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2018 Air China Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

What is Air China's baggage allowance? Find out here.

Air China Baggage Allowance

Air China Baggage Allowance

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Air China Carry-on Baggage Allowance:

Economy may bring one item of hand luggage onto the plane with them. This item must weigh no more than 5 kg (11 lbs). First and Business Class passengers may bring two pieces of carry-on luggage, each weighing no more than 8 kg (17 lbs).

Each piece of carry on must be no larger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm (21 x 15 x 7 in).

If your bag exceeds Air China’s dimension or weight allowances, it must be checked into the hold.

Air China Carry-on and Musical Instruments

If your musical instrument fits within the carry-on baggage allowance, you can bring it on board as one item of carry-on luggage. If your instrument exceeds these dimensions, you can purchase a baggage seat ticket for your instrument, which is the same price as a passenger ticket.

Air China Carry-on and Prohibited Items

Items prohibited from Air China carry on include:






Air China Checked Baggage Allowance

There is a free baggage allowance included in all Air China fares.

On domestic flights:

Air China’s baggage allowance for Economy Class passengers is 20 kg (44 lbs) of luggage. Business Class passengers may check 30 kg (66 lbs), and First Class passengers may check 40 kg (88 lbs). Each item must not exceed 100 x 60 x 40 cm (39.4 x 23.6 x 15.7 in). Infants are given a 10 kg (22 lbs) allowance.

On international flights:

  • To/from America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (except Japan) and regional routes to/from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Economy Class customers may check into the hold one piece of luggage weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).

First and Business Class passengers may check up to two pieces, each weighing no more than 32 kg (70 lbs).

Items must not exceed 158 cm (62 in) in total dimensions.

  • To/from Japan and routes transiting to Americas (excluding Hawaii) from third countries and Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan via Mainland China 

Economy passengers may check two items of hold luggage, each weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).

First and Business Class may check up to two pieces, each weighing no more than 32 kg (70 lbs).

Passengers with infants are allowed to bring one extra 23 kg (50 lbs) piece of luggage, as well as a foldable bassinet or stroller.

Air china Checked Baggage and Excess baggage fees

Should your baggage exceed weight or size restrictions, Air China will charge excess baggage fees.

On domestic routes you will be charged per kilogram. The fee is 1.5% of the published one-way Economy adult fare for the route you are travelling on.

On international routes you will be charged for extra bags over Air China’s baggage allowance, for a bag that is too heavy, or for a bag that is too large in size.

For example:

One extra piece of luggage would cost 700 RMB or 110 USD.

A second extra piece of luggage would cost 1000 RMB or 155 USD.

A bag that is too heavy OR too large would cost 490 RMB or 75 USD.

A bag that is BOTH too heavy AND too large would cost 700 RMB or 110 USD

Air China Checked Baggage for Infants

On routes operating a weight-based system, the free baggage allowance for infants is 10 kgs, with the dimensions of each piece of baggage not exceeding 100 x 60 x 40 cm. On routes with a piece-based system, the free infant baggage allowance is 1 piece at max. 23 kg, with dimensions not exceeding 115 cm in total. You may also check a bassinet or stroller for free.

more airline baggage allowances:

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance

Japan Airlines Baggage Allowance

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 31/05/18:

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