Qatar Airways has emailed elite members of their Privilege Club offering a three-month extension of their status in the wake of the global Coronavirus sitaution.
According to an email shared with Point Me To The Plane, Premier members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club are being offered the opportunity to register to keep their status and extend their qualifying year for 3 additional months.
In the email we received, the member’s qualifying year was slated to end on December 12, 2020. If they registered prior to March 24, the status would be extended 3 months.
Qatar Airways Email
The news was shared with us by a Premier member who has received the following email from Qatar Airways (links and name redacted):
[Name redacted], we understand planning travel has been more difficult lately. That’s why we want to honour your loyalty as a valued Platinum member, ensuring matters beyond your control don’t impact your status with us.
Your Platinum tier will end on 12 December 2020. We want to ensure you have the full opportunity to achieve your desired tier status and are delighted to give you three additional months of Platinum tier to qualify.
Simply register in one-click, before 24 March and we will take care of the rest.
To enjoy your tier benefits, download, email or print an electronic version of your membership card from your dashboard after login.
[Extend My Tier button]
Your need to visit the people and places you want, safely is of utmost importance to us and we value you and your continued loyalty. That’s why we’ve introduced a new travel policy, including award seats so you can travel with confidence, rest assured that if your plans change, your travel can too.
* Terms and conditions apply. Change in tier will be completed on 1 April
**Tier change is evaluated on a 12 month rolling basis
Obviously, the coronavirus situation has had massive impact on global aviation with travel stocks reaching 52-week lows on Monday. Although United declined to make a similar move last week, Qatar Airways will almost certainly not be alone in extending status qualification periods for its elite members.
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