Excess baggage

Take more than your baggage allowance by paying for excess baggage on qatarairways.com, at Qatar Airways offices, ticketing offices, call centres, or when you check in.

The rates and conditions below apply to Qatar Airways' operated flights only. If your itinerary includes flights operated by other airlines, different baggage rules may apply. Please contact your nearest Qatar Airways ticketing office, or our call centre to verify the rules and charges applicable to your baggage allowance.

For Qatar Airways operated flights, excess and overweight baggage charges depend on the regions covered by your journey.

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    Online
    Excess baggage purchased through qatarairways.com.
    Offline Excess baggage purchased at Qatar Airways offices (airport , city, call centers), or at the check-in desk

    Excess baggage rate per additional kg (2.2lb)

    To/From Purchased Africa Europe Far East Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    Africa Online 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD 55 USD 25 USD
    Offline 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 70 USD 30 USD
    Europe Online 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD 55 USD 25 USD
    Offline 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 70 USD 30 USD
    Far East Online 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD 55 USD 25 USD
    Offline 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 70 USD 30 USD
    Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea Online 55 USD 55 USD 55 USD 55 USD 40 USD
    Offline 70 USD 70 USD 70 USD 70 USD 50 USD
    The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    Online 25 USD 25 USD 25 USD 40 USD 12 USD
    Offline 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 50 USD 15 USD
    Qatar** Online
    80 QAR 80 QAR 80 QAR 140 QAR 40 QAR
    Offline 100 QAR 100 QAR 100 QAR 180 QAR 50 QAR

    Note: The rate for routes that do not include Doha: Online: 25 USD per kg (2.2lb), Offline: 30 USD per kg (2.2lb). Examples: Bangkok - Hanoi.

    *Rates for transporting bulk baggage (minimum of 5 kgs) to or from Africa differ. You can view them by clicking the 'Bulk rates' tab above.

    **Rates in Qatari Riyals (QAR) apply only for excess baggage purchases made in Qatar, for travel originating from Doha.

    Flights to/from Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the USA (rates per piece)

    Purchased Subsequent extra piece Overweight piece - between 23-32kg (50-70lb)*
    Online 200 USD (730 QAR) 50 USD (190 QAR)
    Offline 250 USD (910 QAR) 65 USD (240 QAR)

    *Overweight piece option applies to Economy Class only. In accordance with Brazilian law, for any ticket where the true origin or destination in Brazil the allowance is two pieces at 32kg (70lb) each, regardless of cabin size.

    For flights between Buenos Aires and Brazil, excess baggage rate per additional piece is: Online: 75 USD, Offline: 100 USD.

    Infants travelling on an adult's lap are entitled to one piece. Additional pieces will be charged on the adult ticket.

    Excess baggage purchase rules on qatarairways.com

    • Excess baggage is only offered over and above the free baggage allowance already indicated on your booking confirmation and tickets;
    • Excess baggage is charged per kg, except to/from the Americas, where it is charged per piece;
    • Purchase units are offered in increments of single pieces or bundles of 5kg (11lb) each;
    • Each passenger is allowed a maximum of five pieces or 100 kg at a time
    • A single piece of checked-in baggage must not weigh more than 32kg (70lb) or exceed 158cm (62in) in length + width + height. Any bags weighing more than 32kg (70lb) must be broken down so each piece weighs less than 32kg (70lb);
    • Excess baggage purchases apply to Qatar Airways flights only;
    • Excess baggage is calculated per passenger per journey, where a journey is defined as the entire outbound or inbound trip between origin and destination, not including the transfer point;
    • Purchases may be made from the time a booking is ticketed, up to three hours prior to departure. They are valid only for the flight and date shown on the excess baggage purchase receipt. To determine whether or not a booking is ticketed, check the confirmation email for a ticket number next to each passenger’s name;
    • Excess baggage charges are quoted and billed in the currency of the departure country;
    • Excess baggage purchased online at qatarairways.com is non-refundable and non-transferable. Date changes to the booking are permitted within the same route only. Excess baggage is not valid for travel on other carriers;
    • Excess baggage is subject to space limitations at check-in. If excess baggage cannot be accepted because of space limitations or airline initiated flight or schedule changes, it may be refunded or transferred to another flight with the same origin and destination, in accordance with the airline's policies;
    • Online excess baggage purchase is not allowed for infants;
    • Excess baggage purchased on qatarairways.com is only valid for Qatar Airways direct flights . If you need to book excess baggage for an itinerary that includes interline or code-share flights, please contact those carriers for their excess baggage policies;
    • In case online purchase of excess baggage is not completed for any reason, Qatar Airways reserves the right to not offer the online discounted price.

  • If you wish to transport additional baggage to or from Africa, you may do so by paying the associated fee in the table below. 

