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What are the general rules of baggage

What are the general rules of baggage

Written by Candice SongUpdated Feb. 3, 2021

What are the general rules of baggage

Unchecked baggage (free carry-on articles)

Limitation of unchecked baggage weight and volume

Unchecked baggage should be suitable for placing into the closed overhead compartment or under the seat in front of passengers.

A .First and business class passengers are allowed two carry-on bags that cannot exceed 5kg in weight.
B. Economy class passengers are allowed one carry-on bags that cannot exceed 5kg (11 lbs) in weight and dimensions of 55cm (21 inches) in length, 40cm (15 inches) in width and 20cm (7 inches) in height.
C. Baggage exceeding the above free baggage allowance should be checked.

Articles that can not be transported in carry-on baggage

Passengers are not allowed to carry in their carry-on baggage any dangerous articles such as guns, knives, sharp or lethal weapons, or animals.

Checked baggage

Checked baggage packaging

The checked baggage should be packed and fastened properly. It should be able to endure some pressure, and can be unloaded and transported safely under normal operating conditions. It also should abide by the following conditions:

A. Travel box, travel bag and handbag should be locked to avoid theft.
B. More than two bags cannot be bundled into one.
C. Additional articles should not be inserted in the baggage.
D. Bamboo baskets, net bags, ropes, straw bags, plastic bags cannot be wrapped around the baggage.
E. Passengers name, detailed address, and phone number should be written inside and outside the baggage.

Limitation of checked baggage weight and volume
- Maximum weight of each baggage should not exceed 45kg, and the maximum dimension should not exceed 100×60×40cm3. The baggage exceeding the above allowance should be transported as freight.
- Minimum weight of each baggage should not be less than 2kg, and the minimum dimension should not be less than 30×10×20cm3. The baggage that exceeding the above allowance can not be transported as checked baggage alone.

Articles that can not be transported as checked baggage
The following items should not be packed in checked baggage. If a loss of these items occurs due to a passenger breach, Air China will not be held liable and will only compensate lost baggage according to lost baggage policies.
Important or Commercial documents
Securities
Currency
Bank Draft
Jewelry
Valuable metal and metalwork
Curio, calligraphy and paintings
Fragile articles
Perishable articles
Samples

-Weight concept
Any passenger holding an adult or child fare ticket is entitled to the free baggage allowance of 40kgs (88 lbs) for first class, 30kgs (66 lbs) for business class, and 20kgs (44 lbs) for economy class. One bag is allowed free of charge for infants with the maximum dimensions no more than 115cm (45 inches), In addition, a baby stroller (if able to fold) or carrying basket may be checked free of charge.

-Piece concept
The free baggage allowance per piece applies to international routes between China and the US , China and Canada,Madrid and Sao Paulo. For first and business class passengers, two bags per passenger may be checked free of charge. The maximum dimensions of each piece should not exceed158cm (62 inches) and should not weigh more than 32kg (70 lbs). For adults and children in economy class, two bags per passenger may be checked free of charge. The maximum dimensions of each piece should not exceed 158cm (62 inches) and should not weight more than 23kg (50 lbs). The maximum dimensions of two pieces should not exceed 273cm (107 inches). Infant passengers paying 10% of the adult fare are allowed to check one bag free of charge. The maximum dimensions of each piece should not exceed 115cm (45 inches). In addition, a baby stroller (if able to fold) or carrying basket may be checked free of charge. Any baggage in excess of the above regulated weight or dimensions will be subject to an excess baggage charge.

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