Questions tagged [qatar-airways]

Questions regarding traveling with Qatar Airways (القطرية‎‎; IATA: QR), the flag carrier of the State of Qatar, based at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha.

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BOS>DOH>MEL>ADL, baggage and customs questions

I'm an American citizen without much experience traveling internationally. I have a long international flight originating in Boston, USA, going through Doha, Qatar to Melbourne, Australia then to ...
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Can I protect my second ticket from the cancellation of a separately purchased first ticket on a connecting flight

Next week I intend to fly from Glasgow to Heathrow in order to catch a flight with Qatar Airways. Can I protect my second flight from the possible cancellation of the BA journey? Considering all the ...
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Qatar Airlines: Modifying Seat Selection

I've booked a ticket on Qatar Airlines. I can see on their website that there should be options for modifying seat selection. However, in "manage booking" page, I don't see any option for ...
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How can I find the past flight number of Qatar Airlines?

I have book the flight tickets from San Francisco to Kathmandu International Airport through Qatar airlines but due to lock down in Nepal I canceled the tickets and they send me the money voucher for ...
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No space in given name - Qatar Airways [duplicate]

My given name on passport has a space (example: John Alex). When I booked my ticket on the Qatar airways website, the ticket has been issued as Johnalex surname. I am not allowed to modify this. Will ...
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alcohol into Doha airport to Canada? [duplicate]

I am going to be returning to Canada soon from Lebanon and I will have a layover in Hamad airport in Doha. I have several bottles of alcohol in my luggage and possibly another one from Beirut ...
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Will Indians transiting via Doha (Hamad International Airport) to USA be subjected to 10 day mandatory quarantine?

I was going through the list of requirements for travelers to Doha on their website. It said people from COVID countries like India, Pakistan etc were subjected to 10 days mandatory quarantine. The ...
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Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states: No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation,...
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What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? [closed]

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "PAX" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? Typically, PAX=passenger, but in that case I don't understand why the ticket says "passenger" ...
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What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?
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How can I know ahead of time in which aisle the check-in counter will be located at the airport?

For example, let's take the case of flight Qatar Airways QR 738, which departs from SFO airport. Searching the flight number on Google will indicate the departure terminal, not the check-in counter ...
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Qatar Airways cancelled the flight, but I cannot get a refund. What can I do?

My girlfriend booked a flight from MUC to CGK: MUC -> CGK: 22.05.2021 CGK -> MUC: 13.05.2021 Yesterday Qatar Airways wrote her that the flight MUC -> CGK is no longer available. They offer ...
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If a flight ticket indicates that the maximum luggage weight is "50 lb/23kg", is the limit 50lb or 23kg?

23kg = 50.7 lb. I know that typically the check-in counter agents would allow check-in luggage to be above 1 lb the maximum free authorized weight, but just in case some agent decides to strictly ...
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What is the process to raise a complaint to the manager at the check-in counter?

From my understanding, the hierarchy at the check-in counter is base employee < supervisor < manager. The supervisor is typically around the check-in counter, but I don't know about the manager....
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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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Can one cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee?

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html (mirror) states: [Applicable for tickets issued up to 30 April 2021.] You also have the option to refund the unutilised value of your ...
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What has happened for my hold on flight tickets beyond 1 year in Qatar Airways?

I had reserved two tickets on 2 Sep 2018 for the US from Qatar Airways. Since my visa had not been issued for Travel Ban, I requested them to hold the tickets. Currently, I want to change these two ...
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Is there a limit on the number of a single item I can take with me on a plane?

An acquaintance told me that buying masks in Berlin is relatively expensive ~ 5€ for one mask. To that end, I'm thinking of buying masks for myself for the next year from Indonesia (where I currently ...
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Flying to Africa by Qatar Airways - baggage question

I'm flying to Africa with Qatar Airways. Baggage allowance shows as 30 kg but I was wondering if I can take two bags that weigh 23kg each instead of a single bag
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Qatar's "travel with confidence" and travel in January

I'm planning on buying a return ticket departing in November and returning in January. I am uncertain if I will be able to return at the expected date due to possible travel restrictions etc. Qatar's ...
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What is going to happen to me in Doha or Vienna Airport given the Coronavirus situation?

I live in Iran and I have bought this Qatar Airways flight from Tehran (Iran) to Vienna for February 29. As far as I know, to this moment the flight is not cancelled for health concerns regarding ...
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Connecting flight in Qatar with Israeli passport

I hold an Israeli passport, and would like to book a flight with Qatar air, that has a few hours layover in Qatar. It's that recommend? What would happen if the second flight get delayed, and the ...
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Can one upgrade to a next class using American award miles on other One world airlines?

I have 67,607 award miles on AA and I am planning to purchase an economy ticket on Qatar Airways for my upcoming travel. Can I use my award miles to buy an upgrade to the Q Suite (Business class) on ...
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How to upgrade my baggage on Qatar Airways

I'm travelling from Singapore to Europe on Qatar airways and would like to upgrade my luggage. How can this be done?
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Can I take a soft suitcase on Qatar Airways?

Are you allowed to take a soft suitcase on Qatar airways I have heard that some airports are starting to ban soft suitcases but I am not sure if this is true or not
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Arriving in Vienna the night before visa validity begin [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Vienna on 13th August from Vietnam with Qatar Airways and expect to arrive in Vienna at 20:25. However, my visa is only valid from 14th August. So will this prevent me from ...
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Qatar-SAS Baggage Checkin

I have a flight from Doha to London with Qatar Airways and then with SAS to Oslo. I just talked with Qatar helpdesk, they said that the baggage will only be checked-in till London. Both flights are on ...
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Can I carry a mercury-vapor quartz lamp on a flight from Moscow to Sydney?

