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Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar and is headquartered in Doha with its hub at Hamad International Airport, Doha. Qatar Airways flies to many destinations across all continents. Overall, the airline flies to more than 170 destinations in over 80 countries. The airline is one of the biggest airlines in the Middle East, with one of the largest route networks in the region.

Qatar Airways was founded in 1993 and began flying the following year with its inaugural flight from Doha to Amman. By 1996, the airline served major destinations across Asia and Europe including Athens, Bangkok, London, Istanbul and Tokyo and in the following years expanded to fly to destinations in every inhabited continent in the world.

Qatar Airways has codeshare agreements with Air France, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines and Royal Jordanian.

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Baggage Policy

Depending on your cabin class, different dimension and weight restrictions will apply to your carry-on and checked baggage allowances. Keep reading to find out more.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg. On flights to Brazil, Economy Class passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10 kg.

Passengers in First Class and Business Class are entitled to two items of free carry-on baggage with a combined weight of 15 kg.

No one piece of baggage can exceed the dimensions of 50 cm x 37 cm x 25 cm (20" x 15" x 10"), regardless of the cabin class.

Checked Baggage

The free checked baggage allowance will depend on the route that the passenger is flying and the cabin class that they're flying in.

Economy Classic:

Flights to/from all destinations - passengers are permitted 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 25 kg (55 lbs).

Flights to/from Africa or the Americas - passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).

Economy Convenience:

Flights to/from all destinations - passengers are permitted 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 30 kg (66 lbs).

Flights to/from Africa or the Americas - passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).

Economy Comfort:

Flights to/from all destinations - passengers are permitted 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 35 kg (77 lbs).

Flights to/from Africa or the Americas - passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).

Business Classic, Convenience and Comfort:

Flights to/from all destinations - passengers are permitted 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 40 kg (88 lbs).

Flights to/from Africa or the Americas - passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 32 kg (70 lbs).

First Elite:

Flights to/from all destinations - passengers are permitted 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 50 kg (110 lbs).

Flights to/from Africa or the Americas - passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 32 kg (70 lbs).

Cabin Classes

Qatar Airways offers 3 cabin classes that you can fly in. These are Economy, Business and First Class.

Economy Class

Experience one of the widest and most spacious seating areas in the industry, on board one of the youngest fleets.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

Once you sit down, Qatar is committed to ensuring your flight is as comfortable and convenient as possible. Each seat comes with an amenity kit full of comfort essentials* that include an Institut Karité Paris lip balm, a Miradent dental kit, eye mask, socks and ear plugs. Stay connected, with a laptop power outlet, USB plug and personal telephone. Our OnAir mobile service enables you to send and receive SMS messages and data during your flight. Wi-Fi is available on-board our A380, A350, B787, A319 and selected A330, A320 and A321 aircraft, making it easy to stay connected whilst in the air.

Business Class

Qatar Airways Business Class flights are flights that offer an experience like no other! Qatar's Business Suite is the first cabin to offer aft and forward-facing seats, to ensure full comfort for its travellers. Each seat will have access to a power port with USB, HDMI and NFC capabilities for you to keep connected and entertained onboard. The cabin is decorated with the airline's signature colours, burgundy and grey with gold finishes.
Please note that some amenities and facilities may differ depending on the aircraft you're travelling in.

What's included in a Qatar Airways Business Class Ticket?

Priority Check-In, Security & Boarding

Qatar Airways Business Class passengers have access to a separate check-in for a more relaxed airport journey. The check-in desks run smoothly so you can easily check in your bags and head to the airport lounges. Travellers flying in Business Class also have priority boarding so don't worry about needing to wait in a long queue to get on the aircraft.

Airport Lounge Access

Qatar Airways airport lounges are called 'Al Mourjan Business Lounges.' Qatar Airways Business Class and First Class passengers can work or relax in the airport lounges before taking flight at no extra cost. The airport lounges have been designed to give off an elegant Arabian ambience. If you're feeling hungry before your flight, Qatar Airways lounges offer several light snacks and meals as well as top-quality beverages. Fancy booking a first-class Qatar Airways flight instead? Read our guide on this topic for more information.

In-flight Entertainment

Keep up with the latest movies and TV programs on your personal screen on Oryx One’s innovative entertainment system. You can even play games and listen to your favourite tunes onboard.

Seats / Flatbed

The seats in Business Class with Qatar Airways will depend on the aircraft you fly in. The QSuites are Qatar's best seats in business class. These seats allow complete privacy for passengers to enjoy a calm and relaxed journey. Each seat in the QSuites has seat controls so you can adjust your seat to your liking. Passengers travelling in the business suite with Qatar Airways will have an entertainment system that allows you to stream the latest TV series and movies.

Food and Beverages

Qatar Airways Business Class focuses on a modern era of airline food that you'll love. When flying in Qatar Airways Business Suite you'll enjoy delicious cuisine created by the top chefs in the world. Each passenger will have a spacious dining space so you enjoy your dishes up in the air. Qatar Airways ensures that each passenger has plenty of treats during their flight journey. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Qatar Airways at least 24 hours before your flight departure.

