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Air China Baggage Allowance

(Updated: 24-03-2018)

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage allowance is defined in terms of weight as well as number of pieces depending on domestic and international routes.

Cabin No of pcs Weight Size
Economy 1 5 kg each 55cm- L; 40cm- B; 20cm- H
Business 2 8 kg each
First  2 8 kg each

Dimensions constraint is 55 cm, 40 cm and 20 cms of length, width and height respectively.

Check-in Baggage Allowance

Domestic flights

Free check-in luggage allowance on domestic flights is based on weight concept. Maximum weight of one check in bag shall be 32 kg and size shall be 203 cm in sum of dimensions.

Cabin Weight Size
Economy 20 kg 100 cm× 60 cm× 40 cm
Business 30 kg
First  40 kg
Infant 10 kg
Additional Bags For Phoneix Miles Members
  Number  Max Weight
Silver 1 20 kg
Gold  1 20 kg
Platinum 1 40 kg
Lifetime Platinum 1 40 kg
Star Alliance Gold 1 20 kg

International Flights

Piece concept is used to determine free allowance on international flights.

Economy Class Flights to Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zealand), the Middle East (excluding the UAE), Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Hawaii 1 bag of 23 kg 
Flights to the Americas (excluding Hawaii), Australia, Japan, the UAE, Kazakhstan and New Zealand 2 bags of 23 kg each
Business and First Class All routes 2 bags of 32 kg each
Infants All routes 1 bag of 23 kg 
Additional Baggage For PhoenixMiles Members
  Economy Business or First Class
Silver 1 bag of 23 kg 1 bag of 32 kg
Gold 2 bag of 23 kg 1 bag of 32 kg
Platinum 3 bag of 23 kg 1 bag of 32 kg
Lifetime Platinum 4 bag of 23 kg 1 bag of 32 kg

For adults or children, the check-in bag size shall not be more than 158 cm in linear dimensions.

For infant one additional piece of 23 kg and 115 cms linear dimensions is allowed. One stroller or bassinet is also allowed free.

Star Alliance Gold members are allowed to carry 1 extra piece of baggage of up to 23 kg. 

Interline Routes of Air China

  • Whole journey on Air China- baggage allowance policy of Air China applies
  • All routes other than US/Canada (except Hawaii), and when Air China and another carrier is involved- Most Significant Carrier Rule applies.
  • US/Canada routes (except Hawaii), and when Air China and another carrier is involved- baggage policy of First Marketing Carrier applies.

General Rules

  • Air China is one carrier which prescribes not just the higher limits of weight and dimensions but also the lower minimum limits as well.
  • It requires that each check in bag shall not be less than 2 kg and more than 45 kg of weight.
  • For international flights, the check in bag shall not be more than 32 kgs.
  • Sum total of dimensions of each baggage shall not be more than 207 cms and less than 60 cm.
  • Any excess baggage weight or dimensions has to be sent through cargo.
  • Besides, Air China also classifies certain items as ‘deemed baggage’. For this deemed baggage items, the dimensions shall not be more than 158 cm. Example of such items are sleeping bags, single-seat non-motorized bicycles, musical instruments of length 100 cm, skiing boards, golf gear, fishing gear, guns for competitions of certain weight and dimensions, etc
  • With respect to electronic items which have lithium ion batteries, carrier allows these to be carried in cabin baggage if lithium content is less than 2 grams and rated wattage is less than 100W-hours. For batteries having rating between 100-160 watt-hours, prior permission of carrier shall be taken for taking these as cabin or carry-on luggage. Above 160 watt-hours batteries are not allowed.

Excess Baggage Charges

For domestic routes

Excess baggage charge is 1.5 percent of published fare for a direct single trip for an adult in economy class (Y fare class). Size for one check-in baggage shall not be more than 100 x 60 x 40 cm.

For international routes

The following chart is used for charge determination for overweight, oversized or more number of pieces than free allowance- 


Number of pieces within free allowance

23KG<W≤28KG; 60CM≤S≤158CM 190 30
28KG<W≤32KG; 60CM≤S≤158CM 490 75
2KG≤W≤23KG; 158CM<S≤203CM 490 75
23KG<W≤32KG; 158CM<S≤203CM 700 110

Excess pieces

First 700 110
Second 1000 155
Third 1500 230
Fourth 2200 340
Fifth 3100 480
Sixth 4500 690


Ask Your Questions Temporarily Disabled


Posted on 09-Aug-2017
I am travelling round trip from new Jersey to delhi on air china economy, how much checked In luggage allowed & wts & dim., also allowed cabin luggage

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 23 kg is allowed free along with 7 kg cabin allowance. 

Nirmal Sharma

Posted on 07-Aug-2017
What is the checkin and hand baggage allowance from Tianjin to Bangkok????

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 23 kg check in baggage allowance and 1 cabin bag of 7 kg is hand baggage allowance. 

Roxanne Estoesta

Posted on 06-Aug-2017
How many pieces of check in luggage am I allowed to have? I I am traveling from Warsaw -Beijing -Philippines (economy class)

Admin Reply :

It is 1 bag of 23 kg each in check in baggage. 


Posted on 03-Aug-2017
For International flight, can you check in two bags and a bike at no extra cost?

Admin Reply :

It depends on route and the size of bike (whether it can be collapsed and packed as a check in bag or not)

Jaimun khan

Posted on 25-Jul-2017
Need clarification on how many pieces of check in luggage allowed if I am traveling from Vancouver,Canada to Beijing on economy class

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each per passenger. 

Ravneet Paul Nahan

Posted on 23-Jul-2017
I am planning to use Air China flight from India to Beijing, Beijing to Vancouver. Just want to be sure that how much weight is allowed for Carry-on Baggage in Economy class?

Admin Reply :

1 cabin bag of 5 kg is allowance per passenger.


Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Hi. I am planning to purchase flight tickets from Changi, Singapore to Chengdu. There will be transit flight at Shenzen and I am wondering if I transit using Air China airlines for the transit, will I be given same baggage allowance of 20kg of the other airline? Also should I re-check in my baggage at Shenzen airport?

Admin Reply :

Which would be the first airline?

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