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Extra baggage charges

Checking your baggage allowance

You can check your baggage allowance by asking our chatbot, logging into Manage Booking or by checking your ticket itinerary.

Ticket itinerary
Your baggage allowance is measured either by piece (PC) or weight (K). You can find these details in your itinerary under baggage.
For example, 2PC = 2 piece allowance and 23K = 23kg weight allowance.

Please note: the extra baggage charge information listed here is for Cathay Pacific flights only.

Your flight route measures bags by weight.

When travelling with Cathay Pacific, you can redeem your Asia Miles for extra baggage allowance. The number of Asia Miles required depends on your travel distance.

Zone distance in miles Zone S (0-600) Zone A (601-1,200) Zone B (1,201-2,500) Zone C (2,501-5,000) Zone D (5,001-7,500) Zone E (7,501-10,000) Zone F (10,001 and above)
Up to 5kg / 11lbs Asia Miles 5,300 Asia Miles 6,100 Asia Miles 8,200 Asia Miles 18,300 Asia Miles 26,400 Asia Miles 26,400 Asia Miles 26,400
Up to 10kgs / 22lbs Asia Miles 10,600 Asia Miles 12,200 Asia Miles 16,400 Asia Miles 36,600 Asia Miles 52,800 Asia Miles 52,800 Asia Miles 52,800
Up to 15kgs / 33lbs Asia Miles 15,900 Asia Miles 18,300 Asia Miles 24,600 Asia Miles 54,900 Asia Miles 79,200 Asia Miles 79,200 Asia Miles 79,200
Up to 20kgs / 44lbs Asia Miles 21,200 Asia Miles 24,400 Asia Miles 32,800 Asia Miles 73,200 Asia Miles 105,600 Asia Miles 105,600 Asia Miles 105,600
Up to 30kgs /66lbs Asia Miles 31,800 Asia Miles 36,600 Asia Miles 49,200 Asia Miles 109,800 Asia Miles 158,400 Asia Miles 158,400 Asia Miles 158,400
Up to 40kgs / 88lbs Asia Miles 42,400 Asia Miles 48,800 Asia Miles 65,600 Asia Miles 146,400 Asia Miles 211,200 Asia Miles 211,200 Asia Miles 211,200
Up to 50kgs / 110lbs Asia Miles 53,000 Asia Miles 61,000 Asia Miles 82,000 Asia Miles 183,000 Asia Miles 264,000 Asia Miles 264,000 Asia Miles 264,000
Up to 60kgs / 132lbs Asia Miles 63,600 Asia Miles 73,200 Asia Miles 98,400 Asia Miles 219,600 Asia Miles 316,800 Asia Miles 316,800 Asia Miles 316,800
Up to 80kgs / 176lbs Asia Miles 84,800 Asia Miles 97,600 Asia Miles 131,200 Asia Miles 292,800 Asia Miles 422,400 Asia Miles 422,400 Asia Miles 422,400
Up to 100kgs / 220lbs Asia Miles 106,000 Asia Miles 122,000 Asia Miles 164,000 Asia Miles 366,000 Asia Miles 528,000 Asia Miles 528,000 Asia Miles 528,000

We cannot accept any baggage over the maximum weight of 32kg / 70lbs and 158cm / 62in in total dimension. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.

Please also check the maximum dimensions for standard baggage allowances.

Items that exceed the agreed size must be repacked into split-up units, otherwise they will not be accepted on the flight. To avoid disappointment, please contact our Customer Care at least three working days before you fly if your bag is oversized and/or overweight.

Special arrangements can be made for sporting equipment, musical instruments, travelling with pets, mobility aids, medical equipment and diplomatic baggage.

Take a look at the table below to work out which zones your flight covers. Then you can work out how much your extra bag charge will be per piece and if applicable, additional charges for each oversized/overweight piece.

Charges for each overweight / oversized piece

For each overweight piece – Asia Miles 34,500

This applies for each bag in excess of your flight class weight allowance. Each piece must not weight more than 32kg / 70lbs.

For each oversized piece, there will be a charge of Asia Miles 34,500
An oversized piece of baggage is one that is between 158cm / 62in and 203cm / 80in in total dimension. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.
  • If your ticketed baggage allowance is by weight (kg), simply subtract the weight of your free luggage allowance from the weight of your bag. The remaining difference will be charged per kilogram. If you’re travelling with multiple bags, their combined weight makes up your baggage allowance.
  • Any single bag weighing more than 32kg / 70lbs has to be split into lighter units. The extra weight will be charged by the kilogram.

Please contact our Customer Care at least 3 working days if your bag cannot be split and you need to travel with a bag this large.

  • If your ticketed baggage allowance is by piece and you bring more than your allowed number of piece or any extra pieces that results from repacking, there will be an extra baggage charge.
  • Please note that the weight of any single bag must not be over 32kg / 70lbs, and its total dimension (the sum of its width, height and length) must not exceed 203cm / 80in in length without prior approval from Cathay Pacific.

Please contact our Customer Care at least 3 working days if your bag cannot be split and you need to travel with a bag this large.

  1. Award zones are based on one-way distance per flight sector basis.
  2. Extra baggage allowance redemption is available on a per flight sector basis on all Cathay Pacific marketed and operated flights unless otherwise stated, and is subject as always to availability and loading.
  3. Joint venture and code-share flights are excluded.
  4. Each member can redeem a maximum of 100kg of baggage (for journeys under weight system) or 2 pieces (for journeys under piece system) of baggage per redemption per flight sector.
  5. Same redemption rate for all classes of travel and for all members unless otherwise stated.
  6. Award is only available on journeys where the first sector is a Cathay Pacific flight.
  7. Normal redemption rules apply unless otherwise stated.
  8. Redemption has no cash value and therefore cannot be refunded.
  9. Asia Miles for unused baggage allowance are not refundable or transferable.
  10. Vouchers are valid for one month from date of issue, but only for travel on the original itinerary.
  11. Other Asia Miles terms and conditions apply.

Redeeming your extra baggage allowance

There are two ways you can redeem your extra luggage allowance:

At the airport

At the airport

Instant extra baggage redemption is now available at Cathay Pacific check-in counters worldwide. Simply present your Marco Polo Club or Asia Miles membership card upon check-in to redeem.

On the phone

On the phone

Call the Marco Polo Club or Asia Miles service centre at least 10 working days before you fly. A redemption voucher will be mailed to your designated address; simply present it upon check-in to claim your extra baggage allowance.

Prepaid Extra Baggage

Enjoy a discount of up to 10% when you purchase your extra baggage at least 24 hours before departure.

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