Qatar Airways Baggage Policy

Qatar Airways baggage allowance is quite generous, both for flights that follow the piece concept (flights to/from the United States) and those that follow the weight concept (remaining flights). However, the baggage fees for additional/overweight baggage can be pricey. 

Below is a snapshot of Qatar Airways baggage allowance, baggage policy, and baggage fees:

  1. The maximum combined dimensions (length + width + height) of a checked bag must not exceed:
  1. 158cm for piece concept flights (the Americas and Africa)
  2. 300cm for weight concept flights (all others)
  3. The carry-on baggage allowance is: 
    • 1 personal item + 1 carry-on bag with a combined weight of 15lb/7kg on Economy Class.
    • 1 personal item + 2 carry-on bags with a combined weight of 33lb/15kg on Business and First Class.

The personal item can be small purse or a briefcase, and the carry-on bag must not exceed 50 x 37 x 25cm in size. 

  1. The checked baggage allowance on Economy Class fares is either 66lb/30kg or 99l/45kg, depending on your route.
  2. The maximum weight of a single checked bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg, or its contents must be split into 2 bags so that the total weight per bag does not exceed 70lb/32kg.
  3. The baggage fees for overweight checked bags ranges from: 
    • USD 25 – 55 per kilo (2.2lb) on weight concept flights if paid online and USD 25 – 75 per kilo (2.2lb) if paid offline, depending on route. 
    • USD 50/65 (online/offline) per overweight bag between 51 – 70lb (23 – 32kg). 
  4. For flights where the weight concept applies, there is no limit to the number of bags you can check in as long as the total weight allowance is not exceeded (most aircraft).
  5. The maximum baggage a passenger can carry is: 
    • 5 checked bags on piece concept routes 
    • 220lb/100kg on weight concept routes 
  6. The maximum weight of a checked bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg.

What is My Baggage Allowance on Qatar Airways?

Your baggage allowance on Qatar Airways will depend on your travel class, route, and the type of fare you’ve purchased, as shown in the table below.

Economy ClassBusiness ClassFirst Class
Qatar Airways Carry-on Baggage Allowance 
To/from all destinations Classic/Convenience/Comfort 1 piece x 15lb/7kg+ 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)Classic/Comfort/Elite2 pieces—Total 33lb/15kg + 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)Elite2 pieces—Total 33lb/15kg
+ 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)
To/from AmericasClassic/Convenience/Comfort 1 piece x 15lb/7kg+ 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)Classic/Comfort/Elite2 pieces—Total 33lb/15kg + 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)Elite2 pieces—Total 33lb/15kg
+ 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)
Originating in AfricaClassic/Convenience/Comfort 1 piece x 15lb/7kg+ 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)Classic/Comfort/Elite2 pieces—Total 33lb/15kg + 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)Elite2 pieces—Total 33lb/15kg+ 1 small personal item (handbag/laptop)
Max. hand baggage size (all classes): 50x37x25cm (20x15x10in).For Economy Class tickets issued in Brazil, passengers traveling from/to Brazil are allowed 1 bag of up to 22lb/10kg.
Qatar Airways Checked Baggage Allowance 
To/from all destinations(weight concept)Classic 55lb/25kgConvenience 66lb/30kgComfort 77lb/35kgClassic/Comfort/Elite88lb/40kgElite 110lb/50kg
To/from Americas(piece concept) Classic/Convenience/Comfort2 pieces x 50lb/23kg eachClassic/Comfort/Elite2 pieces x 70lb/32kg eachElite 2 pieces x 70lb/32kg each
Originating in Africa(piece concept)Classic/Convenience/Comfort2 pieces x 50lb/23kg eachClassic/Comfort/Elite2 pieces x 70lb/32kg eachElite 2 pieces x 70lb/32kg each
Qatar Airways baggage size (checked baggage dimensions, i.e., L + W + H)Piece concept flights 158cmWeight concept flights 300cmMax. weight per bag 70lb/32kgExcess baggage charges will apply if weight and/or size are exceeded.

Baggage Allowance on Codeshare Flights 

  • If your journey includes a codeshare flight such as Cathay Pacific, your baggage allowance will be per IATA’s Most Significant Marketing Carrier (MSC) rule.
  • For interline or codeshare flights that are part of an itinerary that ends or begins from the United States or Canada, the baggage allowance throughout the journey will be that which applies at the beginning of the journey.
  • If your itinerary includes a codeshare flight with another airline, call a Qatar Airways local office in your area to find out your baggage allowance.

Qatar Airways Extra Baggage Benefits Privilege Club Members  

Frequent flyer members, i.e., Privilege Club members, are entitled to extra baggage allowance—in addition to their standard baggage allowance—depending on their tier status. 

