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There’s no doubt that we have heroes standing on the front lines of healthcare (even without the pandemic). Over the past few weeks we’ve seen many domestic airlines offer complimentary flights to some of the hardest hit areas of the country for medical volunteers. Well, Qatar Airways has taken the idea and added a bit of a twist.
100,000 FLIGHTS TO ANYWHERE
Frontline healthcare professionals are being recognized around the globe for their tremendous efforts and incredible resilience during these times of uncertainty.
In recognition of their hard work and dedication, Qatar Airways is offering 100,000 complimentary tickets to healthcare professionals (e.g. Doctor, Medical practitioner, Nurse, Paramedic, Lab Technician, Clinical Researcher, and Pharmacist) on 12 May 2020.
International Nurses Day is 12 May 2020 and the airline will be will offering these tickets starting at midnight in Doha (5PM EST on 11 May).
SO HOW DOES THIS WORK?
According to their announcement, beginning at midnight in Doha, 50,000 people will receive two, COMPLIMENTARY, roundtrip economy tickets on Qatar Airways so frontline workers can take a well-deserved holiday to a destination of their choice within the network.
All you have to do is visit THIS PAGE starting on 12 May 2020 at 00.01 Doha time to register and receive your exclusive promo code.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are some T&C’s to be aware of, including:
- Offer period: From 12 to 18 May 2020
- Promo code booking period: From 12 May until 28 November 2020
- Travel period: 26 May to 10 December 2020 (last outbound travel)
- Tickets are limited to 100,000 and available on first come first served basis. A daily allocation of codes will be distributed by country throughout the offer period.
- Recipients must present the original medical identification at the airport check-in desk. It must clearly state the occupation, as submitted on the offer registration form. No photograph or printed identification will be accepted.
- Boarding will be denied, should any customer fail to provide the required original identification (i.e. Medical license/registration in additional to regular passport documents).
- If the medical professional is not able to travel, then the companion will not be accepted at check-in to board the flight.
- Qatar Airways reserves the right to cancel any booking without prior notice if false identification or fraudulent activity is suspected in the process.
For simplicity, after you register, you will (hopefully) receive a promotional code that allows you to book your flights. If you’re not successful, don’t worry. All the tickets will be allocated equally over the seven days (12-18 May).
WHERE DOES QATAR FLY?
This is a big assumption but I believe there are quite a few places on this map that many healthcare workers would love to travel for some R&R after this is all over.
If you aren’t familiar with the “dots” on this map, let’s start with US. Departure cities include:
Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York City (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington, D.C. (IAD)
Qatar flies basically everywhere but if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some fascinating destinations that will get you started:
- Osaka Japan (KIX)
- Santorini, Greece (JTR)
- Accra, Ghana (ACC)
- Gaborone, Botswana (GBE)
- Antalya, Turkey (AYT)
- Brisbane, Australia (BNE)
- Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (SJJ)
- Bali, Indonesia (DPS)
PRO-TIP: Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most underrated destinations in the world and no visa is required for US citizens. 😉
Regardless to what city you depart from, you will connect in Doha (one of my favorite cities in the world), and then continue on to your destination.
Are you a frontline healthcare worker? Shoot your shot!
If you are not a frontline healthcare worker but know someone that is, send them the link to this blog or forward the email that you received from me with this article.
What a great way to say thank you, Qatar Airways!
Are you a frontline healthcare worker? If so, what destination would you select on this map?