Qatar Airways Privilege Club frequent flyer program

Find out how you can earn and redeem miles for flights, upgrades and other travel benefits as a member of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club.

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Qatar Airways flies to over 200 locations in 100 territories and its Privilege Club is your gateway to earning Qmiles.

You can spend and earn Qmiles with Qatar Airways and its partners on a host of purchases and collect Qpoints to climb the tiers of the Club.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Reward flights with Qatar Airways and its partners including Qantas, Cathay Pacific and British Airways.
  • Earn Qmiles with accommodation and car hire.
  • Spend your Qmiles on upgrades to the next cabin class.

How do you become a Qatar Privilege Club member?

It's easy and free to join the Qatar Privilege Club. Sign-up at the Qatar Airways website. You do need to be over 18 years of age to join.

You'll need to fill in your personal details but they won't ask for your credit card.

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Flights

Earn Qmiles for any flights you take with Qatar Airways, oneworld Alliance airlines or other partner airlines by adding your Privilege Club membership number to the booking.

Partners include:

The number of award miles you earn depends on your fare class and the distance flown with Qatar Airways flights offering the most potential miles.

For example, the Qmiles you can earn with Qatar range from between 25% of the miles flown for the cheapest economy tickets (booking classes G, T, O and W), up to 300% of the miles flown for first class (F) tickets. In comparison, flights with Qantas offer between 25% for discount economy bookings (K, M, L, V) and up to 150% when you fly first class (F, A).

TIP: You can estimate your Qmiles with the Privilege Club Qcalculator. Just enter your flight details and hit "Search flights" to see the potential Qmiles you could accrue.

Credit cards

Typically credit card sign-up bonuses are one of the easiest ways to earn a large sum of frequent flyer points especially when you're just getting started. Unfortunately, Qatar Privilege Club doesn't have any credit card offers in Australia. You can transfer points from some Diners Club cards.

Fortunately, without a way to transfer points from cards to Qatar Airways directly you can still benefit from Qatar's oneworld partners such as Qantas.

The oneworld Alliance allows members to redeem and earn points across multiple airlines. This means when you fly with Qantas you can choose to earn Qmiles or you can book a Qatar Airways flight with Qantas Points.

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Hotels

The Privilege Club website lists over 50 hotel partners, including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Shangri-La. While the number of miles you'll earn varies depending on the property or brand, most offer Qmiles per $1 spent. A limited number also offers a fixed amount of Qmiles per booking; for example, 500 Qmiles per stay.

In most cases, you'll need to sign up to the hotel's loyalty program and then opt to earn Qmiles or transfer the hotel reward points to your Privilege Club account. For example, if you're a Hilton Honors member, you can convert 10,000 Honors points to 1,000 Qmi9les. You can also earn 1 Qmile per US$1 spent on eligible Hilton Honors bookings, in addition to Honors points, when you link your Privilege Club and Honors accounts.

HotelEarn Rate in Qmiles
Accor2,000 ALL points = 1,000 Qmiles
Anantara700 Qmiles during eligible stays at participating properties
AVANI700 Qmiles during eligible stays at participating properties
Booking.com1 Qmile for every USD $1 spent
Conrad Hotels and Resorts10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
DoubleTree by Hilton10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts500 Qmiles per stay
Hampton by Hilton10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
Hilton Garden Inn10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
Hilton Grand Vacations10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
Hilton Hotels and Resorts10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
Homewood Suites by Hilton10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles
Hyatt Hotels500 Qmiles per stay at participating brands; World of Hyatt membership is required
KaligoUp to 10,000 Qmiles per night
Langham Hospitality Group500 Qmiles per eligible stay
Mandarin Oriental, DohaEnjoy membership benefits with your Privilege Club membership. Benefits vary according to membership levels.
Marriott Bonvoy2 Qmiles for every USD $1 spent
Millennium and Copthorne Hotels500 Qmiles per eligible stay
Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts500 Qmiles per stay
Raffles Hotels and Resorts500 Qmiles per stay
Rocketmiles1,000 to 10,000 Qmiles per night at premium hotels around the world
Rotana500 Qmiles for eligible stay in Rotana Hotels and 250 Qmiles for eligible stay in Rotana's Suites and Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts500 Qmiles per stay at participating hotels

1 Golden Circle Award Point = 1 Qmile

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels500 Qmiles per stay in a suite room
Starwood Preferred Guest Program1 SPG point = 1 Qmile
5,000 Qmiles bonus for tranfers of more than 20,000 Starpoints in a single transaction
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts500 Qmiles per stay
Trip.com1.5 Qmiles for every USD $1 spent
Tivoli Hotels and Resorts700 Qmiles during eligible stays
Waldorf Astoria Hotels And Resorts10,000 Honors points = 1,000 Qmiles

