Qatar Airways Privilege Club offering 30% Conversion Bonus for select bank points (Citi PremierMiles participating)

Qatar Airways has just announced a new conversion bonus, which could be profitable if you look at flying Qatar Airways or engaging with the Avios currency via the sister programme British Airways Executive Club. The airline is offering a 30% conversion bonus for many banks across the globe.

Qatar Airways 30% More Transfer Bonus

Between November 1 and 10, 2023, Qatar Airways is offering a straight 30% Bonus when you convert your credit card reward points from various banking partners into Qatar Airways Avios. The minimum conversion of base Avios in one single transaction needs to be 1,000 or above to be eligible to earn the 30% bonus Avios.

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The banks that are eligible for the Avios conversion offer include:

  • Ahli Bank (Qatar)
  • Ahli United Bank
  • ahlibank Oman
  • Cathay United Bank
  • CBQ
  • Citibank
  • CTBC Bank
  • Doha Bank
  • Dukhan Bank
  • Emirates Islamic
  • HSBC (Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, USA)
  • Hyundai Card AMEX
  • Kasikorn Bank
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Mashreq
  • Ping An E-wallet
  • QIIB
  • QNB

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From an Indian perspective, then, if you were an existing Citi customer holding the PremierMiles card, you would be able to convert your reward points to Avios in your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account and get a 30% Bonus. The conversion is at the following ratio:

  • Citi Premiermiles: 2 PremierMiles: 1 Avios

Prestige has not been included in the transfer for whatever reason.

Since this is a bonus being offered by Qatar Airways Privilege Club, the airline will credit the bonus miles, and they will do so by December 25, 2023 (45 days after the campaign end date). The bonus Avios will be calculated per transaction and not on the cumulative sum of base Avios converted from Rewards Points during the Campaign Period.

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Qatar Airways Q Suite

Convert Qatar Airways Avios to British Airways Avios

In 2022, Qatar Airways Privilege Club moved to Avios as its rewards currency, offering a 1:1 conversion and free mobility between Avios in your Executive Club and Privilege Club accounts (apart from Iberia Plus and Air Lingus AerClub). This means that you can also earn a 30% bonus on conversion for use in BA Executive Club later.


Qatar Airways Privilege Club is offering a 30% bonus on converting select bank points to Avios in its programme. This is a great opportunity to receive an upside on the conversion you might have made, with the further ability to transfer these to the BA Executive Club.

What do you think of this 30% Privilege Club transfer bonus? Will you participate?

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  1. Hi Ajay

    American Express logo is shown in the list of partners in the Qatar website.

    Does this pertains to Amex India?

  2. Hello,

    Thank you for the article. I have a couple of questions regarding this offer. Could you please specify where it is stated that CITIBANK India or Citi Premier Miles is eligible and if there is any indication that Citi Prestige is excluded? It would be greatly appreciated if you could share a link or a screenshot. I’ve gone through the terms and conditions as well as the list of participating partners and I couldn’t find any mention of CITIBANK India – they only referred to CITIBANK. There is also no reference to Citi Premier Miles.

    I currently have a CITI Prestige card and am interested in downgrading to CITI PM if this offer is applicable exclusively to CITI PM with the intention of later upgrading back to CITI Prestige. Your guidance on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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