Xiamen Airlines Baggage and Carry-on

What is Xiamen Airlines’ baggage policy?

For its baggage policy, Xiamen Airlines adopts two concepts, which apply on different routes:

  • Weight Concept – on domestic routes (within the People’s Republic of China).
  • Piece Concept – on international and regional routes (including flights to/from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan).

What is the hand baggage allowance on Xiamen Airlines flights?

 The hand baggage allowance depends on the concept that applies and travel class, as follows:

Hand Baggage Allowance
BaggageTravel ClassWeight ConceptPiece Concept
Number of PiecesFirst22
Business & Economy11
Maximum Dimensions per PieceAll classes55 x 40 x 20 cm
Maximum Weight per PieceAll classes5 kg (11 lbs)

What is the checked baggage allowance on Xiamen Airlines flights?

On routes on which the Weight Concept applies, the free baggage allowance for each passenger (except infants) is:

  • 40 kg in First Class.
  • 30 kg in Business Class.
  • 20 kg in Economy Class.

When the weight concept applies, each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 50 kg in weight and 40 x 60 x 100 cm in size. Baggage exceeding these limitations can be checked only with the consent of the airline.

On domestic segments that constitute part of an international itinerary, passengers are entitled to the free baggage allowance that applies to the international route.

For tickets issued on or after January 1, 2016, the Piece Concept applies on international and regional flights (including flights to/from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan), as follows:

Checked Baggage Allowance – Piece Concept
Number of PiecesChina ↔ Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia321*
Mainland China ↔ Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
China ↔ Australia, Canada, the US, Japan322
Maximum Weight
per Piece
All flights32 kg
(70 lbs)
32 kg
(70 lbs)
23 kg
(50 lbs)
Maximum Dimensions
per Piece
All flights158 cm (62 inches)
(length + width + height)
* 2 pieces with a total weight up to 23 kg (50 lbs) – flights from Singapore or Taiwan to Mainland China (applies to one-way, round-trip and connecting flights), and flights between  Mainland China and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Sabah), and between Fujian Province (Xiamen and Quanzhou) and Manila.

Excess Baggage

When the Weight Concept applies, excess baggage charges must be paid if the total weight of the baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance. The rate for excess baggage charges is calculated per kg over the allowance based on 1.5% of the Economy Class full ticket price as of the date the excess baggage ticket is issued.

When the Piece Concept applies, the following excess baggage charges apply:

Excess BaggageCharges for Excess Baggage (per piece)*
Economy ClassBusiness Class
& First Class
FBA** – one pieceFBA** – two pieces
Extra pieces1st extra piece500 CNY1,000 CNY1,200 CNY
The following extra pieces1,500 CNY2,000 CNY2,400 CNY
Overweight piece23 – 32 kg1,000 CNY
32.1 – 45 kg***3,000 CNY
Oversized piece159 – 300 cm****1,000 CNY
*Charges are cumulative.
**FBA – free baggage allowance.
***Only on routes including a U.S. leg and with prior confirmation.
****Only with prior confirmation if the combined dimensions exceed 203 cm.

Sports Equipment – International and Regional Flights

Golf, ski, and fishing equipment will not count towards the free baggage allowance. Each passenger can check golf/ski/fishing equipment weighing no more than 23 kg and measuring no more than 158 cm (62 inches). Oversized or overweight golf/ski/fishing equipment is charged as excess baggage according to the actual number and weight of items.

Bicycles measuring no more than 158 cm (62 inches) can be included in the free baggage allowance. Oversized bicycles are charged as excess baggage according to the actual number and weight of items.

Surfboards will not be included in the free baggage allowance and must not exceed 300 cm (118 inches). Surfboards are charged as excess baggage according to the actual number and weight of items.

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