How much should hand (cabin) and checked baggage at Qatar Airways weigh and measure?

Are you departing soon and your flight is booked with Qatar Airways? The national carrier of Qatar has special regulations regarding luggage, it is best to know them in advance. This will give you peace of mind when you pack your luggage and avoid trouble during check-in.

Before the flight, when packing for a trip, it is important to know how much baggage, both checked in the baggage compartment and hand baggage, can be carried free of charge.

Here is the baggage allowance applied by Qatar Airways, you will know everything about the weight, size and number of baggage allowed in the cabin and in the hold.

Cabin baggage on Qatar Airways flights: Authorized weights and dimensions

Qatar Airways hand baggage allowance depends on the class of the ticket, regardless of the destination. The maximum dimensions allowed for cabin baggage are as follows: 50 cm x 37 cm x 25 cm. In addition to the deductible, it is possible to bring a personal item, such as a purse, a coat, an umbrella, a pair of crutches or a cane, a camera bag or a car seat.

– First and Business Class: 2 pieces of luggage allowed, for a total weight of 15 kg.

– Economy Class: 1 piece of luggage allowed, for a maximum weight of 7 kg. For all airline tickets issued in Brazil or passengers traveling to or from Brazil, the baggage weight limit is 10 kg.

Hand baggage requirements

Qatar Airways does not include the passenger’s personal items in hand baggage: handbag, cane, cameras and Duty Free purchases made on the day of the flight. Laptops are considered carry-on baggage.

Please note that laptops and their carrying bag do not count as personal accessories and are included in the hand baggage allowance.

All baggage carried by the passenger, including baggage in the cabin of the Qatar Airways aircraft, must be presented at flight check-in due to security requirements and aircraft load control considerations. For the most part, baggage compartments are similar in size in different types of aircraft, but despite this, the Qatari air carrier has very different requirements for carry-on baggage. And it is not a hazard. The closer the seats are to each other, the more passengers can be accommodated in the cabin, and the less room for your belongings and vice versa. Paradox: the more passengers, the less luggage.

Remember that the dimensions of your luggage are measured taking into account all the protruding parts – the wheels and handles. This is why two-wheeled hand-held cases have a slightly larger volume than four-wheeled suitcases of the same dimensions.

If your trip includes another airline, including codeshare flights (codeshare flights) with a Qatar Airways number, but operated by another airline, then that airline may provide less baggage than its own. Qatar Airways flights, the carriage of baggage on codeshare flights are governed by the rules of the dominant carrier.

Qatar Airways additional hand baggage may include the following:

– Newspapers or magazines to read on the plane;

– A cane or crutches;

– Baby cradle, stroller and other portable devices for children;

– Baby food;

– An umbrella;

– Bouquet of flowers;

– A blanket or outerwear;

– Goods purchased on the day of the Duty Free flight;

– A briefcase or purse.

In hand luggage, you can take aerosols and liquids with you when traveling in special containers with a volume not exceeding 100 ml. In this case, the container is placed in a transparent plastic bag with a volume of 1 liter. It must be submitted for inspection in a separate order. These restrictions do not apply to baby food and medication. However, do not forget to present a prescription for a pharmacological agent. Otherwise, it will not be possible to transport it in the aircraft cabin.

It is forbidden to transport small vehicles (mini-segways, single-wheelers, etc.) running on lithium batteries in hand luggage. Qatar Airways passengers are allowed to carry drones with them in their checked baggage and hand baggage. If you intend to carry these devices in your checked baggage, be sure to remove the batteries and put them in your hand baggage. You will need to purchase a separate ticket when transporting a musical instrument, the maximum weight of which should not exceed 75 kg, and the length – 120 cm.

If you are carrying a portable device, turn it off. To avoid accidental activation, the device should be placed in protective packaging in a case made of dense material. Spare batteries and electronic cigarettes are not permitted in checked baggage. On the other hand, powdery substances with a volume greater than 350 ml are only transported in the luggage compartment. This does not apply to baby food, medicinal powders and human remains.

