Checked Baggage
Important Notice for Checked Baggage
  • We recommend that you pack your belongings in proper suitcases to avoid damage to your luggage or its contents during transport.
  • Please put identification tags or labels on your baggage, which will enable us to locate your baggage if it is lost.
  • In order to safeguard your property and to prevent any loss, damages or delay, China Airlines would like to remind you not to pack any fragile articles, perishable items,or valuable and important personal effects into your checked baggage.
  • In addition , we recommend that your checked baggage not exceed 32kg per piece to avoid injury to porters, especially for customers travelling to and from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. This is in accordance with the local occupational safety rules.
  • The Free Baggage Allowance might be different for a variety of carriers. If you are connecting to/ from another carrier and if you are taking any CI code sharing flight which operated by other airlines. Please contact the concerned carriers for details.
 
Baggage Checks in the United States

New guidelines for checked baggage when travelling into and out of the U.S., have been implemented at all U.S. commercial airports. You will not have further access to your bags once the authorities have screened them. Please remove all the belongings you will need onboard before you hand over your bags for screening.

As advised by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), passengers are asked to leave their baggage UNLOCKED to facilitate the search process. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not be liable for any damage caused to the locked bags if they are opened as part of the screening process.

In the event that TSA screeners open your bag during the screening procedure, they will close it with a tamper-evident seal and place a notice in your bag alerting you to the fact that TSA screeners opened your bag for inspection.

As this procedure is governed by U.S. legislation and beyond our control, China Airlines will not be liable for damage or loss of items from the baggage.

For more information on the US. requirements and TSA information, please visit TSA website. Especially if you intent to bring some special items such as compressed gas cylinders, paintball equipment or scuba equipment, we suggest you to browse the website in addition to check airlines rules, or contact TSA contact center directly. (Email: TSA- ContactCenter@dhs.gov / Phone: Call 1-866-289-9673)
 
Weight System
Applicable Areas:
For regions/countries other than territories in the U.S./Canada and certain countries in South/Central America (The Free Baggage Allowance might be different for a variety of carriers. If you are connecting to/ from another carrier and if you are taking any CI code sharing flight which operated by other airlines. Please contact the concerned carriers for details.), a weight limit applies:
Allowance per person as follows:
Ticket Class
Adult & Children
Infant (under 2 years old )
Paragon / Emerald / SkyTeam Elite Plus member
Gold / SkyTeam Elite member
First
40 Kg
10 Kg and an extra fully collapsible stroller
Extra 20 Kg allowance
Extra 10 Kg allowance
Business
30 Kg
Premium Economy
25 Kg
Economy
20 Kg
 
Piece System
Applicabe Areas:
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Travel to/from the U.S., Canada and certain countries in South and Central America. (The Free Baggage Allowance might be different for a variety of carriers. If you are connecting to/ from another carrier and if you are taking an CI code sharing flight which operated by other airlines. Please contact the concerned carriers for details.)
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On routes that are listed in the same ticket, that include the U.S. or certain countries in South/Central America, a piece system could apply to certain segments.
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On routes with China Airlines to/from Canada, a piece system shall apply when a passenger makes stopover(s) in the TC3 area (Asia and Southwest Pacific) within two months. However, when weight system is more beneficial to the passenger,the weight system shall be applied.

Allowance per person as follows:

Ticket Class
Adult & Children
Paragon member (on flights operated by CI/AE code)
Paragon member (on flights operated by SkyTeam member airlines)
Gold & Emerald member
Infant (under 2 years old )
First

2 pieces

* 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 62 in. (158cm)


* Weight of each bag may not exceed 70 lb. (32 Kg)

Extra 2pieces allowance
Extra 1piece allowance
Extra 1piece allowance
1 piece
  • 3 dimensions may not exceed 45 in. (115 cm)
  • Weight of each bag may not exceed 22 lb. (10 Kg)

    + An extra fully collapsible stroller

  • Business
    Premium Economy
    2 pieces

    * 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 62 in. (158cm)

    * Weight of each bag may not exceed 70 lb. (32 Kg)


    Extra 2pieces allowance
    Extra 1piece allowance
    Extra 1piece allowance
    Economy

    2 pieces

    * 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 62 in. (158 cm)

    * 3 dimensions of both pieces may not exceed 107 in. (273 cm)

    * Weight of each bag may not exceed 50 lb (23 Kg)

    Extra 2pieces allowance
    Extra 1piece allowance
    Extra 1piece allowance
    • If a passenger has a direct connecting flight with a North American Regional carrier, the free baggage allowance might be different for each carrier, and the ; passenger should follow the carrier's baggage regulations.
     
    Excess baggage charge

    Passengers with checked baggage exceeding the above-mentioned allowance will be charged for excess baggage through the following criteria.

     
    Weight Concept
    Charge is calculated on the basis of each extra kilogram exceeding the free baggage allowance and may vary from route to route. Please contact our Reservation Office or refer to Excess Baggage Fee for more information
     
    Piece Concept
    Charge will be decided in consideration of the piece, size and weight of the baggage.Please click here or refer to Excess Baggage Fee for more details.

    Because the calculation is more complex, please contact our Reservation Office to get more information about excess baggage charges.

    Some sports equipment is eligible for special baggage privileges. Please contact our Reservation Office or refer to Excess Baggage Fee for more details.