Travelers who have signed up to the airline’s Privilege Club loyalty program will not need to worry about making any renewals until 2023.
While opportunities for quarantine-free air travel remain significantly curtailed, Qatar Airways Privilege Club is rewarding members for their continued loyalty during this time. All Silver, Gold, and Platinum members whose tier status is due for renewal between December 2021 and December 2022 will have their tier validity automatically extended to December 31, 2022. On its website, the Gulf carrier says: “We understand that you may need more time to plan your travel and we want to ensure that matters beyond your control do not impact your tier status with us.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, added in a statement, “At Privilege Club, we remain steadfastly committed to our members. Their loyalty means everything to us, and we will continue to honor their choice to fly with us… We sincerely look forward to enriching our members’ travel experiences, and offering them more time to enjoy the incredible benefits of their tier as they plan for their travel with us in 2022, to over 140 global destinations.”
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Privilege Club has reduced the number of Qmiles required to book award flights by up to 49 percent and extended the validity of Qmiles to last longer than ever before. Every time a member earns or spends Qmiles, the balance is valid for an additional 36 months. The loyalty program also launched Hotel & Car Rewards to allow members to earn and spend Qmiles at over 350,000 hotels and more than 20,000 car rental locations worldwide. Another new initiative by Qatar Airways is Student Club, which offers a range of benefits to support students throughout their educational journey. Student Club recently celebrated its first anniversary with a discount offer that gave members the chance to double their regular savings when flying with Qatar Airways.