    A bulk purchase is when a minimum of 5 kg is bought, over the allocated baggage allowance stated on your ticket.

    Bulk purchases are available from select points in our network. Terms and conditions apply.

    Bulk baggage rates from/to Africa

    Rate per additional 5 kgs Rate per additional 5 kgs Rate per additional 5 kgs Rate per additional 5 kgs Rate per additional 30 kgs
    From/To Addis Ababa; Algiers; Alexandria; Cairo; Casablanca; Cape Town; Djibouti; Entebbe; Johannesburg; Khartoum; Luxor; Maputo; Nairobi; Tunis Kigali Dar Es Salaam; Kilimanjaro; Zanzibar* Lagos

    Beijing; Chongqing; Chengdu
    Guangzhou; Hangzhou; 
    Hong Kong; Shanghai

    45 USD 32 USD 40 USD 175 USD


    Beirut

    40 USD 25 USD 40 USD 150 USD

    Abu Dhabi; Dubai; Sharjah;
    Ras Al Khaimah

    40 USD 25 USD 40 USD 150 USD
    Adelaide; Ahmedabad; Bangkok; Bengaluru; Chennai; Delhi; Hyderabad; Istanbul; Jakarta; Kochi; Kolkata; Kozhikode; Kuala Lumpur; London; Manchester; Melbourne; Mumbai; Muscat; Osaka; Paris; Perth; Phuket; Seoul; Singapore; Sydney; Thiruvananthapuram; Tokyo 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 200 USD

    Terms and conditions

    • Must be used for travel within six months from date of purchase.
    • Purchases should be made at least 24 hours prior to departure, from a Qatar Airways sales office.
    • Rates are applicable to all classes.
    • Rates are applicable for Qatar Airways operated flights only.
    • A single piece of checked baggage should not weigh more than 32kg (70lb).
    • Minimum/maximum purchase requirements to Lagos: 
      • Minimum purchase is 30 kg over the normal baggage allowance.
      • Maximum purchase is 330 kg (in blocks of 30 kg).
    • Minimum/maximum purchase requirements for all other cities: 
      • Minimum purchased baggage is 5 kgs over the baggage allowance stated on the ticket.
      • Maximum purchased baggage is 160 kgs.
    • Additional baggage to be purchased should be in blocks of 5 kgs. Example: 10 kgs, 15 kgs.
    • Unutilised bulk baggage purchases can be refunded or re-issued.
    • Rates/rules are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Qatar Airways accepts any sporting equipment as checked baggage as part of the passenger's free checked baggage allowance mentioned on the ticket.

    Any sporting equipment which exceeds the free allowance will be subject to excess baggage rates.

    Please refer to the tables below to find the excess baggage rates that apply to sporting equipment when purchased offline, prior to departure.

    Small or medium pieces weighing up to 23 kg

    To/From The Middle East;
    Indian Sub-continent
    Europe; Africa;
    Far East
    Americas; Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea
    The Middle East;
    Indian Sub-continent
    90 USD 150 USD 200 USD
    Europe; Africa; Far East 150 USD 175 USD 225 USD
    Americas; Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea 200 USD 225 USD 250 USD

    Large pieces weighing up to 32 kg

    To/From The Middle East;
    Indian Sub-continent
    Europe; Africa;
    Far East
    Americas; Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea
    The Middle East;
    Indian Sub-continent
    100 USD 200 USD 300 USD
    Europe; Africa; Far East
    175 USD 250 USD 300 USD
    Americas; Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea
    250 USD 300 USD 325 USD

    Note: For trips which do not include Doha as a transit point, the below rates apply:

    • Pieces weighing up to 23 kg: 100 USD
    • Pieces weighing up to 32 kg: 150 USD

    Terms and conditions

    • Rates are applied according to the origin and destination, irrespective of the point of sale;
    • Excess baggage rates for sporting equipment mentioned above apply only when purchased offline prior to departure. Regular excess baggage rates (mentioned in the first tab) apply for sporting equipment allowance purchased at the airport;
    • Changes are permitted free of charge.
    • Cancellations are permitted free of charge. The value of the purchase can be used toward further transportation or as a refund.
    • The size of small or medium pieces should not exceed a dimension of 217 cm (length + width + height).
    • The size of large pieces should not exceed a dimension of 300 cm (length + width + height).

     

  • The transportation of animals is subject to regulations in origin and destination countries and to the regulations of any countries through which the pet will transit or transfer.

