China Eastern Airlines Baggage Policy

China Eastern Airlines’ baggage policy operates on a piece concept basis for international flights and a weight concept basis for domestic flights within China. The international baggage policy is route-based, depending on where you’re flying from or to.

Below is a snapshot of the China Eastern baggage policy:

  • The free carry-on baggage allowance on China Eastern Airlines is:
    • Economy Class/Business Class 1 piece x 17.6lb/8kg 
    • First Class 2 pieces x 22lb/10kg each

The maximum size of your carry-on bag must not exceed:

  • Domestic flights 55 x 40 x 20cm (L x W x H)
  • International flights 56 x 45 x 25cm (L x W x H)
  • The free checked baggage allowance on China Eastern Airlines is:
    • International flights (piece concept)
      • North America
        • Economy Class 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Premium Economy 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Business Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
        • First Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
      • Europe, Australia, Japan
        • Economy Class 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Premium Economy 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Business Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
        • First Class 3 x 70lb/32kg
      • South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East
        • Economy Class (Basic) Nil
        • Economy Class (Standard) 1 x 50lb/23kg
        • Premium Economy 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Business Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
        • First Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
      • Thailand 
        • Economy Class (Basic) Nil
        • Economy Class (Standard) 1 x 50lb/23kg
        • Premium Economy 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Business Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
        • First Class 3 x 70lb/32kg
      • Malaysia
        • Economy Class (Basic) Nil
        • Economy Class (Standard & Flexible) 1 x 50lb/23kg
        • Premium Economy 2 x 50lb/23kg
        • Business Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
        • First Class 2 x 70lb/32kg
    • Domestic flights within China (weight concept)
      • Economy Class 44lb/20kg
      • Premium Economy —
      • Business Class 66lb/30kg
      • First Class 88lb/40kg
  • The combined linear dimensions (L + W + H) of a standard checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in. Bags exceeding 203cm/79.9in may not be accepted.
  • The maximum weight of a checked bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg (100lb/45kg to/from the U.S.). If your bag exceeds the maximum permissible limits, you must seek advance approval from China Eastern or repack your bag.
  • Excess baggage fees 
    • The excess baggage fees for additional bags on flights to/from U.S.A./Canada is CNY 1,300 per 50lb bag, and for non-North America routes (international) is CNY 1,000 and CNY 2,000 for the first and second bags (50lb per bag) respectively. On other routes (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South East Asia, and the Middle East, it is CNY 800 and CNY 1,200 for the first and second bags respectively.
    • The excess baggage fees for overweight bags on flights to/from North America is CNY 1,000 for a bag weighing between 50 – 70lb (23 – 32kg), and CNY 2,700 for a bag weighing 70 – 100lb (32 – 45kg), excluding flights to/from Canada where the maximum weight of a bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg. On most non-U.S./Canada America routes, the fee is CNY 1,000 for bags weighing up to 70lb/32kg, and bags weighing more than 70lb are not permitted. 
    • The excess baggage fees for oversized bags on flights to/from U.S./Canada is CNY 1,000 for a bag measuring 158 – 203cm and CNY 2,700 for a bag measuring more than 203cm, subject to the airline’s approval. On most non-North America routes, the fee for bags measuring 158 – 203cm is CNY 1,000 and CNY 2,000 for bags measuring over 203cm, subject to the airline’s approval. 
    • The excess baggage fees for domestic flights within China is 1.5% of the one-way published fare, i.e., the (total weight minus the free baggage allowance) multiplied by 1.5% of the one-way published Economy Class fare.
  • Wheelchairs and other mobility devices can be brought free of charge (if using).
  • Eastern Miles and SkyTeam members are entitled to carry extra baggage depending on their membership status.

