Qatar Airways Check-in

You can check in for your Qatar Airways flight via: 

  1. Online check-in (web check-in)
  2. Mobile check-in (Android or iOS
  3. Airport counter check-in

Qatar Airways Check-in Time 

Qatar Airways recommends that you reach the airport 3 hours before departure, when the check-in counters typically open. You must complete all formalities 1 hour before departure, when the check-in counters generally close.

  1. Online Check-in Time

You can check in online through web check-in: 

  • For flights from/to the United States. From 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure.
  • For other flights. From 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure.

Note. Online check-in is not available in Sarajevo. 

  1. Mobile App Check-in Time

You can check in with Qatar Airways’ mobile app:

  • For flights from/to the United States. From 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure.
  • For other flights. From 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure.

After you check in, you will automatically receive your mobile boarding pass on your smartphone or tablet. 

Note. Mobile check-in is not available in Sarajevo. 

  1. Airport Desk Check-in Time

You should reach the airport 3 hours before departure. The check-in counters typically open 3 hours before departure and close 1 hour before departure—by which time you should have completed your check-in formalities.

Note. Counter closing times may vary by airport, so always check your e-ticket receipt for the exact closing time. 

Qatar Airways Online Check-in Process


A screenshot of Qatar Airways’ online check-in tab

How to check-in online at Qatar Airways 

You can check in online for your Qatar Airways flight (except from Sarajevo) from 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure to/from the United States, and from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure to/from other destinations. 

Before checking in, have the following Advance Passenger Information (API) ready:

  1. Your passport
  2. Your visa
  3. Your Privilege Club cards (if holding)
  4. Your accommodation details (if any) 

If you’re checking in in a group, have the details of all the passengers ready. 

Process. To check in for your flight online at Qatar Airways:

  1. Go to QatarAirways.com 
  2. Click on the Check-in tab (as shown in the screenshot above) 
  3. Enter the following details to retrieve your booking:
    1. Your booking reference
    2. Your last name 
  4. Click on the Check-in button  
  5. Confirm your check-in and 
    1. Print your boarding pass, or
    2. Email your boarding pass to yourself, or 
    3. Send your boarding pass to your mobile phone 

When you check-in online, you can also select your seat.

Passengers Not Eligible for Online Check-in

You won’t be able to check in online if:

  • You’re holding an unconfirmed or standby booking
  • You need medical or special assistance
  • You’re travelling on an unaccompanied minor booking
  • You’re required to make an additional payment

Note 

  • Online check-in is available for all Qatar Airways operated flights.
  • Online check-in is not available in Sarajevo.

Mobile App Check-in


How to check in with Qatar Airways mobile app

Passengers holding a confirmed Qatar Airways booking can check in with any internet-enabled smartphone device from 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure to/from the United States, and from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure from other destinations. 

How to check-in


To check in with the Qatar Airways mobile app, simply point your device’s camera at your passport’s details page. After checking in, you can SMS, email, or print your boarding pass to yourself, or save it to your device and show it at the airport counter and departure gate. 

After reaching the airport, head to the fast-bag drop counter to deposit your bags. 

You can check in with your mobile device at the following airports:

Europe*

Zurich Zagreb Yerevan Warsaw Vienna Venice

Thessaloniki Tbilisi Stockholm Sofia Skopje Rome

Prague Pisa Paris Oslo Nice Mykonos

Munich Milan Manchester Malaga Madrid London Gatwick

London Larnaca Kyiv Helsinki Geneva Frankfurt

Edinburgh Dublin Copenhagen Cardiff Budapest Bucharest

Brussels Birmingham Berlin Belgrade Barcelona Athens

Amsterdam

* Except departures from Valletta, Sarajevo, St. Petersburg, Lisbon, Moscow, Gothenburg, and EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.

Asia and the Pacific

Tokyo Sydney Seoul Phuket Phnom Penh Perth

Melbourne Chiang Mai Canberra Auckland Adelaide

Africa GCC

Durban Doha**

** If going through passport control, a printed boarding pass is required.

You can use the mobile app to: 

  • Make a flight booking
    (point your phone’s camera at your passport instead of entering your itinerary details manually)
  • Book additional services, such as: 
    • Excess baggage
    • Lounge access
    • Meet and greet services
    • Hotel stays
    • Car rentals
  • Receive flight notifications
    (check-in, boarding, baggage collection, upgrade offers)
  • Manage your booking 
    • Cancel, change, or rebook your flight
    • Change your seat 
    • Select or change meal preferences
  • Check in
  • Select your seat
  • Save your boarding pass 
  • Track your bags
  • Manage your Privilege Club account
  • Claim missing Qmiles on old flights

Passengers Not Eligible for Mobile App Check-in

You may not be able to check in with the mobile app if:

  • You’re holding an unconfirmed or standby booking
  • You require medical or special assistance
  • You’re travelling on an unaccompanied minor ticket
  • You’re required to make an additional payment

Note. Mobile app check-in is not available on flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo. 

