Qatar Airways unveils three Doha frequent flyer lounges

These fresh lounges for frequent flyers will make that transit at Doha a lot more pleasant.

By Chris Ashton, July 8 2022
Qatar Airways unveils three Doha frequent flyer lounges

Good things often come in threes. That’s certainly the case at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, where flag carrier Qatar Airways has officially unveiled not one, not two but three dedicated new lounges where frequent flyers can relax and enjoy a bite before their flight.

Designed for passengers seated in economy or premium economy, the new trio of Platinum, Gold and Silver lounges join Qatar Airways’ flagship Al Safwa first class and Al Mourjan business class lounges, which are reserved for travellers in those respective cabins.

Although frequent flyer lounges tend to be poorly-regarded compared to their premium business and first counterparts, Qatar Airways aims to change that in these new spaces, with modern amenities for business and leisure guests, stylish seating options and impressive tarmac views. 

Qatar Airways' new frequent flyer lounges at Doha will make your transit more enjoyable.
Qatar Airways' new frequent flyer lounges at Doha will make your transit more enjoyable.

Open to Qatar Airways Privilege Club Platinum members and Oneworld Emerald card holders (including Qantas Platinums), the Qatar Airways Platinum Lounge South – located at Hamad International Airport’s Concourse A – can treat up to 140 passengers with à la carte and buffet dining, showers, a quiet area, and a prayer room.

The Qatar Airways Gold Lounge South – also found at Concourse A – is accessible to Qatar Airways Privilege Club Gold members and their Oneworld Sapphire equivalents (such as Qantas Gold): this 85-seat lounge includes family seating, a bar, a dining area and buffet, along with showers.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Platinum and Gold Privilege Club members, and Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members, can also use their ‘plus one’ complimentary access to bring a guest into each of these lounges.

Qatar Airways' new frequent flyer lounges at Doha will make your transit more enjoyable.
Qatar Airways' new frequent flyer lounges at Doha will make your transit more enjoyable.

The Qatar Airways Silver Lounge South – which many travellers may have already visited since it first opened in March, and is located at Concourse B – is the go-to for Qatar Airways Privilege Club Silver members, although not Oneworld Ruby card-holders (such as Qantas Silver). This lounge accommodates up to 195 passengers with a family area and a quiet area, buffet dining and baggage storage facilities.

Qatar Airways' new frequent flyer lounges at Doha will make your transit more enjoyable.
Qatar Airways' new frequent flyer lounges at Doha will make your transit more enjoyable.

These three lounges replace the airline’s underwhelming Oneworld First Class and Oneworld Business Class lounges.

A spokesperson for Qatar Airways told Executive Traveller that access by new partner Virgin Australia’s top-tier Velocity Frequent Flyers to the Platinum South and Gold South lounges was still being finalised.

Australians eager to take a look inside the new transit spaces can make use of Qatar’s daily Airbus A380 superjumbo

service from Sydney, and the daily Boeing 777 services from Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. The newly-boosted Adelaide-Doha route is also jetting off five times a week, while Melbourne and Canberra will see flights increased from October. 

As previously reported, Qatar Airways has also reopened its highly-regarded Premium Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 1 to business and first class travellers on Qatar Airways and Oneworld partners such as British Airways, Finnair and Qantas.

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

09 Jun 2016

Total posts 14

Assuming Velocity Plat/Gold will be allowed into the respective lounges also.

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

Total posts 337

They look great, much better than the First Loune for Oneworld Platinums, and are a nice addition to try out whilst also using the Al Safwa  First lounge and bedrooms, where sadly there is not a tarmac view

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Apr 2016

Total posts 58

I am transiting in Doha at the moment and in their Platinum lounge.  It is absolutely rubbish.  They really don't understand that if they wish to win us over as QFF Platinum for taking the Emirates metal then they need to treat us better.  Will definitely think twice next time. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Apr 2016

Total posts 58

Oh, and there is no a la carte in the Platinum lounge. I guess Qatar didn't issue a factually correct PR statement.


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