Hainan Airlines Carry-on and Checked Baggage

Hainan Airlines Carry-on and Checked Baggage Allowance

Hainan Airlines baggage allowance dictates regulations for all the travel essentials that you check in and carry on board. Each and every passenger is entitled to a free cabin and checked bags, given they meet the standard limitations. The moment a bag is over the permitted allowance, additional charges will apply. Therefore, knowing what you can pack and take on board the flight can save you money. 

Concerned passengers can find all the details related to the baggage allowance of Hainan Airlines. Everything, from size and weight limits to regulations applied on special items, is mentioned here. 

Carry On Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage allowance Hainan Airlines for domestic and international flights slightly varies. Passengers flying to local routes can pack a bag that measures 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. On foreign/ regional/ UD departure routes, it can measure up to 115 cm when you add all sides. 

Hainan Airlines baggage weight limit for cabin bags can be 7kg or less on domestic flights. However, if you are flying on international flights, your carry-on can weigh up to 10kg but not more.  

Now, passengers can take two pieces of cabin bags, but this is limited to only business class passengers. However, if you are on a US departing flight, you can take only one handbag, irrespective of the purchased fare. Other travel classes permit one carry-on on board. We have presented the complete Hainan Airlines carry on baggage allowance in the table below:

RouteFare ClassPiece LimitWeight limit per bagSize Limit per bag
(length, width, and height)
Local FlightsBusiness ClassTwo pieces7kg or 15lbs55cm x 40cm x 20cm 22in x 16in x 8in
Economy ClassOne piece
International or Regional flights (Excluding the US Departure Flights)Business ClassTwo pieces10kg or 22lbsThe sum of three sides should be ≤ 115 cm.
Economy ClassTwo pieces
US Departure FlightsBusiness ClassEconomy ClassTwo pieces10 kilograms or 22lbsThe sum of three sides should be ≤ 115 cm.

Additional Details on Hand Baggage

Lastly, we have gathered additional information related to the cabin baggage allowance of Hainan Airlines. Check what the conditions are when you’re on connecting flights or whether you can take bags for your infants. Such details are listed below:

  • Infants traveling without a seat (unticketed) are permitted to carry hand baggage the same as adult passengers. 
  • In case you’re flying on a connecting flight and the cabin bag regulation doesn’t match. The airline will consider the highest allowance at that time. 
  • Passengers traveling on both international and domestic flights and it is ticketed separately. Moreover, if the domestic transfer point layover is under 24 hours, the airline will also consider the international baggage allowance for the domestic segment. 
  • If your cabin bag exceeds the complimentary allowance, you must pay additional charges. The airline will then put your bag in the cargo hold. 
  • Your bags undergo inspection during check-in and boarding. At that time, the bag should be just as stated under the Hainan Airlines baggage allowance.

Carrying Small Items On Board Hainan Flights

Aside from hand baggage, you can pack one personal item. It is a small-sized bag or any belonging you can carry on board. You can put it under the seat in front of you on the flight. 

As per the Hainan Airlines baggage allowance, a passenger can take small items depending on specific conditions. The size may vary for different passengers while restrictions are levied on some routes. 

ConditionsPersonal Item AllowancePermitted Dimensions 
Regular PassengersIn addition to the carry-on baggage allowance, passengers can bring one of the following items free of cost: handbags, briefcases, laptop bags, or other items within the dimensions. 
These items must not be put in the overhead compartment storage. 
30 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm
Passengers with infantsAccompanying passengers can pack certain items for the flight, such as liquid and fluid flood for the baby, diapers, collapsible & portable strollers, or similar items.The folded stroller size should be under 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm(L+W+H).
Passengers with disabilities, injuries, or Mobility difficulties:Passengers can pack one small assistive device on board the Hainan flight. It can be canes, prosthetics, cochlear implants, hearing aids, white canes, or items free of charge. 
US departure flights:Everyone is entitled to one cabin bag and one personal item as a regular passenger. However, they cannot take items like medical auxiliary facilities (crutches, wheelchairs, etc.), musical instruments, camera bags, and duty-free items.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Hainan Airlines offers free checked baggage allowance on all routes, including international flights. The weight and size limitations differ from region to region. On domestic flights, the Hainan Airlines baggage weight limit is 30kg or 66 lbs for Business Class and 20kg or 44 lbs for Economy Class. However, the weight cannot be less than  2 kg, and the size can be between 5 cm x 15 cm x 20 cm & 40 cm x 60 cm x 100 cm

If you are flying with your little ones, you are not entitled to a free luggage allowance. However, parents or guardians can bring one portable, completely foldable stroller or similar equipment. Items exceeding the standard baggage restrictions are checked free of charge and treated as hold luggage. On the other hand, children are allowed to carry the same amount of checked baggage as adult passengers. 

