Free baggage allowance for the combined transport service
Effective April 1, 2011, in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) rules on baggage transportation, Air China’s operating standards will be applied to tickets purchased for flights that are operated solely by Air China.
Free baggage allowances and overweight baggage charges will vary for tickets on Air China flights that connect to flights on other airlines on international routes. Except on routes to and from the United States, free baggage allowances will be determined according to the standards announced by the MSC (Most Significant Carrier). Usually, the carrier that provides the longest flight distances or that operates the major segments of your journey will be regarded as the Most Significant Carrier (MSC).
If Air China acts as the MSC on your itinerary, then the free checked baggage allowance will follow the standards of Air China’s free baggage polices for domestic, international or regional routes.
If the MSC on your itinerary is another airline, then the free checked baggage allowance will be determined in accordance with the standards of that airline.
If the MSC is operating a codeshare flight, then the baggage polices of the actual carrier (Operating Carrier) will be applied.
For tickets issued on or after July 25, 2012 for Air China flights connecting to other airlines on international routes to and from the United States, the free baggage allowance and excess baggage charges will follow the standards of that connecting carrier airline as shown per the Department of Transport DOT shown on the ticket.
Baggage Policies for major airlines in The United States and Canada:
In order to avoid delays, if you need to check your baggage, please arrive at the airport as early as possible to allow enough time to complete the check-in process.
For more details, please consult an Air China sales office or the Air China service hotline at 95583.