Qatar Airways Privilege Club Triple Qmiles For Travel Through May 31, 2019 (Book September 10 – 18)

Qatar Airways has launched new bonus Qmiles promotion for Privilege Club members that book between September 10 – 18 and fly through May 31, 2019.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Bonus Qmiles Offer September 2018

Members can earn triple Qmiles for flights booked on Qatar’s website or mobile app and double miles if they were booked elsewhere. You need to register for this offer.

Fabulous Fridays: Qatar Airways ‘Super Wi-Fi’ High Speed Broadband On Boeing 777 & Airbus A350

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This week the Fabulous Friday is about the new Super Wifi on board Qatar Airways Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 fleet which has drastically improved their old unreliable system.

The new broadband service is in the process of being rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways’ fleet while unfortunately the Dreamliners & A380 will keep creeping along.

Whine Wednesday: Food & Beverage Downgrades At Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge In Doha


Our Whine Wednesday topic this week is about Qatar Airways and their service as well as F&B downgrades at the Al Mourjan Lounge in Doha.

Qatar has downgraded their previously well regarded a la carte menu and premium champagne to run of the mill products and mediocre buffet style.

Le Club AccorHotels Qatar Airways Triple & Quadruple Miles July 17 – September 30, 2018

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles opportunity for Qatar Airways Privilege Club member stays both booked and consumed between July 17 – September 30, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Qatar Airways Privilege Club Bonus Miles Offer Summer 2018

Privilege Club members can earn triple miles for the first and quadruple miles for the second stay during the promotional period.

Reader Question: Etihad or Emirates or Qatar or Oman?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us an email which to airline to choose to fly between Munich and India 6 to 12 times a year in business class.

Emirates Etihad Qatar Oman Air

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Bloomberg: “Qatar Air Boss Apologizes for Saying CEO Job Must Be Held by a Man”

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker who just started his one year tenure as the chairman of the IATA’s Board of Governors gave very unfortunate remarks at a press conference on Tuesday (and not for the first time).

Qatar Airways CEO

Mr. Akbar Al Baker made it very clear that it would be impossible for a female to lead Qatar Airways because it is very challenging position.

British Airways Qatar Airways Substitutions For Kuwait, Muscat & Delhi + Up To 140,000 Avios Compensation Per Downgraded Segment


British Airways made an application to CAA back in early May (read more here) to wet lease three Airbus A330 aircraft with crews from Qatar Airways due to Rolls Royce engine issues.

Qatar Airways A330

Today, the airline has issued an advice on which routes and when these three aircraft will operate. As there will be no First Class or World Traveler Plus cabins and fewer Business class seats too, many passengers will be downgraded. British Airways has issued guidelines for refunds and compensation for involuntarily downgrades.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Massive Qmiles Devaluation May 27, 2018


Qatar Airways made an announcement the other week about changes to the Privilege Club (read more here) that would also include award chart changes on May 27, 2018. The airline didn’t give any advance notice, however, what these changes or how drastic they might be.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000

Privilege Club mostly/close to doubled the required Qmiles that award now require on its flights in addition to the segment fee of $25/$50/$75 for economy/business/first that was disclosed earlier.

Qatar Airways Ends Qbiz Program Effective May 23, 2018

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Qatar Airways today emailed its Qbiz program members that the program is discontinued basically effective immediately on May 23, 2018. Qbiz members have until May 17, 2019, to redeem their existing Qmiles balance.

Qatar Airways Qbiz

Qbiz is program for small business that get rewarded for tickets purchased for their employees. Qbiz members earn Qmiles for these tickets that in turn can be used for award tickets.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club More “Enhancements” Effective May 27, 2018


In the spirit of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan, Qatar Airways today announced “enhancements” to its Privilege Club frequent flier program that will take effect on May 27, 2018.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000

Privilege Club members are now required to pay a redemption booking fee that is PER SECTOR and the number of Qpoints earned (Qatar’s version of elite qualifying miles) is adjusted to the type of fare and length of the flight.

Qatar Airways & Ramadan (Doha Drying Up!)


The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan is about to begin and starts affecting Qatar Airways passengers on Wednesday or Thursday May 15/16 and ends on June 14, 2018.

Qatar Ramadan

Qatar’s lounges in Doha will become entirely DRY and many flights to/from Muslim countries where alcohol beverages would be otherwise served are not during this time.

Should BA Allowed To Wet Lease Non-EEA Registered Aircraft With Crews From Qatar Airways (Again)? Send Your Comments To CAA!


Flight Global was reporting earlier today (access here) that British Airways had filed an application with the CAA to wet lease three Airbus A330 aircraft from Qatar Airways with crews for June 1 – September 30, 2018-period.

Qatar Airways A330

BA had similar arrangement with Qatar Airways while back when its Mixed Fleet flight attendants were striking and several single aisle planes from Doha were brought in to operate short-haul flights.

British Airways May Lease Planes From Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways’ Akbar Al Baker was in Wales yesterday to open a new route to Cardiff and seems to have broken news about British Airways possible wet leasing planes from its shareholder that has some excess capacity at the moment due to blockage.

Qatar Airways

British Airways operates Boeing 787 planes with Rolls-Royce engines that need some emergency maintenance. Qatar Airways provided short-haul planes with crews to BA during the mixed fleet strikes in 2017.

Qatar Airways Up To 40% Off 72-Hour Sale For Travel Through December 10, 2018 (Book April 27 – 29) + Double Qmiles + 50% Qpoints Bonus

Qatar Airways has launched new sale (seems to be a rerun of the one two weeks ago) that is valid for travel through December 10, 2018, with some market specific blackout dates that also comes with double Qmiles and 50% Qpoints bonus!

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Weekend Deals April 27 - 29 2018

You must use VISAWKD promotional code when you make the booking and pay using a Visa credit or debit card. This offer is valid for bookings made April 27 – 29.

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