China Eastern Airlines Carry-on Baggage Policy and Allowance

The baggage policy at China Eastern Airlines for carry-on baggage is as follows:

  • The free carry-on baggage allowance for each passenger (other than infants) is:
    • 1 carry-on bag of up to 17.6lb/8kg for Economy and Business Class.
    • 2 carry-on bags of up to 22lb/10kg each for First Class.
  • The size (L x W x H) of your carry-on bag must not be more than:
    • 55 x 40 x 20cm (21.6 x 15.8 x 7.9in) on domestic flights.
    • 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 17.7 x 9.8in) on international flights, i.e., 115cm/45in in combined linear dimensions.
    • Carry-on bags exceeding the above dimensions will checked as checked baggage.
  • Passengers travelling with infants are allowed to carry the following items free of charge: 
    • Travel essentials during the journey, like food and diapers.
    • A light collapsible stroller that can be stowed in the cabin’s baggage rack. 
    • A cradle/fastening system for seat-occupying infants. 
    • Infants are not entitled to any carry-on baggage allowance, aside from the above.
  • Passengers travelling on international flights from China are not allowed to carry more than 100ml of liquids in their carry-on baggage. Containers with liquid items must be packed in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag not exceeding 1 liter in volume, and each passenger is allowed to bring only one such bag per journey. Excess baggage must be checked in.
  • Articles purchased from the airport’s tax-free shops or on the flight must be packed in sealed transparent plastic bags and must not be opened without permission.
  • Diabetic and other patients are allowed to carry liquid medicines in moderate amounts.
  • Disabled passengers are permitted to carry items including but not limited to:
    • A pair of crutches, a cane, walking aid, an artificial limb, or a collapsible wheelchair. 
    • Collapsible or manually assembled wheelchairs are allowed onboard only on China-U.S. routes. 
    • Only one wheelchair is allowed per flight. 
    • The wheelchair’s dimensions (without removing any part) must not exceed 33 × 91 × 106 cm (13 × 36 × 42in).

China Eastern Airlines Checked Baggage Policy and Allowance

China Eastern Airlines’ baggage policy for checked baggage will depend on your route and travel class.  

  • International flights operate on a piece concept basis. 
  • Domestic flights operate on a weight concept basis. 

China Eastern Airlines International Baggage Policy—Flights to/from the U.S.A. and Canada 

According to China Eastern Airlines’ international baggage policy, the free checked baggage allowance for Eastern Miles/SkyTeam members and non-members (standard passengers) on flights to/from the United States and Canada is provided in the table below:

Free Checked Baggage Allowance—Flights to/from the U.S. and Canada
CabinMembership Level/Baggage AllowanceMaximum Size (per bag)Maximum Weight (per bag)
Non-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles StandardEastern Miles Silver/ SkyTeam Elite/Elite PlusEastern Miles Platinum/Gold
First Class, Luxury/Business Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags158cm/62in 70lb/32kg
Premium Economy Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags1 extra bag
(up to 70lb/32 kg)
50lb/23kg
Y/B Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Economy Flex/Standard2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Economy Light1 Bags2 Bags2 Bags


The free checked baggage allowance for Eastern Miles/SkyTeam members and non-members (standard passengers) on flights to/from Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey) is as follows:

Free Checked Baggage Allowance—Flights to/from Europe
(incl. Russia, Turkey)
CabinMembership Level/Baggage AllowanceMaximum Size (per bag)Maximum Weight (per bag)
Non-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles StandardEastern Miles Silver/ SkyTeam Elite/Elite PlusEastern Miles Platinum/Gold
First Class3 Bags4 Bags4 Bags158cm/62in 70lb/32kg
Luxury/Business Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Premium Economy Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags1 extra bag
(up to 70lb/32 kg)
50lb/23kg
Y/B Class1 Bags2 Bags2 Bags
Economy Flex/Standard1 Bags2 Bags2 Bags
Economy LightNil 1 Bag1 Bag

China Eastern Airlines International Baggage Policy— Flights To/from Australia and New Zealand 

The free checked baggage allowance for Eastern Miles/SkyTeam members and non-members (standard passengers) on flights to/from Australia and New Zealand is as follows:

Free Checked Baggage Allowance—Flights to/from Australia & New Zealand
CabinMembership Level/Baggage AllowanceMaximum Size (per bag)Maximum Weight (per bag)
Non-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles StandardEastern Miles Silver/ SkyTeam Elite/Elite PlusEastern Miles Platinum/Gold
First Class3 Bags4 Bags4 Bags158cm/62in 70lb/32kg
Luxury/Business Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Premium Economy Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags1 extra bag
(up to 70lb/32 kg)
50lb/23kg
Y/B Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Economy Flex/Standard2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Economy Light1 Bag2 Bags2 Bags

China Eastern Airlines International Baggage Policy—Flights To/from Japan and Korea

The free checked baggage allowance for Eastern Miles/SkyTeam members and non-members (standard passengers) on flights to/from Japan and Korea is provided in the table below:

Free Checked Baggage Allowance—Flights to/from Japan & Korea
CabinMembership Level/Baggage AllowanceMaximum Size (per bag)Maximum Weight (per bag)
Non-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles StandardEastern Miles Silver/ SkyTeam Elite/Elite PlusEastern Miles Platinum/Gold
First Class3 Bags4 Bags4 Bags158cm/62in 70lb/32kg
Luxury/Business Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags
Premium Economy Class, Economy Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags1 extra bag
(up to 70lb/32 kg)
50lb/23kg

China Eastern Airlines International Baggage Policy—South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

The free checked baggage allowance for Eastern Miles/SkyTeam members and non-members (standard passengers) on flights to/from South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan is as follows:

Free Checked Baggage Allowance—To/from South East Asia/South Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan
CabinMembership Level/Baggage AllowanceMaximum Size (per bag)Maximum Weight (per bag)
Non-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles StandardEastern Miles Silver/ SkyTeam Elite/Elite PlusEastern Miles Platinum/Gold
First Class, Business Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags158cm/62in 70lb/32kg
Premium Economy Class2 Bags3 Bags3 Bags1 extra bag
(up to 70lb/32 kg)
50lb/23kg
Y/B Class1 Bag 2 Bags2 Bags
Economy Flex/Standard1 Bag2 Bags2 Bags
Economy LightNil1 Bag1 BagsUp to 70lb/32kg

China Eastern Airlines Domestic Baggage Policy—Flights within China

The free baggage allowance on domestic flights within China operates on a weight concept basis and is as follows:

Free Baggage Allowance on Domestic Flights within China
CabinMembership Level/Baggage AllowanceMaximum Size (per bag)Maximum Weight
(per bag)
Non-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles StandardEastern Miles Silver/SkyTeam Elite/Elite PlusEastern Miles Platinum/GoldNon-Eastern Miles/Eastern Miles Standard
First Class88lb/40kg110lb/
50kg
132lb/60kg88lb/40kg40 × 60 × 100cm
(and more than 5 × 15 × 20cm)
110lb/50kg
Luxury/Business Class66lb/30kg88lb/
40kg
110lb/
50kg
154lb/70kg
Premium Economy/Economy Class44lb/20kg66lb/
30kg
88lb/40kg132lb/60kg

Baggage Policy for Infant Passenger (INF) 

China Eastern Airlines’ baggage policy for lap infants is as follows:

  • International flights incl. Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Infants travelling on a non-occupied paid infant ticket are allowed a free checked baggage allowance of 1 checked baggage not exceeding 22lb/10kg in weight and 115cm in combined linear dimensions (L + W + H) plus 1 fully-foldable light stroller.
  • Domestic flights within China. Infants travelling on a discounted infant fare are not entitled to any free baggage allowance. However, they are allowed to check in 1 fully-foldable light baby stroller for free.

China Eastern Airlines Excess Baggage 

The excess baggage fees for flights to/from the United States and Canada are as follows:

  • Extra bag. CNY 1,300 per bag.
  • Overweight baggage
    • An overweight bag weighing 50 – 70lb (23 – 70lbkg) will be charged CNY1,000. 
    • An overweight bag weighing 70 – 99lb (32 – 45kg) will be charged CNY 2,700.
      Exception. Limited to 70lb/32kg for flights to/from Canada.
  • Oversized baggage
    • An oversized bag measuring 158 – 203cm will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Oversized bags exceeding 203cm will be charged CNY 2,700, subject to approval. 
  • Oversized, overweight, and extra baggage will be charged cumulatively for each transgression.

The excess baggage fees for flights to/from Australia and New Zealand are as follows:

  • Extra baggage
    • The first extra bag will be charged CNY 1,100. 
    • Each additional bag will be charged CNY 2,000.
  • Overweight baggage
    • An overweight bag weighing 50 – 70lb (23 – 32kg) will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Bags exceeding 70lb/32kg will not be accepted.
  • Oversized baggage
    • An oversized bag measuring 158 – 203cm will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Oversized bags exceeding 203cm will be charged CNY 2,000, subject to approval.
  • Oversize, overweight, and extra baggage will be charged cumulatively for each transgression.

The excess baggage fees for flights to/from Europe, Japan, and Korea are as follows:

  • Extra baggage
    • The first extra bag will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Additional bags will be charged CNY 2,000 per bag.
  • Overweight baggage
    • An overweight bag weighing 50 – 70b (23 – 32kg) will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Bags exceeding 70lb/32kg will not be accepted.
  • Oversize baggage
    • An oversized bag measuring 158 – 203cm will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Oversized bags exceeding 203cm will be charged CNY 2,000, subject to approval.
  • Oversize, overweight, and extra baggage will be charged cumulatively for each transgression.

The excess baggage fees for flights to/from Hongkong, Macao, and Taiwan are as follows:

  • Extra baggage
    • The first extra bag will be charged CNY 800. 
    • Additional bags will be charged CNY 1,000 per bag.
  • Overweight baggage
    • An overweight bag weighing 50 – 70lb (23 – 32kg) will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Bags exceeding 70lb/32kg will not be accepted.
  • Oversize baggage
    • An oversized bag measuring 158 – 203cm will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Oversized bags exceeding 203cm will be charged CNY 2,000, subject to approval.
  • Oversize, overweight, and extra baggage will be charged cumulatively for each transgression.

The excess baggage fees for flights to/from Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East are as follows:

  • Extra baggage
    • The first extra bag will be charged CNY 800. 
    • Additional bags will be charged CNY 1,200 per bag.
  • Overweight baggage
    • An overweight bag weighing 50 – 70lb (23 – 32kg) will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Bags exceeding 70lb/32kg will not be accepted.
  • Oversize baggage
    • An oversized bag measuring 158 – 203cm will be charged CNY 1,000. 
    • Oversized bags exceeding 203cm will be charged CNY 2,000, subject to approval.
  • Oversize, overweight, and extra baggage will be charged cumulatively for each transgression.

The excess baggage fees for domestic and regional flights are as follows:

  • Excess baggage fees are calculated at 1.5% of the one-way published fare (direct) for Economy Class (adult) passengers. The excess baggage fee calculation will be as follows: 
    • (The total checked baggage weight minus the free baggage allowance) multiplied by 1.5% of the one-way published fare for a direct Economy Class adult passenger.

5. Excess baggage charges for Special Baggage 

  • Wheelchairs can only be transported free of charge as checked baggage. They are not included in your free baggage allowance. 
    • Wheelchairs will be collected and transported per the general provisions of baggage transportation.
    • Passengers travelling on China – U.S. routes are allowed to bring a folding/manually assembled wheelchair into the cabin, limited to 1 wheelchair per flight. The size of the wheelchair (without removing any part, incl. wheels) must not exceed 33cm x 91cm x 106cm (13in x 36in x 42in).
  • Seat-occupying Baggage
    • You’re allowed to purchase an additional seat for seat-occupying baggage, such as musical instruments, precious/delicate articles, important documents, etc.
    • Seat-occupying baggage must meet the following conditions:
      • The total weight of each piece of seat-occupying baggage must not exceed 165lb/75kg.
      • The maximum dimensions of your seat-occupying baggage must not exceed 40 cm x 60 cm x 100cm.
      • There’s no free additional baggage allowance for seat-occupying baggage.
      • Seat-occupying baggage cannot be placed on an exit seat or the row in front of or behind it, and it must be assigned near a window seat.
    • The fee for seat-occupying baggage is the same as that of a passenger ticket. 
    • Passengers travelling on discounted fares (child/infant discount, agent discount, seafarer discount, combined travel discount, etc., must purchase a ticket in another applicable class of service.
    • The handling of seat-occupying baggage not for the whole journey for connecting passengers is calculated based on the actual carrying segment of the flight.
  • The charges for other special baggage items are as follows:
Baggage Fees for Special Baggage Items on Piece Concept Flights
(China Eastern Airlines & Shanghai Airlines)
Special baggage itemsIncluded in Free Baggage AllowanceExcess baggage fee/piece (CNY)
Excess weight typeLongest sideNorth AmericaJapan, Korea, Europe, Australia, New ZealandSouth-East Asia, South Asia, Middle East 
Golf equipmentBicyclesBowling equipmentFishing equipmentMusical instrumentsDiving equipmentIce hockey equipment Shooting equipmentArchery equipmentSki/water ski equipmentOnly 1 item Extra piece only158cm CNY 1,000CNY 2,000CNY 1,000
Oversize only158 – 203cmCNY 1,000CNY 1,000CNY 1,000
>203cm (as checked baggage, subject to approval) CNY 1,000CNY 1,000CNY 1,000
Extra piece and oversize158 – 203cm CNY 2,000CNY 3,000CNY 2,000
>203cm (as checked baggage, subject to approval)CNY 2,000CNY 3,000CNY 2,000
JavelinsParaglidersPolesSurfboardsNo203cm or less CNY 1,000CNY 2,000CNY 1,000
>203cm (as checked baggage, subject to approval)CNY 3,500CNY 4,000CNY 3,000
KayaksWindsurfersNoAs checked baggage, subject to approvalCNY 4,500CNY 6,000CNY 4,000
NoteA single piece of special baggage must not exceed 99lb/45kg on flights to/from the United States and 70lb/32kg on other international flights. Multiple pieces of special baggage will be calculated cumulatively.If you’re carrying ordinary and special baggage, you will be charged at the lowest applicable rate. Baggage fees in other currencies will be converted from CNY. Items not included above will be charged per checked baggage rules.

