Checked Baggage

Free-Checked Baggage allowance adjustment for EVA Air/UNI Air International and Cross-strait routes- Weight concept


For tickets issued on or after 24SEP16 and travel date starting from 01OCT16, Free-Checked Baggage allowance for EVA Air/UNI Air International and Cross-strait routes will be adjusted as the following table. Piece concept for transpacific routes to/from U.S.A. & Canada remains unchanged.

Itineraries including flights operated by EVA Air/UNI Air or the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) determined by EVA Air/UNI Air only and the information applies to itineraries that are shown on the same ticket. For journeys involving separate tickets, the free baggage allowance reflected on each ticket shall apply.

 

The baggage allowance depends on the airport and the destination. Two allowance systems are in use:
ClassWeight System (Except countries apply Piece System)Piece System (To/From the US and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America.)
Business/Premium Laurel/Royal Laurel

Before 2016/09/30: 30 kg (66 lb)

From   2016/10/01: 40 kg (88 lb)

2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 32 kg(70 lb)The sum of the three dimensions of each piece may not exceed 158 cm(62 in)
Elite

Before 2016/09/30: 25 kg (55 lb)

From   2016/10/01: 35 kg (77 lb)

2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 28 kg(62 lb)
Economy

Before 2016/09/30: 20 kg (44 lb)

From   2016/10/01: 30 kg (66 lb)

2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 23 kg(50 lb)
*Infant not entitled to a seat (All classes)10 kg (22 lb)1 piece with same weight of baggage allowance in an adult traveling class.
  • As a general rule the above free baggage allowances apply when EVA Air/UNI Air operates the longest or most significant stretch throughout the journey in geographically. The IATA Resolution 302 related to baggage provision should be complied with when itinerary involves interline.
  • Adjustment will not be applied to specific flight routes and fare types which additional free-Checked baggage allowance has been originally provided.
  • Extra free checked baggage allowance for EBPP/EVTH/CIBS remains unchanged.
  • For infants not entitled to a seat, fully collapsible stroller/pushchair or infant carrying basket or car seat can be checked as baggage or be accepted as carry-on in the passenger cabin subject to the availability of space.
  • The free baggage allowance may change if you interrupt your trip or if you’re holding separate tickets for one journey. Please refer to your electronic ticket which shows your checked baggage allowance and carrier’s allowances and charges may apply.
  • All pieces of baggage in excess of 32 kg (70 lb) must be repacked to prevent injury to baggage handlers. The weight limit restriction refers to a single item and will not affect the baggage allowance or excess baggage fee of your trip.
  • Please click here for UNI Air's baggage information.   

Adjustments of Free Baggage Allowance for Europe Flights

Effective from Nov 01, 2015, for those routes which are ticketing in Europe and departing from Europe, or ticketing in Thailand and departing from Thailand for Europe, the free baggage allowance is to be increased by 10kg for all classes (tickets issued before Nov 01, 2015 is also applicable). The details of the adjustments are as following table:

Adjustments of Free Baggage Allowance for Europe Flights
Applicable Conditions and RoutesClassBefore AdjustmentAfter Adjustment
  • Ticketing in Europe and departing from Europe.
  • Ticketing in Thailand and departing from Thailand for Europe.
Business/Premium Laurel/Royal Laurel30kg (66lb)40kg(88lb)
Elite25kg (55lb)35kg(77lb)
Economy20kg (44lb)30kg(66lb)

Extra Baggage Allowance for Infinity MileageLands Diamond/Gold/Silver members and other Star Alliance Members

Extra Baggage Allowance for Members
Card TierExtra Baggage Allowance
By Weight (Other Area)By Piece (America/Canada)
Diamond Card (recognized as Star Alliance-Gold status)20 kg or 44 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
Gold Card (recognized as Star Alliance-Gold status)20 kg or 44 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
*Silver Card (recognized as Star Alliance-Silver Status)10k g or 22 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
Star Alliance Gold members with partner airlines (other than EVA)20 kg or 44 lb1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
Star Alliance Silver members with partner airlines (other than EVA)No additional allowanceNo additional allowance
* The extra baggage allowance is ONLY for Infinity MileageLands Silver card members travelling on EVA Air operated international flights when you make your reservation on EVA Air flight. No extra baggage allowance is allowed for other carriers.

When Star Alliance Gold Members have interline connections with non-Star Alliance Airlines

Please be aware that extra baggage allowance APPLIES to Star Alliance Airlines’ sector ONLY, if your connecting flights are non-Star Alliance Airlines, there might be a possibility of baggage excess fee from your extra allowance. For example:

Taipei → Hong Kong → Dubai
If Taipei to Hong Kong is operated by EVA Air, but connecting flight from Hong Kong to Dubai is Cathay Pacific (non-Star Alliance Airline), Star Alliance Gold Members do not have any extra baggage allwance on Hong Kong to Dubai sector and a possibility of baggage excess charge.

Itinerary including flights operated by other airlines (connection flights or codeshare flights)

According to IATA Resolution 302, a step-by-step process to that determines which carrier’s rule to apply for an interline journey, where, for each checked portion:

  • If the published baggage provisions among all participating carriers are the same; these provisions will apply.
  • Where one or more published baggage provisions differ between participating carriers, apply any common provisions and where provisions differ the published baggage provisions of the “Most Significant Carrier” (MSC). In case this is a code share flight, apply the provision of the marketing carrier unless that carrier publishes a rule stipulating that it will be the operating carrier.
  • If MSC does not publish its provision, apply the rule of the Check-in carrier
  • If the Check-in carrier does not publish its provision, apply Operating carriers’ provisions sector-by-sector.

