We aim to give you the best experience possible – but also wish to respect your privacy. By clicking “I accept”, you agree to allow us to use cookies, which will help us deliver more personalised information. However, should you wish to disable this capability, or to learn more about our policy, please visit our Cookies policy. Thank you.
Please upgrade your web browser
You’re using a browser that we don’t support. To get the best experience using our site, we recommend you upgrade to a newer browser – please see our supported browsers list.

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.

There are exceptions for flights to and from the Americas and New Zealand.
Please note: the extra baggage charge information listed here is for Cathay Pacific flights only. If you’re travelling on 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.

Per kg From/to Hong Kong SAR From/to Zone 1 From/to Zone 2 From/to Zone 3 From/to Zone 4
From/to Hong Kong SAR - USD 13 USD 20 USD 25 USD 45
From/to Zone 1 USD 13 USD 15 USD 20 USD 30 USD 45
From/to Zone 2 USD 20 USD 20 USD 35 USD 40 USD 45
From/to Zone 3 USD 25 USD 30 USD 40 USD 45 USD 65
From/to Zone 4 USD 45 USD 45 USD 45 USD 65 USD 65

If your bags are within the weight allowance, but you have an extra piece, you can work out how much your extra bag charge will be per piece.

Per piece From/to Hong Kong SAR From/to Zone 1 From/to Zone 2 From/to Zone 3 From/to Zone 4
From/to Hong Kong SAR - USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 1 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 2 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 3 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 4 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 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 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.

Zone 1 - Asia regions and selected routes
Mainland China, Macao SAR, Taiwan China

Central/East Asia: Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (in Asia), South Korea

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

Selected routes: within Australia; within Malaysia; between Taiwan China and Japan/South Korea; between Thailand and Singapore; between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
Zone 2 - South Asia
Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Zone 3 – Middle East
Bahrain, Israel, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Zone 4 – Europe, Africa, South West Pacific
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa

South West Pacific: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

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 at least 3 working days 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 weight 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 at least 3 working days 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

At the airport

Visit our Cathay Pacific service desk and speak to a member of our customer service team. We accept payment by credit card or cash in the local currency.

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 Cathay Dragon flights only.

Your flight route measures bags by weight.

When travelling with Cathay Pacific or our partner airline Cathay Dragon, 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 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 5,300 6,100 8,200 18,300 26,400 26,400 26,400
Up to 10kgs / 22lbs 10,600 12,200 16,400 36,600 52,800 52,800 52,800
Up to 15kgs / 33lbs 15,900 18,300 24,600 54,900 79,200 79,200 79,200
Up to 20kgs / 44lbs 21,200 24,400 32,800 73,200 105,600 105,600 105,600
Up to 30kgs /66lbs 31,800 36,600 49,200 109,800 158,400 158,400 158,400
Up to 40kgs / 88lbs 42,400 48,800 65,600 146,400 211,200 211,200 211,200
Up to 50kgs / 110lbs 53,000 61,000 82,000 183,000 264,000 264,000 264,000
Up to 60kgs / 132lbs 63,600 73,200 98,400 219,600 316,800 316,800 316,800
Up to 80kgs / 176lbs 84,800 97,600 131,200 292,800 422,400 422,400 422,400
Up to 100kgs / 220lbs 106,000 122,000 164,000 366,000 528,000 528,000 528,000

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 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.

Charges for each overweight / oversized piece

For each overweight piece, you will use 26,300 miles
This applies for each bag in excess of your flight class weight allowance. Each piece must not weigh more than 32kg / 70lbs.
For each oversized piece, you will use 26,300 miles
An oversized piece of luggage is for 158cm / 62in to 203cm / 80in long. This combines its width and height.

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 at least 3 working days 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 at least 3 working days 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 / Cathay Dragon 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 Cathay Dragon, 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/Cathay Dragon 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

At the airport

Instant extra baggage redemption is now available at Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon 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.

Find out more