Qatar Airways is the national airline of Qatar and services 100 destinations spanning over 50 countries.

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Qatar Airways is currently operational in South Africa and flies from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Qatar Airways has flights that depart from South Africa to Dubai, Qatar, London, Mumbai and more. Ask your Travel Expert for other options, or search online when booking your flights.


The Qatar Airways Economy cabin features slim-line seats for maximum personal space. Each seat provides additional head and neck support with an adjustable head-rest, while a pillow and blanket are also found at each seat. Economy passengers also receive a hot towel service and a toiletry kit.

Passengers have access to hundreds of movies and TV shows, a wide variety of games and hours of music and other features from the personal, seat back TV screens found at each seat. The on-demand entertainment can be started and stopped as needed. A power point and USB port are also provided for recharging and for continuous use of laptops and personal electronic devices.

Meals and beverages are always complimentary on Qatar. Delicious meals include a salad, main and dessert. An extensive list of beverages, including coffee and tea, is also available.

Business Class

Business Class passengers on Qatar Airways flights enjoy wide arm chair seats which recline to a fully lie-flat bed. Seats can be adjusted to almost any position for rest, work, or dining. Personal storage spaces are also provided for easy reach of belongings. Direct aisle access is made easier with a standard 2x2x2 configuration which increases space, privacy, and cabin mobility.

Passengers have a variety of entertainment choices, including the state-of-the-art touch screen TV monitors located at each seat. Hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment options are available for the passenger’s listening and viewing pleasure. Guests can also stay connected with satellite phones, power points for laptops and USB ports.

The personal service found in Business Class extends to the five-star dining experience. Meals are served on-demand, at the passenger’s request. The menu is chef inspired and offers a variety of choices for starters, mains, and desserts.


From designer sleeper suites to Christian Dior amenity kits and dedicated cabin crew, the First-Class experience is the ultimate in style and comfort on Qatar Airways flights. Lie-flat beds offer a relaxing space to rest or to enjoy the sophisticated in-flight entertainment system. Guests can also stay connected with satellite phones, laptop power points and USB ports.
The cuisine has been created by four celebrity chefs and meals are served at a time of the passenger’s choosing. The menu includes a mouth-watering selection of starters, mains, and desserts as well as a variety of beverages.

Carry-on Baggage

A guest’s hand baggage allowance is determined by the class of travel. The size and weight of the bags will also be restricted. Qatar Airways’ website offers a detailed look at the baggage claim allowance.

Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance for Qatar flights can be reviewed below as there are many factors which determine the number of bags each passenger is permitted.
Maximum dimensions: The length + width + height should not exceed 158cm (by piece), 300cm (by weight).
Maximum weight: A single piece of checked-in baggage should weigh no more than 32kg (70lb).
Excess baggage: Charges will apply if you exceed the weight and/or piece allowance on your ticket.

Sporting Equipment

The baggage limits for sporting equipment are as follows:

Musical Equipment

Small instruments may be carried in the cabin if within weight and size limitations for carry-on baggage. If accompanied by a fare paying passenger, an extra seat may also be purchased for fragile instruments, provided the item is less than 75kg and under 120cm in length. All other instruments and equipment must travel as checked baggage and be properly packaged to prevent damage.

Restricted or Dangerous Goods

Certain items are restricted from hand luggage. Containers holding liquids and gels must be under 100mL and be packed in a clear, re-sealable bag for inspection at the security check point.
The following items are restricted from flying in checked baggage as they may pose a risk to the safe operation of the flight.





Passengers are always welcome to check-in at the Qatar Airways ticket counter at the airport. Qatar recommends that passengers arrive three hours prior to scheduled departure time. All guests must present their travel documentation, passport, and any required visas. The check-in process for flights closes 1 hour before departure. Late check-ins will not be accepted and passengers will be denied boarding if arriving too late.

Mobile and Web Check

The most convenient way to check-in for a flight is online, using the Qatar Airways mobile app or website. Online check-in opens 24 hours before departure to/ from destinations in North America and 36 hours before departure for all other locations. Check-in closes 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Bag drop-offs at the terminal must be done before the 60 minute check-in closing time at the airport. Failure to submit bags before the 60 minute closing time may result in penalty and possible denied boarding.


The Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge is described as a boutique, five-star experience. The stylish lounge promises the highest standards in comfort and hospitality – a relaxing retreat during the long journey. The lounge features several dining options, private spaces, work and business centres with Wi-Fi and deluxe shower and restroom facilities.
Access to these exclusive lounge areas is granted only to Qatar and Oneworld First and Business passengers and elite Privilege Club members. It is located on level 3 at Doha’s Hamad International Airport.


Privilege Club

Members of Qatar’s Privilege Club can earn mileage and redeem points for award travel, bonus miles, lounge access and more. There are four membership tiers: Burgundy, Silver, Gold and Platinum; each with their own level of rewards and benefits. Members can earn points on Qatar and Oneworld airline flights as well as with hotel and car rental partners.

Student Club

Qatar Student Club offers students with travel opportunities, savings and exclusive offers. The club provides students with travel for their studies or visiting family and friends. There are exclusive benefits on flight deals, baggage allowance, date change flexibility and more.
Your exclusive benefits include:

  • Special fares on flights
  • Additional baggage allowance
  • Date change flexibility
  • Travel with a friend and save with Companion Pass
  • Privilege Club tier upgrade as a graduation gift
  • Complimentary Super Wi-Fi and more



Qatar Airways has one of the world’s youngest airlines fleets, with an average aircraft age of approximately five years. Narrow-body and wide-body Airbus and Boeing variants operate a mix of short, medium, long-haul and ultra-long-haul international customer and cargo routes.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - The Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a masterpiece of aeronautical engineering with refined on-board hospitality, offering you a flight experience like no other

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 - Qatar Airways Boeing 777 cabin features comfortable seats, delectable dining options and award-winning crew that will ensure you arrive at your destination relaxed and ready to go.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 - At Qatar Airways, we are continuously seeking to elevate the expectations of your journey with a refined level of innovation. As the largest operator and global launch customer of the A350-1000, we fulfill this promise by being the first airline across the globe to fly the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 - The Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 features state-of-the-art technology, an extra-wide body, and is developed to take your travel experience to the next level by delivering maximum comfort and efficiency.

Qatar Airways Airbus A380 - The Qatar Airways Airbus A380 features a tri-class configuration of seating in First, Business and Economy Class over two decks with a dedicated on-board premium lounge and is the largest passenger jet in the world.

Qatar Airways Airbus A320 - Qatar Airways Airbus A320 Business Class combines luxury, spaciousness and premium service with the very latest technology.

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