Sunday, August 25, 2013

Qatar Airways baggage allowances increase in September 2013

Qatar Airways has very good news for worldwide air travelers: Starting from September 2013, Qatar Airways baggage allowances per person will be increased for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class flyers.

Qatar Airways baggage allowance for Economy Class will be increased from 23 kg to 30 kg while Business Class and First Class will be increased from 30 kg and 40 kg to 40 kg and 50 kg respectively. The number of bags remains the same and dependent on the type of ticket purchased. The increased weight allowance does not apply when travelling to points that are regulated by per-piece allowance.

“Revising our standard baggage allowance comes at a time whereby the number of destinations we fly is increasing and our global reach is broadening,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. “The number of customers we see travelling for longer periods of time, whether for business or on holiday, reflects the necessity for increased baggage allowance no matter their destination.

Those passengers who have traveled prior to 1st September will be able to take advantage of the increased baggage allowance on their return trip if travel is on 1st September or later. The Company will also publish new Excess Baggage rates in September which will also see an increase. Passengers will be able to purchase Excess Baggage at discounted rates of up to 20% on Privilege Club members will continue to enjoy excess baggage allowance in addition to the new increased baggage allowance.

Checked baggage allowance
First ClassBusiness ClassEconomy Class
Flights to and from Brazil 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Flights between Brazil and Argentina
2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg (50lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
All other flights to and from Argentina, Canada, and the U.S.2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg (50lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Flights to and from all other destinations

New allowance beginning
1 September 2013
40kg (88lb)30kg (66lb)23kg (50lb)
50kg (110lb)40kg (88lb)30kg (66lb)

Qatar Airways operates services across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania, and was named Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The carrier is scheduled to reach full membership of Oneworld alliance in October 2013.

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