Qatar Airways

Overview

Founded in 1994, Qatar Airways is not only the Qatari national carrier but also one of the youngest international airlines to fly to all six inhabited continents. Home to one of the most innovative and modern fleets, Qatar Airways’ spacious and comfortable seating, delectable cuisine, extensive entertainment options, and award-winning service help make a flight of any length a remarkable experience.

Pre-Flight Information

Airport check-in

Airport check-in times for Qatar Airways flights vary between departure destinations. However, for most flights, check-in opens approximately three hours ahead of the scheduled departure time and closes one hour before the flight is due to depart.

Online check-in

For Qatar Airways flights departing the United States of America (USA), online check-in opens 24 hours prior to departure. Passengers departing Doha for the USA may also check-in 24 hours ahead of their scheduled departure time. Online check-in for flights departing from all other destinations opens 48 hours prior to departure and closes 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Online check-in is not available for flights departing from Sarajevo.

Baggage

Qatar offers both cabin & checked baggage options that vary based on destination and class of travel.

Cabin baggage

Qatar Airways’ Economy Class passengers are permitted to travel with one piece of cabin baggage weighing no more than 7kg. For Economy Class passengers with tickets issued in Brazil, this allowance is extended to 10kg for flights to or from Brazil. Business Class and First Class passengers may travel with two pieces of cabin baggage, weighing no more than 15kg total.

Regardless of travel class, each piece of cabin baggage must measure no greater than 50cm x 37cm x 25cm.

Checked baggage

Qatar Airways’ Economy Class checked baggage allowance varies depending on the fare chosen. For flights to and from destinations excluding the Americas or Africa, Economy Classic fare holders may travel with 25kg of checked baggage. Economy Convenience fare holders may travel with 30kg of checked baggage, while Economy Comfort passengers are given an allowance of 35kg. For flights to and from the Americas or Africa, all Economy Class passengers are provided with a checked baggage allowance of two pieces, weighing up to 23kg each.

Business Class passengers departing from all destinations except the Americas or Africa may travel with 40kg of checked baggage. An allowance of two pieces of checked baggage, weighing up to 32kg each, is permitted for passengers departing the Americas or Africa,

First Class passengers are provided with a checked baggage allowance of 50kg for flights departing to or from all destinations apart from the Americas or Africa. For flights to or from the Americas or Africa, an allowance of two pieces weighing up to 32kg each is permitted.

On all routes where the checked baggage allowance is measured by weight rather than pieces, no limits apply to how many individual pieces of baggage may be checked if the total weight allowance is not exceeded.

The total length, width and height of each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm. For routes with weight-based allowances, the total measurement of checked baggage must not exceed 300cm.

Flights

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Rewards

Qatar Airways' loyalty program is the Privilege Club. The program consists of four membership tiers: Burgundy, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Privilege Club members move between the program’s tiers by accumulating Qpoints, which are collected by flying with Qatar Airways or oneworld member airlines, staying at partner hotels, using partner credit cards, booking select hire cars and using other partner services. It’s free to join the Privilege Club.

Benefits vary between membership tiers but may include perks such as priority seating, priority check-in, priority boarding, additional baggage allowances, flight class upgrades, lounge access and more.

In-Flight Experience

In-flight entertainment

Qatar Airways’ on-demand entertainment service, Oryx One, allows passengers to choose from thousands of entertainment options, including hundreds of movies in various languages, TV box sets, audio, games, and much more. For young travellers, a variety of popular children’s content is available, including top television shows, video games and cartoons.

Dining

Qatar Airways’ Economy Class dining offering features a menu of dishes designed to showcase the quality and freshness of the ingredients used. In addition, a selection of starters, mains and desserts are available. Digital menus may be viewed prior to departure.

Business Class passengers can access an on-demand a la carte menu featuring items such as soups, appetisers, mains curated by award-winning chefs, afternoon tea, cheese platters, desserts and more. Seats in Business Class feature a spacious dining area, allowing passengers to enjoy their meal in comfort.

Those travelling in First Class may also access an on-demand a la carte menu, allowing passengers to choose what to eat and when. The menu includes a caviar service, fresh-baked artisan bread, starters, mains, sweet treats and more.

Various beverages, including wine, spirits, mocktails, fruit juices, tea, coffee, and more, are available.

Special meals

Qatar Airways serves a selection of special meals, helping to meet the varied dietary needs of its passengers. All meals served by Qatar Airways are halal; however, meals to suit other cultural and religious dietary needs are available. Meals catering to the unique dietary requirements of some medical conditions, such as diabetes, gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance, may also be requested.

Special meals must be requested at least 24 hours prior to departure.
 

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

With some of the widest seats in the industry, Qatar Airways’ Economy Class is designed to provide plenty of comfort and space. Whether you plan to sleep for the duration of your flight or simply take some time to stretch out and unwind, the spacious seating offers enough room for a comfortable trip. Economy Class passengers on long-haul flights can use the provided amenity kits to ensure they reach their destination refreshed, while exceptional service from Qatar Airways award-winning crew ensures all passenger needs are met, regardless of flight duration.

Business Class

Whether travelling for work or leisure, Qatar Airways’ Business Class offers unrivalled comfort, making a flight of any duration an experience in itself. The flight class’ unique seat configuration makes it easy for passengers to customise their level of privacy, with moveable panels allowing for easy social interaction or complete privacy. When it comes time to rest, fully lie-flat beds dressed with a quilted mattress, pillows and a plush duvet offer ample comfort, while ambient mood lighting sets the scene for relaxation. Sleepwear and slippers by The White Company are provided on long-haul services, while amenity kits from Bric’s and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio make it easy to stay refreshed en route to the next destination. Passengers are also provided with generous storage and access to a power port, USB plug, and the airline’s OnAir mobile service.

First Class

For unparalleled comfort, privacy and no shortage of exclusive offerings, Qatar Airways’ First Class is the perfect pick. Passengers arrive at their destination well-rested thanks to the cabin class’ ultra-comfortable lie-flat beds and soft bedding, while loungewear designed by The White Company and luxurious Bric’s and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio amenity kits make for great in-flight accompaniments. Those who are travelling for business or simply want to stay connected while in the air can make use of laptop power, on-board WiFi and handy USB plugs. Ample storage is also provided.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Qatar Airways have an in-flight WiFi service?

Qatar Airways’ in-flight WiFi service, known as Super Wi-Fi, is available on services operating on Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft. As the Super Wi-Fi service is still being rolled out, WiFi is not available on all flights.

Who owns Qatar Airways?

Qatar Airways is owned wholly by the Qatari government. The airline operates as the national carrier of Qatar.

Is Qatar Airways food halal?

Yes, all meals served on Qatar Airways flights are halal. In addition, a selection of special meals catering to different cultural, religious and medical dietary needs are also available.

When was Qatar Airways founded?

Qatar Airways is a relatively young airline, founded in Qatar in 1994. The airline initially serviced a selection of regional routes but was relaunched in 1997 with the vision of becoming a leading international carrier.