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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17 Update: Cathay Pacific increases checked baggage allowance, fly Emirates from YYZ to Dubai for $899 and more!

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It seems that we always get bad news from airlines when they discuss changes to checked luggage. Well today that's different. Cathay Pacific is enhancing their checked luggage rules and it is a true enhancement. They are allowing their customers to bring heavier bags as of September 15th. Now this doesn't really affect those of us flying out of North America as we already have a different policy allowing 2 bags but this is still newsworthy for those of you who may be flying Cathay within Asia or on their other Worldwide routes.
Cathay Pacific introduces enhanced baggage allowance
Cathay Pacific announces an enhanced baggage policy which gives every passenger an additional 10kg of check-in baggage across all cabins. Along with the increase in weight, there is also a new piece system for how many bags may be checked in. Note that the check-in baggage allowances on the North American and Auckland routes are not impacted by this revised weight system policy.

Keeping your extra baggage allowance as your club benefit
Silver members and above will continue to enjoy their additional baggage allowance on top of the revised policy – 10kg for Silver, 15kg for Gold, 20kg for Diamond. For the new piece system, Green and Silver members may check in up to 2 pieces of baggage in Economy, Premium Economy, or Business, and 3 pieces in First Class free of charge. Gold and Diamond members may check in 1 additional piece in all cabins.


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