel Boutique’ this year, is now live – see here for the UK site. I ran extracts from this article yesterday lunchtime, but this is a longer version with some more background information. On the face of it, […]

11am – First look at the Qatar Airways sale deals

The Qatar Airways January sale, called ‘Global Travel Boutique’ this year, is now live – see here for the UK site. On the face of it, Business Class discounts appear to be lower than we have seen in previous years, but we need to see […]

Bits: Qatar sale starts TODAY, RFS on Gatwick BA flights flown by Titan?, Corinthia Hotels 50% off sale

News in brief: Qatar Airways sale starts today The Qatar Airways sale starts today – see the sale home page here – and will run for a week.  In recent years this has been the most aggressive sale we saw, with fares (out of Europe, not […]

Bits: £1365 Business to Canberra, Qatar Airways 15% off code, IAG to buy NIKI

News in brief: £1365 Business Class tickets to Canberra on Qatar Airways! Via Flyertalk, Qatar Airways seems to have slipped out some more exceptional fares to Australia.  This is not part of the January sale which won’t launch for another couple of weeks in my […]

Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Head for Points Christmas party at the Dry Martini bar at the Melia White House hotel on Tuesday night.  It was another great event and definitely needs to be repeated soon. Apologies to everyone who tried to […]

Bits: Qatar Airways £1350 Australia tickets are back!, 250 Heathrow Rewards points with Heathrow Express

News in brief: Qatar Airways £1,350 business class fares to Australia are back! (EDIT: this deal now seems to be over but tickets may still be available for 10%-20% more.) Via Flyertalk, Qatar Airways has brought back its £1,350 business class tickets to Australia. An, […]

Flying Qatar Airways soon? New bonus miles and fast-track status promo launched

If you have any Qatar Airways flights booked, or are looking to book one this month, the airline has launched a couple of special mileage and status promotions exclusively for the UK and Irish market. The first deal is for anyone buying a ticket this […]

Bits: Virgin redemptions with infants, Qatar increasing Scandi frequencies, do Amex customers fly Ryanair?

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic has still not changed its infant policy, one year on When the Virgin Atlantic website was relaunched last December, it changed its policy on the pricing of infants on Virgin Flying Club redemptions. Redemption tickets for infants had historically been […]

Final HfP Christmas Party tickets sold at 10am (SOLD OUT) – three new raffle prizes added

The 2nd and final batch of tickets for the Head for Points reader Christmas party, sponsored by Qatar Airways, will go on sale at 10am today, Saturday. The party will take place on Tuesday 12th December from 6pm to 8pm at the Dry Martini Bar at […]

Get your HfP Christmas Party tickets at 10am Friday (SOLD OUT) or 10am Saturday – with £3,500 of prizes to be won!

As we announced last week, we are pleased to say that we are holding our second Head for Points reader Christmas party on Tuesday 12th December. Like last year we are taking over the Dry Martini bar at the Melia White House hotel from 6pm to […]

ENDS FRIDAY: Bargains in the great Qatar sale (eg Oz business £1330) and new solo traveller discounts

Time is running out if you want to take advantage of the current Qatar Airways slightly crazy flight sale.   This one has, frankly, some astonishing fares to Australia and New Zealand. I will say up front that these are ‘two together’ fares, so if you’re looking for […]

Crazy Qatar Airways fares earning Avios and 560 BA tier points – Australia / NZ for £1,330 in Business, Asia from £850

Qatar Airways has launched another of its slightly crazy sales.   This one has, frankly, some astonishing fares to Australia and New Zealand. I will say up front that these are ‘two together’ fares, so if you’re looking for a deal for just one person then […]