Qatar Airways announced today it was extending guaranteed flexibility policy. This extension will apply to all tickets purchased and issued by August 31, 2021 with travel by May 31, 2022.
Qatar Airways will allow an unlimited number of changes to:
- Travel dates
These changes must occur within the same booking class. No charges will be applied. However, a fare difference will apply. A booking class rate will vary within the same itinerary as many factors will determine its selling price. Also, goverment taxes, airport fees and surcharges will differ.
Here are Qatar Airways booking fare families:
Classic: O, T, Q, N
Convenience: S, V, L, M, K
Comfort H, B, Y
Comfort: I, D
Elite: C, J
Elite: A, P, F
Changes can be made directly on qatarairways.com, the airline call centers or by contacting the travel agency the ticket was booked with.
Keep Your Ticket Longer
Tickets are valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. This will allow for unlimited date and destination changes when necessary. Despite the great progress in COVID-19 vaccine this summer, restrictions and changes in entry protocoles are changing daily.
Voucher With 10% More Value
This booking flexibility applies to tickets purchased on qatarairways.com or the Qatar Airways app. Customers can exchange the value of their ticket or the remaining value against a voucher. The voucher is simply a credit with the airline.
Qatar Airways will add a 10% value to the value of the voucher!
Finally, customers can request a full refund. Qatar Airlines will refund the full value or remaining value of the ticket to the original form of payment. So make sure you don’t close the credit card(s) you used for airline ticketing.
This could be a great opportunity to lock-in the price on some great deals. Although tickets prices have gone up, some long haul destinations are still going for less than $870. You can always cancel and get a full refund should the COVID-19 situation not allow for secure travel.
Don’t forget to add your favorite oneworld frequent flyer program number to earn miles and enjoy great premium reward flights.