Qatar Airways and Grab, the Uber of Southeast Asia (literally – Uber took a stake in them and exited the market in 2018), have a loyalty program partnership.
Privilege Club members can convert miles to Grab Rewards points and vice versa. The conversion ratios are not good but could work for some with soon expiring miles or points that need to find a new home.
You can access Qatar’s page for the partnership here.
- Privilege Club to Grab Rewards = 1 mile to 1 point
- Grab Rewards to Privilege Club = 1,200 points to 100 miles
It is always good to have more conversion options between programs, whether they look to make any sense or not. You may benefit from them in one day.
When I used Grab in Asia, when Southeast Asia was open for arrivals, you could convert Grab Rewards points to Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways miles, if I can recall correctly.
I am sure that my points and Grab “status” have all expired by now.
Here are the terms and conditions of the partnership:
Upon submission, all GrabRewards points conversion requests are final, irreversible and non-refundable.
GrabRewards points converted from external partners do not count towards tier progression.
Grab reserves the right to cancel and reverse any transaction deemed as fraudulent or resultant from system errors.
Your account in both programs must be in good standing prior to the transaction.
In the event of discrepancy, please check with Qatar support.
Grab reserves the right to vary and amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.
GrabRewards points can only be used in the markets in which Grab operates.
In case of any dispute, the decision of Grab shall be final.