Membership Tier Additional Baggage Allowance
On weight concept routesOn piece concept routes
Burgundy 
Silver + 33lb/15kg + 1 piece
Gold + 44lb/20kg+ 1 piece
Platinum+ 55lb/25kg+ 2 pieces

Qatar Airways Infants Baggage Allowance

If you’ve purchased a ticket for your infant (8 days to below 2 years), which is generally 10% of the adult fare), he/she will be entitled to the following baggage allowance:

  • 1 stroller, carrying cot or pushchair (all routes), plus
    • On trips to/from Brazil, Argentina, the US, and Canada 
      • 1 piece not exceeding 50lb/23kg and 115cm/45in.
    • On all other routes 
      • 1 piece not exceeding 22lb/10kg and 115cm/45in.

However, if you’ve purchased a child fare ticket (2 – 11 years) or reserved a seat for an infant (8 days to under 2 years), your child or infant will be entitled to an adult’s baggage allowance.

Qatar Airways Baggage Fees—Excess and Overweight Bags

According to Qatar Airways baggage policy, an excess baggage fee will apply to each broken restriction—by piece, weight, and size. This means if your bag is overweight and oversized, both types of excess baggage fees will apply.

Excess Baggage Fee for Piece Concept Routes

Qatar Airways baggage fee for excess (i.e., additional) and overweight bags on piece concept routes applies to flights to or from the Americas, i.e., the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina.  Paying online in advance is always cheaper than paying at the airport, as shown in the table below.

The baggage fees for overweight bags weighing between 51 – 70lb (23 – 32kg) is USD 50 per bag when paid online, and USD 65 per bag when paid at the airport. 

Carrying an extra bag on flights to/from the Americas will cost you USD 200 per bag if you pay online and USD 250 per bag if you pay at the airport. However, if your flight originates in Africa, an extra bag will cost you USD 160 per bag if you pay online and USD 200 per bag if you pay at the airport.

For details, refer to the table below.

Qatar Airways Baggage Fee for Piece Concept Routes
Flights to/from the USA, Canada, Brazil, and ArgentinaFlights originating in Africa 
Extra Piece Online USD 200Offline USD 250Online USD 160Offline USD 200
Overweight (50-70lb/24-32kg)Online USD 50Offline USD 65Online USD 52Offline USD 86
Note. The excess baggage fees for flights between Brazil and Buenos Aires are USD 75 (online) and USD 100 offline per piece.

Qatar Airways Excess Baggage Fee for Weight Concept Routes


Purchase online and save up to 20%

Qatar Airways excess baggage fee on weight concept routes applies to all flights excluding the Americas, as shown in the table below. The overweight baggage fee is charged on a per kilo basis (1 kilo = 2.2lb), and depending on your route, can cost you USD 25 – 55 per kilo if you pay online and USD 25 – 75 per kilo if you pay at the airport.

Qatar Airways Baggage Fee for Weight Concept Routes
From/toE Africa, ISC, EuropeOnline/OfflineN/W Africa,
S/E AsiaOnline/Offline
S Africa,
Cen. AsiaOnline/Offline
Japan,
KoreaOnline/Offline
Australasia
Online/Offline
GCC
Online/Offline
The Levant
Online/Offline
Iran
Online/Offline
Qatar
Online/Offline
E Africa, ISC, EuropeUSD 35/45USD 40/50USD 40/50USD 45/55USD 50/60USD 25/30USD 30/40USD 35/45USD 25/20
N/W Africa,
S/E Asia
USD 40/50USD 40/50USD 45/55USD 50/60USD 55/70USD 30/40USD 35/45USD 35/45USD 25/20
S Africa,
Cen. Asia
USD 40/50USD 45/55USD 50/60USD 50/60USD 55/70USD 35/45USD 35/45USD 40/50USD 30/40
Japan,
Korea
USD 40/50USD 45/55USD 50/60USD 50/60USD 55/70USD 35/45USD 35/45USD 40/50USD 30/40
AustralasiaUSD 50/60USD 55/70USD 55/70USD 60/75USD 65/80USD 40/50USD 45/55USD 50/60USD 40/50
GCCUSD 20/25USD 25/30USD 30/40USD 30/40USD 35/45USD 15/20USD 15/20USD 20/25USD 20/25
LevantUSD 25/30USD 30/40USD 30/40USD 35/45USD 40/50USD 15/20USD 20/25USD 20/25USD 20/25
IranUSD 25/30USD 25/30USD 30/40USD 30/40USD 40/50USD 15/20USD 15/20USD 20/25USD 15/20
QatarQAR 60/80QAR 70/90QAR 80/100QAR 90/110QAR 110/140QAR 30/40QAR 40/50QAR 50/60 –

Note

  • East Africa includes Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles, and Djibouti.
  • ISC includes India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Pakistan.
  • Europe includes the following countries: UK, Ireland, Germany, Macedonia, Hungary, Greece, France, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ukraine, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Ukraine, Russia, Bosnia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Romania, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Belgium, Cyprus, and Malta.
  • North Africa includes Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Algeria.
  • West Africa includes Nigeria and Ghana.
  • S/E Asia includes Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
  • Australasia includes Australia and New Zealand.
  • GCC includes Oman and Kuwait.
  • The Levant includes Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, and Jordan. 
  • South Africa includes Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, and Zambia.
  • Central Asia includes Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and China.

