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Prepaid extra baggage

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

Enjoy up to 10% off extra baggage when you purchase in advance

If you’re planning on travelling with extra baggage, you can now take advantage of our new prepaid extra baggage service.

Passengers travelling on selected routes can book extra checked baggage allowance up to 24 hours before departure, and enjoy up to 10% off.

You’ll save both time and money – and enjoy peace of mind before you fly.


How to book

You can purchase prepaid extra baggage through the following channels:

If you have already purchased your ticket with Cathay Pacific, you can log into Manage Booking to purchase your prepaid extra baggage up to 24 hours before flight departure.

Is my flight or my booking eligible?

  • Prepaid extra baggage is only available on selected routes operated by Cathay Pacific.
  • The discount applies across any connecting flights within 24 hours at the same airport.
  • Not available to infant bookings without a seat.

Prepaid Extra Baggage charges

There are exceptions for flights to / from the Americas and New Zealand.

Your flight route measures bags by weight

Per blocks of 5kgs From/to Hong Kong From/to Zone 1 From/to Zone 2 From/to Zone 3 From/to Zone 4
From/to Hong Kong - USD 59 USD 90 USD 113 USD 203
From/to Zone 1 USD 59 USD 68 USD 90 USD 135 USD 203
From/to Zone 2 USD 90 USD 90 USD 158 USD 180 USD 203
From/to Zone 3 USD 113 USD 135 USD 180 USD 203 USD 293
From/to Zone 4 USD 203 USD 203 USD 203 USD 293 USD 293

Purchases must be per blocks of 5kgs, with a maximum of 50kgs per passenger.

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 reservations office at least 3 working days before you fly if your bag is oversized and/or overweight.

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

Fees are collected in the equivalent local currency.

Our Prepaid Extra Baggage service cannot be used to prepay charges for pets and diplomatic bags.

Zone 1 - Regions of Asia and selected routes
Mainland China and Taiwan China

East Asia: Japan, South Korea

South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines*, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam*

Selected routes: between Taiwan China and Japan/South Korea; between Thailand and Singapore; between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
Zone 2 - South Asia
Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Zone 3 – Middle East
Bahrain, Israel, United Arab Emirates
Zone 4 – Europe, Africa, South West Pacific
Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Africa: South Africa

South West Pacific: Australia, New Zealand**

* Not applicable for flights to Davao, Clark, Da Nang and Hanoi. Blackout travel period may be applied for flights to Manila.

** Only applicable for routes to/from New Zealand with connecting flights beyond Hong Kong.

Please note that prepaid extra baggage is non-transferrable and non-reroutable. If you change the date or time of your flight within your booking online, you’ll need to contact your local reservations office or Global Contact Centre to transfer your prepaid extra baggage purchase to your new flight.

If you change the destination in your booking, or cancel your booking, your prepaid extra baggage will be forfeited.

In the event of involuntary flight disruptions or changes, please refer to our refunds policy as stated below.

Prepaid extra baggage purchases are generally non-refundable, except for a few scenarios:

  • If your flight is cancelled by Cathay Pacific.
  • If you rebook to a higher cabin class to the same destination.
  • If you rebook to another flight/date which falls in the blackout period.

Note that if you decide to cancel your booking or take less baggage than the amount of prepaid baggage purchased, the unused portion is non-refundable.

Please contact our local reservations office for refunds within 14 days of the date of departure. Refunds will be made only in the original form of payment and in the original currency and amount paid, after a refund request is submitted.

  1. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” offers the opportunity for passengers travelling on Cathay Pacific operated flights, to purchase extra baggage allowance ahead of the check-in period of their flight, at a discounted rate from the standard extra baggage charges applied at the check-in counter.
  2. Prepaid extra baggage purchases must be made for each checked-in portion of your booking, and must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first flight of a checked-in segment.
  3. If you are holding a ticket issued by Cathay Pacific (ticket number beginning with 160), you can purchase Prepaid Extra Baggage on applicable routes via Manage Booking, your local reservations office, or our Global Contact Centres.

    Alternatively, passengers can purchase extra baggage allowance at the standard extra baggage charges at check-in counters at the airport.
  4. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” are not eligible for passengers who have the following ticket type:
    • Infant ticket (who does not occupy any seat)
    • Ticket for an extra seat
    • Group ticket holder (GIT)
    • Industrial ticket (ID/AD)
    • CX codeshare flight which operated by other carrier
    • On hold booking
  5. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” will not be available during the blackout period. The blackout period is applied for selected routes and travel periods.
  6. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” cannot be redeemed using Asia Miles points.
  7. No Asia Miles mileage points are rewarded for the amount paid for “Prepaid Extra Baggage”.
  8. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” cannot be used to prepay charges associated with pets and diplomatic bags.
  9. Where two or more passengers have booked together and there is a pooled or grouped “Prepaid Extra Baggage” allowance, all members of the group are required to check in together to ensure acceptance of prepaid extra baggage at the prepaid rate. Failure to do so may result in additional excess baggage charges.
  10. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” is non-transferable and non-rerouteable. If a passenger decides to rebook the flight/date, “Prepaid Extra Baggage” payment can be transferred to the new flight/date. Note that “Prepaid Extra Baggage” purchases cannot be transferred to another origin, destination, booking, nor passenger.
  11. In the event of flight irregularity, the “Prepaid Extra Baggage” allowance will be transferred to the new flight operated by Cathay Pacific.
  12. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” is “non-refundable” except for the below scenarios. Cathay Pacific will issue a refund for the “Prepaid Extra Baggage” charges if the extra baggage allowance is not fully utilized under the following conditions:
    • The flight is cancelled by Cathay Pacific Airways.
    • Passenger rebooks to a higher cabin class to the same destination.
    • Passenger rebooks to another flight/date which falls in the blackout period.
    • Passenger is re-accommodated onto another airline, by Cathay Pacific.

    Please contact our local reservations office for refunds within 14 days of the date of departure. Refunds will be made only in the original form of payment and in the original currency and amount paid, after a refund request is submitted.
  13. If you decide to cancel your booking or take less baggage than your prepaid bag allowance, the unused portion is non-refundable.
  14. Upon check-in, if you exceed your total baggage allowance, including purchased “Prepaid Extra Baggage” and original ticket allowance, the standard extra baggage charges will be collected at the airport check-in counter.
  15. Carriage of “Prepaid Extra Baggage” is subject to Cathay Pacific Conditions of Carriage and carrier rules. Passengers are required to comply with Cathay Pacific Airways’s restrictions on prohibited and unacceptable items.
  16. Cathay Pacific reserves the right to refuse carriage as baggage for any reason according to the baggage information of controlled and banned items.
  17. “Prepaid Extra Baggage” will whenever possible, be carried on the same aircraft as you, unless we decide for safety, security, or operational reasons to carry it on an alternative flight. If your “Prepaid Extra Baggage” is carried on a subsequent flight, we will deliver it to you, unless applicable law requires you to be present for customs clearance.
  18. Cathay Pacific reserves the right to adjust the amount of the Prepaid Extra Baggage Fee and revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice.
  19. Please contact our local reservations office if you have any technical problems when purchasing Prepaid Extra Baggage on Manage Booking.
  20. In case of any discrepancies between the English version and any translated version of these Terms and Conditions, the English version shall prevail.