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Qatar cuts award rates – Qsuite to Europe for 70,000 miles + $68

Great news: Qatar Airways has reversed its 2018 award chart devaluation, meaning fuel-surcharge-free Qsuite redemptions like Singapore to London for 75,000 miles + S$68.

There’s a new ‘best value’ way to redeem the excellent Business Class products of Middle East carrier Qatar Airways, including the Qsuite, and it’s not one we were expecting. Qatar Airways itself has rolled back its Privilege Club award rates to 2018 levels, those that applied prior to a devaluation of at least 40%, shifting the redemption metrics on its own flights significantly in favour of the programme.

It means you can now redeem the Qatar Airways Business Class Qsuite from Singapore to Doha for just 50,000 miles, to European cities for 70,000 – 75,000 miles and to New York for 95,000 miles.

Qatar Airways Qsuite ‘middle quad’ on the Airbus A350-1000. (Photo: Airbus)

Better still, with no fuel surcharge applied for Privilege Club members redeeming on Qatar’s own flights (since 2015), this now beats Asia Miles as the most cost effective way to redeem into these cabins, especially useful if you’re holding on to a large points balance in your Citi credit cards.

Finally, in more good news, the carrier has backtracked on plans to remove lounge access from those flying on award tickets, so you’ll have the excellent Singapore Premium Lounge to look forward to in addition to the airline’s facilities in Doha during transit, even on a miles booking.


Award costs have been slashed

In some great news for Qatar Airways redemptions, the airline has quietly rolled back its award chart to the 2018 version, before the no-notice devaluation of around 40% occurred.