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Baggage

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Checked baggage allowance
  First Class Business Class Economy Class
Flights to and from Brazil  2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Flights between Brazil and Argentina 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg (50lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

All other flights to and from Argentina, Canada, and the U.S. 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg (50lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

Flights between Doha and Casablanca  60kg (132lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in) 45kg (99lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)
Flights from Africa 65kg (143lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)* 45kg (99lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)*

 

Flights to and from all other destinations 

50kg (110lb) and a maximum dimension of 300 cm (118in) 40kg (88lb) and a maximum dimension of 300 cm (118in) 30kg (66lb) and a maximum dimension of 300 cm (118in)

*For bookings made from 18 April, 2016 onwards. Prior bookings for flights originating from Africa have a checked baggage allowance of 50kg (110lb) for First Class, 40kg (88lb) for Business Class and 30kg (66lb) for Economy Class.

Maximum dimension = length + width + height

  • Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class. Please check the exact baggage regulations printed on your ticket.
  • Excess baggage charges may apply if you exceed the weight and/or piece allowances. Contact your local Qatar Airways office for more information.
  • A single piece of checked baggage must not weigh more than 32kg (70lb). Any bags weighing more than 32kg (70lb) must be broken down such that each piece weighs less than 32kg (70lb).

Baggage allowance on codeshare and interline journeys

If your journey includes travel on an airline other than Qatar Airways, including a Qatar Airways codeshare flight operated by another airline including Cathay Pacific, that operating airline may offer you a lower baggage allowance. Baggage allowances on codeshare routes are determined by IATA's Most Significant Marketing Carrier (MSC) rule.

In the case of codeshare or interline flights that form part of an itinerary where the ultimate ticketed origin or destination is a point in the USA and Canada, the baggage allowances and charges applicable at the beginning of the itinerary will be applied throughout the journey.

The new interline baggage rules for Canada take effect for all tickets issued on/after 01 April 2015.

Hand baggage allowances
First Class Business Class Economy Class

Two pieces, not to exceed a total weight of 15kg (33lb)

Two pieces, not to exceed a total weight of 15kg (33lb)

One piece, not to exceed 7kg (15lb)

One piece, not to exceed 10kg (22lb), is allowed for flights to or from Brazil, for tickets issued in Brazil.
  • Maximum hand baggage dimensions are 50x37x25cm (20x15x10in) each
  • In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies handbag or one small briefcase, one coat, cape or blanket, one umbrella, one pair of crutches or walking stick, one small camera or binoculars, limited reading material, an infant’s carrying basket, and duty-free items purchased on the day of your flight.
  • Laptops and laptop bags have to fit within your hand baggage allowance.

Liquids and gels in hand baggage

You may carry liquids, gels, pastes, and aerosols in containers up to 100ml (3.4oz) in your hand baggage. Containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted even if only partly filled. Your containers must be carried in a transparent, resealable, quart- or liter-sized bag no larger than 20x20cm (8x8in). All items must fit comfortably in the plastic bag.

You are required to produce your transparent bag of liquids separately for security screening. There are no restrictions on baby foods and medication. However, you may be required to present a prescription for medication you want to take onboard.

Electronic devices on flights to the United States

Effective 21 March 2017 in accordance with new US government regulations, all passengers travelling on United States-bound flights are prohibited from carrying any electronic devices on board the flight other than cellular and smart phones and medical devices needed during the flight.

Qatar Airways has made special arrangements to assist passengers in securing their devices in the aircraft’s baggage hold. These will be tagged, loaded as check-in baggage and returned safely to the customer on arrival to the US.

Prohibited devices, including laptops, tablets, DVD players and electronic games, must be carried in checked luggage only.

 

Qatar Airways 'Laptop Loan' service

Qatar Airways is working to ensure compliance with the recently imposed electronics restrictions, while doing its utmost to minimise the effect on customer experience. With this in mind, the airline has introduced a special laptop loan service for business class passengers travelling to the United States from Doha and US-bound passengers transiting in Doha.

This service gives business class passengers the option to use laptops loaned by the airline as they travel on Qatar Airways flights – meaning uninterrupted productivity and service throughout their journey. Complimentary laptops will be available for use on all US-bound flights and can be collected after boarding.