China Eastern Baggage

Carry-On Allowance

For all classes, each passenger (except infants) has a free baggage allowance of one cabin bag not exceeding 22 in x 14 in x 9 in/56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm in size. These dimensions include wheels, handles, and side pockets. Different travel classes have different weight limits:

  • First Class: 33 lb/15 kg
  • Business Class: 22 lb/10 kg
  • Economy Class: 15 lb/7 kg

All First and Business Class travellers can also bring the following free:

  • 1 garment bag measuring a maximum of 8 in/20 cm thick when folded in half, or
  • 1 soft bag no more than 8 in/20 cm thick

The above extra allowance as well as duty-free items will be counted as part of this cabin baggage allowance.

Checked Baggage Allowance for all destinations except North and South America

First Class: No maximum number but two bags or less preferred

  • Maximum Dimensions: 59 linear inches/149 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 88 lb/40 kg

Business Class: No maximum number but two bags or less preferred

  • Maximum Dimensions: 58 linear inches/147 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 66 lb/30 kg

Economy Class: No maximum number but two bags or less preferred

  • Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/157 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 44 lb/20 kg

Infants not occupying a seat

22 lb/10 kg bag plus one fully-collapsible stroller, infant carrying basket, or car seat

Flights to/from Central, North, and South America, except the USA

First, Business, and Economy Class: Two pieces of luggage

  • Maximum Dimensions of each piece: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight of each piece: 70 lb/32 kg

Infants not occupying a seat: One piece of luggage

  • Maximum Dimensions: 45 linear inches/115 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 70 lb/32 kg

Flights to/from the USA

First, Business, and Economy Class: Two pieces of luggage

  • Maximum Dimensions of each piece: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight of each piece: 70 lb/32 kg

Infants not occupying a seat: One piece of luggage

  • Maximum Dimensions: 45 linear inches/115 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 70 lb/32 kg

Wheelchairs and assistive devices will be carried free of charge for handicapped passengers and are not included in free baggage allowance. Limited stowage space in the cabin may require these items to be stowed in the hold and returned to the passenger at their destination in the baggage delivery hall.

Excess Baggage Fees

Baggage in excess of the free/checked baggage allowance will be charged at the applicable rate. The excess baggage charge is determined by the number of pieces, size, and weight of your baggage. Please contact a China Eastern reservations office for exact rates.

Sports Equipment

Some checked items, such as surfboards and bicycles will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements while others may be checked in lieu of one of your checked bags. If you plan to travel with sporting equipment, contact China Eastern directly to confirm packing regulations and fees or read more about their Special Baggage Information.

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