For baggage details, refer to this page.

Important. Remember, purchasing baggage online at least 3 hours before departure will cost you 20% less. You can pay your baggage fee online, by phone, or at the airport.

How to Pre-pay for Excess Baggage

Use the My Trips feature to purchase extra baggage in advance

Qatar Airways allows passengers to pre-pay for excess baggage up to 3 hours before departure and get up to 20% off the airport rate. If you didn’t pay for your excess baggage at the time of booking, you can pay for it later:

  1. Online through QatarAirways.com
    (via My Trips)
  2. By phone 
  3. Through a Qatar Airways office, or 
  4. At the airport

You can also purchase excess baggage when checking in at the airport, but you will have to pay more.

How to Pre-pay Your Baggage Fee Online

To pre-pay online, log in to retrieve your flight and add the excess weight or number of bags you want to purchase, as explained below.

  1. Go to QatarAirways.com 
  2. Click on My Trips
  3. Retrieve your flight by entering your last name and booking reference 
  4. Select your flight 
  5. Follow the prompts to add more baggage

Qatar Airways Sporting Equipment Policy

Qatar Airways baggage policy allows you to travel with sporting equipment as part of your free checked baggage allowance. 

If you exceed the allowance by weight, size, or piece, excess baggage charges will apply—depending on whether you purchase online in advance (cheaper) or at the airport (costlier).

Guidelines for Carrying Sporting Equipment on Qatar Airways

  • Bicycles
    • Can be taken as checked baggage or cargo. 
    • Must be suitably packed in a sturdy cardboard box. 
    • The pedals must be removed, tires deflated, and handlebars 
    • Tires should be deflated, pedals removed, and handlebars turned and fixed along the length.
  • Surfboards, windsurfing equipment, and kayaks
    • Must be taken as checked baggage if less than 3 meters. 
    • Mast/sail must be detached, collapsed, and suitably packed. 
    • If longer than 3 meters, must be sent as cargo. 
  • Fishing equipment
    • Can be taken as checked baggage or cargo (if bulky). 
    • Includes rods, tackle boxes, nets. 
    • Must be suitably packed. 
  • Golf equipment
    • Can be taken as checked baggage or cargo. 
    • Includes gold bag and clubs. 
  • Diving equipment
    • Can be taken as checked baggage or cargo. 
    • Must remove any air or gas from cylinders. 
    • Knives, underwater torches, and other equipment must be suitably packed.
  • Trekking equipment
    • Can be taken as checked baggage or cargo. 
    • All trekking equipment must be suitably packed.
  • Sports equipment and ammunition
    • Must notify in advance before carrying as checked or cargo baggage. 
    • Valid licenses (import/export) must be presented before traveling. 
    • Weapons must be unloaded and packed securely. 
    • Only Division 1.4S, UN 0012, or UN 0014 sports ammunition is permitted, subject to a max of 11lb/5kg per passenger.

Special Baggage 

If you plan to carry any special baggage (below), you must contact Qatar Airways in advance:

  • Chemicals, such as household cleaners, paint, mercury, or any similar chemical. 
  • Gas, such as gas cylinders and aerosols.
  • Heavy work equipment, such as drilling equipment, electrical tools, automobile parts, mining or expedition equipment, etc.
  • Medical equipment such as dental equipment, as well as frozen embryos and diagnostic specimens.
  • Special interest equipment such that used for sports or hobbies, like musical instruments, sporting equipment, ammunition, diving, camping, photography equipment, etc. 
  • Other items such as household incl. frozen food, etc.

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

When traveling with a POC, remember the following:

  • You can carry your own (pre-approved) POC free of charge. 
  • The POC must display the manufacturer’s label indicating that it meets with the QCAA requirements. If no requirements have been set by the QCAA, then it must display the manufacturer’s label indicating that it meets the FAA requirements.
  • Must be carried per cabin safety requirements.

How to Pay Your Baggage Fee on Qatar Airways  

You can pay your baggage fee online or by phone. If you did not purchase your baggage at the time of booking, you can purchase it later (online through My Trips or Manage booking) or by phone. You can also pay at the airport when checking in for your flight, it’ll cost you more.  

Tip. Purchasing excess baggage up to 3 hours before departure can save up to 20% of the airport fee. 

Qatar Airways Musical Instruments Policy

Per Qatar Airways’ musical instruments policy, you can carry your musical instruments in your hand baggage, checked baggage, or on a paid seat. 

  1. Musical Instrument as Hand Baggage 

You can bring a small musical instrument as part of your hand baggage allowance—provided it fits in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. 

  • Max. weight (incl. case)—15lb/7kg, and
  • Total dimensions (L + W + H)—120cm 

Examples

Clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet, shaped violin.

