|Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. First class passengers may carry up to 2 pieces. All other passengers may carry on only one piece. The size may not exceed 20x40x55cm. Carry-on baggage in excess of the limit is subject to an excess baggage fee and must be checked baggage.
FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Free baggage allowance includes checked baggage and cabin baggage. Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 40kg, for first class, 30kg, for business class, and 20kg, for economy class. No free baggage allowance is granted to infants.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TOGETHER IN A GROUP WITH MORE THAN ONE PERSON, YOU CAN USE YOUR ALLOWANCE TOGETHER.
Even though the check-in baggage allowance is 20kg pef person when flying in China. You can put 2 people's allowance together, which means, if you have 35kg, your friend can have only 5kg, as long as you 2 check in together at the airport, that will be fine. But if the total weight exceeds 40kg, they will charge you the over weight part. This policy also applies to 3, 4, 5 or even more people, as long as they are checking in at the same time at the airport counter.
ARTICLES WHICH CANNOT BE TAKEN AS BAGGAGE
Passengers are not allowed to carry in their checked or carry-on baggage dangerous articles, such as flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive, polymerizable and magnetized materials. Passengers are forbidden to carry arms, or sharp or lethal weapons when taking a flight.
ARTICLES WHICH CANNOT BE PACKED IN THE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Passengers are not allowed to pack in the checked baggage important documents, classified materials, diplomatic mail bags, negotiable securities, currencies, money orders, valuables, vulnerable perishables and articles and other articles needed in the special custody of somebody. The carrier will not be liable for the loss of or damage to the aforementioned.
The checked baggage should be packed perfectly, well locked, tied up solidly and be able to withstand pressure to a reasonable extent. Carriers may refuse to accept for carriage if the baggage packing does not meet the requirements.
The carrier will be liable to compensate for the loss of or damage to the checked baggage due to the carrier's fault. The norm of compensation shall not exceed RMB 50 yuan per kg.. If the value of the baggage is less than RMB 50 yuan per kg., the amount of compensation shall be paid according to the actual value of the loss.
BAGGAGE DECLARED VALUE
A passenger may declare the value of his baggage if the value of his checked baggage exceeds RMB 50 yuan per kg.. Baggage declared value cannot exceed the value of the current baggage. The maximum baggage declared value is RMB 8,000 yuan.
Passengers and their baggage (including checked and carry-on baggage) are subject to the security inspection before boarding the aircraft.
What about luggage allowance for domestic flights?
Do not overpack. Through economic reforms, China now manufactures many consumer goods meeting export quality standards. For domestic China and IntraAsia flights, you are allowed to check one piece of luggage. The limitation is 20 Kilograms (44 pounds) total. A fee may be imposed for excess weight. You can also take one hand carryon, which should fit in the overhead bin or under your seat.