Passengers with Fortune Wings Membership can bring one additional piece of checked item under the weight limit. It should be less than or equal to 30kg for Gold Card holders and 20 kg for Silver Card holders. 

Hainan Free Luggage Allowance For Other Routes

As mentioned, Hainan Airlines provides free checked bags to international, regional, special, and some selected routes. We have tabulated the information according to different regions for your better understanding. 

International and Regional Routes 

RouteCabin ClassQuantityWeight Limit
(size – 158 cm)
Flights between America and Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Southwest Pacific [excluding special routes]Business ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Super Economy Class23kg
Economy Class
European region (excluding Russia)Business ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Economy ClassOne Piece23kg
Between Europe (excluding Russia), the Middle East, Africa, and Asia [excluding special trips]Business ClassTwo pieces32kg
Economy ClassOne Piece23kg
Between Russia (East of the Ural Mountains, including but not restricted to Khabarovsk) and AsiaBusiness ClassTwo Pieces32 kg
Economy ClassOne Piece23kg
Between Russia (west of the Urals, including but not restricted to St. Petersburg and Moscow) and AsiaBusiness ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Economy ClassOne Piece23kg
Southwest Pacific and Europe, the Middle East, Africa, AsiaBusiness ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Economy Class23kg
Asia region routes [including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan][Beijing or Guangzhou to Bangkok, Bejing to Phuket route international brand products]Business ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Economy ClassOne Piece23kg
Asia region-Japan, South Korea route[Beijing or Guangzhou to Bangkok, Bejing to Phuket route international brand products]Business ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Economy Class23kg

Special Routes

RouteCabin ClassPermitted QuantityWeight Limit(size – 158 cm)
China and Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, and Africa via EuropeBusiness ClassTwo Pieces32kg
Economy ClassTwo Pieces23kg
China to America via EuropeBusiness ClassTwo Pieces23kg
Economy ClassOne Piece23kg
America to China via EuropeBusiness ClassBased on Global Distribution System
Economy Class

For flights between Beijing/ Guangzhou and Bangkok, Beijing and Phuket 

RegionCabin ClassFree baggage allowance
Beijing / Guangzhou = BangkokBeijing = PhuketEconomy ClassEconomy BasicEconomy StandardEconomy Flexible
No free baggage allowanceone piece
50 lb (23 Kg)
Two pieces50 lbs or 23kg
  • Free luggage allowance is the same for children with tickets.
  • One piece of checked bag is included for ticketed infants. The weight should be 10kg, and the sum of three sides must be under 115 cm. 

Hainan Airlines Excess Baggage Fee

Any bag over and above the free allowance is subject to Hainan Airlines baggage fees. The airline charges fees separately for oversized, overweight, and extra pieces of baggage. In case the checked item exceeds two or more of the mentioned limits, the charges will sum up. Charges mentioned in this section are the same for the adult and infant passengers. 

Flights between America and Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific

RoutesOverweight
(For Economy Only)
Extra Pieces Oversized Bag
23Kg28KgFirst BagSecond BagThird & MoreBags over 158 cm
Between America (excluding Canada) and Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the South-West Pacific.1000 CNY or 140 USD1400 CNY or 200 USD1400 CNY or 200 USD2000 CNY or 280 USD2000 CNY or 280 USD1000 CNY or 140 USD
Between Canada and Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the South-West Pacific.1000 CNY or 190 CAD1300 CNY or 240 CAD1300 CNY or 240 CAD2000 CNY or 370 CAD2000 CNY or 370 CAD1000 CNY or 190 CAD

Flights between Europe (excluding Russia) and Asia, between Russia and Asia, within Europe