  1. Musical Instrument as Checked Baggage 

You can check in musical instruments that exceed your hand baggage allowance, provided you pack them safely in a hard case. Checked musical instruments (incl. case) will be subject to the same weight and size restrictions that apply to your fare type. For details, refer to Checked Baggage Allowance table. 

  1. Musical Instrument on a Paid Seat

You can purchase an additional seat for your musical instrument (such as a guitar or a cello) if you don’t want to check it in—or if the size and weight do not exceed: 

  • Max. length 120cm
  • Max. weight 165lb/75kg. 

Musical instruments exceeding 120cm in length and/or weight (165lb/75kg) can only be taken as cabin baggage and must be accommodated on 2 paid seats. Similarly, musical instruments exceeding 330lb/150kg must be accommodated on 3 paid seats.

How to buy an extra seat for your musical instrument

  • Book in advance by phone or through a ticket center.
  • Provide the weight and sizes details.  

Oversized/Large Musical Instruments and Equipment

You will have to pay excess baggage charges if the size or weight of your musical instrument exceeds the permissible limits. 

Baggage Fees—Small Musical Instruments Weighing up to 33lb/15kg and 175cm (L+W+H)
To/FromThe AmericasEuropeQatarThe Middle East and PakistanFar EastIndian Sub-continentAustralia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaAfrica
The Americas –USD 250USD 250USD 250USD 250USD 250USD 250USD 250
EuropeUSD 250USD 400USD 200USD 240USD 400USD 240USD 560USD 400
QatarQAR 920QAR 800 –QAR 400QAR 800QAR 400QAR 1440QAR 800
The Middle East and PakistanUSD 250USD 240USD 100USD 120USD 240USD 120USD 400USD 240
Far EastUSD 250USD 400USD 200USD 240USD 400USD 240USD 560USD 400
Indian Sub-continentUSD 250USD 240USD 100USD 120USD 240USD 120USD 400USD 240
Australia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaUSD 250USD 560USD 350USD 400USD 560USD 400USD 560USD 560
AfricaUSD 250USD 400USD 200USD 240USD 400USD 240USD 560USD 400
Baggage Fees—Small Musical Instruments Weighing up to 55lb/25kg and 217cm (L+W+H)
To/From The AmericasEuropeQatarThe Middle East and PakistanFar EastIndian Sub-continentAustralia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaAfrica
The AmericasUSD 300USD 300USD 300USD 750USD 300USD 1,050USD 750
EuropeUSD 300USD 750USD 400USD 450USD 750USD 450USD 1,050USD 750
QatarQAR 1100QAR 1500QAR 750USD 750QAR 750USD 1,050USD 750
The Middle East and PakistanUSD 300USD 450USD 200USD 225USD 1,050USD 225USD 1,050USD 1,050
Far EastUSD 300USD 750USD 400USD 450USD 450USD 450USD 750USD 450
Indian Sub-continentUSD 300USD 450USD 200USD 225USD 450USD 225USD 750USD 450
Australia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaUSD 300USD 1,050USD 700USD 750QAR 1500USD 750QAR 2700QAR 1500
AfricaUSD 300USD 750USD 400USD 450USD 300USD 450USD 300USD 300
Baggage Fees—Large Musical Instruments Weighing up to 70lb/32kg and 300cm (L+W+H)
To/FromThe AmericasEuropeQatarThe Middle East and PakistanFar EastIndian Sub-continentAustralia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaAfrica
AfricaUSD 350USD 1,250USD 600USD 750USD 1,250USD 750USD 1,750USD 1,250
EuropeUSD 350USD 1,250USD 600USD 750USD 1,250USD 750USD 1,750USD 1,250
Far EastUSD 350USD 1,250USD 600USD 750USD 1,250USD 750USD 1,750USD 1,250
Australia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaUSD 350USD 1,750USD 1,050USD 1,250USD 1,750USD 1,250USD 1,750USD 1,750
The Middle East and PakistanUSD 350USD 750USD 300USD 375USD 750USD 375USD 1,250USD 750
Indian Sub-continentUSD 350USD 750USD 300USD 375USD 750USD 375USD 1,250USD 750
QatarQAR 1280QAR 2500 – QAR 1250QAR 2500QAR 1250QAR 4500QAR 2500
The Americas – USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350
Baggage Fees—Large Musical Instruments Weighing up to 70lb/32kg and 300cm (L+W+H)
To/FromAfricaEuropeFar EastAustralia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaThe Middle East and PakistanIndian Sub-continentQatarThe Americas
AfricaUSD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,750USD 750USD 750USD 600USD 350
EuropeUSD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,750USD 750USD 750USD 600USD 350
Far EastUSD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,750USD 750USD 750USD 600USD 350
Australia, New Zealand, Japan and KoreaUSD 1,750USD 1,750USD 1,750USD 1,750USD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,050USD 350
The Middle East and PakistanUSD 750USD 750USD 750USD 1,250USD 375USD 375USD 300USD 350
Indian Sub-continentUSD 750USD 750USD 750USD 1,250USD 375USD 375USD 300USD 350
QatarQAR 2500QAR 2500QAR 2500QAR 4500QAR 1250QAR 1250 – QAR 1280
The AmericasUSD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350USD 350 – 

