Qatar Avios have the best value when used for flights with Qatar Airways and oneworld partners. They can also be used for onboard WiFi, extra baggage, car rentals, hotel bookings, and more.
How To Earn Qatar Avios
The best way to earn Qatar Avios in the United States is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across transfer partner credit cards and there are a lot of options.
Citi ThankYou Rewards
If you have the Citi Premier Card®, you'll be able to transfer ThankYou points to Qatar at a 1:1 ratio. It's our top credit card pick for earning Avios due to the great intro bonus and earning rates across popular everyday categories and travel.
When paired with other ThankYou points earning credit cards, you'll easily be able to rake in lots (and I mean lots) of points every year transferrable to Qatar Privilege Club.
Here's the credit cards you can use to earn ThankYou Rewards points:
Chase Ultimate Rewards
Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to Qatar at a 1:1 ratio. Chase offers several credit cards that are great for earn travel rewards redeemable for high value directly through Chase or through Chase's airline and hotel partners.
Here are the best credit cards for earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points:
Avios credit cards
Avios can be transferred from British Airways Executive Club and Qatar Privilege Club and vice-versa. They also be transferred back and forth between Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club.
Since Avios can be moved freely between these programs at a 1:1 ratio, this opens up the ability to earn Avios with the British Airways and Iberia credit cards in which both offer 100,000 Avios sign up bonuses.
How much are Qatar Avios worth in dollars?
Avios redeemed with Qatar are worth 1 cent for standard flights and as much as 2 cents or more for First and Business class flights. This means that 10,000 Qatar Avios can be worth anywhere from $100 to $200 on average.
Qatar Airways Avios value
|Redemption option||Redemption value in cents|
|Business and first class flights with Qatar and oneworld partners||1.8 - 2.2|
|Standard flight redemptions with Qatar Airways and oneworld partners||0.8 - 1.2|
|Redeeming points for hotels and car rentals||0.5 - 0.8|
Using Avios for Award Flights with Qatar & partners
Qatar Avios have the best value when booking flight awards with Qatar and Qatar's oneworld partners. This will give you around 1 cent in value for standard flights and as much as 2 cents or more for First and Business class flights.
Listed below are a few of the most popular redemptions if you're sitting on a stack of Qatar Avios or you're looking to fly some solid First/Business class products with partners.
You can book these flights by signing into your Privilege Club account on Qatar's website and searching for award flights.
Fly From The U.S. To Doha On Qatar
If you want to use your Avios to actually fly Qatar, the best option is to fly their top-notch Business Class product from the U.S. to Doha. Business Class flights start as low as 70,000 Avios one-way.
Qatar has a handful of non-stop flights from the U.S. including:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Miami (MIA)
- New York (JFK)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Seattle (SEA)
- Washington, D.C. (IAD)
The cash price for these flights will typically cost $5,000 to $7,000, so you'll be getting some excellent value out of your Avios for this particular redemption.
Be sure you're booking a few months in advance. If you're booking last minute, you'll have to dish out 140,000 Avios.
Fly From The U.S. To Europe On American Airlines
You can redeem Avios to fly to Europe from the U.S. on American Airlines. One-way Economy flights start at 35,000 Avios while one-way Business class flights start at 70,000 Avios.
There's a large amount of options when it comes to flying non-stop routes to various Europe destinations with American Airlines. This includes flights from:
- Chicago (ORD)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Miami (MIA)
- New York (JFK)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
Fly From The U.S. To Australia On Qantas In First Class
If you want some real top-notch luxury and you're sitting on loads of Avios, you can fly from the U.S. to Australia in First Class on Qantas. This will cost you 225,000 Avios, but the normal cash cost of these flights are greater than $10,000 so you'll be getting some exceptional value out of this redemption.
First Class on Qantas from the U.S. can be booked on the following routes:
- Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney (SYD)
- Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL)
- Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD)
Flight redemptions using Cash + Avios
When making a cash booking with Qatar, you'll be given the option to pay in a mix of cash and Avios. When doing so, you'll need to have at least 50% of the Avios required to book the award flight.
The biggest benefit of Cash + Avios, is that these redemptions will generally give your Avios better value when compared to paying for flight in all Avios. On top of that, you'll also earn Avios on the cash portion of your redemption.
Using Avios for Excess Baggage Awards
Privilege Club members can use their earned Avios towards excess baggage costs. This can be for bags that weigh between 1kg and 10kg, with the exception of flights to/from the Americas.
Excess baggage awards must be redeemed at least six hours prior to departure. The cost of this award will depend on the location.
Redeeming Avios for in-flight Super Wi-Fi
Qatar Avios can be redeemed for Super Wi-Fi available on select Qatar aircrafts. When purchasing Wi-Fi, you can save money/Avios when purchasing your Wi-Fi code before your trip.
Shop & Pay With Avios
Qatar Avios can be used to shop online through the Privilege Club eShop. The shop contains more than 600 products that feature beauty, fashion & accessories, toys, electronics, and more.
You can pick up the items you've purchases when traveling through Doha at Hamad International Airport or at Oryx Galleria at Qatar Airways Tower 2. You can also make purchases at both of these locations with Avios.
Hamad International Airport features the Qatar Duty Free which has more than 70 boutiques and the Oryx Galleria, exclusive for Privilege Club members, features 600 branded products.
With so many items to choose from, the value of Avios will widely range depending on what you're looking for. I found redemptions as low as 0.2 cents and high as 0.8 cents when compared with the retail value.
Redeeming Avios for hotels and cars
Qatar Avios can be used to book car rentals and hotels through the Hotels and Cars portal. The value you get out of these redemptions will vary.
When comparing prices I found hotel bookings that gave values as low as 0.54 cents per point and as much as 0.75 cents per point. I also found that all of the Cash + Avios bookings offered better value versus booking in all Avios which is the norm.
Car rentals produce the same wide range of results with the Cash + Avios bookings offering the better value over paying in all Avios.
Convert Qatar Avios to dollars
Use the Avios Value Calculator to determine the dollar value of Qatar Avios based on our average redemption values. This will give you an idea of how much your miles are worth.
|Redemption||Average Dollar Value|
|Business and first class flights with Qatar Airways and oneworld partners||$0 - $0|
|Standard flight redemptions with Qatar Airways and oneworld partners||$0 - $0|
|Redeeming points for hotels and car rentals||$0 - $0|
|Redeeming points for merchandise through the eShop portal||$0 - $0|
Cash + Avios Calculator
When redeeming Avios for hotel, car rental, and flight options, you're given the option to pay with a mix of Avios and cash. Depending on the redemption, you'll usually get a better option when paying Avios + Cash compared to paying all Avios.
If you know the full cost of the redemption in cash (including fees/taxes), you can enter in the Avios & Money amounts in the table and it will output the value of your Avios. This will help you easily calculate which redemption gives you the best value.
How much are Qatar Avios worth?
Avios have an average value of 1 cent each, but it's possible to get 2 cents or more in value booking business and first class flights.
What is the best way to redeem Avios?
You'll get the most value out of your Avios when redeeming them for award flights on partner airlines such as American Airlines, Qantas, and Finnair. You can also get solid value flying to Doha on Qatar.
What's the best credit card to earn Avios in the U.S.?
The best option will be the Citi Premier Card which earns ThankYou Points that can be transferred to Qatar at a rate of 1:1.