China Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

The maximum Carry-on baggage allowance for each economy class passenger is 5kg. First class passengers can have 2 pieces of carry on luggage. All other passengers can carry on only one piece. The size may not exceed 20x40x55cm. Carry on baggage in excess of the limit is subject to an excess baggage fee and must be carried as checked baggage.

Check-in Baggage

Adults and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance of 40kg, for first class, 30kg, for business class, and 20kg, for economy class while traveling on domestic airlines in China. The size limit for each piece is 40x60x100cm or 15.7x23.6x 39.4 inches. No free baggage allowance is granted to infants. Groups traveling together are able to combine their baggage allowance if they check in together.  

For the excess baggage, it in general will be charged on the basis of 1.5% of the applicable one-way Economy class fare per kilogram.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited and cannot be carried in checked or carry on luggage:- Flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive, polymerizable and magnetized materials. Passengers are forbidden to carry arms, sharp or lethal weapons during flight. Security inspection Passengers and their baggage (including checked and carry on baggage) are subject to the security inspection before boarding the aircraft. N.B. Bottles; including bottle of alcohol purchased at the airport may not be allowed to be carried as cabin luggage.

Here are more information on Chinese domestic airlines baggage allowance including China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and more.

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Questions and Answers About China Airlines Baggage Allowance

Rose Logan 2014-04-03
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i am traveling soon for international with China airlines,how many liters of alcohol am i allowed for my checked-in luggage ? thanks.
Dear Rose Logan, You could take 2 liters at most. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-04-04
Brian Jones 2014-03-24
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I am travelling from Manchester to Amsterdam with KLM then onward to Bangkok on CI66. Is a bag of 44cm x 28cm x 32cm acceptable as carry on baggage?
Dear Brian, Based on the policy, you could take a bag of 44cm x 28cm x 32cm as carry-on baggage. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-03-24
Nghia Nguyen 2014-03-18
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I''''''''M TRAVELING TO VIETNAM ON CHINA AIRLINE. IN ADDITION TO CARRY-ONS, I HAVE TWO BOXES OF FIFTY POUNDS EACH AS CHECKED BAGGAGE. IS THAT THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER PERSON FOR CHECKED BAGGAGE? IF NOT WHAT IS IT? IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE? HOW MUCH

Hi Nghia, the information below is for your reference:

For Check-in luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg /44 lbs, business class passenger 30kg /64 lbs and first class is 40kg /84 lbs). The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches.
The amount varies between different airline company. Usually for the extra luggage, the charge is 1.5% of the economy class ticket cost for 1 kg. Please check with the airline company of your flights. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-19
Charles St. Clair 2014-03-15
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I''m traveling from Houston to Beijing and would like to know how many bags I''m allowed to check?

Hi Charles,

For Check-in luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg /44 lbs, business class passenger 30kg /64 lbs and first class is 40kg /84 lbs). The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches.
For carry on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg/11 lbs; first-class is allowed 2 separate articles of 5kg/11 lbs each. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.
The amount varies between different airline company. Usually for the extra luggage, the charge is 1.5% of the economy class ticket cost for 1 kg. Please check with the airline company of your flights.

Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-16
daisy mendoza 2014-03-10
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what if i have 3 bags luggage but not exceed in 30kilos(3bags)is it ok?
Hi Daisy, I suggest that you pack it into one. Or you can consult your airline company to confirm if it is allowed. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-12
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