EVA Air Baggage Fees & Tips to Cover the Expenses

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EVA Air has a fairly generous baggage allowance, but don’t get caught out on overweight checked baggage — this is charged by piece, so the opportunity isn’t there to pay for just a few extra pounds.

EVA Air’s Carry-on Allowance

1 personal item: Free for all classes
1 standard carry-on bag: Free for economy class passengers
2 standard carry-on bags: Free for Royal Laurel, Premium Laurel, and business class passengers

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 10 cm x 30 cm x 40 cm / 4” x 12” x 16”
  • Standard: 23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm / 9” x 14” x 22” ( maximum weight 7 kg / 15 lb)

Lap Infant Carry-on Policy

  • When traveling with a lap infant, you are allowed to bring 1 carrying basket, collapsible stroller, or car seat in addition to standard carry-on allowance. Infant necessity items such as food and feeding bottle can be brought on board to the maximum allowance of 5 kg / 11 lbs.

Stroller Gate Check Policy

  • Large strollers will be accepted as checked baggage only. For weight allowances, review the table below for checked baggage allowances as this depends on the destination.

EVA Air’s Checked Baggage Allowance

Piece System (to/from the U.S. and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America)

ClassFare type (code)Baggage allowance
Business/
Premium Laurel/
Royal Laurel
Plus (C)2 pieces, each bag shall not exceed 32 kg (70 lb)The sum of the 3 dimensions of each piece may not exceed 158 cm / 62 in.
Standard (J)
Basic (D)
Premium EconomyPlus (K)2 pieces, each bag shall not exceed 28 kg (62 lb)
Standard (T, L)
Basic (P)
EconomyPlus (B, Y)2 pieces, each bag shall not exceed 23 kg (50 lb)
Standard (Q, H, M)
Basic (V, W, S)
Discount (A)1 piece not exceeding 23 kg (50 lb)
Infant not entitled to a seat (all classes)All1 piece with same weight of bag allowance in an adult traveling class.

Weight System (to/from all other destinations)

ClassFare type (code)Weight allowance
Business/
Premium Laurel/
Royal Laurel
Plus (C)40 kg or 88 lb
Standard (J)
Basic (D)
Premium EconomyPlus (K)35 kg or 77 lb
Standard (T, L)
Basic (P)
EconomyPlus (B, Y)35 kg or 77 lb
Standard (Q, H, M)30 kg or 66 lb
Basic (V, W, S)
Discount (A)20 kg or 44 lb
Infant not entitled to a seat (all classes)10 kg or 22 lb

For any fare types not featured above, the following allowance applies:

Weight System:

  • Business/Premium Laurel/Royal Laurel: 40 kg / 88 lb
  • Premium Economy: 35 kg / 77 lb
  • Economy: 30 kg / 66 lb
  • Infant: 10kg / 22 lb

Piece System:

  • Business/Premium Laurel/Royal Laurel: 2 x 32 kg / 70 lb bags
  • Premium Economy: 2 x 28 kg / 62 lb bags
  • Economy: 2 x 23 kg / 50 lb bags
  • Infant: 1 piece (same weight allowance as adult traveling class)

Extra Baggage Allowance for Infinity MileageLands  and Star Alliance Members

Weight SystemPiece System (America/Canada)
Diamond Card (Star Alliance-Gold status)20 kg or 44 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
Gold Card (Star Alliance-Gold status)20 kg or 44 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
*Silver Card (Star Alliance-Silver Status)10 kg or 22 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
Star Alliance Gold members with partner airlines (other than EVA)20 kg or 44 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
Star Alliance Silver members with partner airlines (other than EVA)No additional allowanceNo additional allowance

* This applies only to Infinity MileageLands Silver cardmembers traveling on EVA Air-operated international flights when you make your reservation on EVA Air.

The above free baggage allowances apply when EVA Air operates the longest stretch of a journey geographically. When the itinerary involves an additional airline please refer to their baggage allowance as this may differ to EVA Air.

If you exceed EVA Air’s free allowance, then you will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Charged by Piece (USD)

To/fromTo/from
Zone 1: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Philippines, KoreaZone 2: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Dem Rep of LAO, MyanmarZone 3: Oceania, Middle East, Asia excluding Zone 1 & Zone 2Zone 4: Europe, Russia, Africa (including Turkey)
Zone 5: West Coast of U.S. & Canada$115 USD$140 USD$150 USD$160 USD
Zone 6: East Coast and interior points of U.S. & Canada$130 USD$155 USD$170 USD$180 USD
Zone 7: Central and South America$170 USD$200 USD$210 USD$230 USD

Charged by Weight (USD per kg)

