Qatar Airways just emailed an offer for bonus miles for flights taken during the Ramadan from July 20th to August 31st, 2012. You will earn 50 bonus miles for every Qpoints that you will earn during the period. This is the first time I have seen Qatar offering bonus miles that are tied to the number of Qpoints, Qatar’s version of elite qualifying miles, one earns. You can see the number of Qpoints earned by any route on QR’s network here.
I have had quite a few flights on Qatar in business class and I am about to start a trip from Bangkok to Buenos Aires in Qatar’s business class. Previously, I have always credited my QR flights to United Airlines Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles, or BMI Diamond Club.
My return trip would qualify for the bonus. The flight from Buenos Aires to Doha would earn 45 Qpoints and from Doha to Bangkok 30. The number of bonus miles I would earn would be 3750 miles ((45+30)*50). I am quite likely going to credit these to any of the three partners that I listed above, but if you are collecting Qmiles it is a no brainer to sign up for this promo.
Please note that you need to sign up for this promotion at least one day before start of your trip for the extra miles to post. You can read more and register for this offer here.
Here’s the offer details from Qatar:
A time to spread joy and share happiness with your loved ones, Ramadan is a very special month for everyone. We are pleased to offer you an exciting opportunity to earn bonus Qmiles during this holy month.
Earn 50 bonus Qmiles for every Qpoint earned while travelling on Qatar Airways between 20th July and 31st August 2012. For example, on a return trip in Economy Class between Doha and Dubai, you will earn 16 Qpoints, which means you get a bonus of 800 Qmiles in addition to the regular Qmiles.
To be eligible for this offer, please log in to your account online at qmiles.com, select “Manage Qmiles” and register by selecting the offer from the “Register for an offer” menu, at least 24 hours before you travel. Click here to register now! Alternatively, you can also register by calling our Member Service Centre at +974 4449 6449. Please ensure to quote your membership number at the time of reservation or check-in, so that your Qmiles are automatically credited into your account.
Qpoints are awarded to achieve your membership status and are earned when you travel on Qatar Airways. Qmiles are the reward miles earned when you or your nominated family members travel on Qatar Airways or use the services of any of our partners. Qmiles can be redeemed for a range of exciting benefits including complimentary flights, upgrades, excess baggage awards on Qatar Airways and many more.
For reservations, visit qatarairways.com or your nearest Qatar Airways office. Alternatively you can visit your preferred travel agent.
Make the most of this spectacular offer and earn bonus Qmiles. For more details, click here.
The offer is valid only for all Privilege Club main members and not for family members. Bonus Qmiles are calculated over the actual Qpoints earned for travel between 20th July and 31st August 2012. Bonus Qmiles will be credited within 15 days after the end of promotion period. No bonus Qmiles will be awarded for retro claims received after the promotion period.