Why choose Qatar Airways?
Voted airline of the year in 2015 - Award-winning crew and service - In-flight connectivity: mobile phone & Wi-Fi - Uitgebreid entertainment: 2000 opties - Extensive entertainment: 2000 options - Outstanding culinary facilities, including extensive diet options - Extensive luxury facilities in Business & First Class - Frequent flyer benefits via Oneworld
At Qatar, you can check in quickly and easily: online, at the airport and even via mobile! Online check-in is available on the Qatar Airways website from 36 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure. Mobile check-in is possible via the Qatar Airways mobile app (available for Android & iPhone).
The three-step online check-in is super easy:
- Look up your booking by last name and booking number, Privilege Club number or e-ticket number.
- Confirm the traveller information for all travellers and select your seats.
- Confirm your check-in and mail/print your boarding pass; or send it to your mobile phone.
In general, check-in at the airport opens 3 hours before flight departure, and closes 1 hour before departure.
Qatar Airways applies, in general, very generous rules regarding free baggage allowance. For flights between Belgium and the rest of the world, the baggage allowance is as follows:
First Class: checked baggage of max. 50 kg and max. 300 cm (l+w+h). Two pieces of carry-on baggage of max. 15 kg combined.
Business Class: checked baggage of max. 40 kg and max. 300 cm (l+w+h). Two pieces of carry-on baggage of max. 15 kg combined.
Economy Class: checked baggage of max. 30 kg and max. 300 cm (l+w+h). One piece of carry-on baggage of max. 7 kg.
For flights between Belgium and Argentina, Canada, the US and Brazil (all travel classes), different checked baggage rules apply. The following is allowed: 2 pieces of max. 32 kg and max. 158 cm (l+w+h) a piece.
For all classes, carry-on baggage items are allowed up to 50 x 37 x 25 cm. In addition to carry-on baggage, you can bring personal items such as a handbag, coat, blanket, umbrella, walking stick etc. on your flight. Laptops and laptop bags must fit within the allowed carry-on baggage allowance. Checked baggage may weigh up to 32 kg a bag. Heavier bags must be rearranged so that every piece weighs under 32 kg.
New: monitoring of electronic equipment on flights to the United States and Canada
OFor flights to the US and Canada, an extra security check will take place for electronic devices in carry-on baggage that work on batteries or accumulator. All devices must be fully charged before boarding. At the gate, you may be asked to turn on the device to ensure that it works and is authentic.
Luggage for children
For children travelling in their own seat, the same rules on baggage allowance apply as for adults. Children (of up to 2 years of age) travelling in the lap of their parent, can bring 1 piece of carry-on baggage of max. 10 kg and 50 x 37 x 25 cm. On flights to Brazil, Argentina, Canada and the US, one piece of checked baggage of max. 23 kg is allowed. On flights to all other destinations, you can bring up to 10 kg of checked baggage.
At Qatar Airways, you can of course bring special material (diving equipment, bicycles, golf clubs, instruments, fishing equipment and wheelchairs). Sports equipment that fits within the allowed checked baggage can be carried free of charge. For sports equipment that exceeds baggage allowance, additional costs will be charged. On the Qatar Airways website, you will find a complete overview of all rules per type of special baggage and their rates.
Liquids and gels
In carry-on luggage, liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols can only travel in containers of max. 100 ml each. These must be wrapped in a transparent and resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 litre, and up to 20 x 20 cm. The bag must be closed and the items must fit easily.
There are no restrictions regarding baby food and medication. Airport staff may ask you to show a receipt of medication to be taken on board of the plane.
Hamad International Airport
Hamad International Airport is the home base of Qatar Airways, and is located in Doha, Qatar’s capital near the Persian Gulf. Doha (literally: ‘the big tree’) has around 800.000 inhabitants, while 60% of the Qatar population lives in this coastal city. If your transfer is long enough, you can visit the beautiful city of Doha before boarding your connecting flight. Consult the transfer desks at the airport for more information about requirements such as visas. Hamad International Airport opened only in 2014. This ultramodern airport offers extensive options for tax-free shopping, dining and relaxation including, for example, wellness and fitness centres at the airport.
On the plane
Qatar Airways is known for its good in-flight service – whether you’re flying First, Business or Economy Class, the quality is simply superb. Economy Class seats are equipped with pillows, blankets, warm towels and interactive screens for in-flight entertainment. You will also have access to a laptop power supply, USB port and a personal phone.
If you’re travelling first class, you will be pampered with all the luxuries you could wish for: large areas with luxurious lounge seats, designer sleeping bags, lots of storage and a six-course menu produced in collaboration with two famous chefs (who, combined, own 5 stars for their different restaurants). The Business Class traveller does not have to worry about facilities, either. The basic facilities offered include adjustable seating (lounge, sleeping area, work station) and a five-course menu by the same famous chefs.
Wi-Fi is available on all A380, A350, B787, A319 and some of the A330, A320 and A321 aircrafts. On these flights, it’s also possible to connect with the mobile network and to send SMS and MMS messages.
Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment is very extensive: the Oryx entertainment system offers an audio/video on-demand service with 2000 options of e.g. films, TV series, music, video games and many more. Plenty of entertainment during your flight!
Qatar Airways has an extensive and modern fleet of over 340 aircrafts, including the new Boeing 787, Boeing 777 and Airbus 350 and 380. Popular destinations are mainly located in Asia and the Middle East.
Frequent flyer benefits
Qatar Airways is a member of Oneworld alliance since October 2013, and is therefore the first Gulf state airline to join an airway alliance.
Oneworld has 15 members. Their Frequent Flyer Programme is divided into three categories: ruby, sapphire and emerald. Benefits include (depending on the category) priority check-in, access to Business Class lounges, priority boarding and additional baggage allowances. A complete overview of the benefits per category can be found on the Qatar Airways website.
Since 2010, Qatar Airways has been voted best airline in the Middle East every year (Skytrax). This year, Qatar was also named airline of the year by Skytrax. In addition, Qatar Airways has won awards for best cabin crew/staff and best Business Class, among others.
Oneworld, the airline alliance Qatar is part of, was named best airline in the world for the third year in a row during the 2015 World Airline Awards by Skytrax.
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The information on this page is not legally binding. The information provided is subject to change. Airlines change their conditions regularly; visit the airline website for the latest information. Prices are starting prices, per person and in euros. Rates are subject to availability on return flights, including pre-pay airport taxes and excluding file charges (from € 12 pp), cancellation or all-in insurance. Because airport taxes depend on departure date, booking class and flight route, they can fluctuate compared to the rates mentioned here.