Note

If your trip’s transit point doesn’t include Doha, the following charges will apply:

  • Musical instruments weighing up to 51lb/23kg: USD 100 
  • Musical instruments weighing up to 70lb/32kg: USD 150 

What to Do If Your Baggage is Delayed, Lost, or Damaged

Delayed Baggage

If your checked baggage has been delayed, you must: 

  1. Report it immediately at the airport’s Baggage Service Counter.  After you file a report, you will be given a baggage tracking number that you will need to trace your bag(s) or file your claim. 
  2. Report it online via My Baggage if you have left the airport.

After filing your report, you can: 

  • Call the Baggage Service office at the number provided in your report.
  • Track the status via My Baggage.

Note. You must report the delayed baggage no later than 7 days.

Damaged Baggage 

If your checked baggage arrives damaged, you must report it immediately at the airport’s Baggage Service Counter (in the baggage claims area). 

  • The staff will assess the damage and create a Property Irregularity Report (PIR). 
  • Within 7 days, you must also submit a written claim through My Baggage.

Note. You must report the delayed baggage within 7 days of receiving the baggage, otherwise, it will be assumed that it was delivered in good condition. 

How to Make a Claim for Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Bag(s)

If your baggage is damaged, delayed, or missing, you must:

  1. Report the problem immediately— but no later than 7 days. You will receive a unique reference number.
  2. Submit your claim. Fill out the claim form and submit it per the instructions provided in the insurance policy. 

You will need a copy of the following documents when submitting your claim:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Ticket receipt
  • Baggage tag receipt (of the missing bag)
  • Boarding pass stub
  • Receipts for the items you are claiming compensation for 

Qatar Airways Liability for Lost and Damaged Bags

Qatar Airways’ liability for lost, damaged, or delayed bags (including contents) is limited to the amounts mentioned below unless you have already declared a higher value and paid additional charges in advance. 

  • Liability for trips governed by the Warsaw Convention. If your journey is covered by the Warsaw Convention, Qatar Airways’ liability will be limited to USD 20/kg/per passenger. 
  • Liability for trips governed by the Montreal Convention. If your journey is governed by the Montreal Convention, Qatar Airways’ liability will be limited to SDR 1,288/passenger (approx. USD 1,857). 

Liquids and Powders in Hand Baggage

  • On international flights, liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) incl. pastes, lotions, creams, drinks, and other items of similar consistency must be carried in your carry-on baggage, and no single item should exceed 3.4 oz (100 ml) per passenger. All LAGs must be packed in a resealable plastic bag measuring 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in).
  • Powder-like substances like coffee, powdered milk, spices, etc., must not exceed 12oz (350ml)—roughly the size of a soda can—in cabin baggage. Plus, duty-free powder-like substances purchased during travel must be packed in a sealed Security Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB).

These restrictions apply to:

  • Passengers departing from an international airport in Australia, incl. passengers flying to Canberra via Sydney.
  • Passengers departing from an international airport in New Zealand, incl. transfer passengers. 
  • Passengers traveling to the United States.

For flights departing from Australia (incl. transit passengers):

  • Organic powders such as baby formula, sugar, coffee, etc., are not restricted. However, they must be separated for screening from the remaining carry-on baggage.
  • Inorganic powders like salt, makeup, talcum powder, and sand must be in containers not exceeding 350ml/gm/passenger. 

Exemptions

The following liquids and powders are allowed in hand baggage:

  • Baby foods for inflight consumption 
  • Medicines (with prescription)
  • Special diet foods for inflight consumption 
  • A deceased person’s ashes in an urn, subject to conditions 
  • Cosmetics (non-liquid) such as lipsticks, solid deodorants, and powder foundation

Restricted Baggage Items 

Qatar Airways baggage policy does not allow the following items to be carried in your hand baggage.

