A few days ago, we reported that Emirates is currently giving all students a discount of up to 10% on flights and 10 kg of additional luggage. Apparently, their competitors from Qatar were eager to follow their lead: Now, Qatar Airways is offering a discount of up to 12% and is also giving students 10 kg of additional luggage.
Sadly, the discount apparently only applies to economy class tickets, excluding taxes, fees, and the fuel surcharge. Thus, you’ll only save a couple of Euros when purchasing cheap tickets. The bigger advantage may be the additional luggage allowance, if the regular 30 kg aren’t enough for you.
You can apply for the promo code using the following link:
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Conditions and Process
If you’re currently a student, you can simply request the promo code on the landing page. There, you’ll have to enter some personal data, such as name, date of birth, and a student ID card number (or ISIC-card, if you have one). A definitive proof is not yet necessary, but only when you check-in. That’s when you’ll have to present a student ID card.
Sadly, you’ll only get the discount if you also sign up for the Qatar newsletter. After filling out the form, you’ll receive the promo code within a few minutes per email:
You can then redeem the code on QatarAirways.com for a flight booking. The exact conditions of the promotion are sadly not completely clear. Qatar states that it’s an “up to 12%” discount for all flights between now and July 31st, 2021. When trying to apply the code to business class test bookings, there was no discount – so it probably only works with economy class flights.
For an example booking from Frankfurt to Bangkok in economy class, the price was reduced from €519 to €511 – i.e. by less than 2% as almost the entire flight price consists of taxes, fees, and the fuel surcharge (€300). However, you do directly get that additional luggage allowance:
You should therefore not expect all too much from this promotion. If can’t hurt, however, to apply for the promo code and then see if you’ll book something later on.
About Qatar Airways
Here are some of Qatar’s current economy class dealz:
Redeem Qatar Airways Coupon
Just go to qatarairways.com and enter the coupon code in the flight search mask. Then proceed with your booking as you would normally.