Qatar Qsuites A350-100
Qatar Qsuites A350-100

Looking to book Qatar’s famous Business Class QSuites but don’t have AAdvantage miles?

Citi’s ThankYou points transfer in to Qatars Qmiles program 1:1 and Qatar itself is bonusing 20% on top of your transfer. You would earn transferable ThankYou points with a Citi Premier (or Prestige or Chairman’s Card)

The most common way you would use Qatar’s Qmiles are for flights from the US to Doha or onward to someplace like Male in the Maldives.

From the US to Doha (DOH), you would pay:


And for the US to Male (MLE), you would pay:


With Qatar having recently announced plans to return A380’s with First Class to service, you may even have the chance to redeem for First at a reduced rate via this bonus.

Still, Qatar requires you to call 800-988-6128 to check for award space on Qatar metal, as you’ll get this message trying to search before transferring miles in: “You do not have sufficient Qmiles to proceed with booking” which is a bummer and actually I thought they had removed this obstacle in recent years.

It also can take up to 2 days for Citi to transfer your points to Qatar. It’s unclear if they will hold the award space, however I believe they will for partners so it’s definitely possible. (If you have done so, please comment below and I’ll update.

If you want to fly partners, like American, you can search that online and find pricing as well, although with prices like 70k each way for AA in Biz from the US to Europe, I don’t find it that enticing.

Link to offer

Citi Premier
Get 80,000 Citi ThankYou points when you spend $4,000 in 3 months. Using Turkish as a transfer partner, this could be worth 3 round trip domestic flights in Business Class or nearly enough for a roundtrip flight to Europe in Business Class! Get This Offer


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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


  1. I was denied for a Cap 1 because they said I had too much credit available. Not too much USED mind you…just that my credit score is good enough that when I open a card I get a huge line of credit. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do with that, but it’s really frustrating. Any advice appreciated.


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