Qatar Airways has gained some serious attention after joining the Avios family with British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Iberia.

This opportunity opens up the possibility to transfer Avios between all these programs, and the transfer process is quite straightforward. Here's how:

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    How To Earn Qatar Airways Avios

    Besides the traditional ways to accrue Qatar Airways Avios points by flying with Qatar Airways and partners, the quickest method to get lots of Qatar Airways Avios is through the points transfer within the Avios family:

    • You can transfer Citi ThankYou (TY) points directly to Qatar Airways at a 1:1 ratio.
    • You can transfer Avios points from British Airways, Aer Lingus, or Iberia to Qatar Airways at a 1:1. 
    • You can transfer American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points, Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points, Citi ThankYou (TY) points, and Capital One Miles to British Airways Executive Club Avios at a 1:1 ratio, then move those Avios to Qatar Airways Privilege Club Avios. 

    Qatar Airways Transfer Bonuses

    Citi ThankYou (TY) is the only transfer partner for Qatar Airways and rarely offers any transfer bonuses. However, British Airways often have transfer bonuses from a flexible credit card points program. Check the following posts for any past and current transfer bonuses, and the time the points take to transfer:
    • American Express Membership Rewards (MR)
    • Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR)
    • Citi ThankYou (TY)
    • Capital One Miles

    You can convert the credit card points mentioned above to British Airways Avios, then transfer those British Airways Avios to Qatar Airways Avios at a 1 to 1 ratio, free of charge. 

    How To Transfer British Airways Avios to Qatar Airways Avios

    Transferring British Airways Avios to Qatar Airways Avios is simple and straightforward. Follow the steps below to perform the transfer:

    • First, log in and link your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account with British Airways Executive Club
    • Click on British Airways Executive Club under the Link your accounts section.
    • Click on Link accounts within the popup page, and you will be redirected to log into your British Airways Executive Club account. Log in and continue. 
    • After you successfully log into your British Airways Executive Club account, you will receive the congratulation message: Your Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club accounts are now linked. 
      • You can also see your total Avios balance of Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club. 
    • Click on Combine Avios under the More to Explore section. 
    • From there, you can move Avios from British Airways Executive Club to Qatar Airways Privilege Club and vice versa. 

    How Long Does It Take To Transfer British Airways Avios to Qatar Airways Avios?

    The time it takes for the transfer to be completed within the Avios family is instant. This means that the time it takes to transfer British Airways Avios to Qatar Airways Avios is instant, and the Avios points are available to be used right away.

    Can You Move Qatar Airways Avios Back to British Airways Avios? 

    Yes, absolutely. The transfer process is the same as mentioned above, and the time it takes for the transfer to be completed is also instant and totally free. 

    How To Search and Book Awards Using Qatar Airways Avios

    Remember that when your search flight awards on Qatar Airways website to see the amount of Avios required and figure out the taxes and fees, Qatar Airways does not allow you to see availability if you do not have Avios in your Qatar Airways account. You'll get an error message: You do not have sufficient Qmiles to proceed with booking.

    Therefore, ensure your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account has Avios before performing an award search. To search and book a flight using Qatar Airways Avios:
    • Log into your Qatar Airways account online. 
    • Click on Privilege Club at the top of the page. 
    • Click on Book with Avios under Spend on the right-hand side. 
    • Click on Book Now to perform your award search and book using Qatar Airways Avios.