To/fromTo/from
Zone 1: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Philippines, KoreaZone 2: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Dem Rep of LAO, MyanmarZone 3: Oceania, Middle East, Asia excluding Zone 1 & Zone 2Zone 4: Europe, Russia, Africa (including Turkey)
Zone 1: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Philippines, Korea$8 USD$15 USD$30 USD$60 USD
Zone 2: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Dem Rep of LAO, Myanmar$15 USD$25 USD$45 USD$60 USD*
Zone 3: Oceania, Middle East, Asia excluding Zone 1 & Zone 2$30 USD$45 USD$45 USD$60 USD
Zone 4: Europe, Russia, Africa (including Turkey)$60 USD$60 USD*$60 USDn/a

*USD45/per KG charged between Bangkok (ZONE 2) and Amsterdam/Vienna/London Heathrow (ZONE 4)

Overweight & Oversize Charges

Weight/Dimension (Including the piece in free baggage allowance)Additional Fee
OverweightEach bag’s weight over 23 kg (50 lb) and up to 32 kg (70 lb)$32 USD
Each bag’s weight over 32 kg (70 lb)3 times of extra baggage charge per piece
OversizeTotal linear dimensions per bag over 158 cm (62 in) and up to 203 cm (80 in)$100 USD
Total linear dimensions per bag over 203 cm (80 in)$300 USD

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to EVA Air’s policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Eva Air does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online.

Passengers need to log in to their booking from the ‘Manage your trip’ area of the Eva Air website to add baggage.

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

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FAQ

What is Eva Air baggage allowance?

Eva Air’s checked baggage allowance for flights to/from the U.S. and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America is 2 bags (23kg each) for Economy, 2 bags (28kg each) for Premium Economy and 2 bags (32kg each) for Business, Premium Laurel or Royal Laurel. Each bag must not exceed a max linear size of 62 in (158 cm).

Is Eva Air strict on baggage allowance?

Eva Air will weigh your checked baggage at check-in and could charge you excess fees if you are not within their stated allowance for your cabin class. This would apply if your bag exceeds their maximum size restriction of 62 in (158 cm) linear and/or the weight allowance stated above for your ticket.

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28 comments

  1. Lilian Dela Rosa · May 7, 2019 · Reply

    I’m traveling to the Philippines, what’s the weight allowance for excess baggage?

    • Hi Lilian, in order to help you with your question, you’d have to give us some additional information like where you’re flying from, what fare type you purchased, etc. We don’t have enough details to answer your question as it stands.

      • Lilian Dela Rosa · May 8, 2019 · Reply

        I’m flying out from Seattle on an economy class ticket.
        The reason why I am asking is I might have additional/excess baggage. Does it need to be 50 lbs too?

        • Hi again Lilian, EVA Air states that Economy travelers on routes to/from the U.S. are slotted into their “piece concept” for transpacific routes. This means you should be allowed two checked bags free of charge (as stated above).

          When it comes to excess fees (you can find EVA Air’s policies here), if you are asking about bringing a third bag, the pricing on extra pieces of luggage is determined by zones.

          Again, as you can see in the table above, on routes from the U.S. West coast to/from the Philippines each extra piece of luggage should cost $115. The limit for this bag will also be 50lbs before incurring an additional excess charge for the baggage to be overweight (no bags over 70lb/32kg will be accepted).

          If you are inquiring about one/both of your original 2 complimentary checked bags being overweight, the charge should be $32 per bag that is over 50lbs, keeping in mind no bag is allowed to exceed 70lbs/32kg.

    • Phuong Anh · May 21, 2019 · Reply

      Hi. I will travel from Toronto, Canada to Ha Noi, Viet Nam in July. However, my flight is a joint venture flight between Canada Air and Eva Air. And I have 2 stops at Chicago and Taipei. Can I have an overweight luggage (29kg) and how much charges for it?

      • Catherine Luther · May 22, 2019 · Reply

        Hi Phuong,

        Is the Air Canada portion of the flight from Toronto to Chicago only, with Eva Air operating the other 2 flights? Did you book directly with Eva Air with the entire flight on one booking? Finally, what cabin are you traveling in?

  2. Shasha · May 11, 2019 · Reply

    Just to clarify, I will be traveling from Canada to Philippines in Economy class with 2 bags. What if 1 bag will exceed weight of 26 kgs. How much I will pay for excess weight per baggage? Please let me know. Thanks.

    • Catherine Luther · May 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Shasha,

      Firstly, be aware that the weight allowance for economy class is actually 23kg per bag not 26kg. As flights to/from Canada work on the piece allowance, you are not able to purchase extra weight. You would need to purchase an additional bag and the cost depends on whether you’re flying from east or west coast Canada. East coast Canada would be USD130 per bag and west coast Canada would be USD115.

  3. Cyrus Colorado · May 12, 2019 · Reply

    I would like to know the check in bag allowance for international flight, Chiang Mai, Thailand, to Vienna, Austria. Not sure if it is free or has an additional fee? It says…carry on free…check in 30 kg…but is the 30 kg free? Also part of the flight is operated by Bangkok Air, do they have the same rules? Thanks in advance for your time and kind help 🙂

    • Catherine Luther · May 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Cyrus,

      If your ticket states 30kg of checked baggage then this would be your free allowance. Your carry-on allowance would be in addition to your checked luggage allowance. If your flight was booked on one ticket, then the luggage allowance would apply for the most significant carrier (Eva Air).