  • Guns, firearms, and projectile-discharging devices 
    • Includes all types of firearms, revolvers, pistols, shotguns, and rifles; toy guns, imitation firearms, and replicas; component firearms; compressed air and carbon dioxide guns, rifles, pellet guns; signal flares, pistols; bows, arrows; spear and harpoon guns, catapults and slingshots.
  • Stunning devices
    • Includes animal stunners and killers, tasers and stun guns, disabling or incapacitating chemicals, sprays, and gases incl. mace/capsicum/pepper sprays; acid sprays, animal repellent sprays, etc.
  • Sharp and pointed objects that can injure seriously
    • Includes axes, hatchets, razor blades/knives/scissor blades longer than 6cm; martial arts equipment, sabers, and swords.
  • Blunt objects and instruments that can injure seriously
    • Includes clubs and batons, softball/baseball bats, martial arts equipment, etc.
  • Workers tools that can injure seriously 
    • Includes drills, drill bits, crowbars, tools with shaft/blades exceeding 6cm; screwdrivers, saws, blowtorches, and nail/bolt guns. 
  • Explosives and incendiary devices that can injure seriously or threaten the safety
    • Includes mines, grenades, blasting caps, ammunition, detonators, fuses, fireworks, smoke cartridges, gunpowder, plastic explosives, etc.
  • Lithium-ion batteries 
    • Batteries exceeding 160wH are prohibited—and must be carried as cargo.
    • Batteries with 100–160wH (>2g and <8g) can be carried subject to airline approval. 
      • Spares must be carried as hand baggage.
      • Allowed inside the equipment but the equipment must be switched off.
      • Battery terminals must be protected from short-circuiting and damage.
      • Max. 2 allowed per person.
    • Batteries < 100wH (2g) are allowed: 
      • Inside equipment in hand baggage (max. 15) or checked baggage—without operator approval.
      • As spares in hand baggage (max. 20) without operator approval—but not in checked baggage. 
    • Spare batteries are only allowed in hand baggage.
    • Batteries are allowed inside the equipment (laptop, mobile phone, camera, etc.) but the equipment must be switched off.
    • The terminals of all spare batteries must be protected from short-circuiting and damage.
    • Maximum limits 
      • No more than 15 portable electronic devices with lithium-ion batteries can be carried—provided that the battery rating does not exceed 100wH (for lithium metal—2g).
      • No more than 20 batteries (permissible type) are allowed per passenger.
    • Drones are allowed in hand baggage only.

Not Permitted in Checked Baggage

Qatar Airways baggage policy does not permit the following items in checked bags:

  • Corrosives, such as acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, mercury, etc.
  • Infectious material like viruses, bacteria, etc.
  • Poisonous substances like cyanides, arsenic, weed killers, insecticides, etc. 
  • Radioactive material.
  • Organic peroxides, oxidizing materials, fiberglass repair kits, bleaches, etc.
  • Compressed Gases (flammable/non-flammable, deeply refrigerated, and poisonous) like butane, oxygen, aqualung and propane cylinders.
  • Flammable solids and solids, incl. matches, paints, lighter fuels, etc.
  • Explosives, incl. flares, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, Christmas crackers, etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions on Qatar Airways Baggage Allowance, Baggage Fee, and Baggage Policy

If your checked baggage has been delayed or is missing, you must file a report immediately (but no later than 7 days) at the airport’s Baggage Service Counter.  You will be given a baggage tracking number to help trace your bag(s) or file your claim. 

After you file the report, you can check the status as follows: 

  • Call the Baggage Service office at the number provided in your report.
  • Track the status via My Baggage.

If your checked baggage arrives damaged, you must report it immediately at the airport’s Baggage Service Counter (in the baggage claims area). After assessing the damage, the staff will create a Property Irregularity Report (PIR). If your problem is not resolved, you must submit a written claim through My Baggage within 7 days.

If you’re traveling with excess baggage, you can pay your baggage fee:

  • At the time of booking your flight (online or by phone)
  • After booking your flight (online through ‘My Trips’ or ‘Manage booking’ or by phone)
  • At the airport when checking in (costliest)

If you pay your baggage fee up to 3 hours before departure, you can save up to 20% of the airport fee.

Your baggage limit on Qatar Airways depends on your travel class, route, and fare type, as shown below. 

  • Carry-on Baggage Allowance
    • Economy Class 1 small personal item + 1 carry-on bag
      Total combined weight = 15lb/7kg*
      Carry-on piece dimensions = 50x37x25cm
      (*1 bag up to 22lb/10kg if you’re travelling from/to Brazil)
    • Business Class 1 small personal item + 2 carry-on pieces
      Total combined weight = 33lb/15kg
      Carry-on piece dimensions = 50x37x25cm
    • First Class 1 small personal item + 2 carry-on pieces
      Total combined weight = 33lb/15kg
      Carry-on bag dimensions = 50x37x25cm
  • Checked Baggage Allowance
  • Economy Class Weight Concept Flights Piece Concept Flights
    • Classic 55lb/25kg 2 x 50b/23kg each
    • Convenience 66lb/30kg 2 x 50b/23kg each
    • Comfort 77lb/35kg 2 x 50b/23kg each
  • Business Class 
    • Classic/Comfort/Elite 88lb/40kg 2 x 70lb/32kg each
  • First Class 
    • Elite 110lb/50kg 2 x 70lb/32kg each

Baggage Size (L + W + H) 300cm 158cm 

Yes, as a Privilege Club member, you are entitled to carry extra baggage free of charge, depending on your tier status, as shown below.

