How Strict Is China Airlines With Carry-on?

Whether you are flying internationally or domestically with China Airlines, there are some rules that you need to acknowledge before booking your flight, especially how strict they are with their carry-on size and weight.

In this post we will walk you through everything you need to know about China Airlines luggage allowance and restrictions and what to expect at the airport if you show ups with al are carry on bag.

Let’s dive right in.

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Carry On Weight And Size Restrictions

China Airlines carry on rules allow passers to carry the following items free of charge:

  • First and Dynasty Class: 2 Bags + 1 Personal Item
  • Economy Class: 1 Bag + 1 Personal Item

The personal item can be one of the following items:

A laptop bag, a handbag, or briefcase. Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Size restrictions

Carry-on luggage on China airlines flights must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 in / 56 x 36 x 23 cm (length + width + height).

And when you measure remember that he set dimensions including the wheels and handles.

There are no size restrictions for personal items, as long as it can be stowed under the seat in front of you you won’t face any problems.

Weight restrictions

Even though most airlines do not have a maximum weight limit for their carry-on bags, that is not the case with China Airlines.

The maximum weight for a carry-on bag on China Airlines is 15 lbs / 7 kg, so you can lift your carry-on into the overhead storage without any assistance.

Additional Items

In addition to your carry-on bag and your personal items you can also bring the following items and they don’t count toward your carry-on baggage.

  • Canes/crutches
  • Mobility aids
  • Artificial limbs
  • Medical equipment or supplies
  • Child safety seat
  • Baby bassinets and strollers 


Taking liquids to their countries on China airlines need to follow the rules set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

Please visit the ICAO website for more info.

How Strict Is China Airlines With Carry On ?

Unfortunately there is a luggage measurer waiting at the airport.

And there is a chance each passer will need to measure their suitcases and if it is above the allowed dimensions it will be subject to checked baggage rules.

China Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance

China Airlines checked baggage allowance policy depends on your route and travel destination.

The weight limit that applies for the free baggage allowance is based on the travel class.

First and Dynasty class passengers

Checked Baggage AllowanceMaximum Dimensions of each pieceMaximum Weight of each piece
2 pieces62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)70 lb/32 kg

Economy class passengers

Checked Baggage AllowanceMaximum Dimensions of each pieceMaximum Combined Dimensions of both piecesMaximum Weight of each piece
2 pieces62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)107 in/273 cm50 lb/23 kg

Infants without a seat (10% price ticket)

Checked Baggage AllowanceMaximum Dimensions
1 piece plus one fully collapsible stroller45 linear inches/115 cm (length + width + height)One totally-folded or portable infant trolley may be carried free of charge.

Gold card and Emerald card members are allowed one extra piece of baggage. Paragon card members are allowed two extra pieces of baggage.

Checked Baggage And Excess Baggage Fees

If you want to transport items larger than China Airlines baggage limits; an excess baggage fee will be applied Under the Weight or piece Concept.

  • Overweight: The weight of each baggage exceeding 70 lb/32 kg but less than 99 lb/45 kg will be excluded from the free baggage allowance and three times of the applicable unit rate will be charged. Each additional 22 lb/10 kg or fraction thereof, one additional unit rate will be charged.

Please check here to calculate excess baggage charges.

Final Thoughts

These are the rules for China Airlines.

Please note that carry on policies may slightly change over time; so ensure that your suitcase follows the current luggage allowance rules.

Disclosure: All information is pulled from The airline websites as a resource. Airline websites are the authority and can change at any time. For the latest information please visit the Airline website: