Ends tomorrow: Get up to 30% more Avios when you transfer Citi points to...

Qatar Airways has been offering Privilege Club members a 30% bonus when they convert various banking and loyalty program currencies into Avios since the beginning of the month but with the bonus offer ending tomorrow, there isn't much time left for those whose Avios balance needs a boost.

Indirectly, British Airways is now a Citi ThankYou transfer partner

An important change that took place in the miles and points world earlier this year had the knock-on effect of making Citi's ThankYou points a little more valuable and it's that knock-on effect that I'll discuss in this article.

Qatar Airways is posting bonus Avios from Citi transfers

Last month, Qatar Airways ran a promotion in which it was offering bonus Avios for transfers from various worldwide partner banks to its Privilege Club loyalty program, and for some, those bonus Avios should now have appeared in their Privilege Club accounts.

Last Day: 40% bonus Avios for Citi transfers to Qatar Airways

For the past month, Qatar Airways has been offering Privilege Club members around the world a bonus of up to 40% when they convert various banking currencies into Avios. That offer ends today and for readers with Citi ThankYou Points, this means that time is rapidly running out to top up an Avios balance with a very nice bonus added in.

Get 2,500 Avios when you sign up for a free Qatar Airways Privilege Club...

As of yesterday, the Qatar Airways Privilege Club uses Avios as its currency of choice and also as of yesterday, Qatar Airways Privilege Club accounts and British Airways Executive Club accounts can be linked and Avios transferred back and forth between them. That's what makes the current new member sign-up bonus that Qatar Airways is offering so attractive.

Fantastic: You can now link your British Airways & Qatar Airways accounts + combine...

Last month, Qatar Airways announced that its Privilege Club frequent flyer program would be replacing Qmiles with Avios as its currency and as of today, that transition appears to be complete. As importantly, not only do flights credited to the Privilege Club now earn Avios but flyers with British Airways Executive Club and Privilege Club accounts can now link those accounts and move Avios between them.

Huge News: Qatar Airways will adopt Avios as its loyalty currency

In an announcement that's nothing short of stunning, Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will be adopting Avios as the currency for its Privilege Club loyalty program from late next month. Qmiles are going to be history and going forward, Privilege Club program members will earn the same currency as members of the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, and Aer Club.

FLASH SALE: Buy Qatar Airways Qmiles From 1.8 Cents Each

Qatar Airways has launched a new Qmiles sale in which it's selling its currency at a 40% discount for today and tomorrow. After tomorrow, the discount drops to 30%. Historically, Qatar Airways mileage sales haven't been particularly interesting because award costs have been sky high, but now that some awards can be booked for almost half of what they once cost, sales like this one start to look attractive.

Qatar Airways & JetBlue now offer reciprocal mileage earning

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways and JetBlue announced that their "strategic partnership"  would be expanding with the airlines codesharing on more routes and with reciprocal loyalty program benefits on the way for Privilege Club and TrueBlue members. As of yesterday, one of those reciprocal benefits was finally delivered with JetBlue and Qatar Airways flyers now able to earn points/miles on both airlines.

Uh-Oh! Qatar Airways Is Changing Its Business Class Fare Structure (Again)

It was only last November when we saw Qatar Airways first introduce its version of an unbundled Business Class fare which no longer offered free seat selection or lounge access as part of its benefits package. Now, less than a year later, Qatar Airways is overhauling its Business Class fare structure once again and the latest changes could spell the end of the line for those of us accustomed to earning valuable elite status by booking the best deals that Qatar Airways offers.

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