We understand that travelling with children can be challenging and hope that the following information helps to put your mind at ease.
Hamad International Airport offers dedicated family-oriented facilities for you and your family's comfort and convenience.
To access any of these facilities, simply follow the dedicated signs or ask for directions at an information desk. Alternatively, you can locate relevant facilities using an airport map prior to travel.
If you’re planning for your child to travel alone, we’re here to make sure they enjoy their trip and that they are well taken care of throughout their journey.
When you book our unaccompanied minor service, your child will be received at the originating airport, taken care of during transit and while onboard the aircraft. The child will be handed over to the person designated by the parents/guardians upon arrival at the final destination.
Qatar Airways also offers an escort service for children travelling alone. A dedicated airline representative will accompany your child throughout the journey. Please contact us at least 72 hours prior to the flight departure to request this service for your child travelling alone.
To be eligible for the unaccompanied minor service or escort services:
How much does it cost?
To avail the unaccompanied minor service, an adult fare needs to be purchased for the child.
To avail the escort service for the child, Qatar Airways will also charge a return fare for the airline representative who will act as an escort for your child.
Explain the travel process
Travelling will be much easier if your child knows what to expect.
Check-in early to reserve a window seat. Watching the world from 11,000 m (35,000 ft) is fascinating for a child.
Prepare your child for takeoff and landing
Children’s ears are more sensitive to changes in pressure than adult ears. To prevent discomfort during take off and landing, we suggest giving infants a bottle and children some gum or a sweet to suck.
Don’t forget the essentials
While we do offer supplies and entertainment onboard, your child will enjoy the flight even more if you remember to bring some toys, books, games, wet wipes, and other necessities.
Ask our cabin crew for assistance
They’ll be happy to help.