When travelling on Qatar Airlines, it can be easy to find low-cost tickets. However, tickets are not the only cost of travel. Luggage costs can often surprise travellers who have not planned ahead.
Flying is one of the fastest and safest ways to travel. From business trips to family vacations, the sky’s the limit when it comes to exploring our world. Despite its convenience, there are always things that can cause headaches or delays. While not purchasing tickets in time for a deal is often frustrating, it pales in comparison to the possible fees for bringing a simple suitcase.
The best way to avoid these pitfalls is to plan your travel as much in advance as possible. Planning how your baggage will arrive at the destination is an important piece of the puzzle. Contact the Luggage Delivery Company to understand all your options for transferring baggage. Travelling, in the best of times, is still time-consuming and exhausting. Planning to transfer your baggage with a luggage delivery service can make the experience much easier all around.
Qatar Airways Free Baggage Allowance
Qatar Airways baggage limits are based on weight. This limit is allocated in kilograms per passenger. The number of pieces is disregarded as long as the weight allowance for the total number of bags does not exceed 32 kg. Checked baggage should not exceed 158 cm in length and width. If you’re travelling with bags in excess of 32kg additional charges will apply to the excess weight.
Carry-on Baggage Allowance
Qatar Airways permits carry-on luggage inside the aircraft cabin on top of the checked baggage allowance. Business or First Class travellers can carry up to two pieces of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 15kg total. Economy travellers are allowed one carry-on bag not exceeding 7kg in weight. Laptops and their bags/cases are considered part of your carry-on luggage allowance.
Qatar Airways hand baggage rules state that the dimensions of your carry-on luggage must not exceed 50 x 37 x 25 cm. Note that these dimensions cannot be exceeded by handles, pockets, or wheels that are part of the bag.
Qatar Airways has a strict policy regarding liquids, gels, and pastes. Passengers are permitted to carry a maximum of 100ml of liquids, gels, or pastes in their carry-on bags. Fluids over 100 ml will need to be stowed away in checked baggage.
Unusual Luggage and Special Allowances
Qatar Airways serves passengers with special needs, including travellers with medical conditions and disabilities. It is important to notify the airline of your specific needs at the time of booking. This ensures they can find you an available seat on a flight that fits your requirements. Please be sure to fill out our online Medical Information Form (MEDIF) at least 48 hours before your scheduled flight departure.
Qatar Airlines is Air Carrier Access Act compliant. You can make requests for certain provisions, such as special meals, wheelchair assistance, stowage of assistive or medical devices, seat selection, or special escort services for the visually impaired. While all of this can be helpful, to make travel much more accessible for people with disabilities, call Luggage Delivery Company to enjoy special baggage delivery packages catering to their specific needs.
Children and Infants
Infants are allowed to travel with their parents on Qatar Airway flights. However, there are important restrictions regarding carry-on luggage. The weight requirements are particularly important as no carry-on may exceed 10kg. For flights travelling exclusively to the United States of America, Canada, Europe, and South America, passengers are entitled to carry one hand luggage of 10 kg and the second lightweight bag that is less than10 kg.
Infants must be at least 8 days old at the date of travel but exceptions can be made for specific medical reasons. Infants must be accompanied by an adult at least 16 years old. Children aged 2 and up must have a ticket and seat of their own.
Musical Equipment Baggage Allowance
You can take fragile musical instruments on board in the cabin of Qatar Airways as part of your carry-on baggage. To do so, you will need to purchase a seat for them, making sure they are placed in a separate compartment. The weight limit for your carry-on luggage must not exceed 75 kilograms, but its length cannot be more than 120 centimetres.
Qatar Airways accepts many kinds of sports equipment as part of the checked baggage allowance. The checked allowance included with most tickets is limited so larger sports equipment may exceed the limits. Additional baggage, especially large sports equipment, will incur additional fees.
Traveling with Pets
Qatar Airways allows many types of pets including dogs, cats, and birds (including falcons)Pets may not be carried on and must be part of the checked baggage. It is highly recommended that travellers inform the airline of their pet travel requirements at the time of booking.
Qatar Airways offers a digital check-in service, which allows you to submit your travel documents before arriving at the airport. Your pet may require additional ‘pet paperwork’ so it is important to check the requirements for entry at your destination. The documents required may include proof of vaccinations, certificate/proof of ownership, or other similar documents.
If you are interested in a more convenient option for the handling of your luggage, your best option is a budget-friendly luggage delivery service. Call Luggage Delivery Company to learn more about our competitive rates and convenient door-to-door services.