    Small animal - up to 15 kg and maximum dimension up to 175 cm

    To/From Africa Europe Far East Australia;
    Japan;
    Korea
    The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    Qatar The Americas
    Africa 400 USD 400 USD 400 USD 560 USD  240 USD 200 USD 250 USD
    Europe 400 USD 400 USD 400 USD 560 USD 240 USD 200 USD 250 USD
    Far East 400 USD 400 USD 400 USD 560 USD 240 USD 200 USD 250 USD
    Australia; Japan; Korea 560 USD 560 USD 560 USD 560 USD 400 USD 350 USD 250 USD
    The Middle East; Indian sub-continent 240 USD 240 USD 240 USD 400 USD 120 USD 100 USD 250 USD
    Qatar** 800 QAR 800 QAR 800 QAR 1440 QAR 400 QAR  - 920 QAR
    The Americas 250 USD 250 USD 250 USD 250 USD 250 USD 250 USD  -

    Medium animal - up to 25 kg and maximum dimension up to 217 cm

    To/From Africa Europe Far East Australia; New Zealand;
    Japan; South Korea
    The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    Qatar The Americas
    Africa 750 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1050 USD 450 USD 400 USD 300 USD
    Europe 750 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1050 USD 450 USD 400 USD 300 USD
    Far East 750 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1050 USD 450
    USD
    400 USD 300 USD
    Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea 1050 USD 1050 USD 1050 USD 1050 USD 750 USD 700 USD 300 USD
    The Middle East
    Indian sub-continent
    450 USD 450 USD 450 USD 750 USD 225 USD 200 USD 300 USD
    Qatar** 1500 QAR 1500 QAR 1500 QAR 2700 QAR 750 QAR - 1100 QAR
    The Americas 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD  -

    Large animal - up to 32 kg and maximum dimension up to 245 cm

    To/From Africa Europe Far East Australia; Japan; Korea The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    Qatar The Americas
    Africa 1250 USD 1250 USD 1250 USD 1750 USD 750 USD 600 USD 350 USD
    Europe 1250 USD 1250 USD 1250 USD 1750 USD 750 USD 600 USD 350 USD
    Far East 1250 USD 1250 USD 1250 USD 1750 USD 750 USD 600 USD 350 USD
    Australia; Japan; Korea 1750 USD 1750 USD 1750 USD 1750 USD 1250 USD 1050 USD 350 USD
    The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    750 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1250 USD 375 USD 300 USD 350 USD
    Qatar** 2500 QAR 2500 QAR 2500 QAR 4500 QAR 1250 QAR - 1280 QAR
    The Americas 350 USD 350 USD 350 USD 350 USD 350 USD 350 USD -

    * Rates in Qatari Riyals (QAR) apply only when excess baggage is purchased in Qatar for travel originating from Doha.

    Note: For routes which do not include Doha as a transit point, USD rates below apply depending on the category:

    • Small: 120 USD
    • Medium: 225 USD
    • Large: 350 USD

    Terms and conditions

    • Transport of animal as excess baggage is charged as per the categories above regardless if free baggage allowance is utilized or not.
    • Contact your nearest Qatar Airways office as confirmation is required for transport of animal as excess baggage.
    • Excess baggage rates for animal also applies if a falcon is transported as excess baggage.
    • Changes are permitted free of charge.
    • Cancellation allowed free of charge, the residual value can be issued for further transportation or refund.
    • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Transporting falcons in Economy Class cabin

    The transportation of animals is subject to regulations in origin and destination countries and to the regulations of any countries through which the pet will transit or transfer.

    The following table shows the applicable rates for carriage of falcons in a Qatar Airways Economy Class cabin. 

    Falcons transport on Economy Class

    To/From Africa Europe Far East Australia; New Zealand;
    Japan;
    South Korea
    The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    Qatar The Americas
    Africa 450 USD 450 USD 450 USD 630 USD 270 USD 240 USD 630 USD
    Europe 450 USD 450 USD 450 USD 630 USD 270 USD 240 USD 630 USD

    Far East

    450 USD 450 USD 450 USD 630 USD 270 USD 240 USD 630 USD
    Australia; New Zealand; Japan; South Korea 630 USD 630 USD 630 USD 630 USD 450 USD 440 USD 630 USD
    The Middle East;
    Indian sub-continent
    270 USD 270 USD 270 USD 450 USD 135 USD 115 USD 450 USD
    ISC 270 USD 270 USD 270 USD 450 USD 135 USD 115 USD 450 USD
    Qatar* 900 QAR 900 QAR 900 QAR 1620 QAR 450 QAR - 1620 QAR
    Americas 630 USD 630 USD 630 USD 630 USD 450 USD 450 USD -

    *Rates in Qatari Riyals (QAR) apply only when excess baggage is purchased in Qatar for travel originating from Doha.

    Terms and conditions

    • Excess baggage rates apply for transporting falcons in the Economy Class cabin.
    • Changes are permitted free of charge.
    • Carriage of falcons within the passenger cabin of a Qatar Airways aircraft is not permitted on flights to / from Tunis.
    • Cancellation allowed free of charge, the residual value can be issued for further transportation or refund.
    • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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