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Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage Charges(The actual collection amount is calculated based on the departure date's local currency exchange rate)

Excess Baggage Charges(The actual collection amount is calculated based on the departure date's local currency exchange rate)

Excess Baggage Charges(USD) (Applicable for tickets under piece system)
Excess Baggage Charges(CAD) Applicable exclusively for flights departing from Canada (Applicable for tickets under piece system)
Excess Baggage Charges(USD) (Applicable for tickets issued with free baggage allowance based on weight system by CI or by our codeshare partner carriers)
Excess Baggage Charges(CAD) Applicable exclusively for flights departing from Canada (Applicable for tickets issued with free baggage allowance based on weight system by CI or by our codeshare partner carriers)
For passenger's itinerary including a stopover point en-route, the excess baggage charge for the CI/AE onward sector subsequent to the stopover point should be calculated according to excess baggage rate published for the travel sector and its date of travel.

Oversized/Overweight Baggage

Charges for Oversized/Overweight Baggage :

Any checked baggage (except pet/instrument/sporting equipment), will be treated as oversized/overweight if its total dimension and/or its weight exceeds the limit stipulated in free baggage allowance. The following additional charge will be applied for such oversized/overweight baggage.
For transportation of pet/instrument/sporting equipment as checked baggage, please refer to the other sections of Special Baggage and Pets of this website for details.


Additional charge

(The actual collection amount is calculated based on the departure date's local currency exchange rate.)

Overweight :
Aside from excess baggage charge, if the weight of any one piece of check-in baggage is exceeding the checked baggage allowance, the following excess baggage charges will be applied based on the weight of each individual baggage.
  • Over 23kg(50lbs) in economy class/or over 28kg(61lbs) in premium economy class but under 32kg(70lbs) : 0.5 pieces of excess baggage charge rate should be applied.(Not applicable for passengers holding tickets under weight system originally issued on/before 01AUG2022)
  • Over 32kg (70lbs) but under 45kg (100lbs): 3 pieces of excess baggage charge rate should be applied. Advance approval from China Airlines is required prior to departure of the sector on which the overweight baggage will be carried.
  • Over 45 kg(100 lbs): Cannot be accepted as checked baggage and should be delivered as cargo only.

Oversized :
  • Total dimensions exceed 158cm(62in) but not exceed 203cm(80in) : 0.5 pieces of excess baggage charge rate should be applied
  • Total dimensions exceed 203cm(80in) : 1 pieces of excess baggage charge rate should be applied
  • Total dimensions exceed 292cm(115in): 2 pieces of excess baggage charge rate should be applied and can be accepted as checked baggage if space is available in the cargo cabin on the flight.
Charges for Oversized/Overweight Baggage: 
Prepaid Excess Baggage

Notice of Prepaid Excess Baggage

  • This discount is not applicable for prepaid excess baggage under weight system.
  • For passengers holding ticket under weight system,these passengers are still allowed to prepay excess baggage charge through all CI's branch offices/ticketing counters or pay excess baggage charges at airport counter on the day of travel without any discount.
  • For tickets originally issued in Canada, the prepaid excess charges paid over CI official website for the whole journey will be converted from Canadian dollars to the currency of payment if it is made in a currency other than CAD.

Prepaid Excess Baggage (USD) (Applicable for tickets under piece system)
Prepaid Excess Baggage(CAD) (Applicable for tickets issued under piece system)

Prepaid excess baggage can enjoy a discount of 10%.

  1. Terms and condition:
    (1) The tickets that you hold should be issued by either China Airlines (297) or Mandarin Airlines (803) (not applicable to tickets for infants). The service is only available for tickets booked on CI/AE operated international flights or CI/AE bilateral code-shared international flights. It does not apply to whole trip if your connecting flight is operated by another airline. Passengers who hold two separate tickets during the travel journey will have to make two separate payments for this service according to the sector on respective tickets.
    (2) The prepaid excess baggage allowance can only be used by the passengers themselves. Pooling or transferring of baggage allowance is not permitted.
    (3) Different regulations and charges apply to special baggage, such as oversized, overweight, sporting equipment, pets, and cabin baggage, which are not qualified for the prepaid excess baggage allowance.
    (4) Prepaid excess baggage allowance online service is not available under following situation:
    For departing from or arriving at the airports: Mainland China: Fuzhou, Ningbo, Wuxi
  2. Available online purchase period: after ticket purchased and up till 4 hours before flight scheduled departure time.
  3. Limits of Purchasing Excess Baggage: Each passenger (excluding infants without a seat) is allowed to make one prepaid excess baggage purchase only per sector. The maximum pieces of baggage allowed for the aforementioned purchase is five and the weight limit per piece of baggage is varied with the actual boarding class on the respective sector.
  4. Change and Refund: After the purchase is completed, the traveling date and flight can be changed (only on the same origin and destination). If the prepaid excess baggage charge has not been used in its entirety, it can be refunded without charge. Please refund it through the original purchase channel within 2 years from the date of purchase. Once the prepaid excess baggage charge is used and if the actual baggage upon check-in is less than the prepaid baggage allowance originally paid for, the remaining unused allowance cannot be refunded or used on subsequent or alternate flights.

  • All other transportation regulations of this airline shall apply to the Prepaid Excess Baggage Service.
  • China Airlines reserves the right to interpret, revise or cancel the aforementioned articles at any time

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