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Cathay Pacific Airways
Operating out of Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific Airways is the city-state’s official carrier with particular attention paid to Bangkok and Taipei. The airline offers cargo and passenger services to 42 countries around the world and has a reputation for excellence. In 1998, Cathay Pacific Airways made history when it became the first airline to fly directly over the North Pole. 
 
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BAGGAGE
Checked baggage
Depending on where in the world you are travelling, Cathay Pacific Airways baggage allowance is based according to weight per class (with no restriction on the number of bags) or piece of luggage per class. More than this will incur an extra fee. In addition, members of the Marco Polo Club receive an even greater baggage allowance. Visit the Cathay Pacific website for details.
 
For all flights (except those travelling to the Americas and point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand)
Economy Class - depending on your route, the weight may not exceed either 20 kg or 30 kg
Premium Economy Class - depending on your route, the weight may not exceed either 25 kg or 35 kg
Business Class - depending on your route, the weight may not exceed either 30 kg or 40 kg
First Class - depending on your route, the weight may not exceed either 40 kg or 50 kg 
 
For all flights to Central, North and South America, as well as point-to-point flights between New Zealand and Hong Kong
Economy Class - two pieces, not exceeding 23 kg each
Premium Economy Class - two pieces, not exceeding 25 kg each
Business Class - two pieces, not exceeding 32 kg each
First Class - two pieces, not exceeding 32 kg each
 
For all non-stop flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand
Economy Class - one piece, not exceeding 23 kg each
Premium Economy Class -  two pieces, not exceeding 23 kg each
Business Class -  three pieces, not exceeding 23 kg each
 
Hand luggage 
All passengers (except infants) may bring cabin baggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm in dimension. This allowance includes duty-free items. 
 
The general baggage allowance is as follows
Economy & Premium Economy Class - one piece, not exceeding 7 kg
Business Class - one piece, not exceeding 10 kg 
First Class - one piece not exceeding 15 kg
 
For point-to-point flights between New Zealand and Hong Kong
Economy Class - one piece, not exceeding 7 kg
Premium Economy & Business Class - two pieces, not exceeding 7 kg each
 
For point-to-point flights between Qatar and Hong Kong
Economy & Premium Economy Class - one piece, not exceeding 7 kg
Business & First Class - two pieces with a total weight not exceeding 15 kg
 
In addition to the hand allowance detailed above, you may also carry one of the following free of charge: a small handbag, a small backpack, a briefcase or a laptop bag.
 
Restrictions
Dangerous goods
There are a number of restricted items and goods considered too dangerous to travel with. Please visit the Cathay Pacific Airways website for details.
 
Transporting liquids
International security regulations have placed restrictions on the quantity of liquid, aerosols and gels (LAGs) that passengers are allowed in their hand luggage when travelling overseas. The packaging and transportation requirements are as follows:
 
LAGs must be stored in 100 ml containers and then packed in a 20 cm x 20 cm transparent, re-sealable plastic bag.
 
One bag is allowed per passenger and must be shown at airport security.
 
Medication, baby products and special dietary products are exempt, as are some duty free purchases. Duty-free items must be accompanied by a proof of purchase and carried in a sealed tamper-proof bag.
 
CHECK IN
Specific check in times varying depending on the airport through which you are travelling. For specific times and details, visit the ‘other airports’ tab of the Cathay Pacific website.
For convenient online and mobile check in options, visit the Cathay Pacific Airways website on your smartphone or pc and follow the prompts.
 
IN FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
With your pick of over 100 movies and 500 television programmes you’ll never be bored on a Cathay Pacific Airways flight. From blockbusters to a comprehensive library of series, games, music and magazines, there’s something for everyone.
 
LOUNGES
Prepare for your flight, both mentally and physically, at one of Cathay Pacific Airways’ elite lounges, found at Hong Kong International Airport, London Heathrow Airport and Frankfurt Airport. Choose between a variety of top-notch Asian and Western hot dishes, as well as tantalising desserts and light meals; or freshen up before your flight with a shower in one of the Shower Suites.