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For all classes, each passenger (except an infant) can bring a free baggage allowance of one cabin bag not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size. These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets.

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The total weight entitlements of your cabin baggage are as follows:

Class Weight
First Class 15kg (33 lbs)
Business Class 10kg (22 lbs)
Premium Economy Class 7kg (15lbs)
Economy Class 7kg (15lbs)

+ For all travel classes, duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance.
++ If you are travelling in two classes on one journey (split class or mixed class
travel), you can enjoy the greater allowance for the whole journey.

Cabin Baggage Allowance (for point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand)

*For non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Auckland without extra sectors (wholly within Hong Kong and New Zealand), on Cathay Pacific Airways or Air New Zealand only.

Class Piece allowance Weight / Dimensions allowance
Business class 2 Maximum weight per bag: Weight of each bag: 7kg (15lbs)

Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 118cm (45in)
Premium Economy class 2
Diamond, Gold and Silver members of The Marco Polo Club travelling in Economy class 2
Economy class 1

+ For all travel classes, duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance. 

++ If you are travelling in two classes on one journey (split class or mixed class 
travel), you can enjoy the greater allowance for the whole journey.

Cabin Baggage Allowance (for point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and Qatar)

*For non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Doha without extra sectors (wholly within Hong Kong and Qatar), on Cathay Pacific Airways or Qatar Airways only.

Class Piece allowance Weight / Dimensions allowance

First and Business class

2

Total weight: 15kg (33 lbs)

Each piece must not exceed: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in)

Premium Economy and Economy class

1

Total weight: 7kg (15 lbs)

Each piece must not exceed: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in)

+ Infants in all travel classes: A small diaper bag of 10kg (22 lbs) AND car seat AND stroller.

++ For all travel classes, duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance. 

+++ If you are travelling in two classes on one journey (split class or mixed class 
travel), you can enjoy the greater allowance for the whole journey.

Additional Allowance

In addition to the standard cabin baggage allowance, you may carry on board one of the following items free of charge:

  • a small handbag or
  • a small backpack or
  • a briefcase or
  • a laptop bag.

Passengers requiring mobility aids and/or assistive devices such as Medical Portable Electronic Devices, canes, walkers, crutches and a wheelchair (subject to wheelchair stowage criteria), may carry on board the following item(s) free of charge:

U.S. Flights European and Other Flights
  • No limit on mobility aids and assistive devices required for the duration of the trip.
  • One assistive device and two pieces of mobility aids per passenger.

+ For further information on carriage of Medical Portable Electronic Devices inflight, please click here


++ Passengers travelling on two segments where there are different baggage policies for mobility and assistive devices, can enjoy the greater allowance for the whole journey.

When you are travelling with a child or an infant, you may carry onboard the following item(s) free of charge:

  • an approved car safety seat
  • a small bag of food and nappies (for consumption on the flight),
  • an umbrella type collapsible stroller (if cabin stowage is available).

Baby buggies must be checked in as hold baggage.

More details for members of The Marco Polo Club

Special cabin baggage allowance* for members of The Marco Polo Club:

Membership tiers Weight Allowance Extra Allowance
Diamond 15kg One garment bag not exceeding 20cm (8inch) thick when folded in half, or one soft bag not exceeding 20cm (8inch) thick**
Gold 10kg
Silver 10kg

*If the cabin baggage allowance in the member’s travel class is higher, this will supersede the special cabin baggage allowance

**Applicable for Silver or above members of The Marco Polo Club who are not departing from or transferring through London Heathrow Airport

The Club members can click here for more information.

Departing from/transferring through London Heathrow Airport

For passengers of First Class and Business Class only: Each passenger is entitled to an extra allowance of one garment bag not exceeding 20 cm (8 inch) thick when folded in half, or one soft bag not exceeding 20 cm (8 inch) thick. For all travel classes, duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance.

Passengers departing from or transferring through London Heathrow Airport can bring ONE additional personal item* through security control.

Please refer to Heathrow Airport website for more information.

* Personal item can only be a purse, briefcase, laptop** or baby changing bag. All other items such as umbrellas must be placed in checked baggage.

** A laptop in a thin satchel and slim line briefcase is considered a personal item; however a laptop in larger computer bag or larger, bulkier briefcase is counted as a hand baggage.

Sharp Items

All sharp items must be placed in checked baggage. This includes knives of any sort, metal nail files, scissors, tweezers, and so on. If any of these items are found in your carry-on luggage, they will be confiscated by security, and not returned to you. Cathay Pacific Airways will not assume any responsibility for confiscated items.

For information on the carriage of needles and syringes please see Carriage of Medications/Sharps.

Your responsibility

Cathay Pacific takes the safety of its passengers and crew the top priority. Passengers should stow their cabin baggage in the overhead lockers or under the seat in front of them.

For the interest of safety, passengers should co-operate with members of our cabin crew who may ask for certain personal items to be stowed during take-off and landing. On codeshare flights operated by Dragonair, this is especially essential around the emergency exit areas including the overwing exits and bulkhead. Baggage at these areas must be stowed in the overhead lockers. This is to ensure that no baggage would obstruct the evacuation process during an emergency.

For baggage that does not fit in either of these locations, is too heavy for you to lift or exceeds our baggage acceptance allowances, our cabin crew will arrange for it to be placed in the cargo hold. Aircraft coat closets should not be used for the stowage of passenger’s baggage. Observing your baggage limitations is essential for your safety and comfort.

Allowance for journey involving other carriers

Cathay Pacific has its cabin baggage policy. However, individual carriers may apply a different cabin baggage allowance. If your journey involves one or more flights provided by other airlines (including chartered flights and codeshare flights operated by our partner carriers), you are advised to check with these carriers for details of their policies and ensure compliance.

Observing your Baggage Limitations is essential in ensuring safety and comfort on the flight

Cathay Pacific takes the safety of its passengers and crew seriously. Due to Occupational Health & Safety regulations, Cabin Crew are encouraged not to lift or carry passengers’ cabin baggage. Our Cabin Crew will however, be able to help passengers who require assistance with their bags e.g. mothers with infants, unaccompanied minors, young passengers travelling alone, wheelchair passengers, the elderly, or passengers with disabilities.

Passengers are recommended to check in any baggage that they would not be able to lift into the overhead compartment. Any cabin baggage in excess of the allowable size or weight limits will be loaded with checked baggage.

 

For latest update and further information, you can visit The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website and Heathrow Airport (BAA) website.

Special Baggage

Details on carrying Batteries in your baggage.

Information about travelling with Musical Instruments.