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You are entitled to a free baggage allowance, which varies depending on your route, class and member tier. You can take extra bags with you for a charge.

Weight system – for all locations EXCEPT the Americas, point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand and point to point flights between Hong Kong and Qatar

Passenger type Piece allowance Weight / Dimensions allowance
Adults/Children No restriction on the number of pieces Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
First: 40kg (88lbs)
Business: 30kg (66lbs)
Premium Economy: 25kg (55lbs)
Economy: 20kg (44lbs)
Infants (See Note 2) No restriction on the number of pieces Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
First/Business/Premium Economy/Economy: 10kg (22lbs)
Members of The Marco Polo Club No restriction on the number of pieces

Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
Diamond Member: Additional 20kg (44lbs)
Gold Member: Additional 15kg (33lbs)
Silver Member: Additional 10kg (22lbs)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights only)

Members of oneworld airline frequent flyer programmes No restriction on the number of pieces

Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
Emerald Member: Additional 20kg (44lbs)
Sapphire Member: Additional 15kg (33lbs)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights only)

 

Weight System – 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. 

Passenger type Piece allowance Weight / Dimensions allowance
Adults/Children No restriction on the number of pieces Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
First: 50kg (110lbs)
Business: 40kg (88lbs)
Premium Economy: 35kg (77lbs)
Economy: 30kg (66lbs)
Infants (See Note 2) No restriction on the number of pieces Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
First/Business/Premium Economy/Economy: 10kg (22lbs) + car seat + stroller
Members of The Marco Polo Club No restriction on the number of pieces

Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
Diamond Member: Additional 20kg (44lbs)
Gold Member: Additional 15kg (33lbs)
Silver Member: Additional 10kg (22lbs)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific flights only)

Members of oneworld airline frequent flyer programmes No restriction on the number of pieces

Maximum combined weight (See Note 1):
Emerald Member: Additional 20kg (44lbs)
Sapphire Member: Additional 15kg (33lbs)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific flights only)

 

Piece System – for Central, North and South Americas (See Note 3)

Passenger type Piece allowance Weight / Dimensions allowance
Adults/Children First/ Business/ Premium Economy/ Economy class:
2 Pieces (See Note 4)
Maximum weight per bag (See Note 1):
First: 32kg (70lbs)
Business: 32kg (70lbs)
Premium Economy: 25kg (55lbs)
Economy: 23kg (50lbs)

Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

Infants (See Note 2) First/ Business/ Premium Economy/ Economy class:
1 Piece
Maximum weight per bag (See Note 1):
First: 32kg (70lbs)
Business: 32kg (70lbs)
Premium Economy: 25kg (55lbs)
Economy: 23kg (50lbs)

Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 115cm (45in)

Members of The Marco Polo Club Diamond and Gold Members (First/ Business/ Premium Economy/ Economy class):
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Maximum weight per bag (See Note 1):
First: 32kg (70lbs)
Business: 32kg (70lbs)
Premium Economy: 25kg (55lbs)
Economy: 23kg (50lbs)

Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights only)

Members of oneworld airline frequent flyer programmes Emerald Members (First/ Business/ Premium Economy/ Economy class): 
3 Pieces (See Note 4)

Maximum weight per bag (See Note 1):
First: 32kg (70lbs)
Business: 32kg (70lbs)
Premium Economy: 25kg (55lbs)
Economy: 23kg (50lbs)

Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights only)

Piece System – 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.

Passenger type Piece allowance Weight / Dimensions allowance
Adults/Children

Business class:
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Premium Economy:
2 Pieces (See Note 4)
Economy class:
1 Piece (See Note 4)

Maximum weight per bag:
Weight of Each Bag: 23kg (50lbs)
Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

Infants (See Note 2)

Business/ Premium Economy/ Economy class:
1 Piece

Maximum weight per bag:
Weight of Each Bag: 23kg (50lbs)
Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

Members of The Marco Polo Club

Diamond, Gold and Silver Members
Business class:
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Premium Economy:
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Economy class:
2 Pieces (See Note 4)

Maximum weight per bag:
Weight of Each Bag: 23kg (50lbs)
Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific flights only)

Members of oneworld airline frequent flyer programmes

Emerald Member:
Business class:
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Premium Economy:
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Economy class:
2 Pieces (See Note 4)

Sapphire Member:
Business class:
3 Pieces (See Note 4)
Premium Economy:
2 Pieces (See Note 4)
Economy class:
2 Pieces (See Note 4)

Maximum weight per bag:
Weight of Each Bag: 23kg (50lbs)
Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in)

(Applicable to Cathay Pacific flights only)

Special baggage allowance for bookings originated in India

We offer special baggage allowance to select destinations from India. Learn more details…

 

Partly First or Business class and partly Economy class travel

For through journeys where the passenger travels partly on first or Business class and partly on economy class, the free baggage allowance for each portion of travel shall be granted according to each purchased ticket class.

Where a passenger who has paid the First or Business class fare travels on Economy class, the free baggage allowance shall be given based on that for the First or Business class service respectively.

Free baggage allowance and Extra Baggage Charges on itineraries involving other airlines

In compliance with the new baggage policy issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), free baggage allowance and extra baggage charges for tickets issued on or after 1 April 2011 which involve one or more flights provided by other airlines (excluding Dragonair and Cathay Pacific) will be based on a new method. Except as otherwise set out below, if your journey includes connecting flights with more than one airline, the baggage allowances and fees of the airline that operates the longer leg of the itinerary will apply throughout the itinerary. For example, if you fly a transpacific leg with one carrier and a domestic leg with another, the baggage allowances and fees of the carrier that operated the transpacific leg would apply to the whole journey, regardless of which carrier issued the ticket. Please contact your travel agent or local reservations office for more details.

When travelling on a codeshare flight operated by codeshare partner to/from a port outside of the US, the operating carrier’s baggage policy may apply (except for flights of CX9200/CX9201 and QR5800/QR5801, where marketing carrier’s baggage policy applies). For details, please visit the respective carrier’s website.

When your journey’s origin, destination or furthest point is the US and the flights are operated by our codeshare partners, the marketing carrier’s baggage policy applies. For details, please visit the marketing carrier's website.

If your entire journey is with Cathay Pacific, our baggage allowances and fees will apply.

If your entire journey is with one of our airline partners, the baggage allowance and fees of the partner airline will apply.

Cathay Pacific codeshare flights operated by other airlines may provide free allowance or extra baggage charges that are different from Cathay Pacific's. For details of their checked baggage allowances, please follow the links below:

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Japan Airlines (English / Japanese)

LAN Airlines (English / Spanish)

For other airlines, please refer to their websites or contact them directly.

Note:

1. The weight of any single piece of checked baggage should not be over 32kg (70lb). Acceptance of any bag weighing more than 32kg (70lb) is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/ reservation. Overweight items (Exception: mobility aids, medical equipment, sporting equipment, musical instruments, camera equipment, household effects, pets as baggage and diplomatic baggage) will be repacked or split into lighter units during check-in otherwise will not be accepted for carriage.

Any bag exceeding the total dimensions of 203cm (80in) (width + height + length) will not be carried as accompanied baggage unless prior notification is made with us upon booking/ reservation and approval is granted by us.

2. Infant is defined as a passenger less than 2 years of age who does not occupy a seat.

3. Applicable if you are travelling to, from or via the USA, Canada, select Central and South American countries.

4. The following articles, irrespective of their actual dimensions, may be considered as a bag of 158cm (62in) in size:

  1. One sleeping bag or bedroll
  2. One rucksack/knapsack/back pack
  3. One pair of snow skis with one pair of ski poles and one pair of ski boots, or one snow board and boots
  4. One golf bag containing golf clubs and one pair of golf shoes
  5. One duffle-type bag or Type 22 bag (soft sided zippered bags with side panel that can be opened with zipper)
  6. A bicycle can be accepted as check-in baggage, provided that the following requirements of the bicycle are met:
    1. Non-motorized touring / racing single-seat bicycle
    2. Handlebars are fixed and tightened sideways or parallel to the frame or enclosed in plastic foam or similar material
    3. Pedals are removed or fixed inwards or enclosed in plastic foam or similar material
    4. Tyres are deflated
    5. Passenger must pack bicycle in a strong and protective hard case or recognised bicycle box.
  7. One pair of standard water skis or one slalom water ski
  8. Suitably packed fishing equipment consisting of two rods, one reel, one landing net, one pair of fishing boots and one fishing tackle box
  9. Sporting firearms consisting of no more than:
    1. one rifle case containing not more than two rifles, 5kg (10lb) of ammunition, one shooting mat, noise suppressor and small rifle tools; or
    2. two shotguns and two shotgun cases; or
    3. one pistol case containing not more than five pistols, 5kg(10lb) of ammunition, noise suppressors, one pistol telescope and small pistol tools.
  10. Acceptance of such firearms shall be subject to conditions and regulations. You are advised to visit the Prohibited Items page and subsequently contact our booking/ reservation for further details.

  11. Any portable musical instrument not exceeding 100cm (39in) in length.
  12. Larger personal electronic devices including laptops and notebooks must be switched off and stowed away for takeoff and landing in accordance with the current procedures. All devices put into checked luggage must be powered off.
  13. We recommend that you also check the information about Carriage of Lithium Battery as Baggage.