Cathay Pacific and Dragonair add 10kg to standard baggage allowance

17 Aug 2016 by Clement Huang
Cathay Pacific check in

Cathay Pacific and its sister carrier Dragonair have revised their baggage policies to offer customers an additional 10kg of check-in baggage.

The enhanced policy will be available to all passengers, regardless of travel class, for tickets issued on or after September 15.

Marco Polo Club silver, gold and diamond tier members will still benefit from an extra 10kg, 15kg and 20kg, respectively.

However, the revised checked baggage policy will now include a piece limitation. Economy, premium economy and business class passengers will be able to check-in up to two pieces of luggage, while those in first class will be entitled to a maximum of three bags.

The charts below shows the current checked baggage allowance versus the new allowance:

Cathay Pacific pre Sept 15 2016 baggage allowance

This is the new baggage allowance:

Cathay Pacific post Sept 15 2016 baggage allowance

As always, flights to the US are bound by a different weight/piece policy (two pieces maximum, weight varies depending on class, see here).

Meanwhile, Dragonair has also revealed that it will increase its carry-on baggage allowance to match that of Cathay Pacific. From a set 5kg for all classes, the new allowance will grant economy and premium economy passengers a new limit of 7kg, while business and first passengers will receive 10kg and 15kg respectively.

Finally, in line with global industry standards, both carriers will also be cutting their excess baggage charges by up to 40 per cent. See below for the changes.

Cathay Pacific new excess baggage allowance

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To learn more, check out our “Luggage: Bags of problems” feature.

Clement Huang

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