First Class

When you buy first-class tickets with Qatar Airways, you can expect many benefits that aren't typically provided in the lower class fares including a luxurious and spacious First Class cabin, a gourmet dining experience, extra in-flight entertainment options, dedicated lounge access, spa treatments and more.

Qatar Airways' First Class cabin features spacious and private suites that are equipped with lie-flat seats, allowing you to rest and sleep comfortably during your journey. You'll get access to a range of high-end amenities including soft-bedding, toiletries and stylish amenity kits.

The gourmet dining experience is like no other. You can indulge in a selection of exquisite dishes created by award-winning chefs as well as enjoy a variety of fine wines and premium beverages to compliment your meals. When flying in First Class with Qatar Airways, you'll get an on-demand dine-in service allowing you to order your favourite dishes at any time during your flight.

Your airport experience with your Qatar Airways first-class fare including access to a dedicated lounge that has spa treatments, fine dining and quiet spaces at your leisure, letting you relax before your flight.

Keep reading to find out what's included in your Qatar Airways First Class ticket in more detail.

What's included in a Qatar Airways First Class ticket?


Relax in your seat and experience unmatched comfort and privacy in Qatar Airways' spacious First Class cabin. Designed to ensure you feel well-rested and rejuvenated during your journey, the airline's ultra-comfortable fully lie-flat bed and ample stowage options provide a seamless and delightful travel experience.

Qatar Airways' First Class offers a luxurious and comfortable flying experience with spacious seats available on select Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. The A380 cabin features eight ultra-wide seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access and lie-flat bed capabilities. The Boeing 777's First Class cabin has six seats in a 1-1-1 configuration, with particularly private "A" aisle seats. Both aircraft provide first-class passengers with an exclusive and intimate setting.


Qatar Airways' in-flight entertainment, branded as "Oryx One," offers an engaging selection of entertainment options for passengers in all classes, including First Class. The airline provides a large library of movies, TV shows, documentaries, music albums, games and more, catering to a diverse range of preferences and interests. First Class passengers can enjoy large 26-inch personal screens, providing an immersive viewing experience. Whether you're seeking the latest blockbusters, classic films or niche content, Qatar Airways ensures that you'll have access to a wide array of entertainment choices to make your journey enjoyable and entertaining.


Qatar Airways' First Class dining experience is unbeatable, offering a gourmet indulgence with a wide selection of Middle Eastern and Western dishes. Passengers can enjoy a signature caviar service, a dine-on-demand concept and a variety of snacks, both hot and cold, throughout the flight. The carefully selected options of higher-end champagne, wines and cocktails add to the elegant atmosphere of First Class, making the dining experience truly exceptional and memorable. With personalised service and the flexibility to enjoy meals at your preferred time, you can savour the culinary delights while enjoying your luxurious First Class journey with Qatar Airways.

Airport Lounges

Passengers flying in Qatar Airways' First Class are given access to exclusive and luxurious lounges in select airports. The most notable lounge available for First Class Qatar Airways passengers is the Al Safwa First Class Lounge at Doha's Hamad International Airport.

The Al Safwa First Class Lounge is a stunning space inspired by the Museum of Islamic Art. It offers a wide range of premium amenities, including a la carte dining with a diverse menu, a spa with relaxing treatments, private bedrooms for rest and relaxation and elegant shower suites for refreshment before or after a long journey. Passengers can unwind, indulge in fine dining and rejuvenate in the Al Safwa First Class Lounge, making the pre-flight experience a true highlight of the First Class journey with Qatar Airways.

Seat Selection

Whether you love sitting by the aisle or by the window, choosing your Qatar Airways preferred seat allows you to enjoy your flight to the fullest! Alternative Airlines displays Qatar Airways seat availability on all routes and services, giving you the option to sit exactly where you want on your flight! Visit our seat selection page to find out how to book your Qatar Airways seats.

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Destinations that Qatar Airways flies to

Qatar Airways offers flights to over 170 destinations across all 6 continents. Some of these destinations include New York, Los Angeles, London, Johannesburg, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Sydney, Dubai, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo and many more.

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Hub Airport

Hamad International Airport, Doha

Hamad International Airport is the international airport for Doha and is the hub airport for Qatar Airways. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air Arabia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, Etihad Airways, Iran Air, Nepal Airlines, Oman Air, Jet Airways, Pakistan International Airlines and many others.

Hamad International Airport is well-known for its excellent airport shopping. The airport features over 70 luxury retailers and has a duty-free area that is open 24 hours a day.


Qatar Airways has a large fleet made up of aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Airbus. The airline is constantly updating and replacing its planes but usually has over 200 aircraft within its fleet at one time. It uses models within the A320, A330, A350, A380, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 families.

Airline Alliance


Oneworld alliance is a leading global airline network, with 15 member airlines. Oneworld alliance was founded and now consists of member airline such as Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LAN, TAM, Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar, SriLankan Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines and many others. Oneworld alliance covers more than a thousand destinations in 155 countries.


