Success: Qatar Airways Privilege Club Status Match Has Now Been Processed

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Qatar Airways has just confirmed the status match applications for those members who participated in their rare status match campaign that was available last month (May 2020).

The match is valid for exactly one year from now and Qatar Airways has also placed the QCredits which are good for upgrades into the account (40 for Gold, 60 for Platinum).

It took them a little to process these applications but not too long after all, especially as there was some confusion about the membership materials that had to be sent it such as a picture of the membership card which many airlines don’t issue anymore or an account statement with the members name on it.

You can read more about the status match promotion in our initial article here.

Here are the programs that Qatar matched from:

  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Here is the reduced re-qualification criteria for members:

They just sent the email titled “Welcome to Gold membership in Privilege Club” 

Dear,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Gold membership tier with Privilege Club.

As one of the world’s most generous loyalty programmes, you can earn Qmiles every time you fly with Qatar Airways and enjoy a range of benefits designed to make your travel arrangements easier and your journey more comfortable.

As a Gold member you will enjoy the below exclusive benefits:

• An additional 75% of the base miles

• Family programme – family members earn 100% of the Qmiles

• 40 Qcredits

• Priority check-in and boarding

• Excess baggage allowance – 20kgs or 1 piece

• Lounge access and 4 complimentary ‘one visit’ guest lounge passes

• Al-Maha ‘meet and greet’ services at Hamad International Airport

• Discounts on online redemptions, Qatar Airways Holiday packages and award fees waivers

• Preferential “Shop and Pay with Qmiles” rate at Qatar Duty Free and Oryx Galleria

• Guaranteed seat in Economy Class for revenue tickets and many more

• “Priority Services” at our Contact Centres or instant messaging via WhatsApp +974 4023 0000

To find out more about all the benefits available to you as a Gold member, please visit www.qmiles.com

Your Gold membership pack will be delivered to your registered mailing address in due course. In the meantime, please continue to use your existing membership card as your new membership tier has been updated. You are now able to enjoy Gold tier benefits immediately.

Please remember to quote your Privilege Club membership number every time you make a reservation, check in for a flight or use the services of any of our partners.

Qatar Airways is a member of oneworld® airline alliance. Your Privilege Club Gold membership has been matched with the corresponding oneworld tier – Sapphire. This will give you enhanced recognition and benefits across the entire oneworld alliance network. ..

The status is reflected in the account:

The email also included an electronic version of the membership card.

I didn’t expect that Qatar Airways would also give the QCredits which can be used for upgrades, excess baggage fees, award fees and lounge access. They are transferable to other travelers as well.

The 40 Qcredits can be used for a one sector upgrade between Bangkok to Doha for example. For Platinum members 60 credits are awarded which can be used for a double sector to Europe.

Conclusion

This was an easy match and the additional Qcredits definitely made it worthwhile to participate even if you don’t have an actual, immediate use for the status.

It’s rare that Qatar Airways offers a status match at all so who knows if it will come back. If you wish to build up Oneworld status with an airline other than Qatar, you can always use the Privilege Club status for benefits while crediting the flights elsewhere.

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