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Wednesday, November 25 2020 - 16:41
Qatar Airways Privilege Club Cuts the Number of Qmiles Required to Book Award Flights by up to 49%
SINGAPORE, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Qatar Airways Privilege Club now offers the most competitive award flight 
pricing among Middle East carriers 

Members can now travel with less Qmiles and no booking fees for award flights 

Qatar Airways Privilege Club has cut the number of Qmiles required to book 
award flights by up to 49 per cent in a major development in its transformation 
to provide more and better rewards to its loyal members.

Privilege Club's Qmiles requirements will be reduced for award flight for all 
members travelling with Qatar Airways on connecting flights through the Best 
Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport (HIA), as well as those 
travelling to or from Doha to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceana.

Privilege Club members booking Flexi Award tickets -- which require twice the 
number of Qmiles as award flights -- will also benefit from these reductions. 
Members can use Privilege Club's Qcalculator to find out the number of Qmiles 
required for award flights for their preferred route and choice of cabin.

Under the new policy, in Business Class, return award flights from Sao Paulo 
(GRU) to Tokyo (HND) are reduced by 49% from 391,000 to 200,000 Qmiles, from 
Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) by 45% per cent from 434,000 to 240,000, 
from Paris (CDG) to Bangkok (BKK) by 40% per cent from 251,000 to 150,000 and 
from Doha (DOH) to London (LHR) by 26% per cent from 116,000 to 86,000. In 
Economy Class, return award flights from Mumbai (BOM) to New York (JFK) are 
reduced by 39% per cent from 131,500 to 80,000 Qmiles.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori, said: "Your 
Qmiles now take you further when you travel with us on medium, long and 
ultra-long haul flights. We have increased their power in an important effort 
to ensure that our valued Qatar Airways Privilege Club members will be amply 
rewarded for their loyalty. This step is a part of the wider transformation of 
our loyalty programme that has seen a number of enhancements this year -- with 
more exciting changes to follow in the coming months. Our aim is to establish 
and cement ourselves as the leading airline loyalty programme in the Middle 
East and among the best in the world."

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways Privilege Club revised its Qmiles policy to 
offer more flexibility -- when a member earns or spends Qmiles, their balance 
is now valid for 36 months. Additionally, Privilege Club recently removed 
booking fees for award flights. Members booking Business Class award flights 
will continue to receive complimentary lounge access -- including to Al Mourjan 
Business Class Lounge at HIA -- and seat allocation.

Members of Privilege Club will continue to earn Qmiles when travelling with 
Qatar Airways, oneworld® airlines, or any of the airline's partners. They can 
also earn Qmiles by using Qatar Airways credit cards and when shopping with 
Privilege Club retail and lifestyle partners. Qmiles can be redeemed for a rage 
of exciting benefits including award flights, upgrades or extra baggage on 
Qatar Airways, shopping in Qatar Duty Free as well flights and hotel stays with 

Qatar Airways Privilege Club is the Official Frequent Flyer Programme of the 
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and recently won a Frequent Traveler Award for 'Best 
Rewards Program' in the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania regions for 2020.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best 
Airline' by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also 
named 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class', and 
'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking Business 
Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the 
coveted 'Skytrax Airline of the Year' title, which is recognised as the 
pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

SOURCE Qatar Airways