Most Significant Carrier (MSC) is:

  • For travel between two or more Tariff Conference areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one area to another. Exception: TC 123 only, the carrier providing carriage on the first sector that crosses between TC1 and TC2. TC123 exception e.g. Checked portion: Narita-{BR}-Taipei (non-stopover)-{BR}-Heathrow (non-stopover)-{ZZ}-Mexico. If published carrier baggage provisions differ, use provisions of MSC (Carrier ZZ) that is the transatlantic carrier from TC2 to TC1.
  • For travel between Tariff Conference sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one sub-area to another.
  • For travel within a tariff Conference sub-area, the carrier performing carriage on the first international sector.

Certain examples :

Example 1: Taipei-{BR}-Bangkok(stopover)-{XX}-Frankfurt(non-stopover)-{YY}-Copenhagen
In this example, the journey is broken up by a stopover in Bangkok. Therefore, there are two sectors and each sector has a Most Significant Operating Carrier. From Taipei to Bangkok, EVA Air is the Most Significant Operating Carrier and the baggage policies of EVA Air will apply to this sector. From Bangkok to Frankfurt, Carrier XX is the Most Significant Operating Carrier as it operates the geographically-longer stretch from Bangkok to Frankfurt. The baggage policy of Carrier XX will apply to the entire sector from Bangkok to Copenhagen.
Example 2: Sydney-{BB}-Brisbane(non-stopover)-{CC}-Taipei((non-stopover)-{BR}-Heathrow
In this example, there is one Most Significant Operating Carrier because there are no stopovers in the journey. EVA Air is the Most Significant Operating Carrier as it is operating the geographically longer stretch from Taipei to London. Therefore, the baggage policies of EVA Air will apply from Sydney to London.

According to the section 399.87 requirements by U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), for passengers whose ultimate ticketed origin or destination is a U.S. point, U.S. and foreign carriers must apply the baggage allowances and fees at the beginning of a passenger's itinerary throughout his or her entire journey. For example, if a passenger’s itinerary is Houston-Los Angeles-Taipei, United Airlines flight from Houston to Los Angeles and connecting EVA Air flight from Los Angeles to Taipei, then United Airlines’ baggage policy should be followed, including the return itinerary Taipei -Los Angeles- Houston.

In the case of code-share flights that form part of an itinerary whose ultimate ticketed origin or destination is a U.S. point, U.S. and foreign carriers must apply the baggage allowances and fees of the marketing carrier throughout the itinerary to the extent that they differ from those of any operating carrier. For example, if a passenger’s itinerary is Houston-Los Angeles-Taipei, the 1st marketing carrier is EVA Air from Houston to Los Angeles and connecting EVA Air flight from Los Angeles to Taipei, then EVA Air’s baggage policy should be followed, including the return itinerary Taipei -Los Angeles- Houston.

So if passengers whose ultimate ticketed origin or final destination is a U.S. point, the free baggage allowance for the complete itinerary shall apply the exceptional rules governed by US DOT and determined by the first marketing carrier. The first marketing carrier has the option to use the MSC methodology to determine which carrier’s baggage allowance and fees to apply.

Effective 1 April 2015, the Canadian Transportation Agency defined international journeys to/from Canada to include journeys where travel contains more than one country and the journey origin, destination or farthest checked point is within Canada. It follows closely the same principles as what has been laid out by the US DOT. The Agency’s Decision is consistent with the United States Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) baggage rules requirements, thereby providing for a harmonized North American approach to how baggage rules should be applied. Moreover, it can prevent passengers from facing different baggage policy and baggage fees which created confusion and complaint often during entire journey.

When determining whose rules apply, use the rules of the first marketing carrier on the journey provided the first marketing carrier is specified in the list of CTA carriers filing general rules tariffs to/from Canada. You may contact your travel agent, check our interline partner's website or contact EVA AIR ticketing offices for details.

When a passenger holding separate tickets during travel

According to IATA’s regulation, it is not necessary for airlines to provide baggage through check-in service to a passenger’s final destination when he/she is holding separate tickets. If there are 2 separate tickets, then there are 2 separate contracts of carriage. There are airlines announced that they will not provide baggage through check-in service for separate tickets.

For example when a passenger holds separate tickets, the first round-trip ticket is Taipei to London operated by EVA Air (BR), and the second round-trip ticket is London to Edinburgh operated by British Airways (BA).

When the passenger arrives to London by BR and connecting to Edinburgh via BA flight, BA already announced that they will not accept baggage through check-in service for separate tickets and as a result EVA AIR will tag your baggage to London ONLY. Therefore, once you arrived to Heathrow Airport, please claim your baggage and go to BA’s check-in counter for recheck-in, thank you for your understanding.

For passengers who hold separate tickets (one is by piece concept and the other is by weight concept), the baggage allowance as ticket shown should be applied separately.

Baggage rules for EVA AIR's codeshare partners:

EVA Air codeshare flights operated by other airlines may have different baggage rules with EVA Air’s. For details, please visit the operating carrier's website. (All links below are open in new window)