A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email today that he had received from Qatar Airways Privilege Club extending Silver status for 12 months due to blockage.
Qatar Airways lost access to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt (read more here) and there doesn’t appears to be resolution in sight.
You can access Qatar’s website here.
Here’s the email that Privilege Club sent out:
Qatar Airways has done similar status extensions for members that have been traveling on city pairs that now are impossible using their metal due to political situation in the Gulf. This offer, however, was for a member in Kuala Lumpur.
This blockage has been going already for way too long. I guess that the Saudi Arabia thought that Qatar would quickly fall in line and accept their demands (Qatar hasn’t).