      Hope this helps!

  4. hassadee · May 19, 2019 · Reply

    Hi,
    We are leaving from Heathrow to Bangkok. Our ticket said 30kg each so does this mean we have to take 3 cases maximum weight per case 23kg to a maximum of 60kg for 2 of us? And what is our hand luggage entitlement for each person?

    • Catherine Luther · May 20, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Hassadee,

      You would have 30kg of free luggage per passenger and the heaviest a bag can be with Eva Air is 32kg. So you could take 1 x 30kg bag each or 2 x 15kg bags each. There is no limit to the number of bags you are permitted to distribute your weight allowance across. This page on Eva Air’s website suggests that a single bag should not exceed 23kg but this is actually not stated on their baggage allowance page as a compulsory requirement for weight concept allowances.

      In terms of pooling your weight between the two of you, Eva Air does not cover this within their baggage terms so you would be best to enquire directly with the airline. I’m sure you would be fine, but the last thing you want is an excess baggage fee as Eva says one of you has brought over your free allowance.

      Hand luggage allowance is 1 standard carry-on bag (9” x 14” x 22″ 15kg) and one personal item (16” x 12” x 4”) per economy passenger.

      Hope this helps!

  5. Marie · May 25, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I’ll be leaving from the Philippines to Seattle… I’d like to know if it’s possible if I could get over 23kg two of my check-in bags and I don’t know how much will I need to pay at the airport in PH?

    • Hi Marie, this depends on which fare type you have purchased. If you have purchased a standard economy ticket, each bag weighing over 23kg should cost you an extra USD32/CAD41 or other equivalent local currency. Hope this helps!

  6. Murdo · May 26, 2019 · Reply

    HI Erin,

    I’m considering taking a one way trip from Incheon (Seoul) to Paris in economy class on Eva.

    I am not really sure what the allowance is. I’m hoping to take 2 bags at 23kgs. each and am wondering how much the second one would cost? There is a slightly confusing table above and the different zones involved and the rest of it.

    I would be immensely appreciative if you could shed any light on this.

    Thank so much.

    Kind regards,

    Murdo

    • Hi Murdo, we’re actually in the process of getting this article updated as you’re correct – it lacks some important information!

      I went ahead and looked on Eva Air’s website on baggage allowance and it appears your route would utilize their “weight concept”. If you’ve purchased an Economy fare, it looks like your weight allowance will depend on which type of economy fare you purchased – plus (35kg total), standard (30kg total), basic (30kg total), or discount (20kg total).

      Since we are not Eva Air, for 100% confidence in your allowance, I would suggest calling their customer service and inquiring with them directly!

  7. Hi, I have a few questions.
    I am traveling from Vietnam to Canada, so now I will come back to Vietnam. I want to buy baggage but I don’t know how much? Can you help me, please? Thanks.

    • Hi Tina, I’m afraid I’m a bit confused here. I can’t help look into how expensive baggage will unless you know how much you want to bring… we would also need to know what fare class you purchased (economy, business, first, etc) as well as your airports in order to help you out…

  8. Le Dao · June 8, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I’m Le,
    I’m traveling from SF to Vietnam. My Fare type/cabin is Economy. I see on EVA air that it will only charge $32 extra for overweight (less than 70 pounds) baggage. So, is it going to charge me only $32? One of my friends came across the same situation and end up pay more than $100, so I was kind of confused. One of my baggage is 65 pounds so I wonder If I have to pay more than $32?
    Thank you

    • Catherine Luther · June 9, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Le,

      As you’re flying from the United States, your checked baggage allowance is based on the piece concept, with excess baggage charged for an entire piece of additional luggage, not charged per kilogram. If you’re traveling in economy with a piece that exceeds 50 lbs, then you will be charged $140 USD from San Francisco to Vietnam.

  9. Julia Anderson · June 8, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling economy Seattle to Taipei and see the fee for an extra bag. I am willing to pay the extra fee but I need to pay cash as I am leaving the US and do not have a credit or debit card. If I have exactly $115 is that ok?

    • Catherine Luther · June 9, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Julia,

      When it comes to paying cash for excess baggage, every airline and departure airport has their own rules, so we advise you contact Eva Air directly to enquire about the policy for Seattle airport.

      • Hi i will be travelling to Philippines… and wanted to bring additional lauggage 50lbs extra… may i know how much should i pay for it?

        • Catherine Luther · June 10, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Jen, where are you flying from? And what type of ticket do you hold? You will see from the table above that there are many options that would determine your checked baggage allowance.

  10. Additional luggage. What is the cost from Singapore to TPE and also TPE to NY JFK? Flying business

    • Catherine Luther · June 19, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Shu, Did you book these flights under 1 ticket or separately?

  11. I have a flight from SFO to MNL. I have 2 pieces of luggage weighing 50lbs each and another box weighing 50lbs too. How will this be charged?

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