Since its launch in 1994, Qatar Airways has offered a premium level of service on its flights to over 100 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas. Qatar Airways is one of a very elite few to have been awarded a 5-star rating by SkyTrax, And was named World's Best Airline in 2011. Doha International Airport is Qatar Airways’ hub. Qatar Airways are codeshare partners with bmi, Philippine Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and several others. The planes in Qatar Airways fleet can be recognized by the corporate burgundy colour scheme and an oryx, national animal and icon of the State of Qatar, on the tail.
Qatar Airways offers 2 easy options for check-in:
Airport Counter Check-in: Check-in for your flight in the most conventional manner by stopping by the Qatar Airways counter at the airport. At Doha airport, passengers traveling First or Business class can take advantage of the sit down check-in in the Premium Terminal.
Next Day or Advance Check-in: This option allows you to save time and check-in for your flight up to 36 hours in advance of your departure time via the internet. To check-in online, visit Qatar Airway’s online check-in page. After checking-in, you can print out your boarding pass and proceed directly to the security gates if you aren’t checking any baggage. If you have to check baggage be sure to stop by the Qatar Airways counter. This service is available for flights departing certain airports only, see Qatar Airways’ online check-in page for more information.
Checked Luggage Restrictions for Qatar Airways
For those traveling Economy Class you will be allowed 2 items of checked baggage, not exceeding 20-23 kg per piece and with dimensions (L + W + H) not totaling more than 158 cm. Economy Class baggage allowance varies based on your destination. For a full breakdown of checked baggage allowance based on destination, and potential fees associated with baggage, please visit Qatar Airway’s Baggage Allowance Page.
For those traveling First or Business Class you will be allowed 2 items of checked baggage, not exceeding 32 kg per piece and with dimensions (L + W + H) not totaling more than 158 cm. The First and Business Class baggage allowance varies based on your destination. For a full breakdown of checked baggage allowance based on destination, and potential fees associated with baggage, please visit Qatar Airway’s Baggage Allowance Page.
Carry-On Baggage Restrictions for Qatar Airways
For those flying Economy class, 1 piece of carry on baggage is allowed with a maximum weight of 7 kg per bag and total dimension (L + W + H) of 112 cm per bag.
Travelers may also take items for personal use into the cabin including laptops, cameras, purses, mp3 players, food, pillows, etc.
Qatar Airways Special Luggage Requirements
Qatar Airways allows passengers to take some non-traditional traveling items with them to their destinations. For more information on traveling with these special items, Contact Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways offers 3 options for seating on their flights:
Economy class seating on Qatar Airways has a distance of 32 inches between seats. Each seat has a personal seat-back screen with a choice of audio and video entertainment.
Business class seating on Qatar Airways has a distance of 38-50 inches between the 180 degree flat bed seats, which have 8 massage settings. Each seat has a personal screen with a choice of audio and video entertainment, and on selected flights there is an in-seat power supply.
First class seating on Qatar Airways has a distance of 60-80 inches between seats, which convert into completely flat beds. Each personal space can be used for dining, working or relaxing, and on some flights there is a dedicated onboard First class lounge. Each personal space in First class has a choice of audio and video entertainment, and in-seat power supply.
Don’t forget Scamp!
Flying with your pets can be a safe and fun experience if airline rules and regulations are followed. Live pets can only be transported to countries where the regulations of the country permit, and subject to the terms and conditions specified by that country. Pets can often travel on flights with you in the cabin, in the hold as checked baggage, or in the hold, as cargo. See Qatar Airways’ Traveling with Pets.
Dependant on the flight, and type of aircraft, Qatar Airways offers a wide variety of food, beverage and entertainment options.
Business and First class also offer personal screens with the on-demand entertainment system, Oryx. Food for premium passengers is more flexible in terms of both choice and timing. For further information, see Qatar Airways’ Dining page.
Qatar Airways operates a fleet consisting mainly of Airbus airplanes. Their fleet consists of Boeing 777, Airbus A340, A330, A320, A321, A319, A300, Bombardier Challenger 605, and Bombardier Challenger 300.
Qatar Airways lounges are fully operational in Doha, and there are lounges in the main terminal and the premium terminal.
Qatar Airways lounge access is available to First and Business class passengers and Privilege Club members. For further information see the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Member Lounge Access page.