There is no limit on the amount of animals that can be transported in the cargo hold on Qatar Airways flights, but each aircraft has different restrictions. They recommend contacting Qatar Airways as soon as you finalize your travel plans to guarantee Fido a spot on board. You can contact Qatar Airways at 877-777-2827 to inform the agent know that you are traveling with a pet.
Pets in the Cabin
Qatar Airways allows you to carry 1 falcon in the economy class cabin of an aircraft (a maximum of 6 falcons are permitted on each aircraft and country regulations may apply), but no pet dogs or cats are permitted in the cabin. Qatar Airways allows some pets to travel as checked baggage instead.
Pets in Checked Baggage
Qatar Airways accepts domesticated dogs, cats, and birds as checked baggage, either on your flight or separately. When connecting to a Qatar Airways flight from another airline, pets must travel separately as cargo and will not be accepted as excess baggage. The cost of transportation depends on the weight and size of the animal and carrier. Small to medium pets and carriers weighing up to 70 lbs (32 kg) to/from Qatar cost $200 and on all other routes, $350; large dogs between 70 lbs (32 kg) and 165 lbs (75 kg) to/from Qatar cost $300 and on all other routes, $450.
Pets in Cargo
Pets exceeding 165 lbs (75 kg) can be handled as cargo instead. Large dog owners can email Qatar Airways Cargo at email@example.com for more details. Alternatively, you can contact them directly at 404-761-0600.
For pets traveling in the hold, containers must be well-ventilated, an adequate size, and strong enough to prevent escape. You must supply food and water for your pet's journey. Small carriers should have dimensions smaller than 69" (175 cm), medium carriers should have dimensions smaller than 85" (217 cm), and large carriers should have dimensions smaller than 96" (245 cm). Qatar Airways reserves the right to refuse carriage if your animal's container is too small and will comply with local regulations or airport limitations on maximum weight or size of the container.
Qatar Airways does not except Exotic and Persian (Shirazi) cats; Greyhound dogs with the exception of pets; Affenpinscher, Pugs, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bichon Frise, Bull dog (all breeds), Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff (English Mastiff) Cane Corso, King Charles Spaniel, Chow Chow, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) English Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Japanese Chin, Pekingese, Presa Canario, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier , Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Valley Terrier, and French Terrier. They also do not accept primates that are being carried for research purposes, animals younger than 12 weeks, weak animals, female animals with suckling young, and cats or dogs more than 6 weeks pregnant. Although rodents (such as mice, rats, marmots, and rabbits) are not permitted as checked baggage, they may be allowed to travel as cargo.