Transfer Points To Qatar Using These Credit Card Partners

Point & Mile Transfers
Earn Qatar Avios by transferring rewards from partner programs directly to your Qatar account. Get the list of partners and calculate the transfer.
Last Updated 2022-08-10 By R.Flowers III

Qatar Avios has two major transfer partners: Citi ThankYou Rewards and British Airways Executive Club. The good thing is that British Airways is a direct transfer partner American Express, Chase, and Capital One which pretty much makes them transfer partners of Qatar.

Qatar Transfer Partners

Qatar Avios can be earned using Citi ThankYou Rewards along with a small handful of hotel loyalty programs.

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Since Avios can be moved back and forth between British Airways Executive Club and Qatar Privilege Club at a 1:1 ratio, this means that all British Airways transfer partners are also transfer partners of Qatar Airways. This opens up a large amount of additional 1:1 transfer partners including:

Citi ThankYou Rewards

Citi ThankYou Points can be transferred to Qatar Avios at a 1:1 ratio if you have the Citi Premier® Card meaning that every 1,000 Citi Points you transfer will give you 1,000 Avios. This is hands down the best option for earning Qatar Avios in the United States.

Citi Premier® Card

The Citi Premier® Card is the best option for earning points on everyday spending and travel purchases. It earns 3 points per $1 spent on restaurant, supermarket, gas station, air travel, and hotel purchases and 1X points on all other purchases.

Intro Bonus: For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

British Airways Executive Club

Avios can be moved back and forth between British Airways Executive Club and Qatar Avios meaning that you can transfer 1,000 British Airways Avios to 1,000 Qatar Avios and vice-versa. This opens up additional ways to earn and redeem Avios.

British Airways Visa Signature® Card

The British Airways Visa Signature® Card earns 3 Avios per $1 spent on British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus purchases, 2 Avios per $1 spent on hotel bookings made directly with the hotel, and 1 Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases. This will not earn you much when spending with Qatar, but what will earn you a lot of Avios is the 100,000 Avios intro bonus the card offers.

Intro Bonus: Earn up to 100,000 Avios. Earn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Earn an additional 25,000 Avios after spending $20,000 within the first 12 months of account opening.

AMEX Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards points can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio and then be transferred directly to Qatar Avios at a 1:1 ratio from British Airways. American Express offers several leading rewards cards and offers some of the best intro bonuses and earning rates in the market.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The Platinum Card is a luxury travel credit card that has a hefty annual fee, but can offer thousands of dollars in value annually for anyone that is able to make use of the benefits the card. This includes global lounge access, complimentary elite status with Marriott and Hilton, over $1,400 in annual credits, superb purchase insurance, and up to 5 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on airfare.

Intro Bonus: Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.

American Express® Gold Card

The American Express Gold Card is the best rewards credit card for earning on food and dining with Qatar. The card earns 4 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on restaurant purchases and at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000/year, then 1X) and offers up to $120 in annual Uber credits, up to $120 in annual dining credits, and special benefits when booking hotels through The Hotel Collection. (Enrollment required for some benefits).

Intro Bonus: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

The Business Platinum Card is a luxury business credit card that offers a wide range of benefits including global lounge access, up to $400 in annual Dell credits, a $179 CLEAR credit, complimentary elite status with Marriott and Hilton, exceptional purchase insurance, and much more. The card earns 5 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on airfare and (prepaid) hotel bookings made through American Express Travel.

Intro Bonus: Earn 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio which makes them a transfer partner of Qatar Avios as well. Chase offers three Ultimate Rewards credit cards which are great for travel.

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is a premium travel credit card that earns 10 Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on hotel and car rentals via Chase Ultimate Rewards, 5 points per $1 spent on airfare via Chase Ultimate Rewards, 3 points per $1 spent on dining and other travel purchases, and 1 point per $1 spent on everything else.

Benefits of the card include a $300 annual travel credit, Priority Pass Select membership, a 50% boost to the value of points when redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards, and excellent travel insurance.

Intro Bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Chase Sapphire Preferred®

One of the best flexible travel rewards cards in the market is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. It earns 5 Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on Chase Travel, 3 points per $1 spent on dining, online grocery, and streaming services, 2 points per $1 spent on other travel purchases, and 1 point per $1 spent on everything else.

The card includes several great benefits including a 25% boost to the value of points when redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards, an annual $50 hotel credit, and a 10% cardmember anniversary bonus. The card also offers excellent travel insurance just like most Chase credit cards.

Intro Bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

The Ink Business Preferred Credit Card is one of the top business rewards cards in the market. It earns 3 Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on up to $150,000 on select business and travel purchases and offers a 25% boost to the value of points when redeemed towards travel with Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Intro Bonus: Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Capital One Rewards

Capital One Venture Rewards and Spark Rewards can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio and then be transferred to Qatar Avios. Capital One is great if you're looking to earn points at a flat rate across purchases and bonus points when booking travel through the Capital One Travel Portal.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card

The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card is a premium travel card that offers an awesome 10 Venture Miles per $1 spent on hotels and car rentals booked via Capital One Travel, 5 miles per $1 spent on flights booked via Capital One travel, and an unlimited 2 miles per $1 spent on everything else.

The card has a $395 annual fee, but you can easily make up for that with the annual $300 statement credit, 10,000 bonus miles every account anniversary, Capital One Lounge and Priority Pass Lounge access, and up to $100 statement credit when you use the card to pay for a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application.

Intro Bonus: Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card is a fantastic option if you're looking to build rewards towards travel, but don't need all the extra benefits of the Venture X. It earns 5 Venture Miles per $1 spent on hotels and car rentals booked through Capital One Travel and an unlimited 2 miles per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Intro Bonus: Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel.

Capital One Spark Miles for Business Card

The Capital One Spark Miles for Business Card is a great for any business looking to earn travel rewards at a flat rate across most purchases. The card earns 5 Spark Miles per $1 spent on hotels and car rentals booked through Capital One Travel and an unlimited 2 Spark Miles per $1 spent on all purchases made to the card.

Intro Bonus: Earn a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles – equal to $500 in travel – once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening.

Conversion Calculator

Use the conversion calculator to calculate point transfers from partner loyalty programs into Qatar Avios.

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FAQ

Can you transfer points to Qatar?

Yes. You can transfer points from several programs directly to your Qatar Privilege Club account.

What's the best transfer partner for Qatar?

Citi ThankYou Rewards and British Airways Executive Club are the best transfer partners for Qatar.

Can you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Qatar?

Yes. You can convert AMEX points to British Airways Avios at a 1:1 ratio and then transfer British Airways Avios to Qatar Avios at a 1:1 ratio.

Can you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Qatar?

Yes. You can convert Chase points to British Airways Avios at a 1:1 ratio and then transfer British Airways Avios to Qatar Avios at a 1:1 ratio.

Can you transfer Capital One miles to Qatar?

Yes. You can convert Venture miles or Spark miles to British Airways Avios at a 1:1 ratio and then transfer British Airways Avios to Qatar Avios at a 1:1 ratio.

What's the best credit card for earning Qatar Avios in the United States?

There are many credit card options for earning Qatar in the United States since all major U.S. bank rewards programs can be converted to Qatar Avios, but the best card, in our opinion, is the Citi Premier® Card due to it's excellent earning rates on everyday purchases and travel.