Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Long Beach to Doha
Qatar has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Qatari nationals, their travelling companions, immediate family members of nationals, those with a permanent resident card or other exceptionally approved visa holders.
Travelers with a sponsored work permit/employment visa may also return to Qatar.
Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter state of Qatar using their passports under same conditions as Qatari nationals according to the country they are travelling from. Their sponsored companions who are holding Qatari resident permit are also allowed to return to Qatar without the need for an exceptional entry permit, as long as they are traveling with their sponsors on same flight.
Travelers returning to Qatar must take a coronavirus test and thermal screening on arrival.
Arrivals from countries that are not included in the list of low-risk countries and in which COVID-19 testing centers have been accredited are required to obtain a virus-free certificate from there no more than 48 hours before traveling. Check MOPH website for the current list. If no accredited testing centers are available, they may arrive in Qatar but they are required to quarantine in a hotel, at their own expense.
Travelers must have a quarantine hotel reservation made at www.discoverqatar.qa for a duration of 7 days. Travelers from a low-risk country and have been in that country for at least 1 week will be allowed to travel to Qatar and home quarantine.
Travelers with temporary residence permit and personal visit visa holders must first send a request to return through the Qatar Portal website. Once approved, check the "Type of Quarantine" stated on the certificate. If this states "Hotel" then book a quarantine package hotel from Discover Qatar. They must have a copy of Exceptional Entry Permit and Discover Qatar Hotel Voucher, as well as flight documents when they check-in for flight. Dates for arrival and hotel check-in must match.
Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. Travelers may be asked to show the app upon arrival.
There is a daily limit on arrivals entering Qatar and demand is extremely high.
Depending on country of origin, travelers will either be required to self-isolate at home for a period of 7 days, or go into a self-funded quarantine for 7 days, followed by 7 days self-isolation at home. Travelers who cannot self-isolate from home, can alternatively book a 14 night welcome home quarantine package instead. Visit Discover Qatar website for more information.
A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at Qatar Airways Holidays website.
Travelers returning from one of the countries on the COVID-19 Green List are eligible for home quarantine. Check MOPH website for the current list.
Travelers are subject to medical screening on arrival.
Transit passengers traveling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, travelers will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks.
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Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the GCO website.
There are currently 2,506 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in QA and 237 deaths as of Dec 1 2020
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 25h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($990) and American Airlines ($1,055)
When flying out of Long Beach you will be using Long Beach Municipal, often referred to as Long Beach Airport. You will be landing at Doha Hamad Intl, also known as Doha Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Leg room and seats are uncomfortable"
Pros: "Fast and easy flight"
Cons: "It’s was very good flight"
Pros: "Flight time, availability on short notice"
Cons: "Delayed, no communication, delayed at boarding, sat at arrival with no gate."
Cons: "Exit row seats are too small."
Cons: "It was an overbooked packed early morning flight with International passengers partnering with the flight. Everyone had bags and no one woukd check them to rhe final destination which caused delays. This was the only issue."
Pros: "Pleasant flight crew!!"
Pros: "Smoothest flight ever and crew was perfect. Thanks!"
Pros: "Appreciated the friendliness of the flight crew, compared to two other international flights I have taken in the past year and a half on other airlines."
Cons: "Cramped seating, as I suppose is the norm on most airlines nowadays. But feels torturous on a long flight. Also, had to pay extra to choose seats. I think that’s outrageous."
Pros: "This is such a quick flight, and the staff made it quite easy."
Cons: "My in Flight Wi-Fi did not work. Not a huge deal, because it's such a quick flight, but it is a little Annoying, and may have just been a bad day for the system."
Pros: "Stairs cause me tremendous pain due to a 4 year misdiagnosed ruptured SI joint. Usually, we have no way of knowing that our flight will end with a downstairs walk rather than a ramp. I emailed American Airlines last week but hadn’t gotten a response yet so when they announced that we would exit by stairs, I was almost in tears as I gathered my belongings. To my surprise, American Airlines had a ramp for us to use. I don’t know it it was a coincidence or if they responded that quickly knowing I was on the plane through todays’s technology. I will be a fan and a customer forever."