Car hire

Privilege Club has partnerships with 6 different car hire companies, offering Qmiles per booking or per $1 spent. We've outlined the details of each option below.
Car hire companyEarn rateOther details
Avis
  • 500 Qmiles per rental for standard (Burgundy) members
  • 600 Qmiles per rental for Silver members
  • 700 Qmiles per rental for Gold members
  • 800 Qmiles per rental for Platinum members
You must use your bespoke tier Avis Worldwide Discount number along with your Privilege Club membership number to earn the correct level of Qmiles on your rental.
Budget
  • 500 Qmiles per rental, per day
To earn Qmiles you need to include your Privilege Club membership details on your booking.
Europcar
  • 500 Qmiles per rental
  • Additional 500 bonus Qmiles when booking a Premium Rental
Include your Privilege Club membership details on your booking in order to earn Qmiles.
Hertz
  • 500 Qmiles per standard rental
  • 250 Qmiles per contract rental for corporate or government entities
For online bookings, you need to enter the Privilege Club Customer Discount Programme number 552665 and your Privilege Club membership number. For other bookings, make sure you add your membership number during the booking process. You also need to present your membership card when picking up the rental card.
Sixt
  • 500 Qmiles per car rental
Include your Privilege Club membership details on your booking in order to earn Qmiles. Sixt also offers discounts and other benefits based on your membership status.
Rentalcars.com
  • 3 Qmiles per US$1 spent
To earn Qmiles, you'll need to include your Privilege Club membership details on your booking.
Salik
  • 1 Qmile for every 5 QAR spent
You need to include your Privilege Club membership number when renting a car to earn Qmiles and receive tier-matched benefits with Salik's Elite Club.

Compare credit cards that earn points through oneworld alliance airlines

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
Citi Premier Qantas Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
21.49% p.a.
$175 annual fee for the first year ($350 p.a. thereafter)
Get 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in the first 90 days and a first-year annual fee discount.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, a yearly $450 Travel Credit.
Qantas Premier Platinum
90,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$199 annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,500 in the first 3 months and save with a reduced first-year annual fee.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
70,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.24% p.a.
$0 annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter)
Now offering Cashrewards Max. Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 on eligible purchases within 3 months. Plus, a $0 first-year annual fee.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
110,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$295 annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Earn up to 110,000 bonus Qantas Points (90,000 when you spend $3,000 in the first 60 days and 20k after 12 months).
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
150,000
Qantas Business Rewards
1.25
0% p.a.
$0 annual fee for the first year ($450 p.a. thereafter)
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Get 150,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 2 months. Plus, save with a $0 annual fee for the first year.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
130,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.24% p.a.
$425
Cashrewards Max benefit. Up to 130,000 bonus Qantas Points (100k first year, 30k second year) and $255 back when you meet the spend criteria.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
N/A
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.74% p.a.
$0
Save with a $0 annual fee for the life of the card plus uncapped Qantas Points on your purchases.
NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
65,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.66
19.99% p.a.
$250
Get 65,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 in the first 60 days and free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership.
NAB Qantas Business Signature Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.66
18.5% p.a.
$295
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 on everyday business purchases in the first 60 days. ABN required.
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The value of your Qmiles points changes depending on what you're redeeming them for. In the case of flights, the points cost varies depending on how far you want to fly which is going to mean that some flights are worth more.

How to calculate the value of rewards points

How many Qatar points do I need for a free flight?

You'll need at least 35,000 Qmiles to redeem a one way Award flight with Qatar Airways from Australia to Doha.

If you don't have enough Qmiles for flights with Qatar Airways, oneworld alliance and other partner airlines, you have the option of using Qmiles plus cash. Taxes and carrier fees also apply for award flights; costs start from US$30. Like all frequent flyer programs, award fares are subject to availability.

Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Alice SpringsNot Available
Brisbane120,000
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Melbourne120,000
Perth120,000
Sydney120,000
Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Adelaide120,000
Alice SpringsNot Available
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Melbourne120,000
Perth120,000
Sydney120,000
Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Adelaide120,000
Alice SpringsNot Available
Brisbane120,000
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Perth120,000
Sydney120,000
Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Adelaide120,000
Alice SpringsNot Available
Brisbane120,000
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Melbourne120,000
Sydney120,000
Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Adelaide120,000
Alice SpringsNot Available
Brisbane120,000
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Melbourne120,000
Perth120,000
Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Adelaide120,000
Alice SpringsNot Available
Brisbane120,000
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Melbourne120,000
Perth120,000
Sydney120,000
Departure cityPoints required for a Qatar Airways return flight
Adelaide70,000
Alice SpringsNot Available
Brisbane70,000
CairnsNot Available
DarwinNot Available
Gold CoastNot Available
Melbourne70,000
Perth70,000
Sydney70,000
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Can you use Qatar points to upgrade to business class?

