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100,000 Complimentary Economy Class Return Tickets for Frontline Health Care Professionals @ Qatar Airways


Update: Allocations for 12 May have been reached. The allocation is refreshed daily at midnight Doha time (GMT+3) = 7am AEST

100,000 complimentary tickets on Qatar Airways flights. As a healthcare professional, you are entitled to the following benefits*:

  • Up to two complimentary return Economy Class tickets for yourself and a companion, so you can take a well-deserved holiday to a destination of your choice within our network.
  • Receive 35% off at Qatar Duty Free outlets at our state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Visit this page starting from 12 May 2020 at 00.01 Doha time (GMT +3) to register and receive your exclusive promo code.

  • This promotional offer is strictly available to medical frontline professionals only. Eligible healthcare professions are limited to: Doctor, Medical practitioner, Nurse, Paramedic, Lab Technician, Clinical Researcher, Pharmacist.
  • It is mandatory to present the original medical identification at the airport check-in desk at the time of departure, and 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 licence/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.

Terms & conditions:
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)
Promo code applies to Economy Class tickets only.
Ticket fare and surcharges will be waived, however, taxes are payable by the passenger.
The promo code is valid for a single booking for up to two adult tickets (age 12+) for the healthcare professional and a companion.
Eligible healthcare professionals will be entitled to one booking during the campaign period. If more than one booking is made, the first booking will be retained and any subsequent bookings will be cancelled automatically.
Bookings must be made at least 14 days prior to departure.
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.
Personal information submitted on the registration form (Passport number) is required to match that of the main booker (healthcare professional) within the booking.
Qatar Airways will not be held responsible for any fare differences if a customer does not enter the unique promo code at the time of booking.
The promo code is valid on Qatar Airways operated one-way, return and multicity flight itineraries worldwide, excluding codeshare and interline partnerships. Refer to the Qatar Airwyas operated destinations list below.
Tickets are non-endorsable and non-transferable.
In case of involuntary flight cancellation, the passenger can rebook and change dates or destination to any Qatar Airways operated flight.
Tickets will be fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes allowed without any fees.
Price displayed at the time of booking will include the total amount of taxes to be paid. Base fare and surcharges will be waived.
Seats are limited and are subject to availability.
This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion.
Other terms and conditions apply, please refer to the fare rules at the time of booking.

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        • Yep, same as park bench, shopping trolleys, lift button, front door in unit block, mail, products touched in shops, workplaces, public toilet, etc etc

    • Yeah that's where the great unwashed all pickle and fester in their own filth.

  • hmmm their website is going to break with this

  • +9

    There is almost no chance that we will be able to travel internationally by December 2020 (except maybe New Zealand).

    • +2

      At least someone on the ball . I'm sure the only route possible ( assuming NZ get the bubble deal ) IF available will be sold out 100,000 times over before Dec 10 deadline lol .
      Also assuming they fly between the 2 countries .
      Just another PR stunt .

      • +2

        In case of involuntary flight cancellation, the passenger can rebook and change dates or destination to any Qatar Airways operated flight.


        Tickets will be fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes allowed without any fees.

    • Etihad commencing flights Mel to London in a couple of weeks
      Dunno what happens when you land as far as regulations go

      • +1

        I'm assuming mandatory 2 week quarantine.

        • Yep, the UK only just started this!!
          So, if I were flying to the UK now, I would be pretty happy to undertake the quarantine, coz the numbers there are not good.

          And the current lockdown is far harsher than here.

          • +1

            @GG57: except the UK hasn't started it yet. Not until June. And it looks like arrivals from France will be exempt. And it wont be enforced like it is here - you just need to provide an address where you pinky promise you will be for the next 14 days…

      • Under the current laws, which are not expected to change, an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident may not leave the country without an approved excuse.

        You must apply to leave:

        It's not just the returning that is an issue, it is leaving to. Going on a holiday will not be a valid excuse, even if you're willing to spend 14 days in enforced quarantine upon return.

        • Interesting, thanks for posting, I wasn't aware of that.

    • +30

      And no love for the builders who built the hospital, or the lawyers who drafted the employment contracts of the medical staff. I am livid!

      • +11

        And no love for shops that feed these medico's etc. List goes on forever.. Hahah

        • +16

          I am a software engineer who made the software tools the developers of the hospital software surely used. I am totally at the front line here!

          • +5

            @huuuuugo: What about the mothers and fathers? Without them there would be no doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, janitors

            • @supasaiyan: So unfair the patients that are providing all the stimulus are getting zilch!