I would like to bring to Australia a quartz lamp for medical reasons (personal use). Flight Moscow-Sydney via Doha with Qatar airlines. Is there anything stopping me doing so and is it best in check ...
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Is Qatar's carry-on allowance 20" maximum height (and no combined length)? Is it strictly enforced?

Qatar's carry-on baggage allowance is: Maximum dimensions for each piece of hand baggage are 50x37x25cm (20x15x10in); Almost all other airlines (updated May 15, 2019) have at least 21.5" height ...
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Airline Code-Share Baggage Policy: Which Airline baggage policy apply on my first flight?

I have booked a one-way ticket from the Qatar Airways website. Do I have the same baggage policy in all my flights or different policies will apply to the Alaska Airline & Qatar Airways? First ...
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Booking Reference Number

I have received my itinerary with my booking ref number. I checked with the airline website and it matches what is in our booking ref number. Is this considered a confirmed ticket? Me and my son is ...
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Booking honeymoon before name change [duplicate]

For sake of question, we are UK based. Myself and fiancée are looking to book our honeymoon for September this year to Singapore. She will be taking my surname after the wedding. The issue is that ...
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Qatar economy booking classes

Qatar Airways advertises "fare families" to make it easy to see what is allowed, allowed for a charge, or not allowed with a particular fare: Promo Fare Saver Fare Value Fare Flexi Fare But which ...
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Visa validity for airline boarding [duplicate]

My German visa validity is from 19-Feb-2019. I have booked qatar airways flight from India which has departure at 19-Feb 3.45 AM IST. The time in Germany would be 18-Feb-2019 11:15 PM CET. Would I ...
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Purchase extra baggage now or wait till checkin time?

I am flying from Prague CZ to Sydney Australia using Qatar airways. I believe I will have extra baggage over the 30kg limit. I am unsure how much over I will be but probably 5-7kg and dont really have ...
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Can I take golf bag instead of other luggage?

I am travelling from Gothenburg to Bangkok with Qatar Airways on an economy class ticket. I am taking with me a golf bag (20 KG) and one suitcase (about 30 KG). Is this okay? How much baggage am I ...
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Anyone tried to bond merchandise in Qatar airport?

Has anyone tried bonding hand carried merchandise into Qatar for one day stop over? I’ve looked in Hamad airport website if they have that service but couldn’t find any information . I will be ...
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Canberra to Doha via Sydney - can we board in Sydney? [duplicate]

This January my family and I are returning to the UK from a holiday in Australia. The ticket is booked from Canberra to LHR via Sydney and Doha with Qatar, flight 907 I believe. Because we're ...
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Do I have to recheck my luggage, pass security and get a visa for a connection flight in London?

I'm traveling from Toronto, Canada to India via Connections in London Heathrow & Kuwait in an Indian Passport. Canada to London (Terminal 2) 6.55 hr layover - Air Canada London(Terminal 4) to ...
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Can an Indian travel to India with 50 days before passport expires?

My wife is travelling from Philadelphia to India in January 2019 and, on her outbound trip, she will only have 50 days validity left on her passport. However, while in India, she will be renewing her ...
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What to do if I am unable to present at airport if I booked ticket online with my credit card for a friend at Qatar airways? [duplicate]

I have booked a ticket for my foreigner friend for Qatar airways flight. Flight is now day after tomorrow. But now that I saw Qatar airways say that I need to be present at airport at the time of ...
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Traveling to Australia from Sweden, problem with given names

So I booked a flight to Melbourne a while ago, and when I booked the tickets for me and my wife I wrote in our names as they are written in the passport. The traveling agency wanted me to specify my "...
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Excess baggage to Kenya from Geneva

Apart from the 30 kgs offered by Qatar Airways, I have 10 kgs that I will take with me. Is it possible to take these extra kilos in a second bag?
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Flying Qatar Airways - Oversized but not overweight

I am planning to fly QA. I am planning to bring a guitar with me, which has a hardshell case which makes the whole thing oversized but not overweight. So I figured that I have to pay excess baggage ...
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Transferring through Hamad International Airport (Doha)

I am gonna fly to Sydney next month by Qatar Airways. After the first flight, I will arrive at Hamad International Airport (First, I am flying from my country to Doha by Qatar Airways and then after ...
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Pre Travel Special Arrangements for Someone with Mild to Moderate Physical Disability

My partner had a hemorrhagic stroke 18 months ago and occasionally requires a wheelchair (for long distances) but is otherwise fine. Now he's going on a vacation to Southeast Asia via Qatar Airways ...
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Do EU passenger rights of up to 600€ apply for non-EU carriers flying into the EU?

Do I have legal claim for a compensation if a flight into the EU was delayed or missed due to a connecting flight if the carrier is not EU based? I have the following case: We flew Qatar-Airways from ...
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From a J1 visa to B2 USA visa [closed]

Right now I have the J1 internship visa and I would like to apply for a B2 internship visa. How long would it take to process all those things and how long would it take before it will be approved? I ...
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Refund on ticket due to unforeseen hospitalisation?

I recently purchased a return ticket with QR from Johannesburg to Sydney via Doha. I made use of a promo deal via Skyscanner although the actual ticket was bought from Qatar Airlines. I was due to ...
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Qatar Airways Free stopover/complimentary hotel

Qatar airways offer free stopover and complimentary with their +Qatar program. Does it require the ticket to be purchased from their official website or can it be purchased from any travel agency and ...
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