When we talk about the world’s best airlines, how can we forget to mention Doha-based Qatar Airways which has also won the “Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017.” It is known for its world-class services and pleasing hospitality.
The airline is the flag carrier of Qatar and is being connected to more than 150 international destinations all around the world. It is also the first Gulf carrier to sign with the Oneworld Alliance plus it also has a prestigious 5-star Skytrax rating.
When it comes to check-in procedures of the airline, don’t forget to familiarize you with them.
Qatar Airways Online Ticket Booking:
Currently, passengers can check-in directly for the flight from the comfort of their home, office or anywhere else. The main benefit of web check-in is that it speeds up the check-in process by offering you the option to check in & print your boarding pass directly from your computer. And your e-Boarding pass will send to your email address by the respective airline. You can also go through the online flight status, before booking tickets.
This facility of check in online Qatar Airways also let you get some other benefits like check-in your luggage in advance, chance to pick your seat, meal options and much more stuff like that before you depart for the flight.
ABOUT THE SERVICE:
You can enhance your traveling experience and save time at the airport by the web check-in option. Along with that, you can choose your seat, meal options, print the boarding pass and use the fast-bag-drop counters at the airport to check-in your luggage with ease.
- To and From The US:
The online check-in facility for the flights from the US opens 24 hours prior to departure and the check-in for flights to the US opens 24 hours prior to departure from Doha.
- For Other Flights:
The online check-in facility for other flights is available 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.
- The online check-in on the official website of the airline is only available for flights operated by the airline.
TYPES OF CHECK-IN OPTIONS:
Online Check-in facility by the airline will help you to save some time at the airport by choosing your seat and printing the boarding pass beforehand. You can also use the fast-bag-drop counters at the airport to check in your baggage.
Talking about the check-in time, all passengers who have a confirmed booking can use Online Check-in up to 90 minutes before flight departure, including:
FROM & TO USA: 24 hours before departure for flights to/from the US.
FOR OTHERS: 36 hours before departure for all other flights.
After confirming the details of all the travelers and selection of seats, you can confirm the check-in and get the boarding passes. All you need to give is the details of your passports, visas, accommodation details and Privilege Club cards and the APIS i.e. Advance Passenger Information.
The airline also provides the passengers to book their tickets through mobile. You need to install the mobile application on your smartphone, and then you can enjoy greater convenience with each journey. You can carry out this application on any internet-enabled device like your mobile phone or tablet by accessing the mobile version of the website.
For timings, passengers need to check-in online between 36 hours and 90 minutes before departure.
Check in from your mobile phone by typing qatarairways.com into your browser. You can also download the mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
If you don’t use the online and mobile option for booking of tickets, then you need to your seats at the airport only.
The counter check-in typically opens 3 hours prior to departure and closes one hour before departure. Passengers are recommended to arrive at the airport three hours prior to departure.
Following are the details of check in time for different options:
For online check-in, you need to follow the following steps:
- Firstly, you need to visit the official website of the airline.
- Then, click on the online check-in option and enter your last name and the booking reference number. You may also need to enter the club number and accumulate points on your flight, in case you are subscribed to the frequent flyer programme of the carrier.
- Enter your E-ticket number in case you purchase the ticket online in qatar airways.
- Next, you have to enter the details of the passenger (in case of more than 1 traveler, give details of all of them).
- Pick your preferred seat and after that, you will get the option of either printing you’re the boarding pass or sending it to your email address.
TIMINGS: This online service opens 36 hours before the scheduled flight departure and flyers can make use of this service up to 90 minutes before the aircraft takes-off.
BENEFITS OF WEB CHECK-IN:
The airline has launched numerous services and facilities for the benefit of its passengers and the facility of Qatar Airways web check-in is one of those.
Get a 10% discount at Duty-free when you check-in online:
Passengers can receive a 10% discount voucher which can be redeemed at Duty-Free outlets at the time, you check in for your flight online.
How To Avail?
- You simply need to download and print the voucher from the confirmation page after completing your check-in. Passengers are advised to check out other terms and conditions in regards to the voucher.
- Online Check-in let the passengers can check-in directly for the flight from the comfort of their home, office or anywhere else.
- This facility also let you get some other benefits like check-in your luggage in advance, chance to pick your seat, meal options and much more stuff like that before you depart for the flight.
MAJOR QUERIES ON WEB CHECK-IN:
No. 1: What check-in options offered by the Qatar Airways?
It has three check-in options, from which you can choose to check-in before and after arriving at the airport:
- Online Check-in/ Web Check-in
- Mobile Check-in
- Counter Check-in (At the Airport)
No. 2: What is the time limit linked to the check-in process at the airport?
It is recommended that the passengers arriving at the airport must reach there about 3 hours prior to departure.
Talking about the different classes, the Economy Class passengers can reach the check-in counter 1 hour before departure while for First and Business Class passengers, the timings are 45 minutes before departure.
No. 3: How do I get my boarding pass after checking in online?
After checking in online, you can either print your boarding pass or send it to your mobile phone, or to your email address. It is advisable to the passengers to print their boarding pass before reaching the airport. It will save their time and they also don’t need to stand in large queues.
No. 4: What documents are required to use the online check-in service?
The one who wants to book tickets online will need the passport and Privilege Club card which is required to enter Advance Passenger Information (APIS) as well.
No. 5: Who is eligible to use online check-in?
All those customers who have a confirmed booking can use this service anytime and anywhere.
No. 6: Do I receive a ticket when I book a ticket online?
Talking about the ticket confirmation check, you will get a confirmation via email & SMS once a ticket is booked. After that, you need to print out that. It can be used for traveling along with the identification/identity proof selected by you at the time of ticket booking.
No. 7: Why does the website not allow me to check in online during the check-in time?
There may be a number of reasons behind the issues of check-in and it may include reasons beyond the airline’s control, including internet connection or cookies in your PC’s temporary files. To get the optimum solution regarding that, you need to go through the following points.
- Clear your internet browsing history
- Clear your internet cache
- Delete your internet cookies
- Delete your temporary internet folder files
No. 8: For which flights can I check in online?
Online check-in facility of the airline is available for all the flights which the airline operates.
No. 9: What time does online check-in open and close and can I check-in online?
It would be beneficial to check-in online between 48 hours to 90 minutes prior to the flight’s departure.
- FROM & TO USA: 24 hours before departure for flights to/from the US.
- FOR OTHERS: 36 hours before departure for all other flights.
No. 10: How soon before my flight should I check in?
You should check-in two to three hours prior to their departure. But it is also true that some airports could have different check-in times. Don’t forget to contact your departure airport or your local office for more information.