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Carry-On Baggage Information

Carry-On Baggage Information

Carry-on baggage includes cabin baggage, personal items, travel gadgets and special items. All carry-on baggage should meet the size, weight, quota, and acceptance regulations. All carry-on baggage must comply with the carry-on baggage dimension and weight limits and be stored properly. Additionally, due to limited cabin space, if carried cabin baggage cannot be properly stowed inside the cabin, it must proceed as checked baggage.

Please Note:
  • Carry-on baggage stowed in the closed overhead compartment or under the passenger's seat must comply with the carry-on baggage dimensions and weight limits and be stored properly by the passenger.
  • Carry-on baggage must fit under a passenger seat when stowed in order to prevent it from sliding sideways into the aisle.
  • Carry-on baggage cannot obstruct passenger movement to, from, or across the aisle.
  • Carry-on baggage stowed in overhead bins must fit securely, and cabin crew members must be able to close the bins without using force.
  • There should be little or no chance for carry-on baggage and other articles to fall out of overhead bins when the bins doors are opened.
  • Do not keep carry-on baggage on your lap.
  • The cloakroom is not suitable for stowing passenger baggage.
  • At some airports, carry-on baggage size may be more limited due to the aircraft’s storage capacity (especially Single Aisle Aircraft) even though your carry-on size complies with the limited size according to the regulation. If the baggage cannot fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, it will be stored as checked baggage and placed in the cargo compartment. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

1.Cabin Baggage
  • For all travel classes, each cabin baggage (including handles, casters, and side pockets) may not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 36 x 23 cm) in size (length x width x height) and 7 kg in weight (Please refer to Baggage Rules). Cabin baggage is permitted in an aircraft cabin only if it can be safely stowed under the seat or in the overhead bin.
  • For your convenience, a measurement Test Unit is available at either the check-in counter or boarding lounge to help you to determine whether your baggage 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.

2.Personal Items:
In addition to the above-mentioned cabin baggage, each passenger may carry one piece of the following personal items free of charge:
  • A small backpack and/or purse
  • A laptop computer and/or briefcase
  • A limited amount of duty-free merchandise
  • A camera case, small camera and/or pair of binoculars
  • Infant's napkins, feeding bottle and food for consumption in flight
  • Umbrella
  • Personal clothing and/or food for consumption in flight contained in disposable packaging

3.Travel Gadgets:
  • Passenger’s carry-on multi-functioning luggage, inflatable cushion, or other travel accessory used as an extra footrest for children to lie down during flight may be used on board our flights as long as the instructions for use set by the manufacturer(s) are followed.
  • Travel gadgets that do not fit in carry-on luggage or exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 36 x 23 cm) in size (length x width x height) or 7 kg in weight will be counted as part of your cabin baggage allowance.
  • To ensure safe use of travel gadgets for you, please comply with the regulations below::
  • (1) Passengers need to inform our booking department to pre-arrange suitable seats if they want to use the products on-board.
    (2) Travel gadgets may only be used at the window seats (ex. A/K) that are not adjacent to emergency escape path and emergency exit.
    (3) Must not be used during the aircraft take-off, landing, or taxiing.
    (4) Must not damage the aircraft seat when using the travel gadgets.
    (5) Must not put two or more units of travel gadgets together for children to lie down. Children must be accompanied by adults when using the travel gadgets.
    (6) When the fasten seat belt sign is turned ON during flight, passenger must make sure the seat belts of travel gadgets are securely fastened and following cabin crew instruction.
  • (7) When using travel gadgets, it shall not cause any damage to the equipment on board.
  • (8) The travel gadgets must not install or attach to any aircraft seats(such as hanging products or baby hammocks, etc.).
  • (9) When using travel gadgets, it shall not affect the rights and interests of other passengers or causing inconvenience to other passengers.

4.Special Items:
Passengers with special needs or caregiving purposes, who choose not to check in their items, are allowed to bring special items into the cabin. Such baggage may exceed the size and weight limits of cabin baggage but should be able to fit in the overhead bin and cloakroom, and can be placed in these storage spaces or gate-checked, including:
  • Canes/Crutches/Artificial limbs/any Mobility aids.
  • Medical equipment or supplies.
  • Fully collapsible stroller or Child safety seat.

  • For flight safety, all sharp items must be placed in checked baggage. These include any type of knives, metal nail files, scissors, tweezers, and other similar items; If any of these items are found in your carry-on luggage, they will either be delivered late, confiscated, or held by the airport security staff. China Airlines shall not assume any responsibility for it.
  • Due to limited refrigeration space onboard and hygiene reasons, we are unable to offer passengers the ability to store and refrigerate personal belongings in the chiller.
Prohibited/Restricted Items

Prohibited/Restricted Items in Carry-on Baggage

  1. Special Regulations
    • Liquid, aerosol, and gel will only be allowed in cabin baggage if they are kept in containers with volumes of no more than 100 ml each.
    • These containers must be carried in a transparent, zippered plastic bag.  The bag's total volume must not exceed 1 liter.
    • Each passenger is allowed to carry only one such plastic bag.
    • The bag must be separated from cabin baggage and presented to security personnel for individual X-ray examination at the checkpoint.

  2. Medications and special dietary requirements, including infant formula
    • They are permitted in cabin baggage.
    • They must be separated from cabin baggage and declared to security personnel at the checkpoint.
    • Passengers carrying prescription drugs must bring along identity documents (e.g. ID cards, medical certificates).

  3. Duty-free purchases
    • Various countries have implemented restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels in compliance with the restrictions set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Some countries have imposed these restrictions on both arriving and departing flights. This may affect your ability to carry duty-free purchases onboard the aircraft. Passengers are advised to check with duty-free personnel before making their purchases.
    • For passengers who transit/transfer in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport or Kaohsiung International Airport (including connecting flights to Kaohsiung), duty-free liquids, aerosols or gels purchased before transit/transfer in Taiwan and contained in carry-on baggage will be confiscated at the security checkpoint. Therefore, the passengers are advised to purchase such products after transiting/ transferring.
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