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User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Hi guys,

A friend of mine will fly with Air China from PVG to FRA in a few weeks, coach class. Have you had any experience with their policy regarding excess baggage? How much more is OK without paying money? Co-workers of him have told some quite different stories about their policy.

Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineFlykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4211 times:

Well, the limit will be 20kg. I'd expect to start paying over 25kg, but it does depend sometimes on the agent.

Depending on the contents / reason for the excess baggage, you could try contacting Air China to request an excess baggage authorisation. Supporting documents would of course be required. Usually authorisations are for an additional 10 or so kg.

Hope this helps.

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User currently offlineSeamus From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4198 times:

Can't say for sure how Air China will be, but just returned from a trip to China a couple of weeks ago, and the domestic flights (China Eastern, China Southern etc.) were absolutely strict with regards to weight. Had three domestic flights and on each one saw many, many people getting "dinged" and having to cough up cash at check in.


User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1859 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

Quoting TS (Thread starter):
A friend of mine will fly with Air China from PVG to FRA in a few weeks, coach class. Have you had any experience with their policy regarding excess baggage?

You know, this is so funny. I once took CA out of PEK on a 777-200ER to KIX. At the counter the ground staff told me that I had to pay in order to bring that luggage with me. I kept on saying that I have no Chinese Yuan or anything and said that I will get rid of the bag (throw it away). Then I went through the customs and brought it with me onboard. But that was 2-3 years ago.

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