Does Qatar Airways offer special fares for mariners or individuals working on a ship?
Qatar Airways Support
posted this on November 19, 2012, 09:13
Yes. If you are working on a ship and meet the strict eligibility criteria outlined below, please contact our nearest reservations office for special tickets with increased baggage allowance and flexible conditions.
To be eligible for mariner tickets you must meet one (1) of the following criteria.
A seafarer in possession of a Seaman’s book, travelling to join or leave a vessel whilst on duty
The vessel must be commercial, in excess of 100 tonnes and listed on the Lloyds/AVS register
Anyone employed to work on a vessel, who is not a registered seaman, but for insurance purposes signs articles and is added to the ship’s crew manifest. This applies to persons operating a concession on a cruise liner, such as hairdressers, onboard entertainment, etc
The wife/husband/children of a seafarer travelling with his/her spouse or parent, who is added to the ship’s crew manifest
Engineers or contractors, travelling to carry out work on a vessel whether it is in dock or at sea
Persons engaged in the repositioning of a semi-submersible or drilling rig that are not being towed by can manoeuvre under their own power. Said persons must be in possession of a Seaman’s book
A mariner in possession of a Seaman’s book travelling for a training programme conducted by the company
To take advantage of the mariners’ discount, all marine and offshore passengers must carry a letter on their company letterhead containing specific details about the vessel or rig, job title, and dates. For marine passengers, one (1) of the following should also be provided: