China Airlines is set to increase the free baggage allowance by 10kg on its Asian, Australia/New Zealand and European routes.

With effect from tomorrow (July 15), economy passengers will receive 30kg of checked baggage allowance instead of 20kg, while premium economy and business class customers will get 35kg and 40kg respectively.

US-bound flights will remain unchanged, as baggage limits are determined by “piece” rather than weight – (standard two pieces of checked luggage for economy passengers).

It is important to note that occupational safety rules at international airports dictate individual pieces of luggage can weigh no more than 32kg. Therefore, passengers looking to check more will need to check in multiple bags instead.

The extra baggage allowances afforded to China Airlines Paragon, Emerald and Gold tier members will remain unchanged. Both Paragon and Emerald members will continue to receive 20kg extra baggage space, on top of the new standard allowance. Gold cardholders will receive an extra 10kg.

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Clement Huang