Good news for members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, with the oneworld airline confirming to members that the validity of status tiers in the programme will be extended to 31st December 2022, in view of the continued difficulties around planning travel due to the pandemic.
This automatic extension will apply regardless of activity (or lack thereof), or the number of Qpoints you have accrued.
We understand that you may need more time to plan your travel and we want to ensure that matters beyond your control do not impact your tier status with us.
If you are a Platinum, Gold or Silver member of Privilege Club and your membership status is due to end before 31 December 2022, we’ll automatically extend your tier validity to 31 December 2022 on the day of renewal.Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways was one of the first airlines to announce a status tier extension when the COVID-19 situation took hold, back in March 2020, with this latest reprieve marking the second one offered by the carrier.
Validity of unused lounge passes will also be extended to 31st December 2022. See here for full details of the extension, including a list of frequently asked questions.
Great news for status match members
If you took advantage of Qatar’s generous status match in May 2020 and took the opportunity to leverage your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer tier to unlock a year of equivalent oneworld status, this is really good news.
Like other accounts due to downgrade this year following a lack of travel, yours will also be extended for a second time, with a new expiry date of 31st December 2022.
Here’s how Qatar status matched most of our readers from the KrisFlyer programme way back towards the start of the pandemic: