TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, will implement a piece-based method for baggage pricing for checked baggage on all their international flights worldwide from August 2, China said. Airlines in a press release on Tuesday (July 12).
From August 2, the two airlines will change the weight-based policy they used for international flights to and from Europe, Oceania and Asia to the piece system. which has long been used for their transpacific routes to and from the United States and Canada, according to the release, CNA reported.
Under the new baggage policy, there will be universal free baggage allowances for different flight classes. Economy Class passengers are allowed two pieces weighing up to 23 kg (50 lb) each and 46 kg (100 lb) in total, while Premium Economy Class passengers are allowed two pieces weighing up to 28 kg (61 lb) each and 56 kg (122 lb) in total, which is apparently a better deal compared to other carriers’ baggage pricing systems, per CNA.
Business class passengers can check two bags weighing up to 32 kg (70 lb) each and 64 kg (140 lb) in total.