RoutesOverweight
(For Economy Only)
Extra Pieces Oversized Bag
23Kg28KgFirst BagSecond BagThird & MoreBags over 158 cm
Flight within Europe50 GBP or 60 EUR80 GBP or 90 EUR80 GBP or 90 EUR110 GBP or 130 EUR110 GBP or 130 EUR110 GBP or 130 EUR
Between Europe (excluding Russia) and Asia.500 CNY or 60 EUR or 730 NOK50 GBP or 60 CHF or 1500 CZK or 25000 HUF980 CNY or 125 EUR or 1420 NOK100 GBP or 120 CHF or 3000 CZK or 49000 HUF1100 CNY or 140 EUR or 1600 NOK120 GBP or 130 CHF or 3300 CZK or 55000 HUF2000 CNY or 250 EUR or 2900 NOK220 GBP or 240 CHF or 6060 CZK or 100000 HUF2000 CNY or 250 EUR or 2900 NOK220 GBP or 240 CHF or 6060 CZK or 100000 HUF1000 CNY or 130 EUR or 1450 NOK110 GBP or 120 CHF or 3030 CZK or 50000 HUF
Between Russia (west of the Ural Mountains, including but not restricted to Moscow and St. Peterburg) and Asia500 CNY or 60 EUR or 7100 RUB980 CNY or 125 EUR or 14000 RUB1100 CNY or 140 EUR or 16000 RUB2000 CNY or 250 EUR or 28500 RUB2000 CNY or 250 EUR or 28500 RUB1000 CNY or 130 EUR or 14300 RUB

Flights between the Middle East and Asia, within Asia (excluding Japan South Korea flights), Japan South Korea:

RoutesOverweight
(For Economy Only)
Extra Pieces Oversized Bag
23Kg28KgFirst BagSecond BagThird & MoreBags over 158 cm
Middle East and Asia700 CNY / 100 USD1100 CNY / 150 USD900 CNY / 120 USD1400 CNY / 190 USD1400 CNY / 190 USD1000 CNY / 140 USD
Between Asian Regions (including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, but excluding Japan and Korea)210 CNY / 230 HKD / 40 SGD / 1050 THB / 30 USD / 910 TWD520 CNY / 560 HKD / 100 SGD / 2600 THB / 70 USD / 2300 TWD800 CNY / 860 HKD / 150 SGD / 4000 THB / 110 USD / 3480 TWD1100 CNY / 1200 HKD / 200 SGD / 5500 THB / 150 USD / 4780 TWD1400 CNY / 1500 HKD / 260 SGD / 7000 THB / 190 USD / 6100 TWD520 CNY / 560 HKD / 100 SGD /2600 THB / 70 USD /2300 TWD
Between China and Japan & Korea280 CNY / 5600 JPY / 56000KRW690 CNY / 13800 JPY / 138000 KRW1200 CNY / 24000 JPY / 240000 KRW2000 CNY / 40000 JPY / 400000 KRW2000 CNY / 40000 JPY / 400000 KRW690 CNY / 13800 JPY / 138000 KRW

Flights between the Southwest Pacific and Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe:

RoutesOverweight
(For Economy Only)
Extra Pieces Oversized Bag
23Kg28KgFirst BagSecond BagThird & MoreBags over 158 cm
Between the Middle East100 AUD / 110 NZD / 70 USD170 AUD / 185 NZD / 110 USD170 AUD / 185 NZD / 110 USD270 AUD / 300 NZD / 180 USD270 AUD / 300 NZD / 180 USD220 AUD / 230 NZD / 150 USD
Between Africa100 AUD / 110 NZD / 70 USD170 AUD / 185 NZD / 110 USD170 AUD / 185 NZD / 110 USD270 AUD / 300 NZD / 180 USD270 AUD / 300 NZD / 180 USD220 AUD / 230 NZD / 150 USD
Between Europe100 AUD / 110 NZD / 70EUR / 700 NOK / 50 GBP / 60 CHF / 1500 CZK / 25000 HUF170 AUD / 185 NZD / 100EUR / 1100 NOK / 90 GBP / 100 CHF / 2400 CZK / 40000 HUF170 AUD / 185 NZD / 100EUR / 1100 NOK / 90 GBP / 100 CHF / 2400 CZK / 40000 HUF240 AUD / 250 NZD / 140EUR / 1600 NOK / 120 GBP / 130 CHF / 3300 CZK / 55000 HUF240 AUD / 250 NZD / 140EUR / 1600 NOK / 120 GBP / 130 CHF / 3300 CZK / 55000HUF220 AUD / 230 NZD / 130EUR / 1450 NOK / 110 GBP / 120 CHF / 3030 CZK / 50000 HUF
Between Asia480 CNY / 100 AUD / 110 NZD800 CNY / 170 AUD / 185 NZD800 CNY / 170 AUD / 185 NZD1100 CNY / 240 AUD / 250 NZD1100 CNY / 240 AUD / 250 NZD1000 CNY / 220 AUD / 230 NZD