        • +1

          sure. but it shouldn't be pick and choose.
          You can ask many a staff around my work, they're over the "praise" they get. They're just doing their job. they just like a thanks, and move on.

  • +1

    00:01 Doha time is now right?

  • anything showing for anyone?

    • Nothing yet

  • +1

    A limited number of promo codes will be distributed daily per country

  • -3

    Why can't Qantas do that?

    • +8

      because Qantas isn’t owned by an oil rich government

  • Site getting hammered, can't sign up for an account.

    • +3

      Filled in entire form, submit button doesnt work…

      • Got up to this part myself too….

  • +1

    Can't click submit…

  • +2

    can enter in details, but cant submit

  • +1

    Same. Not valid for aussies?

  • +1

    Yeah won’t let me submit.

  • What's the hospital id number?

    • +5

      I did AHPRA rego number

      • Did it work?

      • -3

        Nurses don't have this though?

        • Everyone has employee number

        • And all nurses, registered or enrolled have an AHPRA number.

    • +4

      If you don't know are you really eligible?

    • i did my employee number at my hospital

  • +2

    Worked for me on mobile

    • Not me /:(

    • Did you enter staff ID or AHPRA number? Thanks

      • +1

        Staff id

  • +2

    The daily promo code limit for your country has already been reached. The allocation is refreshed daily at midnight Doha time (GMT+3) - please try to register again tomorrow.

    • +1

      Try vpn?

      • -1

        Tried a couple of different countries with no luck. Did this work for anyone else?

        • +3

          You still have to select country where you working so how would VPN work?

      • Try vpn?

        Vietnam Phuong Nguyen ?

        Are there tickets for there ???

  • +10

    Thank you for submitting your details. A limited number of promo codes will be distributed daily; we will send you an email within 48 hours once your request has been processed.

    • +1


      • +5

        Just have to plan my holiday and remember to include 2 weeks forced quarantine in a 5 star hotel in destination country and then back in Australia 🙄😷

        • +1

          What's your job if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for your service

  • +3

    SUBMIT is dead .

  • failing at Captcha step for me :(

  • +10

    So silly - couldn’t press the submit button although I tried doing it on chrome, Firefox and safari… eventually submit button flashed up but said allocations were exhausted :(

  • Right. So some of the best paid workforce get all the praise and freebies while the rest of the front workers on low pay get zilch nothing.
    So please, stop this complacent marketing.

    • +8

      My wife is a doctor and totally agree. We least of all need freebies.

      • +17

        Don’t be small. Maybe Australia wasn’t badly hit but this marketing was obviously a global campaign. Just because it doesn’t apply to you/ Australia doesn’t mean the rest of the world is doing okay with their healthcare industry.

    • +12

      Medical jobs being high-paying is a myth. Plenty of desk jobs earn as much (or more) than a decent majority of healthcare workers, and said desk jobs also require fewer qualifications and have significantly less associated stress. This is before factoring in dangers associated with healthcare (at all times, but especially now) and the fact that most desk workers have multiple hours of low productivity every day whilst most healthcare workers are “pedal to the floor” for the entire day (and then some).

      Everyone sees the surgeon driving a sports car and thinks we’re all in the same category.

      • +6

        What are you talking about? This is absolutely false.

        I am a senior medical officer with Queensland health.

        My starting salary with bonuses is $230k and that’s working 0.8 fte.

        As a private gp, I earned $300k.

        As an intern, I earned $90k with overtime and loading. As RMO, it was $100k. As a registrar, $130k.

        In my previous working lives, as a programmer with ibm, I earned $65k, as a teacher, I earned $55k and when I worked in research, I earned $45k.

        We doctors are incredibly well reimbursed comparatively.

        • +18

          This is garbage.

          Yes, once you are fully qualified, you earn good money.

          As an intern , my base salary was 65k (similar to most teachers , nurses etc). I earned over 90k that year, which is decent money. Why did I earn 90k? Because I worked long hours, night shifts, 13 hour days regularly, working almost every weekend etc.

          Your pay does go up. As a hospital registrar, you have an immense amount of responsibility and stress. Again, the base salary isn't high, but the overtime and shift work / weekends increases it to the amount you mentioned.

          Any doctor working in hospitals (apart from consultants and locums) are underpaid for the lack of a life you have, the stress and abuse you cop.

          Yes you they get paid more than the average person, but a job with the amount of stress, responsibility , and shit hours that a hospital medical job entails, deserves every penny and more.

          • @grant17: Where in my post did I discuss stress? I was addressing op’s point about money.

            Stress is a different ball game altogether. I’m not saying we doctors have easy jobs, but to say we aren’t reimbursed for it is absolutely dishonest.

