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Cathay Pacific flights

Find out everything you need to know about check in baggage information when flying with Cathay Pacific

Baggage allowance per passenger

There are exceptions for flights concerning the Americas and Auckland.

While the combined weight should be within your standard weight allowance, please also observe the limit to the number of pieces you can check in. 

(For tickets initially issued on or after 15 September 2016)

 
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Standard allowance 30kg /66lbs
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
35kg /77lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
40kg /88lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
The Marco Polo Club membership tier
Green 30kg /66lbs
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
35kg /77lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
40kg /88lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
Silver
40kg /88lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
45kg /99lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 2 pieces)
60kg /132lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
Gold
45kg /99lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
65kg /143lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 4 pieces)
Diamond
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
60kg /132lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
70kg /154lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 4 pieces)
oneworld membership tier
Sapphire
45kg /99lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
65kg /143lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 4 pieces)
Emerald
50kg /110lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
60kg /132lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 3 pieces)
70kg /154lbs*
Total per passenger
(Maximum 4 pieces)
  • Economy
  • 30kg /66lbs
    Total per passenger
    (Maximum 2 pieces)
  • Premium Economy
  • 35kg /77lbs*
    Total per passenger
    (Maximum 2 pieces)
  • Business
  • 40kg /88lbs*
    Total per passenger
    (Maximum 2 pieces)
  • First
  • 50kg /110lbs*
    Total per passenger
    (Maximum 3 pieces)
Bag allowance for infants less than 2 years old

If you have not booked a seat for your infant you may bring maximum 2 pieces, total weight of 10kg / 22 lbs, of luggage on board for them, plus a car seat and a stroller.

Infants with a confirmed separate seat are entitled to the same luggage allowance as an adult traveller. See more about travelling with a baby.

* Maximum single item weight and dimensions
Any baggage that weighs more than 32kg / 70lbs or measures more than 203cm / 80in in total dimension must be repacked into split-up units within these limits. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.
 
If your bag cannot be split, please contact your local reservation office before you fly and we’ll investigate if we can accommodate your item.
 
We do not accept bags that exceed the aforementioned limits without prior approval.
 

Pre-flight checklist

Please take note of the following notes:

Check your luggage for prohibited items and items with restrictions

Depending on where you fly, there are a series of restrictions on certain items - and items which are prohibited to travel with entirely. For example, liquids, gases and aerosols are only allowed to be brought on board in certain volumes. Take the time to review our restricted items and prohibited items for a smooth flight.

Limit the amount of lithium batteries you travel with

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

Be mindful of your luggage allowance

It is possible to travel with musical instruments and sports equipment, although please be aware rules differ according to your route. In addition, you can check in extra baggage for a small fee.

We can through-check your baggage to your final destination if your journey is on one ticket, booked in a single booking, or if you are connecting between Cathay Pacific Group operated flights.

If you are travelling on separate tickets issued and booked in separate bookings, and you are not connecting between Cathay Pacific Group operated flights, you will need to collect your bags at arrival and check your bags in with your connecting carrier.

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.

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.

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.

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