Flights between Africa and Asia, including special routes

RoutesOverweight
(For Economy Only)
Extra Pieces Oversized Bag
23Kg28KgFirst BagSecond BagThird & MoreBags over 158 cm
Africa and Asia (excluding special route)800 CNY / 100 EUR800 CNY / 100 EUR1200 CNY / 150 EUR1200 CNY / 150 EUR1200 CNY / 150 EUR
China and Africa (Europe Special Routes)1000 CNY / 130 EUR1000 CNY / 130 EUR1400 CNY / 180 EUR2000 CNY / 250 EUR3000 CNY / 380 EUR

Hainan Airlines Baggage Policy For Special Items

Some bags do not fit the standard weight and size limit of the airlines. They are either oversized, bulky or have a different nature from that of a regular bag. A few examples of special luggage are sports equipment, guns, mobility devices, musical instruments, human ashes, etc. The airline applies a specific Hainan Airlines baggage policy since these items are far from the general luggage criteria.

Please contact the airline in advance if you carry any of the following special baggage. The airline will inform you regarding further procedures, if any.

Sporting Goods and Musical Instruments

The airline considers sports equipment as checked baggage and includes it in the free allowance only when the total dimension is within 203 cm. Any portion of the item over the complementary allowance is subject to an excess fee per the Hainan Airlines baggage allowance. The carriage of items over 32kg is initiated only after approval from the airline.  

Domestic Flights

InstrumentsPer Per Item
Golf, ski equipment
(except sleds)(Included in free allowance)
≤ 3kg(include)60 CNYBetween 3kg and 8kg(include)160 CNYBetween 8kg and 15kg(include)290 CNYBetween 15kg and 23kg(include)490 CNYBetween 23kg and 32kg(include)690 CNYBetween 32kg and 50kg(include)990 CNY
Musical instruments, bicycles, fishing equipment, archery equipment, diving equipment, bowling equipment, camping equipment, weapons, hockey/lacrosse equipment and sports and other sporting goods(Included in free allowance)
Sledding, surfboards/wave boards, kayaks, hang gliding equipment, canoes, kayaks, poles, windsurfing

International Flights

Excess ItemConditionsFee Per Item
OverweightBetween 23kg and 32kg but not over1200 CNY per item
Between 32kg and 45kg (Requires approval from Hainan Airlines)2000 CNY per item
OverpieceFirst excess checked bag50% of standard fee is applicable on first excess bag
Second or more pieces of the checked bagas per the standard fee for excess baggage
OversizeThe total dimension does not exceed 203 cm and, the longest side is ≤ 203 cm1200 CNY per item
The length of the longest side measures more than 203 cm (Approval from Haninan Airlines is required)2000 CNY per item
InstrumentsWeight AllowanceFee Per Item

Sledding, surfboards/wave boards, kayaks, hang gliding equipment, canoes, kayaks, poles, windsurfing.
More than 2kg and within 23kg2000 CNY per item
Between 23kg and 32kg3600 CNY per item
Between 32kg and 45kg (Requires approval from Hainan Airlines)4600 CNY per item

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much baggage is allowed on Hainan Airlines economy class?

Passengers flying in Economy Class on Hainan Airlines can take one cabin bag of 7kg, a personal item, and a checked bag of up to 23kg on domestic flights. The limit and quantity increase on international flights and specific routes. 

What is the carry-on size for Hainan Airlines?

The size of the hand baggage on domestic routes should be 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. On international routes, the sum of three sides must be equal to or less than 115 cm. 

Can I take two cabin bags on Hainan Flights?

Yes, passengers with business class tickets can carry two pieces of carry-on bags on board. Economy and business passengers can carry two bags on international routes and flights departing from the US. 


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