Excess Baggage Fees for Special Baggage (Weight System) for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines

Baggage Fees for Special Baggage Items on Weight Concept Flights within China
(China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines)
Special baggage itemsIncluded in free baggage allowanceHow to calculate excess baggage fees
Archery equipmentBicyclesBowling equipmentDiving equipmentIce hockey equipmentMusical instrumentsShooting equipmentYesAny excess weight will be charged as excess baggage
JavelinsKayaksParaglidersPolesNoThe actual weight will be charged as excess baggage 
Golfing equipmentNoSpecial rates. Charged at 6kg per set. Bags exceeding 15kg will be charged based on 6kg as excess baggage.It is calculated based on whichever is lower—the special rate or the normal excess baggage fee.
YesNormal excess baggage fees. The excess weight will be charged as excess baggage.
Ski/water ski equipmentNoSpecial rates. Excess baggage fees will be charged at 3kg per set.It is calculated based on whichever is lower—the special rate or the normal excess baggage fee.
YesNormal excess baggage fees. The excess weight will be charged as excess baggage.
Fishing equipmentNoSpecial rates. Will be charged at the rate of 4kg if it weighs less than 15kg. For parts exceeding 15kg, the normal excess baggage fee will be charged.It is calculated based on whichever is lower—the special rate or the normal excess baggage fee.
YesNormal excess baggage fees. The excess weight will be charged as excess baggage.
Windsurfers/SurfboardsNoFor lengths up to 277cm, the excess baggage fee will be charged at the rate of 5kg per item.For lengths up to 277cm, the excess baggage fee will be charged at the rate of 8kg per item.
NoteNo single piece of baggage must exceed 110lb/50kg on domestic flights. Items not included above will be charged per domestic checked baggage rules.

Delayed, Damaged, and Lost Baggage 

If your checked baggage does not arrive at the destination or arrives damaged, you must report it immediately to the Baggage Service Counter in the airport lounge.

Compensation 

  • If you wish to seek compensation for damaged baggage, you must submit a written claim for compensation within 7 days of receiving the damaged baggage from China Eastern Airlines.
  • To claim compensation for delayed baggage, you must submit a written claim with China Eastern Airlines within 21 days of receiving the baggage. 
  • If you wish to litigate, the matter must be resolved within 2 years of the aircraft’s arrival at the destination, or before the flight is cancelled, failing which the litigation will be revoked.

Compensation Standards

  • International Flights
    • The compensation limit for flights covered by the Warsaw Convention is SDR 17/kg for checked baggage and SDR 332 for non-checked baggage. If the loss is below the maximum amount, the compensation will be made on the actual loss. 
    • The compensation limit for flights covered by the Montreal Convention is USD 30 USD/kg (or its foreign currency equivalent) or the actual value of the loss if the loss is below this limit. If you’re able to provide adequate proof, the compensation limit for both checked and non-checked baggage is SDR 1,131.
    • The compensation (one-time) for delayed baggage is: 
      • RMB 300 or its equivalent value in a foreign currency) for Economy Class.
      • RMB 400 (or its equivalent value in a foreign currency) for Business Class.
      • RMB 500 (or its equivalent value in a foreign currency) for First Class.
    • If you have insured your baggage, you must file a claim with the insurance company.
  • Domestic flights
    • If your checked baggage is damaged or lost on a domestic flight, the maximum compensation is subject to a limit of less than RMB 100/kg (or its equivalent in foreign currency). If the value of your baggage is less than RMB 100 RMB/kg (or its equivalent in foreign currency), you will be compensated for the actual value.

