DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has officially launched digital membership card for its Privilege Club members, providing them with a more convenient option to redeem Qmiles when travelling across the airline’s global network.
Available to all Privilege Club membership tiers – Burgundy, Silver, Gold and Platinum – the new digital membership card provides travellers with the same level of service as the physical card using their smart phones or tablets. Members can continue earning and redeeming Qmiles on products and services, priority check-in, extra baggage allowance, special discounts at Qatar Duty Free, accessing Qatar Airways’ lounges* and using partner airline services, award fee waivers for Gold and Platinum members, Flexi Awards and online redemption discounts.
Travellers can now present their membership card on a smart phone or tablet via the Qatar Airways App, mobile website, Apple Wallet, email or as a saved image on a portable device. The digital membership card will now supersede the physical card for all new Burgundy Privilege Club members and their nominated family members, providing them with immediate access to the many benefits of the Privilege Club programme.
Qatar Airways Vice President of CRM and Loyalty, Dr. Ian Di Tullio, said: “I’m thrilled to introduce our new digital membership card, providing the most accessible service for our Privilege Club members as they travel. We are always looking for new ways to provide our passengers with convenient service, giving them the very best travel experience, and our new digital membership card initiative allows our valued members immediate access to the benefits of the Privilege Club programme without having to wait for the physical card to arrive in the mail. Travellers can start earning and redeeming instantly when booking and travelling with Qatar Airways.”
The new digital membership card initiative makes accessing the many benefits of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club simpler for travellers on the move
Privilege Club members can take advantage of a number of digital services available to them including the Qatar Airways App, allowing travellers to book flights, check-in, manage their accounts and enjoy generous benefits and offers from the convenience of a smart phone, tablet or desktop – anywhere in the world.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club members earn Qmiles and Qpoints every time they fly with Qatar Airways or oneworld partner airlines. Qpoints allow members to move up the membership tiers and unlock even greater privileges, while Qmiles are reward miles that can be redeemed on flights to almost 1,000 destinations served by Qatar Airways, the oneworld alliance and our airline partners. Qmiles can also be redeemed for award flights, upgrades, excess baggage, pay for shopping at Qatar Duty Free and much more.
oneworld is an airline alliance, bringing together 15 of the world’s leading airlines. The airlines work together to provide an unrivalled international network serving more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations across the globe. Privilege Club members get a matching equal tier to oneworld’s frequent flyer programme that provides enhanced recognition and benefits on any oneworld flight. Members can take advantage of a larger network of oneworld lounges, earning and redeeming opportunities on the world’s leading airlines.
Notes to Editors:
Existing Burgundy Privilege Club members who hold a valid membership card are still able to use their card whilst new Burgundy members will automatically be issued with a digital membership card. Those members in higher tiers will continue to receive plastic membership cards via the post. Those who drop down a tier to Burgundy will be issued with a digital membership card, voiding their Silver, Gold or Platinum membership card. Burgundy members who move up a tier will be issued a plastic card via the post to the address listed on their Privilege Club membership profile. For full details, please see here: http://www.qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub/new_digital_membership_card.page
*Lounge access is only available to eligible members. To see eligibility, visit http://www.qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub/benefits%20at%20glance.page
About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 191 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 191 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200, Fax: +974 40225350
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Source: Qatar Airways Group