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Extra baggage charges

Take more with you for a modest fee

Find out your bag charge

Choose how you’d like to pay and your flight route to see how much an extra piece of luggage will cost.  

For most flight
There are exceptions for flights to and from the Americas, Korea, and New Zealand.
Please note: the extra baggage charge information listed here is for Cathay Pacific flights only. If you’re travelling a codeshare flight or a flight operated by another airline, please check carrier rules

Your flight route measures bags by weight

Take a look at the table below to work out which flight zones your flight covers. Then you can work out how much your extra bag charge will be per kilogram.
From Zone 1
Per kg

To Zone 1

To Zone 2

To Zone 3

To Zone 4

From Zone 1 USD 10 USD 20 USD 30 USD 60
From Zone 2 USD 20 USD 30 USD 40 USD 60
From Zone 3 USD 30 USD 40 USD 40 USD 60
From Zone 4 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 -
  • To Zone 1

  • USD 10
  • To Zone 2

  • USD 20
  • To Zone 3

  • USD 30
  • To Zone 4

  • USD 60

Please note: We will not accept a bag over 32kg / 70lbs in weight or 203cm / 80in long in total dimension without prior approval. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.

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 your local reservation office before you fly if your bag is oversized and/or overweight.

There are exceptions for sporting equipment, musical instruments, travelling with pets, mobility aids, medical equipment and diplomatic baggage.

Fees are collected in the equivalent local currency.

Zone 1  
Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Korea*

Within Australia, within Malaysia, between Taiwan and Japan/Korea, between Thailand and Sri Lanka/Singapore, between UAE and Bahrain, between Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Zone 2
Japan, Maldives, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Russia (in Asia)
Zone 3
Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar
Zone 4
France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Russia (in Europe), South Africa

* Please note: there are special rates from Korea to Hong Kong or Taiwan. Please select ‘Korea – Hong Kong / Taiwan’ in the dropdown above to see the charges for this route.

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 luggage allowance.

Please note that the weight of any single bag must not be over 32kg / 70 lbs, 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. This is because our team will need to take special precautions to move an item this heavy.

Overweight and/or oversized items must be repacked or split into lighter, smaller units.

If your flight route measures bags by piece, any extra piece that results from the repacking will be charged.

If your flight route measures bags by weight, any single bag weighing more than 32kg has to be split into lighter units. The extra weight will be charged by the kilogram.

Please contact your local reservation office if your bag cannot be split and you need to travel with a bag this large.

Bags that are more than 203cm / 80in in total dimension, or weigh more than 32kg / 70lbs, must be repacked into split-up units within these limits.

If you know your bag is overweight or too long, please contact your local reservation office before you fly and we will investigate if we can accommodate your bag.

There are exceptions for sporting equipment, musical instruments, travelling with pets, mobility aids, medical equipment and diplomatic baggage.

Purchasing your extra allowance

At the airport

Visit our Cathay Pacific service desk and speak to a member of our customer service team. You can pay by card or cash. Please bring US dollars or local currency with you.

For most flight
There are exceptions for flights to, from and via the Americas.
Please note: the extra baggage charge information listed here is for Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights only.

Your flight route measures bags by weight.

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

You can find out the mileage of your flight by using our Asia Miles travel calculator.

Zone S (0-600)
Zone distance in miles
Asia Miles per 10kg / 22lbs
Zone S (0-600) 5,000 miles
Zone A (601-1,200) 6,500 miles
Zone B (1,201-2,500) 9,000 miles
Zone C (2,501-5,000) 12,000 miles
Zone D (5,001-7,500) 18,000 miles
Zone E (7,501-10,000) 21,000 miles
Zone F (10,001 and above) 24,000 miles
  • Asia Miles per 10kg / 22lbs
  • 5,000 miles

You cannot redeem extra baggage using Asia Miles on flights operated by Dragonair travelling to or from Kathmandu.

Please note: We will not accept a bag over 32kg / 70lbs in weight or 203cm / 80in long in total dimension without prior approval. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.

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 luggage allowance.

Please note that the weight of any single bag must not be over 32kg / 70 lbs, 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. This is because our team will need to take special precautions to move an item this heavy.

Overweight and/or oversized items must be repacked or split into lighter, smaller units.

If your flight route measures bags by piece, any extra piece that results from the repacking will be charged.

If your flight route measures bag by weight, any single bag weighing more than 32kg has to be split into lighter units. The extra weight will be charged by the kilogram.

Please contact your local reservation office if your bag cannot be split and you need to travel with a bag this large.

Bags that are more than 203cm / 80in in total dimension, or weigh more than 32kg / 70lbs, must be repacked into split-up units within these limits.

If you know your bag is overweight or oversized, please contact your local reservation office before you fly and we will investigate if we can accommodate your bag.

There are exceptions for sporting equipment, musical instruments, travelling with pets, mobility aids, medical equipment and diplomatic baggage.

  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 / Dragonair 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 all destinations except for journeys which include any flight sector to/from Americas) or 2 pieces (for journeys which include any flight sector to/from Americas) of baggage per redemption per flight sector.
  5. Cathay Pacific extra baggage redemption is not valid for use on Dragonair, or  vice versa.
  6. Same redemption rate for all classes of travel and for all members unless otherwise stated.
  7. Award is only available on journeys where the first sector is a Cathay Pacific/Dragonair flight.
  8. Normal redemption rules apply unless otherwise stated.
  9. Redemption has no cash value and therefore cannot be refunded.
  10. Asia Miles for unused baggage allowance are not refundable or transferable.
  11. Vouchers are valid for one month from date of issue, but only for travel on the original itinerary.
  12. 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

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

On the phone

Call the Asia Miles service hotline 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.