How to Check in at the Airport Desk  

Qatar Airways recommends that you reach the airport 3 hours before departure. The check-in counters typically open 3 hours before departure and close 1 hour before departure—by which time you should have completed your check-in formalities.

Note

  • Counter closing times may vary by airport, so always check your e-ticket receipt for the exact closing time. You can also ask the local Qatar office in your area or your departure airport.
  • Boarding gates close 20 minutes before departure for most flights. 

At the check-in desk, you will be required to present: 

  • Your passport and/or original official ID card 
  • Your other travel documents 

After you present your documents at the airport, you can check in your bags, after which you’ll be assigned a seat and given your boarding pass. 


Frequently Asked Questions on Qatar Airways Check-in

Yes, Qatar Airways allows web check-ins through QatarAirways.com.

The check-in starting and closing times for Qatar Airways’ flights are as follows:

Check-in ModeQatar Airways Flight Check-in and Cut-off Times 
Online 24 hours – 90 minutes before departure for flights from/to the United States.48 hours – 90 minutes before departure for all other flights (except from Sarajevo).
Mobile App24 hours – 90 minutes before departure for flights from/to the United States.48 hours – 90 minutes before departure for all other flights (except from Sarajevo).
Airport CounterArrive 3 hours before your flight’s departure. Check-in counters generally open 3 hours before departure and close 1 hour before departure—by which time you must have completed your check-in.

You should reach the airport 3 hours before departure and complete all the check-in formalities before the check-in counters close (1 hour before departure). 

To view the check-in closing time, refer to the table above.

You can check in for your Qatar Airways flight from 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure if you’re flying to or from the United States, and from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure for all other flights.

The biggest benefit of checking in online is that it fast-tracks your check-in process by helping you skip the waiting lines at the airport. Once you check in online, you have the option to print your boarding pass at home or receive it by email, which you show at the airport gates. 

If you’re travelling without checked luggage, you can proceed to the gate directly, and if you’re travelling with luggage, you can head straight to the fast bag drop counter to check in your bags. 

You can check in online for your Qatar Airways flight from Australia from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure.

To check in for your flight at Athens (ATH) airport, you will need to go to the Departures Hall in the main building terminal. The check-in instructions will be provided on your ticket. You can also check the details of your departing flight from this link.

Qatar Airways’ online check-in at Dhaka opens 48 hours before departure and closes 90 minutes before departure. 

You can check in at Terminal 2-E at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. However, the terminal can change at times, so always check your departing flight’s terminal in advance. 

Qatar Airways check-in closing times are generally 90 minutes before departure if you’re checking in online or with the mobile app, and 60 minutes before departure at most airports. However, you must read the details on your ticket or check with Qatar Airways’ airport office in your city. 

You can check in online from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure from for a Qatar Airways flight departing from Nigeria. However, you must reach the airport at least 4 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. Also, if you’re travelling with a pet, you must get a clearance from the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services.

The check-in link for Qatar Airways staff is:
staffcheckin.qatarairways.com.qa/scki-web/pages/login.xhtml  

You must log in with your staff ID and password, or your PNR or E-ticket number and last name.

If you’re flying to or from the United States, you can check in online or with the mobile app 24 hours before departure. If you’re flying to or from most other destinations, you can check in starting 48 hours before departure. 

You can check in for your Qatar Airways flight through their website (QatarAirways.com), mobile app, or physically at the airport.

If you’re checking in online for a flight to/from the United States, you can check in as early as 24 hours before departure till your check-in deadline. For all other flights (except from Sarajevo), you can check in 48 hours before your flight till your check-in deadline.

If you’re checking in online, it must be within your flight’s check-in time range, which is 24 hours – 90 minutes before departure for flights to or from the United States, and 48 hours – 90 minutes before departure for all other flights (except flights departing from Sarajevo). 

You will also not be able to check in online if you have other airlines as part of your itinerary, or if you’ve booked a wheelchair/special service, or you’re travelling on an unaccompanied minor’s ticket, or you’re required to pay up at the airport. In all such scenarios, you’ll be required to check in physically at the airport.

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