Interline Baggage Rules
As per IATA Resolution 302 (Most Significant Carrier rule), if the most significant carrier of your journey is China Airlines, the baggage rules and charges of China Airlines will apply to interline itinerary listed on a single ticket. If the most significant carrier is another airline, different baggage rules and charges may apply.
Baggage Checks in the U.S.
At present, checked baggage is inspected at all U.S. commercial airports when you travel into and out of the U.S.. You will not have further access to your baggage once the authorities have screened them. Before you hand over your baggage for screening, please remove all the belongings you will need on board.
- As advised by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), passengers are asked to leave their baggage UNLOCKED to facilitate the inspection procedure. TSA will not be liable for any damage caused to locked baggage if it is opened as part of the screening procedure.
- In the event that TSA screeners open your baggage during the screening procedure, they will close it with a tamper-evident seal and place a notice on your baggage alerting you that TSA screeners have opened your baggage for inspection.
- As this procedure is governed by U.S. legislation and beyond our control, China Airlines will not be liable for any damage to or any item loss from your baggage.
- For various regulations of U.S. authorities and TSA, please access the TSA website (in English only). Especially if you intend to bring some special items such as compressed gas cylinders, paintball equipment, or scuba equipment, we suggest that you browse the website in addition to checking airlines rules or contact TSA contact center directly. (E-mail: TSA- ContactCenter@dhs.gov / Phone number: 1-866-289-9673)
To/From the U.S. and Canada
In accordance with U.S. DOT Rule 399.87 and Canada CTA Interpretation Note, when a passenger's final ticketed origin or destination or the layover is a point in the U.S. or Canada, a single baggage rule is applied to an interline itinerary. The first marketing carrier has the right to choose to apply its baggage rules or the rules of the MSC. When China Airlines is the first marketing carrier or most significant carrier, China Airlines baggage rules will apply.
When traveling on a code-shared flight to/from or including a point in the U.S. or Canada, the most significant flight carrier is the marketing airlines instead of the operating airlines.
Traveling with an Infant
Passengers with an infant ticket (for an infant younger than 2 years old) can have a piece of checked baggage not exceeding 45 inches (115 cm) in size and 22 lbs (10 kg) in weight in addition to a collapsible stroller.