Qatar Airways gives passengers options and peace of mind.

May 23, 2020
Qatar's Boeing 777-300ER lands in Canberra. Photo: Qatar/© Kurt Ams

Never has planning an overseas trip been more uncertain so Qatar Airways is taking out all the uncertainty with a series of initiatives.

The airline is offering more choices and greater flexibility so you can have the confidence to plan now and travel when you are ready.

This includes the introduction of the following for bookings made up to December 31, 2020.

Hold on to your ticket: Keep your ticket and use it when you are ready as it’s now valid for two years.

Unlimited changes: Change your travel date, origin or destination free of charge, as often as you need.

Swap for Qmiles: Swap your ticket for Qmiles, 100 qmiles for every USD 1, and spend them on your next flight.

Exchange for future value: Exchange your ticket for a future travel voucher with 10% additional value. Vouchers are now valid for two years.

Refund your ticket: Qatar Airways will refund your ticket to the original form of payment if your flight gets cancelled.

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Qatar Airways is also leading the way in making flying the safest form of transport from an operational and health perspective.

Qatar Airways maintains the very highest levels in airline safety, hygiene standards and procedures where its passenger’s experience remains the top priority.

The airline’s fleet is one the world’s youngest with the state-of-the-art 787s and A350s backed up by 777s and A380s for long-haul.

The airline is continually reviewing its processes for ensuring cabin cleanliness and all aircraft are disinfected regularly as part of the normal cleaning process and has led the industry since the Coronavirus started to spread.

After each flight into Doha, the aircraft interiors go through rigorous fumigation with all surfaces wiped down with special disinfectant.

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Armrests, tray tables, video screens, sidewalls all get the treatment, while seat covers are removed. Even the ceiling is cleaned to a factory new condition.

Qatar cleaning

But this is only the start with the airline’s staff trained with the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures, using products recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Air Transport Association.