Cathay Dragon Baggage and Carry-on

Find below Cathay Dragon approved luggage and carry-ons!

What is Cathay Dragon policy on carry-on baggage allowance?

On all Cathay Dragon flights, for all travel classes, all passengers (except infants) have a carry-on allowance of one cabin bag with maximum dimensions, including wheels, handles and side pockets, of 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22 x 14 x 9 in) and maximum weight depending on the travel class:

  • Economy & Premium Economy – 7 kg (15 lbs).
  • Business – 10 kg (22 lbs).
  • First – 15 kg (33 lbs).

In addition to the standard carry-on allowance, passengers may carry on board, free of charge, a small handbag, small backpack, briefcase or laptop bag with maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 in). If cabin stowage is available, an assistive device such as a cane, walker, crutch, wheelchair, may be taken into the cabin, also free of charge.

What is Cathay Dragon policy on checked baggage allowance?

Free baggage allowances on Cathay Dragon flights vary depending on the travel class and member tier:

Free Baggage Allowance
Passenger Type Weight Allowance Maximum Number
of Pieces*
Maximum
Dimensions
Economy Premium
Economy
Business First Economy &
Business
First All classes
Adults and Children 30 kg
(66 lbs)
35 kg
(77 lbs)
40 kg
(88 lbs)
50 kg
(110 lbs)
2 pieces 3 pieces 203 cm

(80 in)

per piece

Marco Polo Silver Additional 10 kg (22 lbs) 2 pieces 3 pieces
Marco Polo Gold Additional 15 kg (33 lbs) 3 pieces 4 pieces
oneworld Sapphire
Marco Polo Diamond Additional 20 kg (44 lbs) 3 pieces 4 pieces
oneworld Emerald
*No piece should weigh over 32 kg (70 lbs).

Although Cathay Dragon uses the Weight System to determine free baggage allowances, you should comply not only with the maximum combined weight of your checked baggage but also the limit to the number of pieces you can check in.

When you fly with Cathay Dragon, you can seamlessly connect with Cathay Pacific global network, and Cathay Pacific baggage policy may apply.

Excess Baggage Fees

Cathay Dragon will only accept pieces of checked baggage with the maximum weight of 32 kg (70 lbs). Any bag that exceeds 203 cm (80 in) in size (width + height + length) will not be accepted without prior notification and approval by Cathay Dragon.

Cathay Dragon calculates the fees for excess baggage on a zone basis:

  • Zone 1: China, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, South Korea, Mongolia, Russia (in Asia), Kazakhstan, as well as within Australia, within Malaysia, between Taiwan and Japan/Korea, between Thailand and Singapore, between UAE and Bahrain.
  • Zone 2: Maldives, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
  • Zone 3: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Israel.
  • Zone 4: Europe, Russia (in Europe), South Africa, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand.

Excess Baggage Fees by Weight per Kilogram (2.2 lbs)

Route

To Hong Kong

To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3

To Zone 4

From Hong Kong

$13

$20

$25

$45

From Zone 1

$13

$15 $20

$30

$45

From Zone 2

$20

$20 $35 $40

$45

From Zone 3

$25

$30 $40 $45

$65

From Zone 4

$45

$45 $45 $65

$65

 

Excess Baggage Fees by Piece per Extra Piece

To/from

Hong Kong & Zone 1, 2, 3

Zone 4

Hong Kong & Zone 1, 2, 3

$30

$60

Zone 4

$60

$60

Passengers traveling on selected routes can purchase extra checked baggage allowance and enjoy a discount of up to 10%. The Prepaid Extra Baggage service is available up to 24 hours before departure, online or by telephone, through Cathay Pacific Global Contact Center or the local reservations office. Prepaid Extra Baggage is available in blocks of 5 kg, with a maximum of 50 kg per passenger.

When connecting to/from a Cathay Pacific flight to/from/via the Americas or Auckland/Christchurch with baggage over the free baggage allowance (additional, heavier and/or larger), passengers will be charged with an additional fee.

Sporting Equipment

Sporting equipment is counted as part of the checked baggage allowance. If in excess of the standard free baggage allowance, sporting equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage fees.

Baggage Service

You must file a report at Cathay Dragon’s Baggage Services Counter located at the Arrival Hall if your baggage is delayed or damaged. If you have already filed a report, you can use the file reference to trace your baggage online on the WORLDTRACER website. Cathay Dragon’s liability for any damaged, delayed or lost baggage is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid.

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