(24 Mar 2022, 11:53 +07)
Qatar Airways Privilege Club has
officially adopted Avios as its rewards currency.
The partnership offers numerous benefits,
including a wide range of greater guaranteed award seats and
competitive prices on Qatar Airways flights.
The alliance between oneworld partners
increases benefits for Qatar Airways Privilege Club
members, offering British Airways Executive Club members
flexibility in combining their Avios accounts and facilitating
unlimited transfers of their Avios balances between accounts,
without balance limitations or transfer fees. The power to combine
Avios also allows members the chance to spend and redeem on both
Qatar Airways and British Airways award flights.
Qatar Airways Airbus A330 reg: A7-AEI. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said, “As we come out of the most difficult
two years in the industry, we want to thank our passengers who
have supported us and kept us flying, by taking this chance to
reward them in a meaningful way. Adopting Avios maximises our
members’ opportunities to earn and spend rewards across the globe,
anticipating their needs after this difficult period. This is a
testament to our determination of offering the best experiences
for our members, reflecting our journey to perfect our loyalty
programme. We look forward to continuing the expansion of our
customer benefits, in search of new ways to give our members a
chance to collect Avios.”
The enhanced availability of award seats provides
members with an even greater choice when spending Avios on Qatar
Airways, by taking advantage of its extensive global network of
nearly 400 flights a day, serving many parts of the world
including five destinations in Australia, 12 in the United States,
21 in the Middle East, 28 in Africa, 35 in Europe and 42 in Asia.
Members who have previously used
the Cash + Qmiles option, can continue enjoying
the same reward benefits with Cash + Avios. Avios can also be used towards a range of rewards
including award flights, cabin upgrades, extra baggage and
Current Privilege Club members should experience a
seamless transition into the loyalty programme’s new reward
currency, Avios, with their existing Qmiles balances changing
automatically to Avios on a 1:1 ratio basis.
Familiar Privilege Club
features such as Qpoints and Qcredits will remain unchanged.
Additionally, the amount of Avios for award flight redemptions
will remain the same as it previously did with Qmiles.
Adam Daniels, CEO of IAG Loyalty, said, “In recognising
the power of Avios, Qatar Airways is now able to offer greater
flexibility and richer rewards for its members. The arrival of
guaranteed award seats on its network and the ability for members
to combine their Avios balances are two great examples of just
this. Qatar Airways are looking to redefine loyalty for the
Privilege Club’s global member base, we – at IAG Loyalty – look
forward to working with them on this significant journey.”
To celebrate, members will receive 10,000 bonus Avios in Business or First Class,
or 5,000 bonus Avios in Economy Class, when they book their next
flight using Cash + Avios by 31 March 2022 using the promo code
QRAVIOS. The offer is only available on the airline’s website and