Announced last month, Qatar Airways would drop their air miles system (Qpoints) and replace it with Avios. Well, yesterday was when it came into effect, technically the official announcement was today but you know…
You’ll probably read that first bit and think “Couldn’t care less”, you should!
- Qatar’s business class suites are the best in the world.
- British Airways have had a massive Fuel Surcharge hike make a redemption with them obscene.
- Avios are rediculously easy to collect in the UK requiring zero effort what so ever.
Free 2,500 Avios
If you head over to Qatar’s website and join their Privilege Club entering the code FLYQR3 in the process, you’ll automatically be given 2,500 Avios. Just make sure you complete it before Sunday night.
Linking your Qatar Privilege Club account to British Airways Executive Club Account
After logging into your Qatar Privilege Club account, head to “Avios Balance”. Scroll down a little and you’ll see “Link your accounts” press on British Airways.
Follow the on-screen instructions. All you’ll need is the email and password for your BA account so you can log in and access to your mobile phone so that you can enter the security code number for verification.
When all is said and done, you should end up with the above screen and you will be able to transfer Avios between the accounts. It takes roughly 2 minutes and is as simple as it can be.
Now when you access the Privilege Club Avios Balance it should show something like the above.
Time to book me some flights to Brisbane or Auckland for no other reason than it’s the longest flights Qatar Airways fly… Once I’ve done that I’ll write a piece on how easy it is to earn a good amount of Avios by doing very little. As a heads up, my mam is sitting on a balance north of 100,000 Avios with doing very little and not changing her spending 1 bit, that’s enough for a business class return in the above seats to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup this December…