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Excess baggage awards

Excess baggage awards allow you to redeem your Qmiles or Qcredits* to pay for excess baggage for yourself, your family or friends, on Qatar Airways flights.

The award can be redeemed for a minimum of 1kg and maximum of 10kg, with the exception of flights to/from the Americas, where redemption is charged per piece. To claim the excess baggage award, log in to your membership account and request for excess baggage at least six hours prior to departure.

The Qmiles required for excess baggage will depend on your destination. To learn how many Qmiles will be required, please use our Qcalculator.

As an added feature, if you are a Privilege Club member travelling to/from the Americas, you can top up your free checked baggage allowance with an additional 9kg (one-way) using your Qmiles or Qcredits*. Top-up allowance is charged based on a flat rate of 9kg. For example, if your top-up allowance is less than 9kg, you will be charged for 9kg.

Any subsequent excess baggage, above the free checked luggage and utilised top-up allowance, will be charged as per Qatar Airways excess baggage rates.

*Qcredits are a reward benefit awarded to Gold and Platinum members, which can be redeemed against a selection of services. Read more about Qcredits.

Ways to redeem excess baggage

You can purchase excess baggage using Qmiles or Qcredits while making a booking on qatarairways.com. On the booking confirmation page, select “Purchase excess baggage” from the “Manage flight” menu to proceed.

On the Purchase Excess Baggage page, simply select your preferred payment option (Qmiles/Qcredits) and desired excess baggage weight to complete the transaction.

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Ways to redeem excess baggage

You can purchase excess baggage using Qmiles or Qcredits while making a booking on qatarairways.com. On the booking confirmation page, select “Purchase excess baggage” from the “Manage flight” menu to proceed.

On the Purchase Excess Baggage page, simply select your preferred payment option (Qmiles/Qcredits) and desired excess baggage weight to complete the transaction.

Other ways to redeem excess baggage

If you have already purchased your ticket, you can redeem your Qmiles to pay for excess baggage via three channels.

The excess-baggage allowance must comply with Qatar Airways’ baggage policy. To learn more, click here.

  • From Qmiles.com

    Log in to your membership account, then click the “Excess baggage” tab on the “Book Award/Redeem with Qmiles” widget located on your dashboard. Enter your booking reference/last name or your ticket number/last name and click the “Retrieve flight details” button to proceed.

    Log in
  • From qatarairways.com

    On qatarairways.com, click the “My trips” tab, then enter your last name and booking reference and click the “Retrieve Booking” button to proceed.

    Manage booking
  • Offline

    Alternatively, you can call our Member Service Centre or visit any Qatar Airways office.

    Contact us

Other ways to redeem excess baggage

If you have already purchased your ticket, you can redeem your Qmiles to pay for excess baggage via three channels.

The excess-baggage allowance must comply with Qatar Airways’ baggage policy. To learn more, click here.

  • From Qmiles.com

    Log in to your membership account, then click the “Excess baggage” tab on the “Book Award/Redeem with Qmiles” widget located on your dashboard. Enter your booking reference/last name or your ticket number/last name and click the “Retrieve flight details” button to proceed.

    Log in
  • From qatarairways.com

    On qatarairways.com, click the “My trips” tab, then enter your last name and booking reference and click the “Retrieve Booking” button to proceed.

    Manage booking
  • Offline

    Alternatively, you can call our Member Service Centre or visit any Qatar Airways office.

    Contact us

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