Qatar Airways launches Black Friday deals for the Americas

Qatar Airways has announced two Black Friday promotions for the Americas, offering discounts and bonus rewards for travelers. The first promotion is for members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, who can earn 5,000 bonus Avios and 25 Qpoints when booking a Business Class fare by November 17th. Economy Class bookings made by the same date will earn 5,000 bonus Avios only. To be eligible for this offer, members must quote their Privilege Club membership number at the time of booking or check-in. The offer is valid for flights marketed and operated by Qatar Airways and can be used multiple times during the offer period. However, it is only applicable to Privilege Club members residing in specific countries.

The second promotion offers discounts on Economy and Business Class fares. Bookings made on or the mobile app by November 24th can get up to $350 off Business Class fares and up to $150 off Economy Class fares. The travel period for both promotions is from December 30th, 2023 to October 31st, 2024 (return only from January 21st, 2024). However, there are blackout dates and minimum/maximum stay requirements, so travelers should check the terms and conditions before booking.

While these promotions may seem enticing, there are some caveats to consider. The bonus Avios and Qpoints promotion is only available until November 17th, so if you don’t already have a Qatar Airways booking planned, it may not be worth rushing into one just for the bonus rewards. The discounts offered in the second promotion are not explicitly stated, as Qatar Airways claims they are already included in the fares displayed during the booking process. Unless you have been tracking fares on a specific route, it may be difficult to determine the exact discount you are getting.

Additionally, these promotions are not valid for all routes and cities served by Qatar Airways in the Americas. Canada, in particular, has limited options for discounted fares. Travelers should carefully read the terms and conditions to ensure their preferred destination is included in the promotions.

Overall, while these promotions may be appealing to some travelers, they may not be as impressive as they initially seem. The bonus rewards in the first promotion are not substantial enough to justify making new bookings, and the restrictions and limited availability of the discounts in the second promotion may not make them worthwhile for everyone. It is important to carefully consider your travel plans and read the terms and conditions before taking advantage of these promotions.

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