At a time when airlines are generally restricting complimentary checked baggage, Qatar Airways has gone in the opposite direction by increasing the checked baggage weight allowances across all classes on its flights worldwide with effect from September 1, 2013.
Economy class baggage allowances have been increased from 23 kg to 30 kg. Business class allowance has been increased from 30 kg to 40 kg while First Class baggage allowance has been increased from 40 kg to 50 kg.
The number of allowed bags per passenger will remain the same and will be dependent on the type of ticket purchased.
The increased weight allowance will not apply when traveling to points regulated by a per-piece allowance.
Passengers flying on Qatar Airways before September 1 will be able to benefit from increased baggage allowance on their return trip if its scheduled for departure on September 1 or later.