The Qatar Airways Company, more commonly known as ‘Qatar Airways’, is the national airline of Qatar and is headquartered at Doha International Airport. The first Qatar Airways flights took off in early 1994 and in less than 20 years the airline has gone from strength to strength to become a world leader. Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines to be given the prestigious 5-star rating by Skytrax. The name ‘Qatar Airways’ has become synonymous with quality and thanks to a sponsorship deal with the BBC.
Qatar Airways flights from the UK depart from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester Airport flying to the airline’s home hub at Doha International Airport. The airline also operates indirect flights to several other destinations from the UK. Qatar Airways flights depart from London Heathrow Terminal 3 and the flight duration from the UK to Doha is approximately 6 hours 45 minutes.
The Qatar Airways information on check-in at Doha Airport recommends that passengers check in an hour before the flight. As check-in times can vary elsewhere, this should be considered a minimum.
The baggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights is 40kg in First Class, 30kg in Business Class and 20kg in Economy. The carry-on baggage allowance for First Class and Business Class is two items of up to 15kg and for Economy one bag up to 7kg.
The seat pitch on Qatar Airways flights is 32-34 inches in Economy Class. Business Class passengers enjoy 61-78 inches and First Class passengers have 79 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The Qatar Airways frequent flyer programme is called Privilege Club. Members earn Qpoints based on the route and class of travel, which can be redeemed against cheap flights from Qatar Airways.
At the annual Airline Strategy Awards, held in London, Qatar Airways was honoured for its commitment to leading the way with its environmental initiatives. The airline is committed to research into alternative fuel sources in an effort to curb the environmental impact of air travel.