If you're already booked on a flight with Qatar Airways, you could use your points to request an upgrade. Note that upgrades, like award flights, are subject to availability.

Privilege Club gives you the flexibility to request an upgrade when you check in at selected airports or ahead of time online or via the phone. This means you have more opportunities to get an upgrade, whether it's in advance or moments before you fly.

In Australia, you can request an upgrade at the airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth; eligible overseas airports include Doha, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles and London Heathrow. Just find a Qatar Airways staff member, present your membership card and ask if an award upgrade is available.

What else can you redeem with Qmiles?


While flights and upgrades are the main focus for using Qmiles, you can also redeem them in the following ways:

  • Excess baggage. You can use your Qmiles to pay for extra baggage on Qatar Airways flights, starting from 5kg.
  • Shop and pay with Qmiles. When you're travelling through Hamad International Airport (in Qatar's capital city, Doha), you can use your miles to pay for purchases at Qatar Duty Free or at Oryx Galleria in the city itself.
  • Easy deals. This service offers specials on Qatar Airways award tickets, with savings of up to 50% off the usual Qmiles required for a redemption. These deals change seasonally and may have limited travel periods.
  • Hotel points. If you want to redeem your miles for hotel rewards, you can convert a minimum of 4,500 Qmiles for 1,000 points in the Le Club AccorHotels rewards program. As a guide, 2,000 points in this hotel program gives you €40 (approx $65) off your hotel stay.

Can you buy extra Qatar points?

Yes, if you want to redeem a certain reward and don't have the necessary Qmiles you can buy more to get your balance where you'd like it to be.

It's a simple process but there are a few rules:

  • You must purchase 1,000 Qmiles minimum, for US$35
  • You can buy a maximum of 250,000 Qmiles each calendar year.
  • You need to have already earned at least 1,000 Qmiles before you purchase more miles.
  • You can't get a refund on Qmiles.

Additionally the price of Qmiles is based on the number of miles you buy in any transaction. So the more Qmiles you buy at a time the less you'll pay per Qmile.

How do Qatar's status credits and status tiers work?

When you first join Privilege Club, you'll have Burgundy membership status, which allows you to earn and redeem Qmiles, share account benefits with family members and get access to a waitlist if a flight you want to book is full.

While Qmiles allow you to redeem rewards, such as flights and upgrades, you also have the opportunity to reach higher membership levels by collecting status points – known as Qpoints – for flights with Qatar Airways and oneworld Alliance partners.

To reach a new status level, you need to earn a set number of Qpoints in a 12-month period. You also need to have earned at least 20% of your points on flights with Qatar Airways, or to have travelled in at least four eligible sectors.

Keep in mind that the number of Qpoints you earn depends on where you travel, the airline you're flying with and your fare class. Once you've reached a new status tier, you will hold it for 12 months. Privilege Club will then consider your flights over the past 12 and 24 months to help determine whether you're eligible for a status renewal.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club burgundy membership card

Burgundy Membership

​​Burgundy status is the entry-level of the Privilege Club. Burgundy status members are entitled to:

  • Earn and spend Qmiles. Start earning points to redeem them for flights and upgrades.
  • Special member only-offers. Receive exclusive offers that won't be available to non-Skywards members.
  • Priority standby. Flight full? No worry you'll have priority when a seat becomes available. The higher your status the higher your priority.
  • 10% seat selection. Save money when choosing to sit in your favourite spot.
  • Flexi awards. During high-demand periods you can score an Award flight in exchange for double the Qmiles.

No requirements

Qatar Airways Privilege Club silver membership card

Silver Membership

Silver status brings more Qmiles, up to 20% off on seat selection, all the perks of Burgundy status and more including:

  • Earn 25% bonus Qmiles. That's more points for you on all Qatar Airways flights.
  • Priority check-in and boarding. When travelling at Hamad International Airport, and other airports beat the queue.
  • Lounge access. Relax before your flight with lounge access at Hamad International Airport and select international airports.
  • Guest passes. Receive 2 guest passes per year, good for 1 visit to let friends, family or colleagues join you in the business class lounge.
  • Extra baggage allowance. Add 1 extra piece of 15kg luggage on Qatar Airways flights.

