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What is China Airlines policy on carry-on baggage?

Carry-on baggage includes cabin baggage, personal and special items. Each passenger has a free cabin baggage allowance, based on travel class, in addition to which personal and special items may be carried on board.

What is China Airlines policy on checked baggage?

On China Airlines flights, all passengers (including infants) have a free baggage allowance. Depending on route, free baggage allowances will be calculated by piece (Piece System), or per kilogram (Weight System). Passengers with checked baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged excess baggage fees.

Carry-on Baggage

The cabin baggage is permitted in the aircraft cabin only if it can be safely stowed under the seat or in the overhead bin. For all classes, each cabin bag may not exceed 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in) in size and 7 kg in weight. Based on travel class, each passenger has a free cabin baggage allowance as follows:

  • Business Class – one piece of cabin baggage plus a garment bag (maximum 20 cm thick after folding).
  • Economy Class – one piece of cabin baggage.

One of the following personal items may be carried on board, free of charge and in addition to the above cabin baggage allowance:

  • Handbag or lady’s purse.
  • Small camera and/or pair of binoculars.
  • A reasonable number of duty-free items.
  • Umbrella.
  • Laptop computer.
  • Infant’s napkins, feeding bottle and food for consumption in flight
  • Reading material (a reasonable amount).
  • Food contained in disposable packaging (for consumption during the flight).

The following special items may be carried on board only if storage space is available in the cabin:

  • Child safety seat, baby bassinet, stroller.
  • Canes, crutches, prosthetic devices/braces.
  • Assistive devices and medical equipment or supplies.

Checked Baggage

The Weight System applies for regions/countries other than territories in the US and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America. The weight limit that applies for the free baggage allowance is based on the travel class.

The Piece System applies for travel to/from territories in the US and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America.The free baggage allowance is set by three limits, the number of pieces and maximum size and weight:

Travel Class Weight System Piece System
Weight per piece Size (L + H + W) Number of pieces
Business 40 kg 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62 in) per piece 2
Premium Economy 35 kg 28 kg (61 lbs) 158 cm (62 in) per piece

273 cm (107 in) both pieces

2
Economy 30 kg 23 kg (50 lbs) 2

Excess Baggage Fees

Passengers with checked baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged for excess baggage. Under the Weight Concept, the fee is calculated on the basis of each extra kilogram above the free baggage allowance and may vary from route to route:

  • Zone 1: Taiwan
  • Zone 2: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar).
  • Zone 3: Northeast Asia (Japan, South Korea).
  • Zone 4: South Asia (India), Oceania (Australia and New Zealand).
  • Zone 5: Europe (United Kingdom, Netherland, Austria, Germany, Italy).

Under the Piece System, the applicable Unit Rate shall apply to additional pieces (starting with the 3rd piece):

  • Zone 6: USA and Canada.
  • Zone 7: Central & South America.
Excess Baggage Fees (prepaid/airport)
Weight System (USD per kg) Piece System (Unit Rate – USD per piece)
Between Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7
Zone 1 5/6 5/6 17/20 34/40 98/115 170
Zone 2 5/6 10/12* 10/12 22/26 39/46 98/115 180
Zone 3 5/6 10/12 10/12 22/26 39/46 111/130 185
Zone 4 17/20 22/26 22/26 34/40** 51/60 123/145 200
Zone 5 34/40 39/46 39/46 51/60 140/165 220
Zone 6 98/115 98/115 111/130 123/145 140/165
Zone 7 170 180 185 200 220
*USD 10 per kg – HKG – CGK, SIN – SUB (Zone 2).
**USD 6 per kg – SYD/BNE – AKL, SYD/MEL- CHC (Zone 4).

 

Unit Rates for travel to/from Guam
Between Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6
Guam 43/50 USD 47/55 USD 51/60 USD 68/80 USD 85/100 USD 85/100 USD

Any piece with a size between 158 cm (62 in) and 203 cm (80 in) will be treated as oversized baggage and charged the applicable Unit Rate.

Passengers with overweight pieces, Economy Class passengers with baggage (including first two pieces) weighing between 23 and 32 kg and Economy Premium passengers with baggage (including first two pieces) weighing between 28 and 32 kg, will be charged the Economy Extra Charge:

  • TWD 1,000 – from Taiwan.
  • CAD 32 – from Canada.
  • USD 32 or equivalent local currency – from the US and other countries.

Any piece of checked baggage will be charged for each limit exceeded (number, size and weight). For example, an oversized additional piece will be charged twice the applicable Unit Rate (all classes), and an overweight additional piece will be charged the applicable Unit Rate plus the Economy Extra Charge.

Any baggage exceeding the total dimensions of 203 cm (80 in) and/or the weight of 32 kg (70 lbs) shall not be carried unless prior arrangements have been made with China Airlines.

Sporting Equipment

Some sporting equipment (like golf bags and snow/water skiing equipment) may be included in the free baggage allowance. Surfboards & windsurfing equipment shall not be included in the checked baggage allowance when traveling to/from/within South West Pacific and when the Piece System applies. China Airlines will charge some sporting equipment at a lower rate:

Sporting

Equipment

Piece System Weight System
Equipment Charge Equipment Charge
Golfing

Equipment

One golf bag and

one pair of golf shoes

50% of the

applicable charge

One golf bag (14 clubs and 12 balls)
and one pair of golf shoes, weighing
no more than 15 kg in total

The applicable rate

for 6 extra kg

Additional golfing

equipment

Normal charge Golfing equipment

in excess of 15 kg

Normal charge
Surfboard &

windsurfing

equipment

One board

not exceeding

109 inches (277 cm)

100% the excess

baggage charge

One board

not exceeding

109 inches (277 cm)

The applicable rate

for 5 extra kg

One board exceeding

109 inches (277 cm)

150% the excess

baggage charge

One board exceeding

109 inches (277 cm)

The applicable rate

for 8 extra kg

Additional boards

The same rate

as the 1st board

Additional boards Normal charge
Snow/water skiing

equipment

First set of equipment

33% of the

applicable charge

First set of equipment

The applicable rate

for 3 extra kg

Baggage Services

If your checked baggage is missing, delivered late or damaged, you must report to China Airlines local airport office or ground handling agent immediately upon arrival and complete a Property Irregularity Report. If you discover that your baggage has been damaged or that articles are missing from your baggage after leaving the airport, you may submit your claim in writing to the local airport office within 7 days. If your trip involves more than one carrier, you must contact the last carrier of your trip for any baggage problems.

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