            As an aside, I can definitely say that my work as a teacher, programmer or as a research monkey were pretty (profanity) stressful at times. The number of hours unpaid I pulled in the lab or crunching out code, unpaid, were absolutely huge. Teaching other people’s kids was a nightmare at times.

            Our jobs as doctors are hard, of course they are. But to say we deserve 2-4x the salary of others is ridiculous.

            Also, as a junior, you have that awesome pay and lifestyle pay off to look forward to as a consultant. What did I have to look forward to in research, teaching or coding? Why do you think I went into medicine?

            • +8

              @blergmonkeys: I absolutely agree that what some people make is ludicrous, and we have a significantly higher earning potential /potential career progression than most other professions. I don't doubt that other jobs have a significant amount of stress, unpaid work etc and a lot of jobs are underpaid for what they do (for example ,teachers).

              The way your comment was worded howver makes it seem to the layperson that all doctors are overpaid for what they do, which is entirely untrue. This, coming from a very senior medical officer, is probably not the best thing for the general public to read given some of the comments I read on here already (all doctors rolling around in their Mercedes etc).

              I think the reason Gradesbrah was being quite abrupt, is that any hospital doctor already feels like you are an overworked, underappreciated person working in a terrible working environment. To have a senior colleague insinuating that they aren't worth what they are getting paid, would be quite disheartening for anyone.

          • @grant17: No one is arguing that junior doctors aren’t appreciated. Just that their pay is not completely lackluster. I was pretty freakin happy with my salary as a junior doctor even though I worked insane hours sometimes (70-80 hour weeks in medicine and 12 hr ward rounds gave me ptsd). But I claimed all my overtime.

            In the end, the trial by fire is finite and there is a definitive path to move forwards. I did not have that in my previous careers. And the training in Australia is very lax in that you can take time to do other things, go locum, take time off, try out other fields. You are not trapped and I always encourage my juniors to try other things.

            As an aside, I am a junior smo. I just got my fellowship in Jan 2019. This is the base starting salary for an smo in QH. A level 13 medical officer. It only increases from here.

        • +10

          If you are a consultant now as that salary would suggest then those other jobs were many years ago.

          Comparing overtime rates are disingenuous, compare base salaries and also consider the 7+ years of study at zero pay (with unis actively telling you they do not care about your job) and the debt for said study.

          Agreed consultants earn lots but plenty of interns/RMOs earn less than some nurses on the wards. And they both earn less than many tradesman.

          To throw in another anecdote I earned ~100k the year I left my job for uni, 10 years later I still earn less as a junior doctor. The job is an incredible experience and I think my colleagues are incredible people so I have no complaints. But the myth of a majority of doctors less than 35 getting paid much more than other highly qualified professions at base rate is not true.

          • +9

            @Gradesbrah: Not to mention we are forced through f$&%ed up training pathways that often do not consider relationships, family, or social supports. You get told where you work for Goodness sake every 3 months it can change. And we have the privilege of paying thousands a year for training programs which do not even reply to emails or the thousands we pay for tests that are not administered properly.

            Honestly. The constant telling junior doctors how lucky they are is why we have suicide and mental health issues!

            • @Gradesbrah: I feel for you. Keep your head up. It gets better on the other side. I felt the same way as a junior.

              In the end, you have a pathway to progression. And that is something to look forward to.

              • +5

                @blergmonkeys: I sit on a number of committees discussing training bottlenecks and the lack of consultancy jobs at the end. The funding is not there. In closed rooms in seems we all acknowledge it but medical schools and colleges are very silent when BPTs and Surgical trainees are paying their first year fees. Yes, consultants currently have great conditions and healthcare workers are blessed with better security compared to many careers but consultants are in positions which government data suggests will not be there for most of us juniors.

                I am happy doing the job for median wage, I am not happy with consultant speaking on behalf of juniors about pay and working conditions. Yes, you did your time but also at a time of when medical schools produced half as many doctors.

                I am not going to argue, I respect your professional position and ultimately I know what I do because of the many hours consultants give up for mentoring and teaching. And any success that I have is as a consequence of the apprentice style education model which provides access to expert seniors. They also continue to impress me with their genuine care for patient outcomes.

                • +2

                  @Gradesbrah: Ok so this is not true for me. I just finished training 2 years ago. I went through the med student tsunami and I graduated as an international student. I had no guarantee of internship or a job. I worked incredibly hard to be here, doing outside rotations without pay during summer holidays to guarantee an internship. So please do not make assumptions about me. I’m trying to be nice to you, but your post here comes across as pretty damned arrogant.

