(EXPIRED) Qatar promos: 2,021 free miles and free tickets for teachers (limited to 21,000)

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In recognition of World Teacher Day, Qatar Airways is offering 21,000 free round trip tickets anywhere in their network for teachers. This promo requires registration today or tomorrow (by 4am October 7th Doha time) and some luck (it looks like it is more or less a lottery), so it is best viewed as a free lottery rather than a guaranteed free trip. For members new to Qatar Airways Privilege Club, you can get 2,021 free miles when signing up using promo code 2021.

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The Deal 

  • Qatar Airways is offering 21,000 free tickets for teachers in recognition of World Teacher Day. Registration is required and the promo is limited, so registration won’t guarantee you a code, but if you get a code you will get:
    – A complimentary Economy Class ticket to any of Qatar’s destinations around the world, so you can experience a well-deserved holiday.
    – 50% off a future flight with Qatar Airways to use for yourself, a friend or a family member.
  • Direct link to this offer
  • Additionally, those new to Qatar Airways Privilege Club can join using the enrolment code 2021 and earn 2,021 Qmiles

Key Terms

  • Register between 5 October 2020 – 7 October 2020.
  • Travel between: 20 October 2020 – 30 September 2021. All Travel must be completed by 30 September 2021.
  • This initiative is strictly available to School Teachers only.
  • Eligible teacher professions and Job Types are limited to: Classroom Paraprofessional, Teaching Assistant & Substitute, Intervention & Inclusion Specialist, Tutor, Senior Leader, Early Childhood Teacher, Student counsellor, Primary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Casual Teacher, ESL Teacher, Special Ed Teacher, Teacher Aide, Vocational Education and Training (VET) Instructor, Pre-School & Early Years Practitioner, and Classroom Technician.
  • Eligible participants must reside in a country where Qatar Airways operates direct flights through Doha.
  • Successful participants who receive a promo code and book a complimentary flight must present the following documents of authenticity at the airport check-in desk at the time of departure:
    • An official stamped and signed letter from the Institution or School of current employment, which must clearly state the occupation, country of employment, Staff ID or Reference Number matching the information submitted on the campaign registration form. Copies or photographs of this letter will not be accepted.
    • An Employment ID or a Reference Number Certificate. A ‘Reference Number’ relates to a Professional Teacher Registration Number assigned by a Board of Education or Ministry Register.
    • Boarding will be denied, should any customer fail to provide the required physical documents of authenticity i.e. Official Employment Letter, Staff ID or Reference number certificate in addition to regular passport documents.
  • Promo code registration and allocation:
    • Personal information submitted on the registration form (First Name, Last Name, Passport number) are required to match that of the main booker (Teacher) using the Complimentary Flight Promo Code.
    • All information submitted on the registration form are considered final and cannot be amended at any point of time.
    • All entries are subject to review and validation.
    • Successful participants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registering on qatarairways.com.
    • The Complimentary Flight promo code is assigned to the successful participant based on the information provided in the form and is non-transferable.
    • Promo codes are limited to 21,000 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to entry validation and review. A daily allocation of codes will be distributed by country throughout the initiative’s period. The allocation is refreshed daily at 4 a.m. Doha time (GMT+3).
    • Qatar Airways reserves the right to disqualify participant entries or cancel any booking without prior notice if false identification or fraudulent activity is suspected, including but not limited to cases where participants register multiple entries using various email addresses in an attempt to secure more than one promo code for a complimentary ticket.
  • Promo code use:
    • Promo code redemption period: 7 October – 1 November 2020.
    • Travel period: Bookings can be made a minimum of 14 days prior to the first flight’s date of departure. All Travel must be completed by 30 September 2021.
    • The promo code is valid for a single booking for one adult ticket (age 12+) and is valid on Qatar Airways operated return (roundtrip) itineraries worldwide, excluding codeshare and interline partnerships.
    • The Complimentary Flight Promo Code must be entered in the booking widget at the time of flight search.
    • If the Complimentary Flight Promo Code is entered correctly at the time of flight search, the special discounted fare will show marked with a red asterisk ‘*’ in the flight selection page.
    • Complimentary tickets are limited to the “W” booking class in the Economy Class Promo fare family.
    • When the Complimentary Flight Promo Code is used, the ‘fare per passenger’ and the “carrier imposed international surcharge” amounts, found in the Price Breakdown after flight selection, will be waived. However, any other taxes, service fees or standard market charges will be payable by passengers and will be displayed at the time of booking.

Quick Thoughts

This promo isn’t entirely clear to me: it says that a fresh allocation of codes will be made each day at 4am Doha time, but do you need to register again or are they going to just send out codes each day at 4am to randomly selected registrants? The terms don’t make it particularly clear.

Doctor of Credit notes that Qatar ran a similar promotion for first responders with a hundred thousand free tickets and it sounds like it was almost impossible to get those. With this promo being even more limited, I’d not count on it — but for free, it might be worth throwing your hat in the ring if you qualify.

Note that the free round trip ticket will still be subject to taxes, but not carrier-imposed surcharges, so it should be pretty cheap. Of course, this is long-haul economy and nobody knows what the travel landscape will look like a year from now, but a free trip may nonetheless be worthwhile.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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