25th July 2019

Qatar Airways launches its first direct flights to Botswana

Qatar Airways is introducing service to Gaborone, Botswana, from Doha on Oct. 27. This new service makes Qatar Airways the first Middle Eastern airline to operate to the capital of Botswana.

4th July 2019

Qatar Airways Helps to Stop Wildlife Smuggling

Today, Qatar Airways has stepped up against wildlife smuggling by commencing in-house anti trafficking initiatives. This announcement comes after the airline singed the ‘United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Declaration’ in 2017.

The aspects of this involve refusing to accept or ship illegal Cargo such as animals, and sharing any knowledge about illegal trades with authorities in a timely manner.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I book Qatar Airways Business Class flights?

Qatar Airways Business Class flights can easily be booked through Alternative Airlines! Head to the top of the page to begin searching for Qatar Airways Business Class flights. When entering the number of people travelling, be sure to choose "Business Class" as your preferred cabin.  Following your search criteria, select the Qatar Airways Business Class flight that best suits you. If you run into trouble, just follow our handy guide from above.

How much does Qatar Airways Business Class cost?

The fare of your Qatar Airways Business Class flight will depend on the destination that you're flying to and the dates you plan to travel. However, please note that Business Class tickets are priced at a higher price than an Economy/Premium Economy ticket.  Business Class tickets are priced higher as the airline offers special amenities that aren't available in Economy/Premium Economy.
To help you manage the cost of your Qatar Airways Business Class tickets, why not check out our Buy Now Pay Later payment methods that let you spread the cost of your airfare into weekly, bi-weekly or monthly repayments?

What does First-Class look like on Qatar Airways?

Qatar Airways' First Class offers a luxurious and exclusive flying experience with spacious private suites that can be converted into fully lie-flat beds. The cabin's limited number of seats ensures personalised service and an intimate setting for all kinds of passengers. Gourmet dining options compliment the premium amenities.

Passengers can enjoy a wide range of entertainment on their personal large screens and at Doha's Hamad International Airport, they have access to the magnificent Al Safwa First Class Lounge.

Overall, Qatar Airways' First Class provides a seamless blend of comfort, luxury and personalised service for an unforgettable flying experience, no matter the destination.

What are the seats like in Qatar Airways' first class cabin?

Qatar Airways' First Class seats can transform into fully lie-flat beds, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable flight for all first-class passengers. With direct aisle access and generous storage options, these seats offer convenience and organisation throughout the journey. The dividers and screens in each suite provide an added sense of exclusivity and privacy.

Additionally, passengers can indulge in the wide range of entertainment options available through the personal entertainment system.

How is the First Class experience different from Business Class, especially with Qsuite?

Qatar Airways' First Class experience differs from Business Class, especially with the Qsuite product.

First Class passengers enjoy more spacious and private suites, offering wider seats, increased legroom and enhanced privacy features such as sliding doors. With smaller and more exclusive cabins, First Class provides an luxurious atmosphere alongside premium amenities like high-end bedding and upgraded amenity kits. The ground experience is also better than Business Class, with access to exclusive First Class lounges, such as the Al Safwa Lounge, offering private bedrooms, spa facilities and gourmet dining.

While Qsuite in Business Class is celebrated for its privacy and direct aisle access, First Class takes luxury to another level, making it a premium choice for travellers seeking that extra bit of comfort and privacy.

If you'd like to book Business Class flights with Qatar Airways, you can do so right here at Alternative Airlines!

What is the baggage allowance for First Class passengers?

Qatar Airways' First Class passengers can enjoy a more generous baggage allowance compared to Economy or Business Class. On most long-haul international flights, First Class passengers can check in multiple pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 32kg (70lbs). Additionally, first-class passengers are allowed to carry-on 2 pieces of hand luggage.

Is Wi-Fi available onboard Qatar Airways' First Class flights?

Yes, Qatar Airways offers Wi-Fi connectivity onboard its flights, including those in the First Class cabin.

Passengers traveling in First Class have access to the airline's in-flight Wi-Fi service, allowing them to stay connected, browse the internet, check emails and use social media platforms during their journey. The availability and pricing of Wi-Fi may vary depending on the aircraft type and route, so passengers are advised to check with the cabin crew or the in-flight entertainment system for more information about the Wi-Fi options and costs on their specific flight.

Can I fly to Dubai with a Qatar Airways' First Class ticket?

Yes! You can book first-class flights to Dubai right here at Alternative Airlines and fly with Qatar Airways who operates this route from Doha.

Can I buy Qatar Airways flights using QPAY?

No, you cannot pay for your Qatar Airways flights using QPAY at Alternative Airlines - this is because we don't offer QPAY as a payment method yet. There are alternative payment methods you can use instead to pay for your Qatar Airways flights - take a look at all of our available payment methods.

How do I cancel a Qatar Airways flight?

If you booked your Qatar Airways flights at Alternative Airlines and need to cancel, you can do so via the Manage My Booking portal or by contacting us directly. Please take a look at our Qatar Airways cancellation process for more information on how to cancel Qatar Airways flights.