Qatar Airways Baggage and Carry-on

Find below Qatar Airways approved luggage and carry-ons!

What is Qatar Airways’ policy on hand baggage allowances?

Qatar Airways permits passengers to take with them on board the aircraft a certain amount of baggage subject to weight and size restrictions.

What is Qatar Airways’ policy on checked baggage allowances?

Checked baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class and can be set either by the Piece Policy (limitations on the number of pieces, as well as their weight and size), or by the Weight Policy (limitations on weight and size of checked baggage).

Hand Baggage

Depending on cabin class, passengers are entitled to the following hand baggage allowances:

Hand BaggageEconomyBusinessFirst
Number of pieces1 piece2 pieces
Total maximum weight7 kg (15 lbs)15 kg (33 lbs)
Maximum dimensions50 x 37 x 25 cm (20 x 15 x 10 in)50 x 37 x 25 cm (20 x 15 x 10 in) each

There are some personal items that Qatar Airways will not count toward your hand baggage allowance such as a ladies handbag, a small briefcase, cameras, duty free items (purchased on the day of your flight) or walking sticks. A laptop bag will not be considered a personal item and must fit within your hand baggage allowance.

Checked Baggage

For the checked baggage allowances, the Piece Policy applies on Qatar Airways flights to/from Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the US. On all other flights, the checked baggage allowances are set by the Weight Policy. Regardless of which baggage policy applies, a single piece of checked baggage must weigh no more than 32 kg (70 lbs) otherwise it will not be accepted by Qatar Airways.

Baggage can be checked in 6 hours prior to departure (except when traveling in large groups, in which case early check-in may be requested). Passengers transferring at Doha International Airport to an onward connecting flight will not be able to store their luggage because there are no left luggage facilities.

Free Baggage Allowances

There is a certain amount of baggage, subject to weight and size restrictions, which can be checked without any charge:

Piece PolicyEconomyBusinessFirst
To/from the US, Canada

and Argentina

2 pieces, each up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

and 158 cm (62 in)

2 pieces, each up to 32 kg (70 lbs)

and 158 cm (62 in)

To/from Brazil2 pieces, each up to 32 kg (70 lbs) and 158 cm (62 in)
Weight PolicyEconomyBusinessFirst
From Africa45 kg (99 lbs)65 kg (143 lbs)65 kg (143 lbs)
Between Doha and Casablanca45 kg (99 lbs)60 kg (132 lbs)60 kg (132 lbs)
To/from all other destinations

30 kg (66 lbs)

total weight

40 kg (88 lbs)

total weight

50 kg (110 lbs)

total weight

Total maximum dimension of 406 cm (160 in)

Excess Baggage Fees

Qatar Airways will charge excess baggage fees if you exceed the weight and/or piece allowance. When you know you will take more than your free baggage allowance, you can purchase excess baggage in increments of single pieces or bundles of 5 kg (11 lbs) up to maximum 5 pieces or 100 kg at a time:

  • Online – on qatarairways.com, after you make your booking up to 3 hours before departure.
  • Offline – at Qatar Airways call centres, city and airport ticketing offices or when checking-in.

Excess baggage fees are dependent on the regions you are travelling between and are applicable for Qatar Airways operated flights only:

Excess Baggage Rate per Piece

To/fromPurchasedSubsequent extra pieceOverweight piece* (between 23 – 32 kg)
The US, Canada,
Argentina & Brazil
Online200 USD (730 QAR)50 USD (190 QAR)
Offline250 USD (910 QAR)65 USD (240 QAR)
Between Buenos Aires
and Brazil
Online75 USD50 USD (190 QAR)
Offline100 USD65 USD (240 QAR)
*Applies to Economy Class only and does not apply not to/from Brazil.

Excess Baggage Rate per Additional Kilogram (2.2 lbs)

(for all routes except the US, Canada, Argentina & Brazil)

To/from*PurchasedEurope, Africa***
& the Far East
Australia, New Zealand,
South Korea & Japan
The Middle East &
Indian subcontinent
Qatar**Online80 QAR140 QAR40 QAR
Offline100 QAR180 QAR50 QAR
Europe, Africa***
& the Far East
Online40 USD55 USD25 USD
Offline50 USD70 USD30 USD
Australia, New Zealand,
South Korea & Japan
Online55 USD55 USD40 USD
Offline70 USD70 USD50 USD
The Middle East &
Indian subcontinent
Online25 USD40 USD12 USD
Offline30 USD50 USD15 USD
*The rate for routes that do not include Doha (for example: Denpasar-Singapore, Bucharest-Sofia):

  • Online: 25 USD per kg.
  • Offline: 30 USD per kg.
**Fees in Qatari Riyals (QAR) apply only if the originating airport is Doha.
***Bulk baggage rates (minimum of 5 kg) from/to Africa differ when purchased at least 24 hours prior to departure, from a Qatar Airways sales office: from 25 USD to 50 USD per 5 kg

Sporting Equipment

Any sporting equipment is accepted as part of the free checked baggage allowance and will be subject to excess baggage fees when exceeding the free baggage allowance.

Sporting equipment may be purchased in advance offline, at Qatar Airways offices and call centers, at the following excess baggage rates:

Small or Medium Pieces – up to 23 kg and 217 cm (length + width + height)
To/fromThe Middle East &
Indian subcontinent
Europe, Africa
& the Far East
Americas, Australia, New
Zealand, Japan & South Korea
The Middle East &
Indian subcontinent
90 USD150 USD200 USD
Europe, Africa & Far East150 USD175 USD225 USD
Americas, Australia, New
Zealand, Japan & South Korea
200 USD225 USD250 USD
Large Pieces – up to 32 kg and 300 cm (length + width + height)
To/fromThe Middle East &
Indian subcontinent
Europe, Africa
& the Far East
Americas, Australia, New
Zealand, Japan & South Korea
The Middle East &
Indian subcontinent
100 USD200 USD300 USD
Europe, Africa & Far East175 USD250 USD300 USD
Americas, Australia, New
Zealand, Japan & South Korea
250 USD300 USD325 USD

Regular excess baggage rates (mentioned in the previous tables) apply for sporting equipment purchased at the airport.

Baggage Service

In case your baggage arrives damaged, is delayed, or items are missing from your baggage, and you immediately report it, the Qatar Airways baggage services desk will create Passenger Irregularity Report. Usually, delayed baggage is located within 24 hours. You can use the baggage reference number, located in the Passenger Irregularity Report, to track the status of your baggage claim.

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