Qatar Airways passengers, whose hand baggage dimensions must not exceed 50 × 37 × 25 cm, are prohibited from including the following items:

– Sharp and sharp objects;

– Explosives;

– Chemical agents;

– Dull tools;

– Firearms and other objects that fire shots;

– Ammunition;

– Work tool;

– Shocking.

Qatar Airways Checked Baggage Allowances: What to take in your suitcases Going to the hold

They vary depending on your route and the class of flight. The baggage allowance for checked baggage with Qatar Airways depends on the class of the ticket but also on the destination. The dimensions indicated correspond to the following calculation: length + width + height.

– For flights to and from Brazil:

All classes combined: 2 pieces of luggage, up to 32 kg and 158 cm each.

– For flights between Brazil and Argentina and other flights to and from Argentina, Canada, and the USA:

First Class and Business Class: 2 pieces of luggage, maximum 32 kg and 158 cm each

Economy Class: 2 pieces of luggage, 23 kg maximum and 158 cm each

For flights between Doha, Casablanca and Marrakech:

First Class and Business Class: 60 kg of authorized baggage, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

Economy Class: 45 kg of luggage allowed, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

– For flights departing from Africa:

First Class and Business Class: 65 kg of authorized luggage, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

Economy Class: 45 kg of luggage allowed the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

– For flights to and from all other cities:

First Class: 50 kg of authorized baggage, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

Business class: 40 kg of authorized luggage, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

Economy Class: 30 kg of authorized luggage, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 300 cm.

Privilege Club members can carry additional baggage weighing 10 to 20 kg, depending on the level of the card, only on their own flights with Qatar Airways.

Checked baggage requirements

The Qatari air carrier imposes restrictions on the weight of passenger baggage: first class – no more than 50 kg, business – no more than 40 kg, economy – no more than 30 kg. The size of the luggage for all fares must be up to 300 cm in the sum of three dimensions.

On flights from Africa, economy class passengers can carry luggage weighing 45 kg, and in first and business class : 65 kg, size : no more than 300 cm in the three-dimensional sum, for flights from Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States, different regulations. Passengers can carry 2 pieces of baggage up to 23 kg in economy class, and 2 pieces of baggage up to 32 kg in first and business class. The maximum size does not exceed 158 cm in the sum of three dimensions. On journeys between Casablanca and Doha, it is allowed to carry in economy class one piece of luggage up to 45 kg and the sum of three dimensions up to 300 cm, in the first and business – also a piece up to 60 kg and no more than 300 cm.

One piece of baggage must not exceed 32 kg (economy class), not more than 40 kg (business class) and not more than 50 kg (first class). However, the deductibles may vary depending on the route. For example, on flights from Africa, it is allowed to take luggage weighing up to 65 kg for passengers purchasing a ticket in business class, … In case of exceeding the established standard, you will have to pay extra for carrying a luggage bag.

For babies traveling on their parents’ lap, the free baggage allowance is 1 piece. Luggage exceeding this standard is charged at the adult rate.

Transport of sports equipment in the hold

Qatar Airways accepts the carriage of sports equipment free of charge up to the baggage allowance limit indicated on the ticket.

Bicycles for example should be packed in a specially designed sturdy cardboard box. It is necessary to deflate the tires, remove the pedals, turn the handles and secure them along the surface of the bike.

