Qatar Airways Announces Hang My Hat Contest

World's 5-Star Airline Celebrates Dallas/Fort Worth Launch

Offers 2 Business Class Tickets to Anywhere Qatar Airways Flies

Jul 07, 2014, 07:00 ET from Qatar Airways

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Qatar Airways' newest destination, Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline has introduced the "Hang My Hat" social media contest. The contest which will run from July 7 to September 1, 2014, offers the Grand Prize Winner two tickets from Qatar Airways newest gateway to any Qatar Airways' global destination, onboard the World's Best Business Class (Skytrax).

Celebrating Qatar Airways' second Texas destination (Dallas/Fort Worth), the airline is asking U.S. residents to submit an image or video of their favorite cowboy hat, with a creative reference to which of Qatar Airways' 144 destinations they would most like to "hang their hat."

Contestants must submit their images via Twitter or Instagram to @QatarAirways using the phrase "#HangMyHat in [destination]". Entries will be judged for creativity, and to commemorate the airline's 7th U.S. destination, Qatar Airways will choose seven winners: one Grand Prize Winner and six runners-up.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive two domestic airline tickets to Dallas/Fort Worth to spend one night at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas and attend the Qatar Airways Dallas/Fort Worth Launch Gala on September 23, 2014. The following day, the Grand Prize Winner and guest will travel in Business Class from any of Qatar Airways' seven (7) U.S. gateways, (JFK, IAD, PHL, ORD, MIA, IAH, DFW) to any destination of their choice on the Qatar Airways' global network.

Grand Prize Winners, along with six runners-up, will receive their own Stetson® traveling hat, courtesy of Qatar Airways.

For a complete list of contest rules, eligibility, and examples please visit

Notes to Editors:

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, the airline commenced non-stop services to Dallas/Fort Worth on July 1st.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 134 aircraft flying to 144 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honors at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France, last June. The airline was awarded World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has 300 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport, in 2014. For more information, visit our homepage or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

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For further information contact:
Tel: (212) 431-1470

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069

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