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Carry-On Allowance5 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance7 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
Overall Grade6.3 / 10
 
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Dragonair Carry On 2012 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

For all classes, each passenger (except an infant) can bring a free baggage allowance of one cabin bag not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 5kg (11lbs) in weight. These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. For all travel classes, duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance.

In addition to the standard cabin baggage allowance, you may carry onboard one of the following items free:
A small handbag or a small backpack or a briefcase or a laptop bag, AND
An assistive device such as cane, walker, crutch, wheelchair (if cabin stowage is available)

When you are travelling with a child or an infant, you may carry onboard the following item(s) free:
An approved car safety seat,
A small bag of food and nappies (for consumption on the flight),
An umbrella type collapsible stroller (if cabin stowage is available).

Note: Duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance

Cabin Bulky Baggage
With effect from 1st January 2012, Dragonair and Cathay Pacific flights can accept items of baggage as Cabin Bulky Baggage (CBBG), provided the items are not of dangerous goods, restricted articles or other prohibited items, and the CBBG can fit on the passenger seats in respect of sizes and weights defined in the table below. Here are examples of the acceptable items:
Musical instruments
Religious idols
Diplomatic baggage
Other items, such as artworks, models, urns etc

Conditions of Acceptance

Note1: A canvas bag is used to secure the baggage item to the seat.
*Religious idol will be put into a carton box that will be fitted into a canvas bag.


Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2024

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Dragonair Checked Baggage Fees 2012 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits




Weight System - for all countries except the Americas

Piece System - for Central, North and South Americas3

*1 The weight of any single piece of checked baggage should not be over 32kg (70lb). Acceptance of any bag weighing more than 32kg (70lb) is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/ reservation. Overweight items (Exception: mobility aids, medical equipment, sporting equipment, musical instruments, pets as baggage and diplomatic baggage) will be repacked or split into lighter units during check-in otherwise will not be accepted for carriage.

Any bag exceeding the total dimensions of 203cm (80in) (width height length) will not be carried as accompanied baggage unless prior notification is made with us upon booking/reservation and approval is granted by us.

*2 Infant is defined as a passenger less than 2 years of age who does not occupy a seat.

*3 Applicable if you are travelling to, from or via the USA, Canada, select Central and South American countries.

*4 The following articles, irrespective of their actual dimensions, may be considered as a bag of 158cm (62in) in size:
One sleeping bag or bedroll
One rucksack/knapsack/back pack
One pair of snow skis with one pair of ski poles and one pair of ski boots, or one snow board and boots
One golf bag containing golf clubs and one pair of golf shoes
One duffle-type bag or Type 22 bag (soft sided zippered bags with side panel that can be opened with zipper)
One suitably packed bicycle (single seat touring or racing bicycle, non-motorised) provided that the handlebars are fixed sideways and the pedals are removed.
One pair of standard water skis or one slalom water ski
Suitably packed fishing equipment consisting of two rods, one reel, one landing net, one pair of fishing boots and one fishing tackle box
Sporting firearms consisting of no more than:
one rifle case containing not more than two rifles, 5kg (10lb) of ammunition, one shooting mat, noise suppressor and small rifle tools; or
Two shotguns and two shotgun cases; or
One pistol case containing not more than five pistols, 5kg(10lb) of ammunition, noise suppressors, one pistol telescope and small pistol tools.
Acceptance of such firearms shall be subject to conditions and regulations. You are advised to visit the Prohibited Items page and subsequently contact our reservations office for further details.
Any portable musical instrument not exceeding 100cm (39in) in length

Partly First or Business class and partly Economy class travel
For through journeys where the passenger travels partly on first or Business class and partly on economy class, the free baggage allowance for each portion of travel shall be granted according to each purchased ticket class.

Where a passenger who has paid the First or Business class fare travels on Economy class, the free baggage allowance shall be given based on that for the First or Business class service respectively.

Free baggage allowance and Extra Baggage Charges on itineraries involving other airlines
In compliance with the new baggage policy issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), free baggage allowance and extra baggage charges for tickets issued on or after 1 April 2011 which involve one or more flights provided by other airlines (excluding Dragonair and Cathay Pacific) will be based on a new method. Please contact your travel agent or local reservations office for more details.


Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2024

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024


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Dragonair Overweight Baggage Fee 2012 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Acceptance of any bag over 32kg or over 203cm is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/reservation.

Overweight items must be repacked or split into lighter units during check-in otherwise they will not be accepted for carriage. Exception: Sporting equipment, musical instruments, pets as baggage, mobility aids, medical equipment and diplomatic baggage.

Extra charge by weight - for all countries except the Americas
Charge for baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is calculated per kilogram (2.2 lbs) on a zone basis as listed below.

Extra charge per piece - to and from the Americas
Charge for baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is calculated by piece at the applicable extra baggage charge on a zone basis listed as below.

An additional fee will be charged for any checked baggage to and from the Americas that is heavier or larger than the stated free baggage allowance.

Note:
Zone 1: Within Australia, within Malaysia, between Taiwan and Japan/Korea, between Thailand and India/Sri Lanka/Pakistan/Singapore, between UAE and India/Bahrain, between Sri Lanka and Singapore Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea*
Zone 2: Japan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Zone 3: Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE
Zone 4: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Russia, South Africa
Zone 5: USA, Canada
Zone 6: Central and South Americas

*Korea
Charge for a passenger departing from Korea to Hong Kong or Taiwan is 1.5% of the highest normal direct one-way economy class fare.

