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Everything you need to know before flying with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways check-in

Krystof Hajek updated 20. 2. 2024

As with other premium airlines, Qatar Airways offers free check-in. At the airport, at a self-service kiosk or online.

Check-in at the airport

Check-in at the airport is free and counters usually open 3 hours before your scheduled departure. Check-in closes 1 hour before departure.

Several counters are normally open at the airport, but queues will still form due to the large capacity of the aircraft. For faster check-in, it is better to choose one of the following options.

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Self-check-in kiosks

At selected airports you will find kiosks where you can check in yourself after entering your booking number and your travel document. You can also select your seat on the aircraft free of charge during check-in.

Self-check-in kiosks can be found at the following airports:

Baggage will then be checked in at the baggage-only counter Baggage Drop-off.

Online check-in

Check in online or via an app from the comfort of your home or hotel room. Enter the necessary details at and save or print your tickets on your phone. A legible QR code is important.

Online check-in can be completed between 48 hours and 90 minutes before departure. For flights to/from the USA, you can only check in online 24 hours before your flight from Doha.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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