Special Baggage

Here you can find out more on non-standard size baggage types as well as the different rates you will be charged.

Bulky / Sporting equipment

The following are considered special baggage and will be charged at special rates.
To view the rates for each type of equipment, please expand the following tabs.

1. Diving equipment
Diving equipment

All air and gas cylinders must be empty before they can be accepted. Underwater torches or knives must be appropriately packed.

2. Bicycles

Bicycles may be carried as checked baggage or cargo. They must be properly packed in a strong purpose-made cardboard box. Tyres should be deflated, pedals removed, and handlebars turned and fixed lengthways.

3. Fishing equipment
Fishing equipment

Rods, nets, tackle boxes, and other bulky equipment must be carried as cargo or checked baggage. They must be suitably packed.

4. Golf equipment
Golf equipment

Golf bags and club sets must be carried as cargo or checked baggage.

5. Musical instruments
Musical instruments

Fragile musical instruments may be carried in the cabin but you must purchase a ticket for the seat that is occupied by the musical instrument. The maximum weight allowed is 75 kg and maximum length is 120 cm.

6. Wheelchairs
Wheel chairs

Qatar Airways provides on-board wheelchairs on all wide-bodied aircraft (A330, A340, and B777). Passengers' own wheelchairs are carried at no charge and do not count towards the baggage allowance.

Baggage allowance per passenger for specific sporting equipment
Eligible equipment Routes  Economy Business & First
  • Bicycles
  • Golf equipment
  • Ski equipment
  • Surfboards, windsurfer equipment, kayaks
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Trekking equipment
Flights to and from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. 1 piece weighing no more than 23 kg 1 piece weighing no more than 32 kg 
Flights to and from all other destinations 10 kg 10 kg

Note: Only one type of sporting equipment per passenger can qualify for the extra allowance.

Sports weapons and ammunition
Notification and clearance of the airline is required before transporting sports weapons and ammunition as cargo or checked baggage. The correct import and export licenses must also be presented prior to travel. All weapons must be unloaded and securely packed. Sports ammunition (in divisions 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 only) is limited to a maximum of 5 kg per passenger.