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Published on : Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Cathay Pacific is increasing their checked-in baggage allowance for passengers travelling in all cabins. Its sister airline Dragonair too has decided to follow the same footsteps. Both of them are now offering an additional 10 kg allowance for check-in baggage.
This raises the allowance for economy class passengers to 30kg, premium economy to 35kg, business class to 40kg and first class to 50kg.
The new policy will apply to tickets issued or exchanged on or after September 15, meaning holidaymakers with a tendency to over pack will soon enjoy lower excess baggage charges than before.
According to a spokesman for the airlines, the move to revise its weight system policy was motivated by a desire to “benefit passengers”.
Passengers travelling in economy, premium economy and business class will be entitled to check-in two bags free-of-charge, while first class passengers will be entitled to three bags. Marco Polo Club Gold and Diamond members will be entitled to check-in one additional item on top of their standard allowance.
Dragonair will also increase its carry-on baggage allowance, which currently stands at 5kg in all classes. Under the new rules, economy class passengers will be offered 7kg of hand luggage, rising to 10kg in business class and 15kg in first class.