posted this on October 26, 2011, 10:22
Qatar Airways allows passengers with special needs to carry one wheelchair, free of charge, as checked baggage.
Passengers travelling with wheelchairs or other battery powered mobility aids should advise the local Qatar Airways reservation office of the type of wheelchair intended to be transported, so necessary arrangements may be made to avoid any inconvenience during the journey.
Carriage of any motorised wheelchair - i.e. dry or wet (spillable) batteried wheelchair - requires prior approval of the airline as it involves special attention and precautionary measures for its safe transportation on an aircraft. Wet cell batteries, due its corrosive acid content, will require disconnection / removal of the battery from the wheelchair and packed in a special box, if deemed necessary.
*If other airlines are involved on the journey, we would recommend passengers to notify the respective airline at the time of reservation.