In what could be called as a relief to the passengers, Qatar Airways has announced for an extension of their flexible booking policy for all tickets issued for travel till December 31, 2020. The passengers can now change the dates and destinations of their travel unlimitedly. However, the destination of arrival should be within 5000 miles of the original one. The airline will not collect any fare differences for such trips until December 21, 2020.
The tickets booked for travel up to December 31, 2020, will now carry a validity for two years.
The passengers may also swap their ticket for QMiles or exchange it for travel voucher with 10 percent additional value. Further, the airline may also offer a full refund for the cancelled ticket or will provide a travel voucher, if requested.
Qatar Airways has started a phased expansion of its network depending on the passenger demand and the entry relaxation existing in various countries. As its network expands, the flexible booking policy will offer passengers to a wide array of travel choices.
According to Akbar Al Bakar, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, the extension of flexible booking policy is a way to offer even more choice to the passengers. “We want to ensure that when they need to fly, they can travel with an airline they can trust. But if they need to change their plans, they can rely on us to make this easy for them,” he said.
Free air tickets to teachers
In another turn of event, Qatar Airways will distribute 21,000 complimentary tickets to teachers. The complimentary offer is given as a sign of gratitude for the efforts they show to educate children during COVID-19 pandemic. The offer is to celebrate World Teachers’ Day.
Teachers can register for the offer by submitting a form. The registered applicants will receive one economy class return ticket to anywhere on Qatar Airways’ current network of more than 90 destinations worldwide. Additionally, the registrants will receive a travel voucher that can offer them a 50 percent discount on one future return ticket. The travel voucher is transferable to a family member or a friend. Both tickets are valid for travel up to September 30 2021.
The distribution of Qatar Airways’ complimentary tickets will open and close on October 8, 2020.
Teachers from more than 75 countries in which Qatar Airways operate can register for the offer. Each country will receive a daily allocation of tickets over a three-day campaign period. The airline will announce the daily allocation count at 4 am Doha time throughout the campaign period.
Qatar Airways is a supporter of Education Above All’s Educate A Child program. The program aims to reduce the number of children who are denied their right to education.