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Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Dragonair have expanded their luggage limit for travellers of all classes, with both now offering an additional 10kg allowance for check-in baggage.
The new policy will apply to tickets issued or exchanged on or after September 15, meaning holidaymakers with a tendency to over pack will soon enjoy lower excess baggage charges than before.
Dragonair will also increase its carry-on baggage allowance, which is currently 5kg, to match that of Cathay Pacific.
The move to revise its weight system policy was motivated by a desire to “benefit passengers”, according to a spokesman for the airlines, who believed it would appeal to travellers.
To speed up the check-in process and whittle down queues, the airlines are also reviewing their baggage policy so that passengers are encouraged to have fewer pieces of luggage. A “weight system with piece count,” will mean passengers can save money if they check in fewer bags.
This is the second move by the airlines to enhance baggage allowances, with a policy change in July that allowed musicians to carry larger instruments on board.