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2018 Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

What are Cathay Pacific's baggage allowances and charges? Find out here

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance
Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance

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Cathay Pacific Carry-on Baggage Allowance:

One item of hand luggage, 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in).  Economy: 7 kg (15 lbs); Business: 10 kg (22 lbs); First: 15 kg (33 lbs). PLUS a small personal item, 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 in).

Cathay Pacific Carry-on Baggage and Musical Instruments

You may bring small musical instruments on board as part of your carry-on baggage. They must not exeed 7 kg in weight or dimensions of 93 x 39 x 24 cm, including the case. Alternatively, you can purchase an additional seat for your instrument, providing it does not exceed 136 x 48 x 44 cm and that it does not weigh more than 32 kg.

Cathay Pacific Carry-on Baggage and Prohibited Items

Certain items are considered dangerous and can, therefore, not be brought on board an aircraft in your carry on luggage. Such items include:


Toy guns,




Drills and drillbits.

Cathay Pacific Checked Baggage Allowance:

Economy: two bags weighing up to 30 kg (66 lbs) in total. This increases to 35 kg (77 lbs) in Premium Economy, 40 kg (88 lbs) in Business Class, and 50 kg (110 lbs) in First Class. First Class passengers are permitted three bags in total.

Bags cannot exceed 203 cm (80 inches) in total dimensions and no single bag may weigh more than 32 kg (70 lbs).

Infants that do not have a seat but are travelling on an adult’s lap have an allowance of two bags, with a combined weight of no more than 10 kg (22 lbs) in total, plus a car seat and stroller.

Cathay Pacific Checked Baggage Allowance for Infants

If an infant is travelling on your lap, you may check in up to two pieces of luggage for the infant, together weighing no more than 10 kg. You may also check a car seat and a buggy/ stroller.

Cathay Pacific Excess Baggage 

If you have luggage that exceeds Cathay Pacific’s inclusive checked baggage weight allowance, you must pay a fee, which varies according to the route travelled. On most routes, prices range from 10 USD per kg to 60 USD per kg.

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance for Sports Equipment

Sports equipment is accepted as part of your checked baggage, provided it fits within the above size and weight restrictions. Oversized items will incur excess baggage fees. If travelling with a bicycle, you should contact the airline as far in advance as possible to ensure there is space for your bike on the aircraft.

More Airline Baggage Allowances:

Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance

Japan Airlines Baggage Allowance

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Qantas Baggage Allowance

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 04/06/2018:

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