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Qatar Airways is a top airline known for its luxurious travel experience. Passengers often think about baggage allowance when considering this experience. This refers to the weight and number of pieces they can bring on board. In this blog post, we will discuss Qatar Airways’ baggage allowance and share tips to help you avoid exceeding your limit.

About Qatar Airways 

Qatar Airways is the primary airline of Qatar. The main office of the airline is in Doha, Qatar. They use a hub-and-spoke network and fly to over 150 international destinations from their main base at Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways is a well-known airline that is highly regarded for its outstanding service, comfortable cabins, and generous baggage policy. The airline in Doha offers passengers a generous baggage allowance. Passengers can choose to purchase additional baggage if necessary. 

Qatar Airways Baggage Allowance 

Baggage allowance for Qatar Airways is the maximum weight or size of baggage that a passenger can bring on a flight. Qatar Airways lets passengers bring one carry-on bag and one personal item for free. Also, if your baggage exceeds these limits, you will probably have to check it and pay an extra fee.

The amount of luggage you can bring may change based on where you’re going and what class you’re flying in. To find out more about baggage regulations, refer to the information printed on your ticket.

Economy Class

Economy Classic

Economy Convenience

Economy Comfort

Checked Baggage

25kg (55lb)

30kg (66lb)

35kg (77lb)

Hand baggage

1 piece (7kg/15lb)

1 piece (7kg/15lb)

1 piece (7kg/15lb)

Business Class

Business Classic

Business Comfort

Business Elite

Checked Baggage

40kg (88lb)

40kg (88lb)

40kg (88lb)

Hand baggage

2 pieces (15kg/33lb total)

2 pieces (15kg/33lb total)

2 pieces (15kg/33lb total)

First Class

First Elite

Checked Baggage

50kg (110lb)

Hand baggage

2 pieces (15kg/33lb total)

Qatar Airways Hand-In Baggage Policy

During your Qatar Airways flight, you can bring hand baggage on board the cabin. The Qatar hand baggage allowance is separate from the baggage you check-in.

Points to Remember:

  • According to Qatar’s baggage allowance policy, passengers in First Class or Business Class can bring two pieces of baggage. The total weight of both bags should not exceed 15kg (33lb). If you’re flying in Economy Class, you can bring one piece of baggage. Just make sure it doesn’t weigh more than 7kg (15lb). 
  • If you have tickets for a flight in Brazil, whether you’re coming to or leaving from Brazil, and you’re flying in Economy Class, you can bring one piece of baggage. Just remember that the weight of the baggage should not exceed 10 kg (22 lb).
  • In addition to this, each piece of hand baggage must not be larger than 50x37x25cm (20x15x10in). The laptop and laptop bag need to follow Qatar’s Hand Baggage Allowance rules.
  • You can bring some personal items with you on the plane. These include a woman’s handbag, a small briefcase, a cape or blanket, a coat, an umbrella, a small camera or binoculars, limited reading material, a pair of crutches or a walking stick, and an infant carrying basket. You can bring duty-free items that you bought on the same day as your flight.
  • You can bring gels, liquids, pastes, and aerosols in containers up to 100 ml in your carry-on baggage. Additionally, please ensure that all items can easily fit inside a clear, resealable bag that is either a quart or liter in size and no larger than 20x20cm.
  • When flying with Qatar Airways, you can bring baby food and medicine without any restrictions. You might need to provide a prescription for any medication you want to bring on the plane.

Qatar Airways Checked Baggage Policy 

Traveling with baggage can be difficult, especially if your luggage is too big or heavy for the airline’s rules. Make sure to check the baggage guidelines of your airline as they may be different. 

Points to Remember:

  • The largest size allowed for checked-in baggage is 158cm when measuring the length, width, and height of each piece. Alternatively, if you measure by weight, the maximum combined size is 300cm. The weight limit for one checked-in bag is 32kg (70lb). If you go over the weight or number of items allowed on your ticket, you will have to pay extra fees.
  • According to Qatar Airways’ checked baggage allowance policies, there is no limit to the number of pieces of luggage for routes that follow the weight concept. However, if the total weight allowance for all the pieces of luggage is exceeded, there may be restrictions. The airline may have restrictions on how much you can bring, depending on the size of the plane.
  • If you are flying with a different airline than Qatar Airways, it is possible that they may allow you to bring less baggage. Airlines have to follow the guidelines of IATA’s Most Significant Marketing Carrier (MSC) rule. This rule determines the amount of luggage you can bring on a code-share or interline flight. This rule applies to flights that start or end in the USA or Canada.

