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Cathay Pacific Baggage Fees (And How to Avoid Paying Them)

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 kgTo Hong KongTo Zone 1To Zone 2To Zone 3To Zone 4
From Hong KongUSD 10USD 15USD 20USD 35
From Zone 1USD 10USD 12USD 15USD 25USD 35
From Zone 2USD 15USD 15USD 30USD 32USD 35
From Zone 3USD 20USD 25USD 32USD 35USD 60
From Zone 4USD 35USD 35USD 35USD 60USD 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 pieceTo Hong KongTo Zone 1To Zone 2To Zone 3To Zone 4
From Hong KongUSD 30USD 30USD 30USD 60
From Zone 1USD 30USD 30USD 30USD 30USD 60
From Zone 2USD 30USD 30USD 30USD 30USD 60
From Zone 3USD 30USD 30USD 30USD 30USD 60
From Zone 4USD 60USD 60USD 60USD 60USD 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 KongUSD 150USD 180
From Zone 1USD 150USD 180
From Zone 2USD 170USD 200
From Zone 3USD 190USD 210
From Zone 4USD 200USD 230
From Zone 5USD 150USD 100
From Zone 6USD 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.

Loyalty ProgramCredit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Chase Ultimate Rewards Program ReviewChase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card$300 travel credit per calendar year
Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card$300 airline fee credit per calendar year
Citi ThankYou Rewards Loyalty ProgramCiti Prestige Card$250 air travel credit per calendar year

Exclusions & Waivers:

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

Marco Polo Club
Membership Tier
EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst
Green30kg /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)
Silver40kg /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)
Gold45kg /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)
Diamond50kg /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
EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst
Sapphire45kg /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)
Emerald50kg /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
EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst
Green2 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
2 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Silver2 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
2 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Gold3 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
3 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Diamond3 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
3 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea

 

oneworld
Membership Tier
EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst
Sapphire2 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
2 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
2 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
Emerald3 pieces
23kg /50lbs ea
3 pieces
25kg /55lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea
3 pieces
32kg /70lbs ea

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