Cons: "On time, loaded quickly,ramp access to exit the plane."
Pros: "Crew was good, seats comfortable"
Cons: "my entertainment system headset plug was broken and didn't work - a problem for such a long flight!"
Cons: "Now pay significant more for carry on bags for another mediocre airline where it is not significantly cheaper."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight was very smooth, arrived early, plane clean, service was great."
Cons: "For being in first class, my seat did not recline so I couldn't sleep and audio for my entertainment center was not working"
Pros: "Roomy leg room"
Cons: "Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving."
Pros: "The food was good and the crew was nice."
Cons: "We were delayed for 90 minutes. And the entertainment options were awful for such a long flight."
Pros: "Pilots that did show up were pleasant and made the best of the situation."
Cons: "No scheduled pilots for this flight. Pilots that did arrive had their schedule rearranged---they showed up to work thinking they were flying to Seattle. They were asked to step in to fly to Denver instead---20 minutes after our scheduled takeoff time; not horribly late, but seemingly disorganized, which leads to all kinds of thoughts about AA overall competence."
Cons: "51/2 hour delay!! Should have brought in another plane."
Cons: "Late over an hour due to maintenance issues Did not receive the seats we paid for due to plane change"
Pros: "Crew was great. All flights and connections on time and easy."
Cons: "Food - better to stick with basics in coach. Entertainment - too conservative boring."
Pros: "Not a single part has a positive remark"
Cons: "Well - this partner of westjet was terrible. The amount of re direction to get to the final terminal was absurd .. that's just my venting My real problem is that then "crew" or team that represent s the American Airlines / compass part was just useless. A hand full of people - myself included didn't get a chance to board the plane as they didn't make any announcements. Beyond disappointing. When you check in they take your cell phone "in case " well no call no txt no nothing. It was a joke the level of service No apologies or anything just a group of any tired patrons getting the worst customer experience. I'll never EVER book a flight that has anything to do with American Airlines or its partners"
Pros: "On time!!"
Pros: "Smooth ride, checked in online, electronic boarding pass, going through security - a breeze. Was little apprehensive because I heard bad things about AA - my 1st experience was good."
Pros: "I arrived at my destination at least! Good crew and decent food but that’s the least I can expect from an 8 hour flight."
Cons: "Very old plane. Had the screens every 4-5 aisles. No control over the entertainment. Very uncomfortable seats, but so are almost every other airlines. The worst part about this flight was that I traveled with my girlfriend and when I went to check in, 24 hours before, there were only single seats left and there were so many open seats together that were considered “preferred” and had to pay $80 for just one “preferred” seat just so we can sit together on an 8 hour long flight. The seat didn’t even have any extra legroom or anything, it was a normal seat. American Airlines is just trying to squeeze money out of anything they can."
Cons: "Why is coffee such an exorbitant request?"
Pros: "Left early, crew was friendly"
Cons: "Bought a seat that was explained as not having another passenger on either side, but it was just two seats in a row."
Pros: "No drama- always great flying from Long Beach"
Cons: "Really wish that there were power adaptors. Landed with a dead battery."
Cons: "Delays both ways"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and the seats were comfortable. I enjoyed the movie selection."
Cons: "My seat was broken (button to recline was stuck)."
Pros: "This wasn't a British Airlines flight! We ended up being on a crappy, ancient American Airlines flight instead of the BA flight we had booked. It is very duplicitous to purchase a ticket for an airline with a great reputation and end up on a genuinely lousy flight on a totally different airline (especially one like American, that I would never book!)."
Pros: "Timely and prepared flight."
Pros: "On time. Polite gate reps. Helpful crew. Smooth flight and on time."
Pros: "Quick boarding and taxi. On and off the flight seemlessly."
Pros: "Updated interior. Comfortable chairs. Friendly staff. Pilot communicated well."