Qatar Airways Extra Baggage Policy

The cost of baggage on Qatar Airways flights will depend on the regions you are traveling to. Also, if your bags are heavier, you might have to pay extra fees. Before you start packing, be sure to take a look at our baggage fee chart!

Additional Rates

Preferred rates

Standard Rates

India to Europe

USD 30

USD 40

India to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

USD 30

USD 40

India to Maldives

USD 30

USD 40

India to Pakistan

USD 30

USD 40

India to South/East Asia

USD 30

USD 40

India to Central Asia

USD 30

USD 40

India to Japan

USD 30

USD 50

India to Korea

USD 30

USD 50

India to Australia

USD 40

USD 60

India to New Zealand

USD 40

USD 60

India to Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

USD 20

USD 25

India to Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon

USD 20

USD 30

India to Qatar

USD 20

USD 30

If you have already booked a flight, you can buy extra baggage by using the Manage Booking feature.

Points to Remember:

  • You can only buy extra baggage if it goes beyond the amount of baggage you’re allowed for free, as mentioned in your booking confirmation and tickets.
  • According to Qatar Airways Baggage Allowance rules, passengers are charged for each kilogram of excess baggage, except when traveling to Africa or the Americas, where it is charged per piece. When you’re a passenger on a plane, you can bring up to five pieces of luggage or a total weight of 100 kg. You can only bring one checked-in bag. It should not weigh more than 32 kg (70 lb) or be larger than 158 cm (62 in) when you add up the length, width, and height.
  • Infants cannot have extra baggage purchased online.
  • You can buy extra baggage up to 6 hours before your flight. According to the airline’s policy, extra baggage is only allowed on the specific flight and date mentioned on the receipt. To confirm your booking, you can check the ticket number next to each passenger’s name in your confirmation email. In case during any hassle you name spelling get wrong Qatar Airline name change policy allows passengers to correct any misspellings or errors in their names on the ticket.
  • If your baggage is too big for the airline’s rules, they might not let you check it in. They could also send it back to you or put it on a different flight. Airlines can handle baggage according to their own rules.

Qatar Airways Infant Baggage Policy

Qatar Airways provides a generous baggage allowance for infants, making it easier to travel with young children. When you travel with an infant, you can bring one piece of checked luggage for free. You can bring a stroller, collapsible carrycot, or pushchair on the aircraft for free if you have an infant with you.

Infant Baggage Policy

Baggage allowance


1 piece (23kg/50lb) in all classes of travel


10kg (22lb) in all classes of travel

Special Items 

Sports Equipment:

Qatar Airways does not charge extra fees for sporting equipment, as long as it fits within the free checked baggage allowance mentioned on your ticket. If your sports equipment is larger than the allowed amount, you will have to pay extra fees for baggage. The rates for sports equipment will differ based on whether you buy it ahead of time or at the airport.

Musical Instruments:

According to Qatar’s baggage policy, passengers can bring musical instruments on the plane, but they will need to purchase a separate seat for them. The maximum weight allowed for musical instruments is 75 kg, and the maximum length allowed is 120 cm.


According to Qatar Airways’ Baggage Allowance policy, they offer onboard wheelchair facilities on their A330, A340, and B777 aircraft. If you need to travel with a wheelchair, you can bring it with you for free and it won’t be counted as part of your baggage allowance.

Sports Weapons and Ammunition:

Qatar Airlines has a policy about carrying sport weapons and ammunition. According to their policy, you need to inform and get approval from the airline before bringing them on board. Passengers must show the airline the necessary import and export licenses before they can travel. Additionally, passengers need to make sure that all weapons are unloaded and packed safely and correctly. As a passenger, you can bring up to 5 kg of sports ammunition (specifically divisions 1.4S, UN 0012, or UN 0014) on the flight.

