I wrote about Qatar’s insanely generous COVID rebooking policy back in May this year.
Qatar are now leading the pack by introducing a policy that covers travel all the way until December 2021!
The new policy isn’t quite as generous as before and there are a couple of extra hoops to jump through but it still absolutely the most flexible rebooking policy of any airline right now.
Regions are defined as Africa, America, Australasia, Europe, Far East, GCC (inclusive of Levant, Iran, Iraq), Indian Subcontinent.
No more booking a flight to Doha and then having the option of flying to either Cape Town or Shanghai.
It was only logical that Qatar would cut back on the original policy. Being able to buy a flight to Doha and then immediately change the destination to Singapore for free, made absolutely no financial sense.
The new policy requires your travel to actually be impacted before you make any changes but once that happens you retain the flexibility to rebook anywhere within the same region and on any date up until December 31st 2021, free of charge.
When it comes to flexibility during COVID, Qatar is undoubtedly still the market leader.
[NOTE: The policy is constantly changing so always make sure you check here before calling to rebook flights.]