Double points offer welcomes Qatar to Oneworld
Cardholders of all Oneworld member airlines' frequent flyer programmes will receive double mileage points over a two-and-a-half month period when flying with Qatar Airways.
Similarly, members of Qatar’s Privilege Club loyalty programme will receive double Qmiles rewards when flying with the carrier's new Oneworld partners.
The offer marks the entry of Qatar into the alliance. The Doha-based carrier officially joined Oneworld at midnight earlier today (see news, October 29).
The deal runs from November 15 to January 31, apart from during the Christmas holiday period of December 20 to January 5. The offer terminates a week earlier for Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club cardholders on January 24 and those flying with Cathay.
Earlier this month, Qatar brought in changes to its QMiles Privilege Club, including introducing a new Platinum tier (see news, September 9). There are now four tier levels — burgundy, silver, gold and platinum.
Privilege Club Platinum and Gold members will from today be able to access 550 airport lounges worldwide offered by Oneworld member airlines when they fly with one of the alliance's carriers.
ajryoug - 30/10/2013 10:32
Very misleading news item editor - you miss the crucial point that this offer is ONLY when flying with Qatar - reads as if it is when flying with all airlines!:
"[Similarly,] members of existing oneworld airlines' loyalty programmes will receive double mileage awards when flying on Qatar Airways between 15 November 2013 and 31 January 2014 (until 24 January 2014 for Cathay Pacific's The Marco Polo Club cardholders) - apart from during the holiday peak (20 December 2013 to 5 January 2014). For further details, see member airlines' websites."
ennybusiness - 30/10/2013 11:18
Dear Graham. I just read your article regarding the double miles and thought this is a great gift from oneworld giving out double miles to all members of the Oneworld members airlines frequent flyers. So I called BA to confirm and they told me you have to fly Qatar to receive the double miles. So I think the article needs to be changed a little bit as at the moment reader think they get double miles with all airlines. Hope this helps. Thank you
LondonViking - 30/10/2013 11:31
Does this include flights already purchased that fly within this time frame?
eejp1007 - 30/10/2013 12:09
I presume that this is only if they take flights on QR, not very clear in the piece.
FrequentTraveller - 30/10/2013 13:07
Some key facts are missing from this article and some phrases like “across the Oneworld network” are misleading. This article implies the offer is applicable to all one world flights between the given dates. The offer is not that generous.
According to the oneworld.com news article. Qatar Airways Privilege Club members receive the double miles when travelling on other one world alliance airlines, but only if they register for the offer. The oneworld.com article does not mention the double miles being applicable to flights on Qatar Airways, so it should be assumed it not applicable.
Members of other one world alliance airline frequent flyer schemes will only receive the double miles when flying on Qatar. Which is a more limited offer. For the full details see www.oneworld.com
GrahamSmith - 30/10/2013 16:42
Yes, I misread the release. Sorry for getting you all excited. It has now been updated.
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