Cathay Pacific 2024 Baggage Allowance

Flying with Cathay Pacific on an upcoming flight? Discover everything you need to know about Cathay Pacific baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

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Cathay Pacific Cabin Baggage

Cathay Pacific passengers are permitted to carry cabin baggage on board their flight, however, the specific allowance is depending on the class of service that is booked.

Economy and Premium Economy passengers may carry on board one piece of carry-on baggage. It must not exceed a total weight of 7kg.

Business passengers may carry on board one piece of carry-on baggage, the weight of which must not exceed a total weight of 10kgFirst Class passengers may also carry one piece of carry-on baggage, the weight of which must not exceed a total weight of 15kg.

No piece of cabin baggage must exceed the maximum dimensions of 23cm x 36cm x 56cm. All passengers are also permitted to carry a small item onboard the aircraft. This includes small handbags, laptop bags, small backpacks, camera bags or briefcases.

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance

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Class of ServiceNumber of BagsSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Economy1 (plus one small item)23cm x 36cm x 56cm7kg
Premium Economy1 (plus one small item)23cm x 36cm x 56cm7kg
Business1 (plus one small item)23cm x 36cm x 56cm10kg
First1 (plus one small item)23cm x 36cm x 56cm15kg

Cathay Pacific Checked Baggage

Please refer to the below table for information on checked baggage allowance.

The following information refers to the allowance on most flights.

Class of ServiceNumber of BagsTotal Combined WeightSize Restriction (per bag)
Economy230kg203cm
Premium Economy235kg203cm
Business240kg203cm
First350kg203cm

No single piece of checked baggage should exceed 32kg in weight or measure more than 203cm in total dimension. If anyone piece of baggage exceeds these limits, it must be repacked into split-up units within these limits. It should be noted that Cathay Pacific does not accept any checked baggage that exceeds these limits without prior approval.

For more information on specific flight routes, please visit the Cathay Pacific website.

Cathay Pacific Excess Baggage

If your checked baggage exceeds your allowable limit, or you wish to purchase additional baggage, excess baggage fees will apply. In order to work out how much extra fees you’ll have to pay per kilogram, your flight zone will have to be taken into consideration. Please visit the Cathay Pacific website directly for more detailed information on these charges.

Cathay Pacific Sports Equipment and Special Baggage

Cathay Pacific permits a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on flights. So long as the item does not exceed your baggage allowance, these items can be carried without a surcharge. However, some items may be considered as oversized or overweight items. As such, charges may apply and the airline may need to be notified prior to your date of travel. Please visit the Cathay Pacific website directly for more information.

Customs & Entry Requirements

When travelling internationally, it’s a requirement that you pass through customs. However, for domestic travel, or travel within the EU, customs is not usually required. In all cases, you will pass through security checks, to which it’s likely your ID and Documents will be checked, so it’s a good idea to have these documents ready and available throughout your journey.

Entry requirements vary from country to country. It’s very important that you research the exact requirements specific to you before you travel, as certain countries may require a visa, proof of insurance, and possibly bank statements. Your passport must also be valid for the full duration of your stay, with some countries requiring at least 6 months validity. However, all requirements will differ and are subject to your specific circumstances, such as duration of stay, purpose of travel, and the regulations that the country has set.

We recommend sourcing information about entry requirements from the country’s official websites.

Connecting Flights

Connecting flights refer to you taking multiple flights in order to reach your destination. This results in having a longer journey time, however, it’s quite common when direct services are not available.

If you have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, typically your baggage will be checked through to your final destination. However, with potential flight delays, busy airports, and tight connections, you might make the connection, but often your baggage does not. This is why more and more travellers are travelling light by shipping their luggage ahead.

Many low-cost airlines don't offer connecting flights. This means it's your responsibility to manage your onward connections, and collect your baggage after each flight.

If you’re unsure, we recommend that you contact your airline directly.

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