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Cathay Dragon baggage policy and allowance

Cathay Dragon

Dragonair House, 11 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China, 999077

+800 2747 5500


Founded - 1985

Key people - Rupert Hogg


Cathay Dragon

Cathay Dragon baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

Cathay Dragon Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Cathay Dragon? Find solutions you need to know about Cathay Dragon baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Cathay Dragon passengers are permitted to bring on board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Cathay Dragon overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Cathay Dragon overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry-on size limits of Cathay Dragon.

Due to limited overhead space, Cathay Dragon passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on board the Cathay Dragon aircraft.

Limits apply to certain routes. Visit the Cathay Dragon website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Cathay Dragon website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Cathay Dragon, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Cathay Dragon may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Cathay Dragon official site

This may vary between routes. Visit the Cathay Dragon website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Cathay Dragon, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Cathay Dragon website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Cathay Dragon permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Cathay Dragon flights. Due to the size of the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, Cathay Dragon will be considered overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Cathay Dragon. Please visit the Cathay Dragon website directly.

Cathay Dragon on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic China flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the China.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Cathay Dragon carry-on luggage.

Cathay Dragon baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Cathay Dragon' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Cathay Dragon' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Cathay Dragon Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Cathay Dragon flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Cathay Dragon are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Cathay Dragon.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Cathay Dragon oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Cathay Dragon?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active China military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Cathay Dragon' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Cathay Dragon sponsored credit/charge card.

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