Baggage Allowance

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Dimensional Inches Diagram You may check in the following at the check-in counter for travel in the hold of aircraft:

All Cabins

  • Two checked bags free of charge - maximum 23kgs / 50lbs
  • One third bag for a fee of US $150 - maximum 23kgs / 50lbs

The total dimensions of each checked bag may not exceed 62in / 157cm each (length + width + height).

In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply.

Some type of items can be checked in in addition to the two baggage allowance at no extra fee. View list of additional free checked-in items.

Please note that for travel to Mexico, the baggage allowance to Latin America applies.

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Dimensional Inches Diagram You may bring the following onto the airplane:

  • One carry-on bag. Total dimensions may not exceed 45in / 114cm (length + width + height). Length shall not exceed 22in / 56cm, width shall not exceed 14in / 35cm and height shall not exceed 9in / 23cm. The bag must fit in the baggage sizer located throughout the check-in area at the airport. A garment bag that fits in the baggage sizer will count as your one carry-on bag
  • One personal item, such as purse, handbag, briefcase, laptop bag or a similar item such as book bag or shopping bag. Total dimensions may not exceed 36in / 91cm (length + width + height)

Some types of items can be carried on in addition to the carry-on allowance at no extra fee.

View list of additional free carry-on items.

Please check additional restrictions regarding the transportation of liquids in the cabin.

Please note that for travel to Mexico, the baggage allowance to Latin America applies.

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1. Before Going Through Security

If you are travelling to the U.S. from Hong Kong International Airport, please be aware of the following restrictions regarding the carrying of liquids and gels onboard the aircraft.

All liquids must be presented in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml each.

The containers must be packed in a single transparent re-sealable plastic bag that does not exceed 8in x 8in / 20cm x 20cm (equivalent to 1ltr capacity) per passenger, and submitted separately for inspection at security. All liquids, gels (LAGs) and aerosols in containers larger than the above must be packed in checked baggage.

Exception: the following liquids can exceed 100ml in hand luggage

  • Baby formula/milk or juice
  • Prescribed medicine. The label must match the name on your ticket
  • Insulin and other essential non-prescribed medicines

Please note that all the following are considered as liquids:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Mascara
  • Any other item of similar consistency

2. Important Recommendation When Connecting In The United States

If your travel includes a connection in the United States, only liquids / gels / aerosols measuring 100ml or less will be accepted onboard the connecting flight. The items must be carried in a sealed, transparent bag. The receipt must be kept.

Items over 100ml will be confiscated at the security checkpoint, including those purchased at another airport or onboard the incoming flight.

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The checked and carry-on baggage allowance for children is the same as an adult, regardless of whether they are travelling on an adult or a child fare.

Infant Baggage Allowance

  • Infants occupying a seat travelling on a child fare are allowed the same checked and carry-on baggage allowance as an adult
  • Infants not occupying a seat paying 10% of an adult fare are allowed one piece of checked baggage not exceeding 23kgs / 50lbs.
    Length shall not exceed 22in / 56cm, width shall not exceed 14in / 35cm and height shall not exceed 9in / 23cm

Additional Items

The following items are allowed for each child / infant regardless of the fare purchased:

  • One nappy / diaper bag as carry-on
  • One checked fully collapsible child stroller / pushchair or child carrier to check-in. The child carrier can be taken in place of a pushchair,
    but not in addition to a pushchair
  • Child safety seats and fully collapsible pushchairs can be taken to the gate. Large pushchairs, non-collapsible or weighting over 20lbs/ 9kgs will not be accepted at the gate and will need to be checked in at the check-in counter
  • Child carrier can be carry-on if within 22in / 56cm in length, 14in / 35cm in width and 9in / 23cm in height
  • One child's restraint seat

Important

Please check restrictions on the transportation of liquids in the cabin for information on baby formula/ milk, or juice.

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Excess Baggage

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  • A maximum of 7 additional bags can be checked in on top of the 2 baggage allowance (and 6 bags on top of the three bags allowed for First and Business Class customers) fee of US $150 per bag
  • In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply
  • Additional carry-on items are not allowed
  • The transportation of film equipment for commercial purposes is subject to a different baggage allowance. For more information, contact Reservations
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Checked

  • Up to 23kgs / 50lbs or less: no overweight fee
  • Between 23kgs / 50lbs and 32kgs / 70lbs: US $ 60 per bag
  • Over 32 kgs / 70lbs but not more than 45 kgs / 100lbs: US $450 per bag. Contact us

In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply.

Carry-On

There is no weight limit for carry-on baggage, including personal items.

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Oversize Bags

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Checked

  • Up to 62in / 157cm (length + width + height): no oversize fee
  • Between 63 - 126in / 158 - 320cm (length + width + height): US $150 per bag
  • Over 126in / 320cm (length + width + height): not allowed.Contact us

In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply.

Carry-On

The dimensions of the carry-on item may not exceed 45in / 114cm (length + width + height). Length shall not exceed 22in / 56cm, width shall not exceed 14in / 35cm and height shall not exceed 9in / 23cm.

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Connecting From / To Another Airline

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  • If your ticket includes flights on other airlines, you must contact each airline individually to check the applicable baggage allowance / fees on their flight
  • If you are connecting to / from an American Airlines flight to another airline, please note that the most restrictive baggage allowance of the two will apply to the entire journey
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