Cons: "No charging capabilities for devices. Limited food options."
Pros: "Our flight from Rome to Chicago was on an airplane from the Flinstones. It creaked, no amenities, not just no wifi and fancy things, but no air nozzles at the seats!?"
Cons: "Horrible flight, paid extra for nicer seats, but the airplane was prehistoric"
Cons: "Both flights, to and from around had to go search for my baggage and on the return flight I even had to go to a different terminal. The service is unacceptable. I will never fly with AA again."
Pros: "Getting the flights was easy, used kayak. Tickets ultimately were purchased through priceline."
Cons: "Flight was a round trip flight and American Airlines (or American Eagle, which is it?) changed my flights and I went from an hour layover and arriving at the time I desired to instead a three and a half hour layover and arriving after midnight."
Pros: "It wasn't a full flight so I had more legroom, since I didn't have a person sit beside me on both flights. The flights arrive on time. Boarding was organized, quick and effective."
Cons: "Flight attendant provided a snack to everyone and forgot to offer a snack to me. There were children on both flights, kicking my seat through 60% of the flight. There was not entertainment provided for brief flights and the snack selection was mediocre."
Cons: "Food was expensive and not well put together."
Pros: "Pleasant staff, clean passenger lounge and plane cabin"
Cons: "Wish standard seating allowed for more width, better way to avoid reclined seat in front"
Cons: "I called around 5 times since june or july to change my flight because I was injured at work and couldn't travel. I called customers service and they told me that I cannot change my flight they dont give another solution they just told me that I have to buy another flight ticket. I will not recommended amy of my family or friends to travel in vayama."
Pros: "Crew was very nice ."
Pros: "I fainted on my flight and everyone was really nice and helpful to make sure I was okay."
Pros: "JoMarie was very helpful at LGB. And we eventually arrived at our destination."
Cons: "This was a horrible travel experience, the worst I have ever known. My uncle had died, so I had to search for the soonest and most economical flight in order to attend the funeral. Traveling with me was my aunt (his ex wife) and my cousin (his only daughter). Our initial flight was delayed 'due to mechanical issues' and they said we weren't going to make our connection in Phoenix. So they had to reroute the whole trip, which took about half an hour because all of the flights were full. So instead of flying from LGB - PHX - CLT - CAE and arriving Saturday night, we ended up departing from LAX (which we specifically were trying to avoid) almost 9 hours later. From there to DEN - CLT - GSP arriving Sunday morning. Because of this I had to contact the hotel and let them know that we weren't going to check-in until the next day, but I still ended up having to pay for Saturday night. Then, I had to cancel the rental car and make a new reservation to pick it up at GSP and return at CAE since the hotel was close to CAE, plus the return flight was through CAE. Also, wifi was an additional cost (which we didn't use because of this), the snacks were pitiful, and the seats were very narrow and uncomfortable. I have flown with JetBlue in the past, but on this occasion, last minute flights to South Carolina were prohibitively expensive. That being said, if I had known how bad the experience with American was going to be, I would have gladly paid literally double the price for the JetBlue tickets. And in the future, I will be flying exclusively with JetBlue no matter what the cost."
Pros: "Flight was good. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "flight has been cancelled, airline staff gave me hotel vouchers which the hotel would NOT honor, I went back and forth twice because those two hotels would not accomodate american airline passenger vouchers, I end up calling a friend to pick up at the airport she has to drive for an hour just to pick me up, I regret buying a ticket in american airline"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, crew was friendly"
Pros: "Flight attendant was amazing!!!!!!!"
Cons: "Too much chaos at counter to board planes, 2 flights scheduled at same gate and my flight was 1hr 30min delayed because of it. Other customers missed flight etc... Admin could have worked better with these upset customers"
Airlines flying from Long Beach to Doha have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Long Beach to Doha
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Long Beach to Doha
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Long Beach to Doha
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Long Beach to Doha
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Long Beach to Doha