Weight Concept Flights Piece Concept Flights

  • Burgundy — —
  • Silver Plus 33lb/15kg Plus 1 piece 
  • Gold Plus 44lb/20kg Plus 1 piece 
  • Platinum Plus 55lb/25kg Plus 2 pieces

If you’re travelling with a ticketed lap infant (8 days to under 2 years), you can carry:

  • 1 stroller, carrying cot or pushchair (on all routes), plus:
  • On trips to/from Brazil, Argentina, the US, and Canada 
    • 1 piece not exceeding 50lb/23kg and 115cm/45in.
  • On all other routes 
    • 1 piece not exceeding 22lb/10kg and 115cm/45in.

However, if you’ve purchased a child fare ticket (2 – 11 years) or reserved a seat for an infant, your child or infant will be entitled to an adult’s baggage allowance.

The baggage size on Qatar Airways will depend on your route. The maximum combined dimensions of a checked bag on piece concept flights (the Americas and Africa) must not exceed 158cm, and 300cm on weight concept flights (all other areas). 

The size of your carry-on bag must not exceed 50cm x 37cm x 25cm.

The standard baggage weight allowance on weight concept fights is as follows:

  • Economy Classic 55lb/25kg
  • Economy Convenience 66lb/30kg
  • Economy Comfort 77lb/35kg
  • Business Class (all) 88lb/40kg
  • First Class (Elite)Elite 110lb/50kg

On weight concept flights, there’s no limit to the number of checked bags you can carry. 

The standard baggage weight allowance on piece concept flights is as follows:

  • Economy Classic 2 bags x 50b/23kg each
  • Economy Convenience 2 bags x 50b/23kg each
  • Economy Comfort 2 bags x 50b/23kg each
  • Business Class (all) 2 bags x 70lb/32kg each
  • First Class (Elite) 2 bags x 70lb/32kg each

The carry-on baggage weight limit for Economy Class passengers is 15lb/7kg (1 personal item + 1 carry-on bag), and 33lb/15kg for Business and First Class passengers (1 personal item + 2 carry-on bags).

Qatar Airways’ Business Class baggage allowance is as follows: 

  • On weight concept flights: 88lb/40kg 
  • On piece concept flights: 2 bags x 70lb/32kg each

Qatar Airways check-in baggage allowance on weight concept flights is 55lb/25kg, 66lb/30kg, and 77lb/35kg for Economy Classic, Convenience, and Comfort fares respectively. Business Class passengers are allowed 88lb/40kg per passenger, and First Class (Elite) passengers are allowed 110lb/50kg per passenger. 
The check-in baggage allowance on piece concept flights is 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each for all Economy fares. Business and First Class passengers are allowed 2 bags of up to 70lb/32kg each per passenger.

  • On weight concept flights, there’s no limit to the number of checked baggage items a passenger can bring, as long as the total weight is within their baggage allowance limits. However, the carry-on baggage items include 1 personal item and 1 carry-on bag for Economy Class passengers, and 1 personal item and 2 carry-on bags for Business and First Class passengers. 
  • On piece concept flights, all passengers are allowed to bring up to 2 checked bags per passenger. The carry-on baggage items include 1 personal item and 1 carry-on bag for Economy Class passengers, and 1 personal item and 2 carry-on bags for Business and First Class passengers.

If you’re carrying an extra bag on a flight to or from the Americas, you will be charged USD 200 (online) or 250 (offline) per bag, and USD 160 (online) or USD 200 per bag if your flight originates out of Africa. However, if you’re carrying an overweight bag (50-70lb), you will be charged USD 50 (online) or USD 65 (offline) per bag if your flight is to or from the Americas, and USD 52 (online) or USD 86 (offline) if your flight originates in Africa. 

If you’re flying on a weight concept flight (all routes not mentioned above), depending on your route, you will be charged USD 25 – 55 per kilo (2.2lb) if you pay online, and USD 25 – 75 per kilo if you pay at the airport. 

Qatar Airways carry-on baggage policy allows Economy Class passengers to travel with 1 personal item + 1 carry-on bag, with a combined weight of up to 15lb/7kg. Business and First Class passengers are allowed to bring 1 personal item and 2 carry-on bags with a combined weight not exceeding 33lb/15kg per passenger. The personal item can be a small handbag or briefcase and the carry-on bag can be a larger article, as long as it does not exceed 50 x 37 x 25cm in size. 

According to Qatar Airways baggage policy, the following personal items are not counted as part of your baggage allowance. These include outer garments, duty free items, and mobility aids such as walking canes, crutches, a wheelchair, etc.

Qatar Airways check-in baggage weight on piece concept flights for Economy Class fares is 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each. Passengers travelling on Business and First Class fares can bring 2 bags weighing up to 70lb/32kg each per passenger. 

Qatar Airways check-in baggage weight on weight concept flights for Economy Classic, Convenience, and Comfort fares is 55lb/25kg, 66lb/30kg, and 77lb/35kg respectively. Business Class passengers can bring up to 88lb/40kg per passenger, and First Class (Elite) passengers can bring up to 110lb/50kg per passenger.

