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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees

When traveling with Air China, it is important to be aware of the baggage rules, limits, and fees in order to have a smooth and hassle-free journey. This article will provide an overview of the baggage policies for Air China Airlines, including special considerations for members of frequent flier programs, domestic vs international limits & fees, and other relevant rules.

Carry-On Bags

For carry-on bags, Air China Airlines allows passengers to bring one piece of luggage on board, with a maximum weight limit of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) and dimensions not exceeding 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (21.6 in x 15.7 in x 7.8 in). Additionally, passengers are allowed to bring one personal item such as a laptop bag or handbag. It is important to ensure that your carry-on bags comply with these weight and dimension limits to avoid any additional fees or inconvenience.

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Checked Baggage

When it comes to checked baggage, Air China Airlines has different allowances depending on the class of travel and the destination. For domestic flights within China, Economy Class passengers are allowed one piece of checked baggage weighing up to 20 kilograms (44 pounds), while Business Class passengers are allowed two pieces weighing up to 30 kilograms (66 pounds) each. For international flights, the allowances vary based on the specific route and class of travel, so it is advisable to check with the airline or refer to their website for the most up-to-date information.

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

Air China Airlines also has specific rules and limitations for extra, oversized, and special items. Sporting equipment such as golf clubs, skis, and bicycles may be transported as checked baggage, subject to additional fees and specific packaging requirements. Musical instruments can be carried as either checked baggage or as part of the carry-on allowance, depending on their size and weight. It is recommended to contact Air China Airlines in advance to make arrangements for transporting such items and to ensure compliance with their policies.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with the airline on the day you are flying for the most accurate information. Additionally, members of frequent flier programs may enjoy additional baggage allowances or benefits, so it is advisable to review the specific terms and conditions of the program to make the most of your membership.

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