You must earn 150 points within any 12 month period to upgrade to Silver status. To keep Silver status you must have earned at least 135 or 270 Qpoints in the last 12 or 24 months prior to your renewal date.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club gold membership card

Gold Membership

Gold membership is where you will really start to feel see all the perks status brings. Enjoy 75% more Qmiles, complimentary seat selection and all the perks of Silver status including:

  • Earn Qcredits. You'll receive 40 Qcredits which you can spend on upgrades, excess baggage and more.
  • Extra baggage allowance. More than 1 bag? You can bring along an extra 20kg piece of luggage.
  • Guest passes. Receive 4 guest passes per year, good for 1 visit to let friends, family or colleagues join you in the business class lounge.
  • Al Maha Gold service. Complimentary meet-and-greet at Hamad International Airport.
  • Travel coordinator. Organise up to 2 travel coordinators to manage your account on your behalf.
  • Priority baggage handling. Receive your baggage first on arrival.

You must earn 270 points within the last 12 months or 540 points within the last 24 months to upgrade to Gold status. To keep Gold status you must have earned at least 270 or 540 Qpoints in the last 12 or 24 months prior to your renewal date.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club platinum membership card

Platinum Membership

Platinum membership is the peak of the Privilege Club. Earn 100% more Qmiles. The highest level of priority standby, and preferred seating.

This is where you will really start to feel see all the perks status brings. Enjoy 75% more Qmiles, complimentary seat selection and all the perks of Silver status including:

  • Earn more Qcredits. You'll receive 60 Qcredits which you can spend on upgrades, excess baggage and more.
  • Extra baggage allowance. Bring along an extra 25kg of luggage or 2 pieces depending on the route.
  • No expiry on Qmiles. For as long as you're a Platinum member your Qmiles won't expire.
  • Guest passes.. Receive 5guest passes per year, good for 1 visit to let friends, family or colleagues join you in the Hamad Airport lounge.
  • Al Maha Gold service. Complimentary meet-and-greet at Hamad International Airport for you and up to 2 guests.
  • Online redemptions discount. Receive 5% off all online redemptions.
  • Award-fee waivers. Need to change or cancel your booking? It won't cost you anything.

To upgrade to Platinum status you must earn at least 600 Qpoints within any 12-month period. To keep Platinum status you must have earned at least 540 or 1,080 Qpoints in the last 12 or 24 months before your renewal date.

Can you transfer Qmiles?

Yes, Qmiles can be transferred online to another Privilege Club member in blocks of 1,000. You can transfer up to 250,000 miles per calendar year.

Once you transfer your miles, you can't bring them back and it will cost you. A single block costs from US$15 or as low as US$30 depending on how many Qmiles you want to transfer in a single transaction (the more you transfer the lower the cost per block).

But what's the catch?

Save yourself from making common mistakes. If you're going to be earning Qmiles with partner airlines, always make sure you quote your Privilege Club membership number when booking. Otherwise you won't earn the miles and won't be able to claim them afterwards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Qmiles expire?

Yes, your Qmiles will expire 3 years (36 months) after they were earned if you don't register any activity on your account. Activity can be earning or redeeming Qmiles.

For example if you earn or spend Qmiles on 20 October 2021, and don't register any activity after that, the total balance of your miles will expire on 19 October 2024.

If you're a platinum tier Privilege Club member your miles won't expire so long as you retain platinum tier at the Qmiles expiry period.

Privilege Club also gives you the option of paying to extend or revalidate your Qmiles, which will give you another 12 months to use them before they expire

Does Qatar offer family points pooling?

Yes, Qatar lets you pool your Qmiles with family members. You can nominate up to 9 close family members which will then have their Qmiles credited to your account. When you do this your family members won't earn Qpoints.

While you'll earn 100% of the standard Qmiles when your family members spend with non-airline partners, the miles earned for flights are based on your membership level. These are outlined below:

  • Burgundy: Family members earn 25% of the standard Qmiles (i.e. 25% of what you would earn on the same flight).
  • Silver: Family members earn 50% of the standard Qmiles.
  • Gold and Platinum: Family members earn 100% of the standard Qmiles.

If a family member wants to earn Qmiles for themselves, they can also unlink themselves from the Family Programme and set up their own account.

Who can I nominate?

You can nominate your spouse, children over the age of 2, your parents and in-laws.

How can I claim missing Qatar points?

If you're missing Qmiles the process to claim them depends on when and who you earned them with. ''

If you're a new member you can claim missing Qmiles from Qatar Airways flights within 90 days prior to your join date. If you're an existing member you've got 180 days from the date of travel. You just need to go to qmiles.com, submit a claim providing your flight details and ticket number.

If you're missing Qmiles from flights with a partner airline you'll have to submit your request via the Contact Centre using the "Write to us" form, you need to attach a copy of your tickets and boarding passes.

For non airline partners you need a copy of the itemised bill and to complete a form specific to the partner. You can find all the forms on the Qatar website here.

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