Restricted Baggage Items 

The baggage items listed below may or may not be carried, as explained below.

Allowed Only as Checked Baggage (but not as Carry-on Baggage)Allowed as Carry-on BaggageAllowed Only as Carry-on Baggage
(but Not as Checked Baggage) 
Non-controlled sharp/blunt/similar items in proper packaging1 Life, entertainment or human-assisting apparatus, and electronic devices1Currencies, securities, bills of exchange, negotiable notes, etc.1
Gun replicas/toy guns2 Diplomatic bags/pouches2Perishable/fragile/damageable articles2
Bags with declared values, bags exempt from obligation for carriage, large-sized bags, low-density baggage (light/puffy)3Service dogs/guide dogs/hearing dogs/assistance dogs3Precious metals, jewelry, gold/silver articles, antique paintings/calligraphy, out-of-print videos, manuscripts/publications, samples, and other valuable items3
Small animals permitted under the rules (except service dogs)4Seat-occupying baggage4Diplomatic bags/pouches, important documents and articles, travel documents, etc.4
Sports guns, arms, or ammunition required by official personnel on duty for government work5 Portable folding strollers for babies5Personal communication equipment and accessories, personal digital devices, computers and accessories5
Bicycles, golf equipment, ski/water ski equipment, bowling equipment, fishing gear, surfing boards/windsurfers, paragliders, poles, kayaks6Assistive equipment (except battery-powered) for disabled passengers6Prescription drugs for the journey, and items requiring special care6
Medicines required for inflight consumption7 Lithium-ion batteries/battery packs between 100 – less than 160Wh, limited to 2 pieces if adequately packed per safety requirements7
 Dry ice (anti-corrosion)8 
NotesDoes not include precision instruments, metals/batch objects, and electronics—they must be carried as cargo baggage. Sports equipment, incl. guns and ammunition for sports.Alcoholic beverages, dry ice, drugs and cosmetics used during travel, smoking sets, etc.Diplomatic bags/pouches and confidential material. Blunt/sharp instruments except controlled knives, like kitchen/table/fruit/craft knives, scissors, scalpels, awls, steel files, hammers, etc. must be packed in checked baggage.Service dogs and small animals are permitted but do not include aggressive dogs and short-nosed (Brachycephalic) dogs and cats.Electric/folding wheelchairs used by passengers during travel. Liquids carried by passengers. 
Items unsuitable for transportation as checked baggage in the cargo hold—like delicate musical instruments and items that do not meet the airline’s criteria due to weight or volume must be transported as seat-occupying baggage in the aircraft’s cabin (on a paid basis, under the passenger’s charge).

Frequently Asked Questions on China Eastern Airlines Baggage Policy

China Eastern Airlines’ baggage policy for Economy Class passengers allows them: 

  • A free carry-on baggage allowance of 1 bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 56 x 45 x 25cm (L x W x H) in size on international flights and 55 x 40 x 20cm (L x W x H) on domestic flights. 
  • A free checked baggage allowance of: 
    • 2 checked bags of 50lb/23kg each on flights to/from North America, Europe/Australia/Japan.
    • 1 checked bag of 50lb/23kg on flights to/from South East Asia/South Asia/Middle East, Thailand, and Malaysia on Economy Standard tickets; and no baggage allowance on Economy Basic tickets. 
    • 44lb/20kg on domestic flights within China. 

The combined linear dimensions (L + W + H) of a standard checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in on international routes and 40 × 60 × 100cm on domestic routes (the minimum size on domestic routes is 5 × 15 × 20cm). Bags exceeding 203cm/79.9in are subject to prior approval from the airline. 

The weight of a checked bag on international routes should not exceed 70lb/32kg (100lb/45kg to/from the U.S.) and 110lb/50kg on domestic routes within China. Bags exceeding the maximum limits must receive advance approval from the airline. 

Overweight, oversized, and extra bags will incur a cumulative excess baggage fee.
Disabled passengers can bring a wheelchair and/or other assistive devicesfree of charge.

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