For the authorized baggage weight at Qatar Airways:

Economy Class

Economy Classic

Economy Convenience

Economy Comfort

Flights from / to all destinations

25 kg (55 lb) 30 kg (66 lb) 35 kg (77 lb)
Flights from / to America 2 bags (23 kg / 50 lb each) 2 bags (23 kg / 50 lb each)

2 bags (23 kg / 50 lb each)

Flights from Africa

2 bags (23 kg / 50 lb each) 2 bags (23 kg / 50 lb each) 2 bags (23 kg / 50 lb each)
Hand luggage 1 baggage (7 kg/15 lb) 1 baggage (7 kg/15 lb)

1 baggage (7 kg/15 lb)

Business Class

Business Classic

Business Comfort

Business Elite

Flights from / to all destinations 40 kg (88 lb) 40 kg (88 lb)

40 kg (88 lb)

Flights from / to America

2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each) 2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each) 2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each)
Flights from Africa 2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each) 2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each)

2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each)

Hand luggage

2 bags (17 kg/33 lb total) 2 bags (17 kg/33 lb each) 2 bags (17 kg/33 lb total)

First Class

First Elite

Flights from / to all destinations

50 kg (110 lb)

Flights from / to America

2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each)
Flights from Africa

2 bags (32 kg / 70 lb each)

Hand luggage

2 bags (15 kg/33 lb each)

Countries concerned by the Qatar Airways baggage policy

– Europe

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway , Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

–  CCG

Kuwait, Oman

– Levant

Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon

– East Africa

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles

– West Africa

Ghana, Nigeria

– North Africa

Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia

– South Africa

Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

– Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

– Central Asia

China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea

– Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Baggage restrictions

For the safety of its flights, and in accordance with international regulations, the airline company Qatar Airways has imposed limits and bans on the carriage of certain items in luggage.

Unauthorized baggage on Qatar Airways aircraft

– Hand luggage
Category Examples of articles
Pistols, firearms and other projectile weapons, as well as equipment designed to cause serious injury by firing projectiles or those which could be wrongly identified as such, including toys, antiques and reproductions. – Firearms of all types.

– Toy guns, reproductions and imitations of firearms.

– Firearm components (excluding telescopic sights)

– Compressed air and CO2 guns, including pellet guns, shotguns and rubber bullet guns

– Rocket guns and starter guns

– Bows, crossbows and arrows

– Harpoons and harpoon guns – Slingshots and catapults

Paralyzing devices – Immobilizing instruments, such as stun guns (tasers) and electric batons

– Guns and stunners for slaughtering animals

– Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as pepper spray, tear gas, acid sprays and repellant aerosols

Pointed or sharp objects that could be used to cause serious injury. – Instruments designed for slicing, such as axes and choppers

– Ice axes and ice picks

– Razor blades, cutters

– Knives equipped with blades more than 6 cm long

– Scissors equipped with blades over 6 cm long, measured from the axis

– Pointed or sharp martial arts equipment – Swords and sabers

Professional tools that can be used to cause serious injury – Presser feet

– Drills and drill bits, including portable cordless models

– Tools with blades or shanks more than 6 cm long that can be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers, wood chisels

– Saws, including cordless portable electric saws

– Torches – Guns with pins and nails

Blunt instruments objects that can be used to cause serious injury. – Baseball and softball bats

– Clubs and batons of all types

– Martial arts equipment

Explosives and incendiary substances (including imitations) which can be used to cause serious injury or threaten the safety of the device – Ammunition

– Primers

– Detonators and wicks

– Mines, grenades and other military explosives

– Pyrotechnic devices, including fireworks

– Smoke bombs and cartridges – Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Small electric vehicles

equipped with lithium batteries.

airwheels, solowheels, hoverboards, mini-segways, and balance wheels.

– Checked baggage

Category Examples of articles
Corrosive products Mercury, acids, alkalis and liquid batteries.

Infectious substances such as bacteria or viruses.

Poisons such as insecticides, weedkillers, arsenic and cyanide.

Radioactive materials.

Oxidizing materials and organic peroxides Bleach and Fiberglass Repair Kits


Compressed gases (strongly refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and toxic) Butane, oxygen, propane and scuba tanks (aqualung)
Flammable liquids and solids Light or heavy fuel oils, paint and all types of matches
Explosives Fireworks, rockets, ammunition, Christmas crackers and firearms.
Small electric vehicles

equipped with lithium batteries.

airwheels, solowheels, hoverboards, mini-segways, and balance wheels.

