If the Covid crisis has taught us anything it’s that large corporations only care about profits and workers, the environment and even consumers can all go straight to hell if it means shareholders and executives might possibly make another buck.
But be that as it may, this blatant PR stunt from Qatar Airways at least means that 100,000 healthcare workers will get to fly somewhere for free – once the pandemic ends and Qatar Airways resumes flights, so at least that’s something positive! Here’s more info straight from the Oryx’s mouth:
“Thank you to all of the frontline healthcare professionals across the globe. Your tremendous efforts and incredible resilience have given us hope in these times of uncertainty.
In recognition of your hard work and dedication, we are offering 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.
*Terms and conditions apply. A limited number of promo codes will be distributed by country daily. Please refer to the eligible medical professions and ensure you have your employment ID when you travel.“
If you’re a healthcare professional, or know anyone who is, the form to fill in for complimentary tickets can be found here. The offer is open from 12-18 May, and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, with quotas based on the population of the applicant’s home country, so best not to wait!