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Cabin Baggage 


For your safety and comfort in flight and during boarding, the amount, the size and the weight of your cabin baggage are limited to the followings:



Allowance for Business class passenger:

Each passenger is allowed to carry TWO pieces of cabin baggage, which must not exceed 45 inches ( 22" x 14" x 9" or 56cm x 36cm x 23cm) in size and 7kg/15Ibs in weight for each cabin baggage


Allowance for Economy class passenger:

Each passenger is allowed to carry ONE piece of cabin baggage, which must not exceed 45 inches ( 22" x 14" x 9" or 56cm x 36cm x 23cm) in size and 7kg/15Ibs in weight.


Please note Duty-free items are included in your cabin baggage allowance. Any items exceeding the cabin baggage allowance must be checked in as normal baggage.


In addition to the checked and unchecked baggage allowance, passengers are entitled to bring 1 more small item aboard the aircraft in addition to their cabin luggage. These items include:


  1. -   Small handbags

  2. -   Laptop bags

  3. -   Small backpacks

  4. -   Camera bags

  5. -   Briefcases


At the boarding gate, all the excessive or bulky hand baggage, exceeding the limitations, will be intercepted and stowed in the aircraft hold. The excessive carry-on baggage will be subjected to a charge of HKD500 per piece (regardless of whether the check-in baggage allowance is used or not). 


Please proceed to boarding gate at least 30 minutes before departure time in order to allow ample time to make arrangement for your excessive hand baggage. To maintain on time departure, Hong Kong Airlines reserves the right to refuse acceptance of late show passengers. Thank you very much for your cooperation.


The restriction on carrying Liquid, Aerosols and Gels items is the same for all normal journey. However, passengers are reminded that they are not allowed to board the plane if they are carrying any forms of liquid, aerosols or gels over 100ml per bottle and 1,000 ml in total (including Duty Free products regardless of sealed or not). Airport Security Officials will conduct a secondary security check on all passengers’ cabin baggage before boarding. All these prohibited items must be disposed immediately before boarding.


For Australian bound passengers without any connecting flight, they can purchased liquidm aerosols and gels items through inflight dutyfree sales of their last flying sector.





Security Notice to Passengers Boarding Aircraft


Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department

Passengers are prohibited from carrying the following items aboard aircraft: 

Knife and knife-like object of any length and description; or bladed items, including but not limited to household cutlery, cutters, scissors or razor blades.


For full details of all restricted items, please visit the website of Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department.


General Administration of Civil Aviation of China

From 7 April 2008 onwards, passengers travelling from any destinations in Mainland China are prohibited from carrying cigarette lighters and matches aboard civil aircraft. 


For details of the announcement (in Simplified Chinese only), please visit the website of General Administration of Civil Aviation of China .