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Cabin Baggage

Customers with a reserved seat are entitled to 1 free piece of carry-on luggage and 1 additional small item.

Maximum bag dimensions

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Cabin bag

Customers with a confirmed seat may bring 1 bag aboard the aircraft that can fit in the overhead compartment, in maximum dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in).

These dimenstions include wheels, handles and side pockets.

Maximum weight and pieces

There are exceptions for flights concerning Auckland.

Small item dimensions

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Small items

Customers with a confirmed seat may bring 1 more small item aboard the aircraft that can fit under the seat in the front, in maximum dimensions of 15cm x 30cm x 40cm (6in x 12in x 16in), in addition to their cabin luggage. These items include:

  • Small handbags
  • Laptop bags
  • Small backpacks
  • Camera bags
  • Briefcases

These dimenstions include wheels, handles and side pockets.

Member of a frequent flyer programme?
Show me allowances for:
 
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Standard allowance 1 piece + 1 small item
7kg /15lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
7kg /15lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
The Marco Polo Club membership tier
Green 1 piece + 1 small item
7kg /15lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
7kg /15lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
Silver 1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
Gold 1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
10kg /22lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
Diamond 1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
1 piece + 1 small item
15kg /33lbs
  • Economy
  • 1 piece + 1 small item
    7kg /15lbs
  • Premium Economy
  • 1 piece + 1 small item
    7kg /15lbs
  • Business
  • 1 piece + 1 small item
    10kg /22lbs
  • First
  • 1 piece + 1 small item
    15kg /33lbs

The combined weight of all your items including your duty free items must not exceed the baggage allowance of your travel class shown above.

Bag allowance for infants
  • An approved car safety seat
  • A small bag of food and nappies (for consumption on the flight)
  • An umbrella-type collapsible stroller or any type of foldable stroller within the standard cabin bag size and weight after folding (if cabin stowage is available)

Baby buggies must be checked in.
See more about travelling with a baby
Duty free items
Any duty free items you purchase are included in your total baggage allowance. Codeshare flights may be subject to baggage restrictions from other airlines.

Pre-flight checklist

Please take note of the following notes:

Place sharp items into checked baggage

If you are carrying nail scissors, letter knives or anything sharp and pointed, you will not be able to take them on board. Please read more about sharp items and restricted items for more advice.

Limit the amount of lithium batteries you travel with

Please ensure that any lithium batteries you travel with are stored properly and in acceptable amounts. Read more about lithium batteries.

Be mindful of your luggage allowance

We remind passengers that our cabin crew cannot lift or carry bags for you. Special assistance is available on request. Please check in any bags that are too heavy to lift into the overhead compartments.

If you use a mobility aid* or assistive device** to get around, take note of your route to see what you can bring along free of charge.

Items include portable electronic medical devices, canes, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, and wheelchair accessories. Please note that wheelchairs are subject to stowage criteria.

For flights to the USA, there are no restrictions on the number of mobility aids and assistive aids you can bring on board for free. On flights to other destinations, you may bring one assistive device and two mobility aids per passenger.

Please see more in our special assistance section for more information.

*Mobility aid is defined as an assistive device that is used by individuals with mobility impairments such as cane and walker, crutch and wheelchair.

**Assistive device is defined as any piece of equipment that assists a passenger with a disability to cope with the effects of his or her disability. Such devices are intended to assist a passenger with a disability to hear, see, communicate, manoeuvre or perform other functions of daily life and may include medical devices and medications.

For tickets issued on or after the 1st April 2015, free baggage allowance and extra baggage charges for flights that involve one or more other airlines (i.e. not Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon) rely on a new method of calculation. This is in agreement with the new baggage policy from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Read more about our most significant carrier rules.

For tickets issued on and before the 31st March 2015, please check our most significant carrier rules.

Your ticket is determined by something known as the ‘most significant carrier’, which determines baggage allowance for air travel.

For tickets issued on or after the 1st April 2015, please check our most significant carrier rules.

For tickets issued on and before the 31st March 2015, please check our most significant carrier rules.