Carry-on Baggage

Baggage that is suitable for carrying onboard is called Carry-on Baggage. Carry-on baggage includes “Cabin baggage”, “Personal items” , “Special items” and "Block seat cabin baggage".
 
Cabin baggage
  • For all classes, each cabin bag may not exceed 56x36x23cm(22x14x9 in.) in size or 7kg in weight. The cabin baggage is permitted in the aircraft cabin only if it can be safely stowed under the seat or in the overhead bin.
  • For your convenience, a Baggage Test Unit is available at either the check-in counter or boarding lounge to help you determine whether your carry-on bag meets these requirements. For cabin safety reasons, if your cabin baggage is overweight or oversized, it will be checked and carried in the cargo hold, and excess baggage charges will be collected if the cabin baggage exceeds your free checked baggage allowance.
  • Each passenger has a free cabin baggage allowance based on travel class, as follows:
  • Ticket Class
    Allowable piece(s)
    Type of cabin baggage and size limits
    Weight limit per piece
    First
    2pieces
    • First piece: Cabin baggage (not exceeding 56x36x23cm, 22x14x9 in.)
    • Second piece: One piece of cabin baggage (not exceeding 56x36x23cm, 22x14x9 in.) or one piece of garment baggage (thickness is limited to 20cm after folding)
    7kg
    Business
    2pieces
    • First piece: Cabin baggage (not exceeding 56x36x23cm, 22x14x9 in.)
    • Second piece: Garment baggage (thickness is limited to 20cm after folding)
    7kg
    Economy
    1piece
    • One piece of cabin baggage (not exceeding 56x36x23cm, 22x14x9 in.)
    7kg
     
    Personal items:
    In addition to the above cabin baggage allowance, each passenger may carry onboard one bag of the following personal items free of charge:
    *.
    Handbag or lady's purse
    *.
    Overcoat, wrap or blanket
    *.
    Small camera and/or pair of binoculars
    *.
    A reasonable number of duty-free items
    *.
    Umbrella
    *.
    Laptop computer
    *.
    Infant's napkins, feeding bottle and food for consumption in flight
    *.
    A reasonable amount of reading material
    *.
    Food for consumption during the flight contained in disposable packaging
     
    Special items:
    The following special items may be carried provided that cabin storage is available in the overhead bin or cloakroom:
    *.
    Canes/ Crutches
    *.
    Assistant devices
    *.
    Prosthetic Devices/Braces
    *.
    Medicine/Medical Equipment or Supplies
    *.
    Child Safety Seat
    *.
    Private Baby Bassinets, Strollers

    For aviation safety, all sharp items must be placed in checked baggage. This includes knives of any sort, metal nail files, scissors, tweezers, and so on. If any of these items are found in your carry-on luggage, they will be delivered late, confiscated or held by security,. China Airlines will not assume any responsibility for confiscated items.

     
    Block Seat Cabin Baggage

    With an item that is too bulky/valuable/fragile to be handled as checked baggage, you have the option of purchasing a ticket and storing that item in a specific passenger seat with a physical bulkhead or divider in front of or behind the compartment.

    Reservations for Block Seat Cabin Baggage should be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. For more details please contact our Reservation Office.

    Please note that our ground agents should put a baggage tag on your Block Seat Cabin Baggage during check-in and arrange you to board the aircraft first and disembark last upon arrival.

    If the weight or size of your Block Seat Cabin Baggage exceeds the following description, it will be checked and carried in the cargo hold. China Airlines also reserves the right to refuse carriage of your Block Seat Cabin Baggage.
    Type
    Dimension of restrictions
    Weight restrictions
    Bulky / Valuable / Fragile objects 1. The package size of a block seat cabin baggage must be within the space limitation of seat (or floor) of the aircraft. Due to configuration may be different from aircraft types, please contact our reservation at least 48 hours before flight departure for arrangement.
    2. Please click here for details of current dimension for block seat cabin baggage on each aircraft type.
    75kg

    Other restrictions apply to Block Seat Cabin Baggage, as follows:

    *.
    Must be packaged in a box (the box can not be made of glass) or covered in a manner to avoid injury to other passengers
    *.
    Only one properly packed baggage is allowed in one passenger seat. In case the width of your Block Seat Cabin Baggage is more than that of one seat, you may buy 2 seats (in economy class only) for your baggage (the weight is still limited to 75kg for each bag after packing)
    *.
    Must be properly secured by a seat belt to avoid shifting during flight
    *.
    Must not restrict access to, or use of, any emergency or regular exits or cabin aisles
    *.
    Must not obscure any passenger's view of seat belt, no smoking or exit signs
    *.
    Must not contain dangerous goods
    *.
    Must be secured in a seat in the same cabin as the owner and preferably next to the owner
    *.
    The seat selected for the Block Seat Cabin Baggage cannot be changed during flight.