Qatar Airways will become a full member of Oneworld with effect from October 30.
From that date, the three million members of Qatar's Privilege Club loyalty programme will receive frequent flyer privileges whenever they fly with any Oneworld member airline.
These privileges include earning and redeeming Qmiles for awards, and earning Qpoints for tier status when flying with all Oneworld airlines.
In readiness for joining, Qatar has also brought in changes to its QMiles Privilege Club (effective October 4), including introducing a new Platinum tier. To see details of this, click here.
There are now four tier levels — burgundy, silver, gold and platinum. The set-up is as follows:
- Platinum tier cardholders will have Emerald status in the Oneworld programme
- Privilege Club Gold will be equivalent to Oneworld Sapphire
- Privilege Club Silver will be Oneworld Ruby.