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Free Baggage Allowance

Note:

  • Below  Free Baggage Allowance are base on rule of CHINA AIRLINES.
  • Other airlines may have difference rule.
  • For more details,  please call and check with your traveling Airline. Please see Airline Phone Numbers

 A:  Carry-On Baggage Information

  1. For all travel classes, each cabin baggage (including handles, casters, and side pockets) may not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 36 x 23 cm) in size (length x width x height) or 7 kg in weight. Cabin baggage is permitted in an aircraft cabin only if it can be safely stowed under the seat or in the overhead bin.
  2. For your convenience, a baggage measurer is available at either the check-in counter or the boarding gate to help you determine whether your carry-on baggage meets the volume requirements. For cabin safety reasons, if your cabin baggage is overweight or oversized, it will be checked and carried in the cargo hold. and excess baggage charges will be collected if the cabin baggage exceeds your free checked baggage allowance.
  3. Personal items:
    In addition to the above-mentioned cabin baggage, each passenger may carry one piece of the following personal items free of charge:

    • Handbag or wallet
    • 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
    • A reasonable amount of reading material
    • Food for consumption in flight contained in disposable packaging
  4. Special items
    • Canes/crutches
    • Mobility aids
    • Artificial limbs
    • Medical equipment or supplies
    • Child safety seat
    • Baby bassinets and strollers
    • Musical instruments
      (1) You can bring small musical instruments (like flutes or violins) as part of your hand carry baggage onto the plane if the dimensions is not exceed 100 x 36 x 23cm (height x width x depth) and not over 7 kgs including the case and can be safely stowed inside the overhead locker or the space under your seat as part of your hand baggage allowance.
      (2) You can store larger musical instruments if both the dimension and weight are over the forgoing specification (like a Bass or a cello) on a purchased seat if you do not want to check them in. or check in it as a checked baggage.
      (3) You must store your instrument in a hard case
      (4) Due to temperature variation, expansion and contraction of the neck of stringed instruments may occur. We advise passengers to loosen their strings before travel to prevent any strain or damage.

  5. Others:
    For flight safety, all sharp items must be placed in checked baggage. These include any type of knives, metal nail files, scissors, tweezers, and other similar items; If any of these items are found in your carry-on luggage, they will either be delivered late, confiscated, or held by the airport security staff. China Airlines shall not assume any responsibility for it.

For trips outside of the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories : 

Effective from 15Jul’16, Free Baggage Allowance for CI/AE operated flights has been adjusted as the following table.

  • The adjustments apply to the tickets booked in CI/AE operated flight numbers, or CI/AE are of operating airlines for the longest sector in interline journey.
  • CI/AE code-shared flights operated by other airlines might differ across carriers. Lets GO product is not applicable.  Special Fare Types (e.g. Labor/Student/Seaman etc.) or other promotional tickets which additional free baggage allowances have been provided are based on ticket information.
  • For those unused fight coupons issued on/before 14JUL’16, free baggage allowances are based on ticket information when passengers hold other airlines stock tickets, or check-in at other airlines stations.
  • Liability of Check Baggage are based on ticket free baggage allowance information.

Economy Class

Economy Class

Carry-On Baggage Checked Baggage
Baggage New For trips outside of the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories For trips from and to the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories
Maximum height: 22 inches (56 cm)
Maximum width: 14 inches (36 cm)
Maximum length: 9 inches (23 cm)
Weight: 7 kg
Quantity: 1 piece
Before 2016/07/14 : 20 kg
From 2016/07/15 : 30 kg
While the quantity of checked baggage is not limited, its weight must comply with regulations(NOT applicable for Lets Go product)
The sum of each bag’s three dimensions may not exceed 62 inches (158 cm).
The sum of two bags’ three dimensions may not exceed 107 inches (273 cm)
Each bag’s weight may not exceed 50 lbs (23 kg).
Quantity: 2 pieces

Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy Class

Carry-On Baggage Checked Baggage
Baggage New For trips outside of the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories For trips from and to the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories
Maximum height: 22 inches (56 cm)
Maximum width: 14 inches (36 cm)
Maximum length: 9 inches (23 cm)
Weight: 7 kg
Quantity: 1 piece
Before 2016/07/14 : 25 kg
From 2016/07/15 : 35 kg
While the quantity of checked baggage is not limited, its weight must comply with regulations
The sum of each bag’s three dimensions may not exceed 62 inches (158 cm).
The sum of two bags’ three dimensions may not exceed 107 inches (273 cm).
The weight of each bag may not exceed 61 lbs (28 kg).
Quantity: 2 pieces

Business Class

Business Class

Carry-On Baggage Checked Baggage
Baggage New For trips outside of the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories For trips from and to the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories
Maximum height: 22 inches (56 cm)
Maximum width: 14 inches (36 cm)
Maximum length: 9 inches (23 cm)
Weight: 7 kg
Quantity: 1 piece
Others: One travel garment bag
(thickness after folding: 20 cm or less) is allowed.
Before 2016/07/14 : 30 kg
From 2016/07/15 : 40 kg
While the quantity of checked baggage is not limited,
its weight must comply with regulations.
The sum of each bag’s three dimensions may not exceed 62 inches (158 cm).
The weight of each bag may not exceed 70 lbs (32 kg).
Quantity: 2 pieces

Passenger holds separate tickets for travelling

According to regulation from IATA, if passenger’s trip is involved two or more airlines and destinations, the itineraries have to be mentioned on the same ticket or conjunction tickets.
In case passenger holds two or more “Separate Tickets” for travelling, it means there are two or more “Condition of Contacts” on the trip, the origin station will not tag-through to the final destination, passenger has to pick up the baggage and re-check to the final destination at the transfer station.

The free baggage allowance also is different on separate airline’s ticket, and it may not be adopted onto the full itinerary on passenger’s trip, please ensure to arrange the free baggage allowance in accordance with the regulation of different airline during your trip plan.

Other Rules

Interline Baggage Rules

As per IATA Resolution 302 (Most Significant Carrier rule),  if the most significant carrier of your journey is China Airlines, the baggage rules and charges of China Airlines will apply to interline itinerary listed on a single ticket. If the most significant carrier is another airline, different baggage rules and charges may apply.
Baggage Checks in the U.S.

At present, checked baggage is inspected at all U.S. commercial airports when you travel into and out of the U.S.. You will not have further access to your baggage once the authorities have screened them. Before you hand over your baggage for screening, please remove all the belongings you will need on board.

  • As advised by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), passengers are asked to leave their baggage UNLOCKED to facilitate the inspection procedure. TSA will not be liable for any damage caused to locked baggage if it is opened as part of the screening procedure.
  • In the event that TSA screeners open your baggage during the screening procedure, they will close it with a tamper-evident seal and place a notice on your baggage alerting you that TSA screeners have opened your baggage for inspection.
  • As this procedure is governed by U.S. legislation and beyond our control, China Airlines will not be liable for any damage to or any item loss from your baggage.
  • For various regulations of U.S. authorities and TSA, please access the TSA website (in English only). Especially if you intend to bring some special items such as compressed gas cylinders, paintball equipment, or scuba equipment, we suggest that you browse the website in addition to checking airlines rules or contact TSA contact center directly. (E-mail: TSA- ContactCenter@dhs.gov / Phone number: 1-866-289-9673)

To/From the U.S. and Canada

In accordance with U.S. DOT Rule 399.87 and Canada CTA Interpretation Note, when a passenger’s final ticketed origin or destination or the layover is a point in the U.S. or Canada, a single baggage rule is applied to an interline itinerary. The first marketing carrier has the right to choose to apply its baggage rules or the rules of the MSC.  When China Airlines is the first marketing carrier or most significant carrier, China Airlines baggage rules will apply.
Code-Shared Flights

When traveling on a code-shared flight to/from or including a point in the U.S. or Canada, the most significant flight carrier is the marketing airlines instead of the operating airlines.
Traveling with an Infant

Passengers with an infant ticket (for an infant younger than 2 years old) can have a piece of checked baggage not exceeding 45 inches (115 cm) in size and 22 lbs (10 kg) in weight in addition to a collapsible stroller