                  I know how hard it is and will be. You should pick your career according to market conditions. The hospital jobs in big hospitals will not exist in a few years because of the influx of doctors, and I recognized that and it’s why I went for gp with rural skills in emergency. If you do not plan for that, then you are not planning properly for your career.

                  Anyone going into anaesthetics or critical care right now should really be thinking about where they want to work in the long term. You are not guaranteed a job, you are a public officer and so should plan your career according to public need, not just your own.

                  Edit: as an aside, I was in $200k of debt when I graduated because I was an international, so don’t talk to me about your paltry hecs debt which can be easily paid off in your junior years.

            • +1

              @Gradesbrah: I agree that as junior doctors we don't earn as much as what we could've if we had gone into another line of work. But a significant advantage we have is that there is a pathway to becoming a consultant where your pay becomes decent and lifestyle improves (so I've heard). I think I'm lucky in terms of training pathways in radiology as it does seem a bit more civil than some others (especially the surgical ones).

              EDIT: just read your most recent post and you raise some very relevant concerns regarding training pathways.

              • -1

                @JR63: Radiology and their department meetings are an exceptional example of the fantastic education and mentor model in healthcare facilities. The registrars work really hard and they work most of the evenings and weekends at the sites I have worked. Failing to acknowledge that is a big shortcoming when looking at pay.

                Society works because most careers and jobs contributes. We all have advantages and disadvantages, my only point is as a Intern/Resident/Registrar we are not rich and driving sports cars. A consultant does not reflect a majority of hospital doctors.

        • wow, that is a lot money, so how much tax do you pay then?

          • +1

            @coast666: A lot. I don’t use any dodgy minimizing techniques. Just the usual stuff

            • +1

              @blergmonkeys: i see, people says the more money you get paid, the money tax you paid to ATO also, not sure if it is worthwhile doing it, i am interested in how much you would get paid after tax. mine is roughly 100k after tax, i am not a Dr though, haha

              • +1

                @coast666: Well it’s $0.47 for every dollar above $180k so yeah. It becomes less meaningful at that point. I don’t do it for the money though, I love my job and helping people. The money is just a bonus. I’d do the same for half my current salary to be honest. And frankly, I think most of us consultants are vastly overpaid.

                • +1

                  @blergmonkeys: i see, thanks that's a lot of tax indeed, i agree some of consultation fees are ridiculous high (e.g less than 30 mins and charged patient for $ 200 or 300 each session), that's why the incomes is so high. Saying that, i saw some amazing Drs out there, who are just like, loving what you are doing etc.

                • +1

                  @blergmonkeys: Unfortunately very rare to find a doctor who's truly working to help others instead of for the money/title. Keep up the awesome work! Hats off to you!

                  • +1

                    @Preppin4death: Thanks mate. I am lucky and very grateful to have the job i do. It’s a privilege to help people and have their trust in me to help manage their health. I think most doctors feel this way too, just a few bad eggs can ruin the lot and all. In the end, we are all valuable contributors to society, though. Just in different ways.

      • Doctors and nurses are worth their weight in gold…
        I'm 122kg, mind you … :)

    • +4

      I have a feeling this is aimed at the countries where doctors and nurses are dying from coronavirus. We are lucky here but it doesn’t mean we haven’t faced the risk and read the stories of our colleagues overseas…
      Not a nice feeling

    • +12

      Plumbers and electricians are making more than some of the poor interns and registrars..so please, compare apples to apples.

    • +1

      I agree 100% with you. I hope all those doctors enjoy their free trips to the snowfields in Europe staying at the best chalet on offer(which will no doubt be free too). Finally they are earning their pay checks and all these companies are trying to promote themselves as helpful.

      Give free flights to the underprivileged who may never have been overseas before or who cannot afford to see loved ones and family who live overseas.

    • +8

      my wife is a doctor works at a hospital and anyone other than the consultants doesnt make a decent wage. The stress levels are immense, and family sacrifices you have to make everyday.

      While this whole corona thing was there, my wife rented a motel and wasnt paid anything for all the sacrifice she had to make to save our family from the harm.

      Mate, the grass is greener on the other side.

      The irony is that, in Aus no one complains about trades being expensive, look at this for example https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/queensland-gove...

      only a consultants make this kind of money

  • The daily promo code limit for your country has already been reached. The allocation is refreshed daily at midnight Doha time (GMT+3) - please try to register again tomorrow :(

  • Yup. Reached for today.
    No idea how many they allocated to Australia. Not many id imagine.

  • +3

    GMT+3 is 7am in Melbs yeah?

  • -2

    Is it possible to do this without a passport number?

    • There's a passport option to fill in so I assume not.

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