Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club (QRPC) will now accrue Avios reward points upon check-in for flights at all departure points, meaning they can spend them at the airport up to 2 hours before departure.
In Doha at Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar Airways’ global hub, and in partnership with Qatar Duty Free, the initiative enables QRPC members to utilise their Avios points at almost 200 outlets (retail and dining), including those within the recently opened luxury shopping precinct, Orchard. Brands include Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior, Boss, Bulgari, Burberry, Gucci, Moncler, Montblanc, Omega, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Zegna and more.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said: “We have enhanced and upgraded our redemption options for our loyalty members and we are enabling access to a truly unique airport shopping and dining experience.
“A first-in-the-world initiative, this demonstrates our commitment for going the extra mile when enhancing the quality of our offerings by providing members with a seamless experience.”
“We encourage everyone travelling through HIA to avail themselves of this experience and opportunity as there has never been an easier way to collect and spend Avios,” Al Baker said.
Avios is the reward currency of Qatar Airways Privilege Club and preferred currency of the Airline offering its regular flyers extraordinary payment products. Avios can be used in conjunction with cash offering a part payment option. Avios are collected when members or their nominated family members fly with Qatar Airways, oneworld airlines, plus QR’s airline partners. Avios can also be collected with more than 100 global partners and co-branded payment cards.
Lead image: Hamad International Airport’s new extension and shopping/dining hub, known as ORCHARD.