Qatar Airways Pet Allowance 

We all understand the importance of our pets and don’t want to leave them behind when we travel. Qatar Airways allows pet dogs, cats, and birds to travel with you on your flight or separately as checked baggage. This is in line with international air travel regulations.

If you’re traveling with a pet, make sure to inform the airline in advance. To ensure a smooth process, it is recommended to inform them of your departure at least 48 hours in advance. According to the travel rules, passengers must provide documents for their pets before traveling. To fly with your pet, you’ll need a health certificate signed by your veterinarian to confirm that your animal is healthy. Additionally, you’ll need identification or a pet passport.

Note: Must read the guidelines of Qatar Airlines Pet Policy


Total Weight and Dimensions

Additional Allowance Rate


Up to 32kg

To/From Qatar: USD 200All other routes: USD 350


Between 32kg and 75kg

To/From Qatar: USD 300All other routes: USD 450


Total weight: greater than 75kgTotal dimensions: larger than 118 inches (300 cm)

To be handled as cargo

Delayed Baggage 

If your luggage is lost or delayed, Qatar Airlines will assist you in resolving the issue. Usually, when baggage is delayed, it is usually found within 24 hours. Once found, it can be delivered to your home, office, or hotel. If your luggage is delayed, the airline will give you compensation. If the airline loses your baggage, they will compensate you based on the rules of the Warsaw Convention or Montreal Convention, if they apply.

Damaged Baggage 

When traveling by air, it’s important to make sure your luggage is strong, properly packed, and securely closed. If your luggage is damaged, make sure to report it to the baggage desk as soon as you arrive. They will provide you with a Property Irregularity Report. To make a claim, you must submit a written claim through ‘My Baggage’ within seven days after leaving the airport.

Restricted Baggage Items

Qatar Airlines has certain rules about what you can bring in your luggage. This is done to keep you safe and make sure that all your belongings are secure during travel. You are not allowed to bring the following items in either your carry-on or checked luggage:

Not Permitted in Hand Baggage:

  • Guns, firearms, and other devices that shoot projectiles, such as toys, antiques, and replicas. – Pistols are a type of firearm. They use compressed air or CO2 to shoot pellets or signal flares.
  • There are some really impressive devices available, such as stun guns, pepper spray, mace, and animal repellents.
  • Here are some examples of objects that have sharp points or edges: knives, axes, ice picks, razor blades, scissors, and martial art equipment.
  • Tools for Workers – Crowbars, drills, screwdrivers, saws, nail guns, and blowtorches.
  • Blunt Instruments – Baseball bats, clubs, batons, and hockey sticks.
  • Items not allowed: explosives, incendiary devices (including replicas), fireworks, ammunition, and fuel.

Not Permitted in Checked Baggage:

  • Corrosives are substances that can cause damage or destruction. Some examples of corrosives include mercury, acids, alkalies, and wet cell batteries.
  • Infectious substances include bacteria and viruses.
  • Some examples of poisons are insecticides, weed killers, arsenic, and cyanides.
  • Radioactive material.
  • Oxidizing Materials and Organic Peroxides Bleaches and fiberglass repair kits.
  • Compressed gases include deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable, and poisonous gases such as butane, oxygen, propane, and aqualung cylinders.
  • Flammable liquids and solids include lighter or heavier fuels, paint, and all matches*.
  • Explosives include fireworks, flares, ammunition*, Christmas crackers, and firearms.
  • There are several types of small electric vehicles available, such as Air wheels, Solo wheels, Hoverboards, Mini-Segways, and Balance wheels.


What is Qatar Airways’ carry-on baggage policy?

Passengers can bring one carry-on bag and one personal item for free.

What are the checked baggage allowances for different classes?

Economy Class: 25kg to 35kg, Business Class: 40kg, First Class: 50kg.

Can Business Class and First Class passengers bring extra hand baggage?

Yes, they can bring two pieces with a total weight of 15kg (33lb).

Are there size restrictions for hand baggage?

Each piece must not exceed 50x37x25cm (20x15x10in).

How can I buy extra baggage for my Qatar Airways flight?

You can purchase extra baggage using the “Manage Booking” feature up to 6 hours before your flight.

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