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Travelling with animals and birds

Pets allowed in the passenger cabin

Service dogs

Qatar Airways permits service dog(s) free of charge on certain routes to accompany a passenger with a disability in the passenger cabin. On all other routes, service dog(s) will be accepted free of charge as checked baggage within the aircraft hold.

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You are permitted to carry one falcon on board the Economy Class passenger cabin of an aircraft, and a maximum of six falcons are permitted within the Economy Class cabin of an aircraft (country regulations may apply).  

Click here for more information on travelling cost of falcons in Economy Class cabin

Travelling cost of pets as checked baggage

Service dog(s) can be transported in the cabin free of charge when travelling on specific routes.

If a falcon is transported as checked baggage and not in the cabin, travelling cost of animals as checked baggage will apply.

Pet care during transfer in Doha

During your transfer in Doha our ground staff will make sure that :-

• Animals are allowed out of their kennels to walk and stretch.
• Animals are observed for signs of sickness and stress.
• Kennels are cleaned.
• Dogs are walked.
• Animals are provided a larger, more comfortable kennel during transit.
• Food (if not provided by owner) is provided every 3-4 hours and only up to 2 hours before departure.
• Water is changed every hour.

You are responsible for providing enough food and water for your pet’s journey in the travelling container or kennel as you will not be able to access your pet during the journey.

Travel containers for pets

The container must be of an adequate size, have ventilation openings, suitable design and of sufficient strength to prevent escape.

For the animal’s wellbeing, Qatar Airways reserves the right to refuse transport of any animal if the container is too small.

Health, breed or age restrictions

Qatar Airways does not permit transport of certain breeds of dogs and cats as these animals are normally susceptible to increased risk of heat stroke when exposed to stress or temperatures above 21°C (69.8°F).