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Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the introduction of an enhanced baggage policy, which will see passengers benefit from increased check-in allowances and generally lower excess baggage charges.
Under the revised weight system policy, all passengers, regardless of their class of travel, will enjoy an additional 10kg allowance for check-in baggage. Marco Polo Club Silver, Gold and Diamond members will benefit from an extra 10kg, 15kg and 20kg respectively.
The enhanced check-in baggage allowance applies to tickets issued or exchanged on or after 15 September 2016.
The new cabin baggage allowance and extra baggage charges applies to travel on or after 15 September 2016, regardless of the date the ticket was issued or exchanged.
In line with global industry standards, the zoning of excess baggage charges will also be adjusted. The new zone combinations will see an extensive reduction of charges of up to 40%.
To improve check-in efficiency and reduce queuing time at airports across the airlines’ networks, the revised baggage policy will follow a weight system with piece count. Passengers in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class will be entitled to check-in two baggage items free of charge. First Class passengers will be entitled to check-in three baggage items free of charge. Marco Polo Club Gold and Diamond members will be entitled to check-in one additional item on top of their travel class allowance.
The enhanced check-in baggage allowance will be applicable to air tickets issued or exchanged on or after 15 September 2016, while the new carry-on baggage policy will be effective from 15 September 2016.
New check-in baggage allowances
Under the revised baggage policy, passengers travel in all classes will enjoy an additional 10kg check-in baggage allowance:
|Non-member / Green||Silver||Gold / Sapphire||Diamond / Emerald|
|Pc (total)||Kg (total)||Pc (total)||Kg (total)||Pc (total)||Kg|
|Premium EY||25 –>35||2||2||3||3|
Note: For flights to the Americas and New Zealand, where a piece system is adopted in accordance to local regulations, the current check-in baggage allowance remains unchanged.
Excess check-in baggage charges
Under the revised baggage policy and the revised zoning, excess baggage charges will be reduced for majority of the zones:
|(US$/kg)||To HKG||To Zone 1||To Zone 2||To Zone 3||To Zone 4|
|From Zone 1||10||10||10||12||20||15||30||25||60||35|
|From Zone 2||20||15||20||15||30||30||40||32||60||35|
|From Zone 3||30||20||30||25||40||32||40||35||60||60|
|From Zone 4||60||35||60||35||60||35||60||60||–||60|
Passengers wishing to check-in additional pieces of baggage that exceed their permitted allowance will be charged US$30 per piece for Zones 1 to 3, and US$60 per piece for Zone 4.
- Excess weight: If an Economy Class passenger has 2 pieces of check-in baggage with a combined total weight of 33kg, he/she will be charged the relevant zone excess baggage fee for 3kg.
- Excess piece: If the passenger has 3 pieces of check-in baggage but within a total combined weight of 30kg, he/she will be charged for 1 piece of extra baggage.
- Excess weight and piece: If the passenger has 3 pieces of check-in baggage with total combined weight of 45kg, he/she will only be charged with the relevant zone excess baggage fee of 15kg.
Revised Zone Table
|Zone 1||China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Japan, Russia (in Asia)|
Within Australia, within Malaysia, between Taiwan & Korea/Japan, between Thailand and Singapore, between UAE and Bahrain
|Zone 2||Maldives, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka|
|Zone 3||Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE|
|Zone 4||South Africa, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Spain|
For more info, visit Cathay Pacific’s baggage info webpage here