Qatar Airways Respond To Pet Owners Plea. Lowers Price, Doubles Weight Allowance

Qatar Airways has reduced the prices and increased the weight allowance for transporting pets as there was high demand from pet owners. Qatar Airways is the only airline that will carry pets as excess baggage to and from Qatar.

The cost for taking pets has been reduced to $300 from $400. The move has come as a relief to the pet owners as it will make it easier to take their pets along with them. The airline also doubled the weight allowance for domestic pets to travel on the same flight as their owners as checked-in baggage, by increasing the weight limit for pets and their containers from 32kgs to a generous 75kgs. The changes will further boost the airline’s reputation.

 

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ehab Amin, said: “We know how much our passengers love their family pets and often don’t want to be apart from them. This move to increase weight allowances while also reducing the fare structure means that our passengers and their domestic pets can now travel comfortably on the same flight together.

“We are one of the few airlines in the world that accepts domestic pets as checked-in baggage on our passenger aircraft. So in keeping with our very inclusive culture and our drive to always enhance the customer experience, we are delighted to increase the pet weight limit from 32kgs to 75kgs, while significantly reducing charges.”

Customers checking in for their flight should make prior bookings for their pet to travel with them. After showing the appropriate veterinary certificate to confirm their pet is healthy and safe for air travel, the animal is delivered to a specially designated area at Hamad International Airport (HIA) on the day of travel.

Qatar Airways cargo carrier is also used at times to transport valuable show horses, dairy cows and animals for relocation and rescue purposes via its Qatar Airways Live Freighter Service (QR Cargo).

Pets and transport crates heavier than 75 kgs will be transported in Qatar Airways Cargo, the pets will travel in a specially equipped animal transport section. QR Cargo has a qualified veterinary and husbandry staff at its Doha hub. Husbandry personnel will travel on every animal transport flight.

Source: qatarscoop

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