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We welcome passengers to travel with their musical instruments. We advise it kept inside a sturdy round-edged hard case which can protect the musical instruments from impact. Depending on the size of your instrument, you may need to checked in. Musical instrument in soft cases will not be accepted, and we will not provide hard cases.
Bringing your instrument as part of your luggage
You can bring small musical instruments (like flutes or violins) onto the plane as part of your cabin baggage allowance. Please ensure they’re stored in a hard case and can be safely stowed inside the overhead locker. If there is no stowage space or exceed the dimensions limitation, the instrument will have to be checked in and considered as checked baggage.
1. Dimensions must not exceed 76 x 25 x 13cm or 30 x 10 x 5inches (height x width x depth) including the case.
2. Weight must not exceed 7kg (15lbs) including the case.
Large musical instruments, like a guitar or cello, which exceed the above dimension limits or the cabin baggage allowance, must be checked in. Please be aware that weight and dimension restrictions for checked baggage apply (include the hard case of the instrument).
Musical Instrument Protection Case – reservation required
Hong Kong Airlines has prepared protection case for musical instrument (inner dimension: length 112cm x width 45.5cm x depth 21cm) for passenger use.
Reservations are required 3 working days before scheduled departure. Contact us for assistance in reserving a musical instrument protection case.
1. Dimensions must not exceed 112 x 45.5 x 21cm or 44 x 18 x 8inches including the case
2. Weight must not excess 8kg (18lbs) including the case.
3. Available on Hong Kong Airlines network with daily scheduled flight ONLY
a. China Region – Beijing, Shanghai (Pudong & Hongqiao), Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Sanya, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin, Nanning
b. Asia Region – Hong Kong, Taipei, Denpasar, Okinawa, Tokyo(Narita), Osaka(Kansai), Sapporo, Bangkok, Hanoi, Seoul
c. Long haul operation – Auckland, Gold Coast, Cairns, Vancouver
4. Passenger must approach airport check-in counter
5. Numbers of protection cases are limited, and may not be able to correspond to your request.