Qatar Airways serves up a frequent flyer bonus for Australians

Qatar Airways is making a play for Australian travellers to join its Privilege Club loyalty program.

By David Flynn , February 10 2020
Qatar Airways serves up a frequent flyer bonus for Australians

Qatar Airways flies to five of Australia's capital cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth – and the Gulf airline is eager to boost the number of local members in its Privilege Club rewards program.

To sweeten the start of this relationship, Australians who newly join Qatar Airways Privilege Club before 29 February 2020 will see a 'welcome present' of free Qmiles land in their freshly-minded account after their first flight.

Qmiles – Qatar Airways' version of frequent flyer points – are typically used towards upgrades and booking free 'reward' seats, although they can also boost your baggage allowance and make duty-free purchases.

So here's the deal: sign up to Qatar Airways' Privilege Club before 29 February 2020 (it's free to join) and enter AUQR2020 as your 'enrolment code'.

Then, take any Qatar Airways flight through to 30 September 2020. If that flight is in business or first class you'll receive 10,000 bonus Qmiles, if it's in economy, you'll receive 5,000 bonus Qmiles.

Qatar Airways is particularly appealing to Sydney-based travellers, with a choice of two daily flights to its mega-hub at Doha and onwards across scores of destinations in the UK, across Europe and South Africa.

Qatar Airways world-beating Qsuite is the best business class in the sky.
Qatar Airways world-beating Qsuite is the best business class in the sky.

One of those flights is an Airbus A350 featuring the airline's Qsuites, which we rate as the world's best business class – the other in an Airbus A380, still with comfortable 1-2-1 seating but the added lure of a spacious and elegant upper deck bar/lounge area.

Qatar Airways' stylish Airbus A380 lounge.
Qatar Airways' stylish Airbus A380 lounge.

Of course, with enough Qatar Airways flights you'll ascend the status rungs of the Privilege Club to reach the Gold and Platinum tiers – which, due to Qatar Airways' membership of the Oneworld alliance, are equivalent to Qantas Gold and Platinum  and the broader Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald levels.

There are also some special perks of Privilege Club status: most notably, Privilege Club Platinum members enjoy access to the airline's flagship Al Safwa first class lounge at Doha when travelling in business class with Qatar or a Oneworld member airline.

This eye-catching waterfall is a centrepiece of Qatar Airways' Al Safwa first class lounge.
This eye-catching waterfall is a centrepiece of Qatar Airways' Al Safwa first class lounge.

With soaring walls of sandstone, marble detailing and a stunning water feature, the opulent lounge's architecture would not be out of place in an art gallery – provided that gallery also boasted an à la carte dining room, nap rooms, jacuzzi and day spa.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

12 Feb 2020

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HI Team

Do you know the shortest route Qatar do from Sydney. Looking for something like the emirates route from Sydney to Queenstown on there a380

04 May 2015

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Your options are Doha, or Doha.

12 Feb 2020

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Thats a shame as I'd live to give them a go before doing a long haul


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