Baggage Allowance for International Flights

What are the specific rules for hand luggage allowance?

Answer: This information is intended to be a guide-always check with the airline you will be using to ensure that you conform to their specific regulations.

For economy class passengers, you may take one item of hand baggage which should be less than 20×40×55 centimeters (8×16×22 inches). The total weight should be no more than 5 kg (11 pounds). The first class and the business class passengers may have two items of hand baggage and total weight should be limited in 8 kg (17.6 pounds).

What is the regulation toward free checked luggage?

Answer: Flights to countries other than US and Canada

Cabin Class

Total weight limit

First Class (F)

40 kilograms (88 pounds)

Business Class (C)

30 kilograms (66 pounds)

Economy Class (Y)

20 kilograms (44 pounds)

Flights for US and Canada (reckoned by piece):

Cabin Class

Maximum number of items

Maximum size of each item

Maximum weight of each item

First Class (F)

2 Pieces

62 inches (158CM)

32 kilograms
(70 pounds)

Business Class (C)

2 Pieces

62 inches (158CM)

32 kilograms
(70 pounds)

Economy Class (Y)

2 Pieces

62 inches (158CM) Sum of
two can not exceed 273
centimeters (107 inches)

23 kilograms
(51 pounds)

The above stipulation is applied to passengers holding adult tickets or children tickets.

Notice: Ensure that your luggage is not overweight, especially on flights to US and Canada, as the additional charge can be quite high.

Can an infant tickets holder enjoy free checked luggage?

Answer: Yes. For flights to countries other than US and Canada, the limitation for infant tickets holder is 10 kg (22 pounds). As for length, width and height neither should exceed 115 centimeters (45 inches). For flights to US and Canada, only one piece of luggage can be checked for free, the sum of its length, width and height should be less than 115 centimeters (45 inches). In addition, a pushchair or bassinet can be checked for free.

Can I put valuables in the checked luggage?

Answer: No, valuables should be placed in your hand baggage. If you place valuables in the checked baggage, the airline will only provide compensation within the rules applying to standard luggage.

The following items should not be packed in checked luggage:

1. Important documents and commercial documents

2. Securities

3. Jewelry and currency

4. Valuable metal and its products

5. Valuable calligraphy and paintings

6. Travel documents such as visa, passport

7. Frangible things and perishable things

8. Electronic products, calculators etc

9. Personal stereo, mobile phones, hardware and computer software

10. Prescription medicines to be taken at a regular interval that may occur during your flight


The following items can be treated as luggage which the sum of its length, width and height does not exceed 158 centimeters (45 inches) no matter what sizes they are in when flying to US or Canada:

1. A sleeping bag or bedding

2. A haversack

3. A pair of skis with ski poles and ski boots, or skis with ski boots

. A caddie bag with a golf club and shoes

5. A duffel bag or B-4 type bag

6. A well-packed bicycle

7. A standard water ski or an obstacle water ski

8. Well packed fishing gear

9. Sporting guns

10. Any portable instruments less than 100 centimeters (39 inches) in length

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