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 excess baggage charges for interline ticket that involves the operations of Air China and a foreign have been changed. Except for routes from/to the United States and Canada, on other interline routes the free baggage allowance policies of the MSC (Most Significant Carrier) apply. Under normal circumstances, the carrier operating the longest flight distance or the most important segment in your itinerary is considered MSC (Most Significant Carrier).
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.
Where interline ticket that involves the operations of Air China and a foreign airline is issued on and after July 25, 2012 for travel from/to the United States, and interline ticket that is issued on and after October 1, 2014 for travel from/to Canada, for free baggage allowance and excess baggage charge, the policies of the First Marketing Carrier in DOT shown on the ticket apply.
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.