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Passengers are entitled to a free baggage allowance which varies on class or travel. Excess baggage charge will be based on weight and piece system.
Free Checked Baggage Allowance
For all routes :
The maximum dimensions of any single piece of checked baggage should not be over 158cm/62" (L+W+H) respectively.
Partly Business class and partly Economy class travel
For all routes:
* or equivalent amount in local currency
Remarks: We limit the checked bags to 4 pieces and 7 pieces on Economy Class and Business Class respectively. Our Airport Managers have the discretion on acceptance of checked bags over the limit.
If you have a connecting flight with another airline, you maybe able to request check-in directly through to your final destination airport if Hong Kong Airlines has an interline agreement with the other airline. Your flights must also be on the same ticket, or are issued in conjunction with each other. You may check with the airlines of your different sectors for more details.
Hong Kong Airlines have signed interline traffic agreements with airlines worldwide, please click below for the list of interline partners.
*This is applied for Hong Kong Airport
For each break international journey with Hainan Airlines, please apply their excess baggage rules. For excess baggage charge, please contact the respective airlines.
Musical instruments carried as cabin or checked baggage must be kept inside a sturdy round-edged hard case which can protect the instruments from impact. We will not provide any hard cases while musical instruments with soft cases are not accepted on board.
Each piece of musical instrument, including the hard case, with size of not more than 45 inches (H x W x D) and weight of not more than 7 kgs (15lbs) can be carried on board and stowed inside the overhead locker. The instrument is considered part of your cabin baggage allowance.
For musical instruments, including the hard cases, which exceed either the above size and weight limits or the cabin baggage allowance, they must be checked in and considered as checked baggage.
Regarding seat purchases for musical instruments or other baggage items, please contact our Customer Services Department or travel agents to reserve the tickets at least 3 working days prior to the scheduled departure date in consideration of sufficient notice period for special arrangement. Meanwhile, passengers are charged for the number of seats they and their baggage occupy. Please do not reserve your tickets for your baggage through our online booking service.
The above-mentioned baggage items are accepted in the cabin only when passengers have obtained our permission after giving us prior notice with actual size and weight of the baggage.
Size and weight limits of baggage at an extra seat:
1. Musical instrument, including the hard case, should be of size not more than 80 inches (H x W x D) and weight not more than 35 kgs (70 lbs)
2. Total baggage weight per seat should not exceed 50 kgs (100 lbs)