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Check in baggage

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

Baggage allowance per passenger

On most flights
There are exceptions for flights concerning America, Auckland and Doha.
Standard allowance
 
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Standard allowance 20kg /44lbs
No piece limit
25kg /55lbs
No piece limit
30kg /66lbs
No piece limit
40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
The Marco Polo Club membership tier
Green 20kg /44lbs
No piece limit
25kg /55lbs
No piece limit
30kg /66lbs
No piece limit
40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
Silver
30kg /66lbs
No piece limit
35kg /77lbs*
No piece limit
40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
50kg /110lbs*
No piece limit
Gold
35kg /77lbs*
No piece limit
40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
45kg /99lbs*
No piece limit
55kg /121lbs*
No piece limit
Diamond
40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
45kg /99lbs*
No piece limit
50kg /110lbs*
No piece limit
60kg /132lbs*
No piece limit
oneworld membership tier
Sapphire 35kg /77lbs*
No piece limit
40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
45kg /99lbs*
No piece limit
55kg /121lbs*
No piece limit
Emerald 40kg /88lbs*
No piece limit
45kg /99lbs*
No piece limit
50kg /110lbs*
No piece limit
60kg /132lbs*
No piece limit
  • Economy
  • 20kg /44lbs
    No piece limit
  • Premium Economy
  • 25kg /55lbs
    No piece limit
  • Business
  • 30kg /66lbs
    No piece limit
  • First
  • 40kg /88lbs*
    No piece limit
Bag allowance for infants less than 2 years old

If you have not booked a seat for your infant you may bring 10kg / 22 lbs of luggage on board for them, plus a car seat and a stroller. There is no limit on the amount of pieces.

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.

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 Dragonair) 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, we want to help you understand what you can bring free of charge. It depends on the nature of the device and the route you fly.

Acceptable items include portable electronic medical devices, canes, walkers,crutches and wheelchairs. Such devices help a passenger with a disability in their everyday life. Equipment used by a service animal (e.g. a harness or leash) that helps the animal work would also be considered an assistive device. Food for a service animal is not regarded as equipment and would have to be checked in or carried as hand baggage, following our regulations. Please note that wheelchairs are subject to stowage criteria.

Take note of your route to see what you can bring along free of charge.

For flights to/from 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, in additional to your standard check in allowance.

See our special assistance options for more information.

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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