The charges below are listed for your reference only, subject to change without prior notice:
From Seoul to Hong Kong: KRW 7100 per kg
From Seoul to Taipei: KRW 4700 per kg
From Busan to Hong Kong: KRW 8100 per kg.

Free baggage allowance and Extra Baggage Charges on itineraries involving other airlines
In compliance with the new baggage policy issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), free baggage allowance and extra baggage charges for tickets issued on or after 1 April 2011 which involve one or more flights provided by other airlines (excluding Dragonair and Cathay Pacific) will be based on a new method. Please contact your travel agent or local reservations office for more details.

Extra Baggage Allowance Redemption with Asia Miles
Please refer to the table below when redeeming allowance with Asia Miles on or after 1 December 2010. For redemption to be made before 1 December, please visit the Asia Miles website for more details.

When travelling on Dragonair or Cathay Pacific, you can save on extra baggage costs by redeeming your Asia Miles for extra baggage allowance. The number of Asia Miles required depends on your travel distance.

Note: Extra baggage redemption is not available on flights operated by Dragonair to/from Kathmandu.
# Applicable on all flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific (including Cathay Pacific/Dragonair connections) but excludes journeys with any flight sector to, from or via the Americas (Extra charge by weight).
* Applicable on flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific (including Cathay Pacific/Dragonair connections) for journeys which include any flight sector to, from or via the Americas (Extra charge by weight).
^ Applicable to journeys which include any flight sector to, from or via Americas, for bag that is heavier or larger than the stated free baggage allowance, over 23kg (50lbs) and up to 32kg (70lbs) for Economy class, or over 158cm (62in) and up to 203cm (80in) for All Classes.

How to redeem your extra baggage allowance
For flights departing from Hong Kong:
Cathay Pacific: Please go to our service desk at Aisle H, Departures Hall, Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport; or
Contact our service hotline at least 10 working days before your scheduled flight departure date.
To claim your extra baggage allowance voucher, please remember to have your booking reference number handy.

For flights departing from all other cities:
Contact our service hotline at least 10 working days before your scheduled flight departure date. To claim your extra baggage allowance voucher, please remember to have your booking reference number handy.

Terms and conditions
Award zones are based on one-way distance per flight sector basis.
Extra baggage allowance redemption is available on a per flight sector basis on all Cathay Pacific / Dragonair marketed and operated flights unless otherwise stated, and is subject as always to availability and loading.
Joint venture and code-share flights are excluded.

Each member can redeem a maximum of 100kg of baggage (for all destinations except for journeys which include any flight sector to/from Americas) or 2 pieces (for journeys which include any flight sector to/from Americas) of baggage per redemption per flight sector. Cathay Pacific extra baggage redemption is not valid for use on Dragonair, or vice versa. Same redemption rate for all classes of travel and for all members unless otherwise stated. Award is only available on journeys where the first sector is a Cathay Pacific/Dragonair flight.

Normal redemption rules apply unless otherwise stated.
Redemption has no cash value and therefore cannot be refunded.
Asia Miles for unused baggage allowance are not refundable or transferable.
Vouchers are valid for one month from date of issue, but only for travel on the original itinerary.
Other Asia Miles terms and conditions apply.

Sporting Equipment
Sporting equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage charges if in excess of your standard free baggage allowance.

Mobility Aids & Assistive Devices
Mobility Aid is defined as an assistive device that is used by individuals with mobility impairments such as cane and walker, crutch and wheelchair.

Assistive Device is defined as any piece of equipment that assists a passenger with a disability to cope with the effects of his or her disability. Such devices are intended to assist a passenger with a disability to hear, see, communicate, manoeuvre or perform other functions of daily life and may include medical devices and medications. Equipment used by a service animal (e.g. harness, leash, vest) in conjunction with its work as a service animal is also an assistive device. However food is not equipment and therefore when tendered as carry on or check baggage, the standard size, weight, and baggage allowance limits may apply.

Mobility aids and assistive devices that are carried by the passenger can be accepted without charge as specified in the table below in addition to the baggage allowance, provided that the equipment is necessary for the journey.

For the passenger travelling on two or more sectors e.g. Manila - Hong Kong - Los Angeles where there are different baggage policies for mobility aids and assistive devices, the most generous policy shall apply to all sectors.

Musical Instrument
Musical instrument carried as cabin or check-in baggage must be kept inside a sturdy and protective hard case with rounded edges. Musical instrument in soft case will not be accepted, and no hard case will be provided by us.

Small musical instrument such as a violin or a flute within the size of 78 cm (31 in) x 25 cm (10 in) x 15 cm (6 in) and within the weight of 5 kg (11 lb), inclusive of the hard case, can be carried on board if it can be stowed safely inside the overhead locker. Please be prepared to check in the instrument if stowage space is not available. The instrument is considered part of your Cabin Baggage Allowance.

Other musical instruments such as guitars exceeding the above limits or the Cabin Baggage Allowance must be checked in as checked baggage.

Alternatively, passenger can purchase an extra seat for the musical instrument. Please make your request with our local office or your travel agent at least 3 working days prior to the scheduled departure date and advise us of the exact dimensions and weight of your musical instrument including the hard case. Dimensions and weight limitation for a musical instrument on an extra seat are:

If you prefer not to have your musical instrument kept in an upside-down position, please check in your instrument as checked baggage.

Seats in the First and Business classes may be able to accommodate a musical instrument in an upright position or a musical instrument exceeding the common dimensions of Height 136 cm (54 in) x Width 48 cm (19 in) x Depth 44 cm (17 in), please contact our local office or your travel agent for details.

Note: A canvas bag is used to secure the musical instrument to the seat



Last Updated: 08 Feb 2012
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