Special baggage items
Qatar Airways accepts any sporting equipment as checked baggage as part of the free checked baggage allowance mentioned on your ticket.
Any sporting equipment that exceeds the free allowance will be subject to excess baggage rates.:
- When purchased in advance, specific sports equipment rates apply (excluding online excess baggage purchase);
- When purchased at the airport, regular excess baggage rates apply.
Guidelines for carrying sporting equipment
Bicycles may be carried as checked baggage or cargo. Please ensure they are properly packed in a strong, custom-made cardboard box. Tyres should be deflated, pedals removed, and handlebars turned and fixed lengthways.
Surfboard, windsurfing equipment and kayaks will be carried as checked baggage if they are less than 3 metres and the mast/sail is detachable, collapsible and adequately packed. Items with greater lengths will be carried as Cargo.
Fishing equipment: all rods, nets, tackle boxes, and other bulky equipment will be carried as cargo or checked baggage. They must be suitably packed.
Golf equipment: Golf bags and clubs will be carried as cargo or checked baggage.
Diving equipment: Please ensure all air and gas cylinders are empty prior to travel and that any underwater torches and knives are appropriately packed.
Trekking equipment: Please ensure all trekking equipment are adequately packed.
Qatar Airways provides on-board wheelchairs on all wide-bodied aircraft (A330, A340 and B777). Passengers' own wheelchairs are carried at no charge and do not count towards the baggage allowance.Learn more about mobility assistance
Fragile musical instruments may be carried in the cabin, but they will require the purchase of a ticket for the seat they occupy. The maximum weight allowed is 75 kg and maximum length is 120 cm.
Sports weapons and ammunition
Notification and clearance from the airline is required before transporting sports weapons and ammunition - as cargo or checked baggage - can be permitted. The appropriate import and export licenses must be presented to the airline prior to travel. Please ensure all weapons are unloaded, securely and appropriately packed. Sports ammunition (in divisions 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 only) is limited to a maximum of 5 kg per passenger.