FAQ Qatar| Airport Assistance in Doha
This Qatar Airport FAQ for Meet & Assist explains how you will be welcomed, escorted and assisted through Doha Maha airport.
1. Fewer lines, less mixing with other travellers
2. Special short cuts, lanes, add-ons and facilities
3. A faster and easier airport experience, door to door
4. A personal assistant to guide you through stange airports
5. Help with language, local procedures & unexpected problems
Arrival Services: you will be met near the air-bridge; escorted to and through quarantine, visa on arrival, security and immigration. Expert local airport staff will help collect your bags, escort you through customs checks and take you direct to your driver or welcome party.
Departure Services: you will be met near the entrance of the terminal building; and escorted to and assisted through security, check in, customs and immigration. You will be taken to your airline or member lounge, or direct to the flight’s boarding gate area.
Connection Services: you will be met near the air-bridge, escorted to and through any visa, quarantine, transit, security, immigration, baggage, check in, or customs proecudres. You will be taken to your airline or member lounge, or direct to the flight’s boarding gate
Fast-tracking saves time and hassle and makes the passage through an otherwise busy or difficult airport both fast and easy. A successful Fast-tracked airport service is one where you did not have to queue in line, and/or the time it took to pass through the airport was reduced. Fast-tracking is achieved differently in each airport. The agents will request use of special fast track lines at Immigration and Border Control
We have long term contractual partnerships built over many years with dozens of local, in-airport based businesses. They have the trained staff, secutiy passes, airport approvals and operational knowlegde to provide special Meet and Greet Airport Assistance.
Yes. Absolutely. We only used licensed local partners, companies, agents and staff who have the necessary airport security clearances, approvals and passes to work in secure non-public areas and provide the services that have been booked. All our services are pre-ordered and pre-arranged with airport departments (which is why we often need passenger passport data).
Baggage assistance is included. Depending on the service selected there may be an electric buggy and/or a lounge access included as well.
For arrivals they will be waiting with a signboard for you at or near the end of the air-bridge or air corridor (i.e. somewhere between airplane door and the terminal building). Alternatively – if the airline has parked at a remote location and a tarmac bus is used to transfer you from the plane to the terminal – they will wait with a signboard at the entrance to the terminal building where the airline’s bus drops you off.
For departures they will be waiting for you at “kerbside” (meaning at the drop-off zone at the departure terminal level), or – because of the heat – at a special counter or booth just inside the terminal, or in front of the airline’s check in desk. Where you will be met is described in your booking confirmation.
Firstly you should look really carefully, for you name board as sometimes they are easy to miss due to congestion, jet lag, passengers checking their handphone messages as they disembark, or crowded areas where lots of uniformed staff are waiting with name boards. If you really cannot see the greeter then you must all the local emergency number, or use the emergency contact chat link we will have sent you.
Yes. A connection may involve a switch between domestic and international terminals and areas, re-checking in landside, or just using the airside transfer desks in the transit area. Connections can be very complicated where different carriers, low cost airlines, different terminal and different flight tickets are involved. They require special review and quotation by our senior booking staff.
Yes. Children are welcome. There is a 100% discount for infants aged under 24 months. There may also be a discount for children aged 3-12 years, or for “Family Groups”. If available and relevant they will be offered during the booking process.
If you already have your booking confirmation you must E-mail us with the Change request as soon as you can. Where we get less than 48 hours notice of a major Change or Cancellation then a percentage of the price paid may be charged. See the Terms and conditions for details. If you do not present yourself to the airport representative, or if you decide not to take a service that has booked, this will be classed as a no-show cancellation and there will be no refund or credit for that service.
No. But major Changes should be advised to us. A Major Change is a change which will affect how, when and where the service you have booked is given. For example a Major Change would be a change in the named “lead” passenger, in the date of service, of the flight number, or a significant change in the kerbside meeting time for a departure, or a request for an additional feature (like a porter, buggy, lounge) or a change to the number of passengers to be served. If in doubt E-mail us or read our FAQ.
Doha Airport has its own airport rules and regulations. These policies who may supersede the local provider’s own operating procedures. Sometimes there is a temporary security clampdown or similar temporary alert condition ordered. Both of these may effect parts of the usual VIP service. In such a cases, these are beyond our control.
Also, there are Quarantine & health regulations and rules in force due to COVID-19. Permission to enter a country, or to board a flight, and/or the imposition of related quarantine or other restrictions are decided by local border control, the local health authorities, and/or the airline
Our service helps with a safe and speedy passge through the airport.
To minimize contact, congestion & lines, bypass bottlenecks, and avoid inconvenience, your representative will speed up obtaining visa on arrival, check-in, and passing through security checks, and will escort you through fast-tracked CIQ processing.
The greeter will use whatever channels, lines, local knowledge and local connections they have to make the passage through immigration that day fast, pleasant and easy.
They will also help you understand issues with local border control and health officials. They will assist with arrangements for excess or missing baggage, flight & terminal transfers, and even access to lounge, business centre or day-room.
Finally, they will coordinate directly with the driver to ensure a smooth handover (avoiding the common problem of not being able to find you car service). They are adept at keeping any local taxi and baggage touts away. And if you have no ground transportation arranged they will help you find a reliable provider and ensure there is no language communications issues over the ride or destination.
The ends these Qatar maha Airport FAQ. For booking help see How to Book Qatar Fast Track. For other airports in Asia and Africa see Airports Served