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Air China Baggage Policy

IATA : CA

ICAO : CCA

CallSign : AIR CHINA

Founded : 1988

Key people : Cai Jianjiang (President and CEO) | Song Zhiyong (Chairman)

Country : United States

Office Address : Xidan Civil Aviation Building, No. 15 Chang'an West Street, Beijing China 100031

City : Beijing

State : Beijing,

Zip Code : 100031

Phone number : +1 (800) 882-8122

Official Website :

Cabin Baggage

  1. Several bags: Passengers in all cabin classes can bring one piece of cabin baggage on board.
  2. Size restrictions: The maximum dimensions of the cabin baggage must not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (21.6in x 15.7in x 7.8in).
  3. Weight restrictions: The weight of the cabin baggage must not exceed 5kg (11 lbs) for economy class passengers and 8kg (17.6 lbs) for first and business class passengers.
  4. Additional items: In addition to the cabin baggage, passengers can bring one personal item, such as a purse, laptop bag, or small backpack, on board.
  5. Restrictions on certain items: Air China prohibits certain things in the cabin baggage, such as liquids exceeding 100ml and sharp objects.

It's important to note that cabin baggage allowances may vary depending on the route and the aircraft type, so passengers should check with Air China for specific details regarding their travel itinerary.

Checked Baggage

  1. Several bags: Passengers in economy class can check one bag, while passengers in first and business class can check two bags.
  2. Size restrictions: The sum of each checked bag's dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in).
  3. Weight restrictions: Each checked bag must not exceed 23kg (50 lbs) for economy class passengers and 32kg (70 lbs) for first and business class passengers.
  4. Fees for excess baggage: Passengers will be charged fees for checked baggage that exceeds the weight or quantity limits. Prices may vary depending on the route and cabin class.
  5. Restrictions on certain items: Air China prohibits certain items in checked baggage, such as explosives, firearms, and flammable materials.

It's important to note that checked baggage allowances may vary depending on the route and the aircraft type, so passengers should check with Air China for specific details regarding their travel itinerary.(Checked Baggage)

Additional or Excess baggage

  1. Fees for additional baggage: Passengers will be charged fees for additional checked baggage beyond the free allowance. The fees vary depending on the route and cabin class.
  2. Weight restrictions: Each additional checked bag must not exceed 23kg (50 lbs) for economy class passengers and 32kg (70 lbs) for first and business class passengers.
  3. Fees for excess baggage: Passengers will be charged fees for checked baggage that exceeds the weight limits. The fees also vary depending on the route and cabin class.
  4. Restrictions on certain items: Air China prohibits certain things in checked baggage, such as explosives, firearms, and flammable materials.
  5. Pre-purchase excess baggage: Passengers can pre-purchase excess luggage at a discounted rate online or through the Air China reservation center.
  6. It's important to note that excess baggage policies and fees may vary depending on the route and the aircraft type, so passengers should check with Air China for specific details regarding their travel itinerary.

Chargers will apply to your extra baggage and oversized or overweight bags. 


Bag Type Allowance Weight Dimension Fare
Carry-on baggage One bag +1 personal item (Economy)
2 bags + 1 personal item(Business and First Class) 
5 Kg(Economy)
8 Kg(Business and First Class)
55 x 40 x 23 cm Free
Check Baggage One piece (Economy)
Two pieces (Business Class)
23 Kg (Economy)
32 Kg (Business and First Class)
158 cm Free
Excess Baggage As per your requirement and baggage policy  More than 32 kg More than 158 to 292 cm -

 

Air China Baggage Policy FAQ's

If you don’t find your baggage when you arrive at your destination, you may immediately inform the ground handling agent about the same. Your baggage irregularity report will be filed and you can track your baggage easily. 

As soon as you find damage to your baggage, you shall promptly inform the airport authority about the same. If you fail to inform the airport premises then you may make a report within seven days of your arrival. 

Yes, Air China does provide compensation if the damage to your baggage is severe. In case the damage is minor the airline is not liable for any compensation. 

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