What are Cathay Pacific's baggage allowances and charges? Find out here
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 and Premium 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).
On flights between Hong Kong and Auckland/ Christchurch the cabin baggage allowance is as follows: Economy: 1 x 7 kg (15 lbs); Premium Economy/ Business: 2 x 7 kg (15 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 exceed 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:
Drills and drill bits.
Cathay Pacific Checked Baggage Allowance:
On most flights, 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. Infants not in their own seat have an allowance of two bags, weighing no more than 10 kg (22 lbs) in total, plus one car seat and one stroller.
On flights between Hong Kong and Auckland/ Christchurch, the checked baggage allowance is as follows: Economy: 1 x 23 kg (50 lbs); Premium Economy: 2 x 23 kg (50 lbs); Business: 3 x 23 kg (50 lbs). Infants not travelling in their own seat are given an allowance of 1 checked bag at 23 kg (50 lbs) and max dimensions of 158 cm (62 in), plus one car seat and one stroller.
Bags on the above flights cannot exceed 203 cm (80 inches) in total dimensions and no single bag may weigh more than 32 kg (70 lbs).
On flights to/ from the Americas the checked baggage allowance is as follows: Economy: 2 x 23 kg (50 lbs), Premium Economy: 2 x 25 kg (55 lbs), Business/ First: 2 x 32 kg (70 lbs). Each piece of luggage must not exceed 158 cm (62 in) on flights to/ from the Americas.
On flights to/ from the Americans, infants travelling on an adult’s lap have an allowance of one extra bag with a weight allowance equivalent to an adult ticket in the same class, and max dimensions of 115 cm (45 in), plus a car seat and stroller.
Note that Marco Polo Club and Oneworld members may receive increased baggage allowances.
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 USD 12 per kg to USD 60 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.
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