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British Airways (part of IAG that is 20% owned by Qatar Airways) has entered into a Joint Business Agreement (surprise!) with Qatar Airways.

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The airlines will codeshare all flights between UK & Doha. British Airways will place its code on flights operated Qatar Airways to destinations in Africa, Middle East and Asia that the airline doesn’t serve. Qatar Airways in turn will place its code on BA operated flights to destinations in the UK and Europe (majority of which it doesn’t fly directly from Doha). [click to continue…]

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The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced that they will soon offer a complimentary tourist visa for travelers of all nationalities valid for up to four days, issued upon arrival in Doha.

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So far most travelers who wish to stay in Qatar even for a limited amount of time have to purchase a visa on arrival that costs a significant amount of money unless one is eligible for the Qatar Airways Stopover package. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email today on an issue he was having with Iberia, who refused to check his bag through Hong Kong when flying on separate tickets.

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Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways yesterday launched (read more here) their Travel Festival discounted economy and business class fares for travel between September 15 – June 30, 2017.

Qatar Travel Festival 10 Percent Off

The offer also comes with triple Qmiles for those that credit flights to Qatar’s Privilege Club and must be booked by September 5. Qatar Airways has now also launched a 10% off coupon code to bring the prices down a bit more. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways has launched a new worldwide up to 30% off sale that is applicable for both economy and business class fates.

Qatar Airways Up To 30 Percent Off Sale For Travel October 1 - December 10 2016

The offer is valid for travel between October 1 – December 10, 2016, and must be ticketed by July 19. Privilege Club members are also eligible to earn double miles for flights taken between the same period. Register for the double miles promotion on “Offers”. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways announced second airline share purchase this week. Taking 10% stake on Latam Airlines (read more here) was not enough. The airline decided to purchase 49% of Meridiana. Both deals are still pending.

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Meridiana is an Italian airline that has been around since the 1960’s but is relatively unknown internationally, although it uses Avios as its loyalty program currency. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways is on a buying spree and made an announcement today at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK that it would acquire a 10% stake in Latam Airlines, which was created with the merger of Lan (Chile) and TAM (Brazil).

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Qatar Airways already owns a 15% stake in IAG that is the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways Privilege Club Globetrotter promotion that awards you bonus miles and badges for visiting select destinations in specific time frames will return for May 2016 – March 2017.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Globetrotter Campaign Returns For 2016

You can earn 100,000 bonus Qmiles and tier upgrade (or additional 50,000 bonus if Platinum) for collecting all the four badges. Members that completed the previous Globetrotter campaign will earn bonus too. [click to continue…]