Qatar Airways Drops Qmiles, Will Adopt Avios in March

Qatar Airways Will Adopt Avios in March

Qatar Airways has made a big announcement. The airline will soon adopt Avios as its rewards currency for the Privilege Club loyalty program, replacing Qmiles. Avios are currently used by other Oneworld members such as British Airways and Iberia.

All Privilege Club members will have a seamless transition into the loyalty program’s new reward currency, Avios, with their existing Qmiles balances changing automatically to Avios on a 1:1 ratio basis. The switch takes effect in late March 2022.

Avios is the global loyalty currency used by British Airways Executive Club, AerClub, Iberia Plus and Vueling Club, and will soon be the new Qatar Airways Privilege Club currency. That would give Avios a total of more than 35 million frequent flyers worldwide.

“The transition from Qmiles to Avios marks a ground-breaking new era for Privilege Club, enabling our loyal members to participate in the most compelling loyalty network and the largest portfolio of partners in the industry.” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker. “As the World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways continues to redefine loyalty through the adoption of exciting digital innovations to create unique world-class experiences for our members. We look forward to revealing more details of this exciting change over the coming weeks, as we explore even more ways to reward our valued members both on and off the ground.”

More details are available at and we should learn more details over the next month.

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2 thoughts on “Qatar Airways Drops Qmiles, Will Adopt Avios in March

  1. It’s now been confirmed by Qatar Airways Privilege Club that Avios “will be fully transferable between Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club”, this allows travellers on both airlines to pool their Avios into a single account.

    In addition, BA and Qatar Airways will increase the number of Avios-based reward seats across their flights, to accomodate an expected jump in demand once both airlines are sharing a common currency’.

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