If your Qatar Airways connecting flight is on the same ticket, your baggage allowance will be the same as the one you started with. If your connecting flight involves a change of airline, your baggage allowance will be subject to the connecting airline’s baggage allowance, as indicated on your connecting flight’s ticket. 

You can purchase excess baggage online, by phone, at a ticket office, or at the airport. Buying online at least 3 hours before departure will get you a 20% discount than purchasing your baggage at the airport.

Qatar Airways excess baggage policy will depend on your route, travel class, and how and when you pay.  

  • Passengers travelling on piece concept routes (flight to or from the Americas and flights originating in Africa) will be charged USD 200 per additional bag if they pay online and 250 per bag if they pay at the airport. On flights originating from Africa, they will be charged USD 160 per bag online and USD 200 per bag at the airport. 

Passengers travelling with an overweight bag (50-70lb) will be charged USD 50 per bag online and USD 65 at the airport for flights to/from the Americas, and USD 52 if they pay online and USD 86 if they pay at the airport for flights originating in Africa. 

  • Passengers flying on weight concept flights (not mentioned above) will be charged on a per kilo basis, depending on their flight route. The fee ranges from USD 25 – 55 per kilo if paid online, and USD 25 – 75 per kilo if paid at the airport.

Qatar Airways excess baggage rates depend on your flight’s route, your travel class, and your mode of payment (i.e., whether you pay online/by phone in advance or at the airport.

  • The excess baggage rates on piece concept flights to/from the Americas and flights originating out of Africa are USD 200 per extra bag when paid online and 250 per bag when paid at the airport. The excess baggage rates on flights that originate in Africa are USD 160 per bag if paid online and USD 200 per bag if paid at the airport. 

The excess baggage rates for overweight bags, i.e., bags weighing between 50-70lb are USD 50 per bag if paid online and USD 65 if paid at the airport for any flight that is to or from the Americas. For flights originating in Africa, the excess baggage rates are USD 52 if paid online and USD 86 if paid at the airport. 

  • The excess baggage rates on weight concept flights not mentioned above are charged on a per kg basis. Depending on the route, the rates range from USD 25 – 55/kg when paid online and USD 25 – 75/kg when paid at the airport.

If you’re carrying excess hand baggage (beyond your allowance), Qatar Airways will charge you a fee starting from USD 15, depending on your route.

The extra baggage cost from USA to India on Qatar Airways is USD 200 per bag if you pay online and USD 250 if you pay at the airport. The weight of the additional bag must not exceed 50lb/23kg. If the weight of the extra bag is 50-70lb (23-32kg), the additional charge will be USD 52.

The extra baggage cost will be USD 30 per kilo (2.2lb) within Europe, South East Asia, and Central Asia; USD 40 per kilo between UK and Japan or Korea; USD 50 per kilo between UK and Australasia; USD 20 per kilo between UK and the GCC; and USD 25 per kilo between UK and Levant, Iran, and Qatar.

Qatar Airways baggage weight limit on weight concept flights (i.e., routes excluding the Americas and flights originating in Africa) for Economy Classic, Economy Convenience, and Economy Comfort fares is 55lb/25kg, 66lb/30kg, and 77lb/35kg respectively. Business Class passengers can carry up to 88lb/40kg per passenger, and First Class (Elite) passengers can travel with up to 110lb/50kg per passenger. Passengers are allowed to check in as many checked bags as they like, as long as they don’t exceed their baggage allowance. Passengers carrying extra baggage are allowed to bring up to 220lb/100kg per passenger, subject to the applicable excess baggage fee.

The baggage weight limit on piece concept flights (i.e., flights to/from the Americas and flights originating in Africa) is 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each for Economy Class fares. Business and First Class passengers can bring 2 bags of up to 70lb/32kg each per passenger. Passengers travelling with excess baggage are allowed up to 5 checked bags per passenger, subject to the applicable excess baggage fee.

The link to the lost baggage tracer is: https://haqiba.qatarairways.com.qa/baggagetracking 

If your Qatar Airways baggage is missing, i.e., it does not arrive, you must immediately file a report with the Qatar Airways Baggage Services counter at the arrival airport. After you file a report, you will be given a baggage tracking number with which you can track the status of your bag online. Once your bag is located, it will be delivered to your destination (hotel or home).

Qatar Airways baggage allowance on US flights, i.e., flights to or from the United States, is 2 bags per passenger. Passengers travelling on Economy Class fares (Classic, Convenience, and Comfort) are allowed 50lb/23kg per bag, and passengers travelling on Business and First Class fares are allowed 70lb/32kg per passenger. 

For safety reasons, Qatar Airways is quite strict with its baggage policies. If your hand baggage weigh more than the specified weight allotted to you, they may not tag your bag. Therefore, you need to be careful with how much you’re carrying. 

Remember, Economy Class passengers are only allowed to carry 15lb/7kg of hand baggage (22lb/10kg if you purchased your ticket in Brazil), and Business and First Class passengers are allowed 33lb/15kg of hand baggage per passenger. 

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