Articles authorized under conditions

– Hand luggage

  • Medical and toiletries can be taken in small quantities.
  • Safety matches.
  • Liquids, aerosols and gels may be carried in hand luggage provided they are packed in individual containers with a capacity less than or equal to 100 ml, and placed in a transparent resealable plastic bag with a volume of less than or equal to 1 liter. The products must fit easily in the plastic bag and the bag must be completely sealed. The dimensions of the plastic bag should not exceed 20cm x 20cm. Medicines, baby food / milk and special diets in the form of liquids or gels will be allowed.
  • Connected baggage carried in hand baggage must be separated from the lithium battery. The device must be completely powered off (not placed in standby or hibernation mode).

– Checked baggage

  • Hunting ammunition, limited to 5 kg, must be properly packaged. It is necessary to have the authorization of Qatar Airways for their transport.
  • Any powdered substance in excess of the authorized limit must be placed in checked baggage. Prescription medical powdered substances, powdered infant formula and human ash are excluded from these limitations.
  • Duty free purchases of powdered substances must be adequately packaged in an airtight security bag (Security Tamper Evident Bag or STEB).

Limitations on powdered substances are in effect in the countries mentioned below:

Australia: Travelers departing from an international airport in Australia. These limitations also apply to passengers to Canberra via Sydney, when traveling with Qatar Airways (QR), as they will need to go through security checks while in transit through Sydney.

New Zealand: Travelers departing from an international airport in New Zealand, as well as passengers transiting through security checks in New Zealand for international flights.

United States: Passengers traveling to the United States with Qatar Airways.

7 Replies to “Baggage”

  1. Raul

    Why is 50 cm the maximum size for Qatar Airlines, when every other airline in the world allows and accepts 55? They don’t even make luggages that size! i can’t find a single one in the market that is less than 55.

  2. Wendy Osmond

    I understand that I can take a small camera bag as hand luggage in addition to my 7kg hand luggage allowance.
    Can you confirm that the camera bag weight is not included in the 7kg weight but is an additional allowance.
    Thank you

  3. Sedola Sabina Laura

    I have been waiting for a reply or an information about 1 of my 2 my luggage that was not delivered at Paris CDG on September 1st at 13:40. Due to a technical problem the delivery was disturbed.
    I had been in the obligation to continue my travel to Bastia via Nice with Air France in the same day .AIR FRANCE ref booking J4TXEV flight AF 7706 at 15:30 without my 2 luggages
    One of them was found and delivered some day later (QR 110679) The second one is still not found.

    E-ticket :WNCVCY ticket n. 157-2398735451
    Flight QR679 August 31 SEZ to DOH and September 1st QR039 DHO to PAR(CDG)
    lost luggage tag: 0 157 110689
    claim /case reference :CAS-2085954-Q8R3WO 0001000667401
    The company must assume the obligation to inform the costumer who did pay the engagement for a safe travel .

  4. Shafqat Hussain

    I am travelling from Lahore to Helsinki via Doha on Qatar Airways. Please guide me about luggage policy. In economy class, i am allowed for 25 kg. Can i carry two bags 12+13= 25 kg


    I’ll be travelling in economy class to Ireland that says 30kg per person for check-in luggage. Wld like a confirmation on how many luggage(s) permitted per person for check-ins and how many kg per luggage is allowed.
    thank you.

  6. Waterton

    Missing luggage since July 21, 2022. Left from Chicago NBO QR1341 to DOH OR 726. Arrived in ORA AA 3810.
    My luggage is purple. How do I get a reference number.

  7. Derek Chard

    Missing: LGW2613153 – Booking ref: UX6SNV – MH642316
    I have been waiting for my luggage from Kuala Lumpur to Gatwick via Doha. Please let me know the details.

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