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.

Unlimited Changes

Qatar Airways will allow an unlimited number of changes to:

  • Travel dates
  • Destinations

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:

Economy Class
Classic: O, T, Q, N
Convenience: S, V, L, M, K
Comfort H, B, Y
Business Class
Classic: R
Comfort: I, D
Elite: C, J
First Class
Elite: A, P, F

Qatar Airways Fare Families

Changes can be made directly on, 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 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!

Ticket Refund

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.

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