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Increased baggage allowance at Qatar Airways

Increased baggage allowance at Qatar Airways

Effective September 1st 2013, passengers flying Qatar Airways routes worldwide will have enhanced baggage allowances with additional baggage weight allowed per person.

Economy weight allowances have increased from 23kg to 30kg while Business and First Class have each increased from 30kg and 40kg to 40kg and 50kg 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 chief executive 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 travelled prior to September 1st will be able to take advantage of the increased baggage allowance on their return trip if travel is on September 1st or later.