Cathay Pacific Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2017]

Cathay Pacific baggage fees

Cathay Pacific has a generous baggage allowance policy across the board.  You’ll notice even carry-on bags get a higher weight consideration with each bump up in cabin class.

A perk pertaining to overweight baggage is that you’re paying in excess per kilo on most routes outside the Americas – meaning if you’re only a little bit over,  you aren’t charged one single hefty fee.

Cathay Pacific Carry-On Allowance:

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: undisclosed
  • Standard: 22″ x 14″ x 9″
    • up to 15lb (economy & premium economy)
    • up to 22lb (business)
    • up to 33lb (first)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • If you have not booked a seat for your infant you may bring one piece of luggage on board for them, plus a car seat and a stroller with a maximum weight equivalent to an adult ticket in the same class.  Bag dimension must not exceed 115 cm / 45in for each piece.

Cathay Pacific Checked Baggage Allowance:

* see max weight allowed per route below
* all checked bags must adhere to max linear dimensions of 203cm (80”)

On Most Flights (excl the Americas & Auckland/Christchurch)
Economy: 30kg / 66lb total per passenger (max 2 pieces)
Premium Economy: 35kg / 77lb total per passenger (max 2 pieces)
Business: 40kg / 88lb total per passenger (max 2 pieces)
First: 50kg / 110lb total per passenger (max 3 pieces)

Flights to/from or via the Americas (U.S., Canada, Central & South America)
Economy: 2 pieces included (23kg / 50lb each)
Premium Economy: 2 pieces included (25kg / 55lb each)
Business: 2 pieces included (32kg / 70lb each)
First: 2 pieces included (32kg / 70lb each)

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

On Most Flights (excl the Americas & Auckland/Christchurch)
Overweight:

Per kg To Hong Kong To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4
From Hong Kong USD 10 USD 15 USD 20 USD 35
From Zone 1 USD 10 USD 12 USD 15 USD 25 USD 35
From Zone 2 USD 15 USD 15 USD 30 USD 32 USD 35
From Zone 3 USD 20 USD 25 USD 32 USD 35 USD 60
From Zone 4 USD 35 USD 35 USD 35 USD 60 USD 60

Additional Piece:
If your bags are within the weight allowance, but you have an extra piece, you can work out how much your extra bag charge will be per piece.

Per piece To Hong Kong To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4
From Hong Kong USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From Zone 1 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From Zone 2 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From Zone 3 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From Zone 4 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60


Flights to/from or via the Americas (U.S., Canada, Central & South America)

These flight routes measure bags by piece:

Per piece To Hong Kong To Zone 5
USA, Canada
To Zone 6
Central and South Americas
From Hong Kong USD 150 USD 180
From Zone 1 USD 150 USD 180
From Zone 2 USD 170 USD 200
From Zone 3 USD 190 USD 210
From Zone 4 USD 200 USD 230
From Zone 5 USD 150 USD 100
From Zone 6 USD 180

*Any baggage that weighs more than 32kg / 70lbs or measures more than 203cm / 80in in total dimension must be repacked into split-up units within these limits. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.

If your bag cannot be split, please contact your local reservation office before you fly and we’ll investigate if we can accommodate your item.

We do not accept bags that exceed the aforementioned limits without prior approval.

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

If you have a few checked bags, one of the cards below can help offset the fees when flying Cathay Pacific.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
With this card, you can use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees (which is perfect for families that travel and incur travel expenses). Simply apply your miles to these expenses when your statement arrives!
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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)

Exclusions & Waivers:

On Most Flights (excl the Americas & Auckland/Christchurch)

Marco Polo Club
Membership Tier
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Green 30kg /66lbs
total per passenger
(max 2 pieces)
35kg /77lbs*
total per passenger
(max 2 pieces)
40kg /88lbs*
total per passenger
(max 2 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
Silver 40kg /88lbs*
total per passenger
(max 2 pieces)
45kg /99lbs*
total per passenger
(max 2 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
total per passenger
(max2 pieces)
60kg /132lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
Gold 45kg /99lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
50kg /110lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
65kg /143lbs*
total per passenger
(max 4 pieces)
Diamond 50kg /110lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
total per passenger
(max3 pieces)
60kg /132lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
70kg /154lbs*
total per passenger
(max 4 pieces)

 

oneworld
Membership Tier
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Sapphire 45kg /99lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 piecexs)
50kg /110lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
65kg /143lbs*
total per passenger
(max 4 pieces)
Emerald 50kg /110lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
55kg /121lbs*
Total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
60kg /132lbs*
total per passenger
(max 3 pieces)
70kg /154lbs*
total per passenger
(max 4 pieces)

Flights to/from or via the Americas (U.S., Canada, Central & South America)

Marco Polo Club
Membership Tier
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Green 2 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
2 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Silver 2 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
2 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Gold 3 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
3 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Diamond 3 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
3 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea

 

oneworld
Membership Tier
Economy Premium Economy Business First
Sapphire 2 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
2 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Emerald 3 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
3 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea

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