Itinerary including flights operated by EVA Air or the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) determined by EVA Air onlyThe baggage allowance depends on the airport and the destination. Two allowance systems are in use:
(Except countries apply Piece System)
(To/From the US and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America.)
|30 kg (66 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)
|*25 kg (55 lb)
||2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 28 kg(62 lb)
||20 kg (44 lb)
||2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 23 kg(50 lb)
|*Infant not entitled to a seat
|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 operates the longest or most significant stretch throughout the journey in geographically. Moreover, 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.
- 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.
Extra Baggage Allowance for Infinity MileageLands Diamond/Gold/Silver members and other Star Alliance Members
||Extra Baggage Allowance|
|By Weight (Other Area)||By Piece (America/Canada)|
|Diamond Card (recognized as Star Alliance-Gold status)
||20 kg or 44 lb
||1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)
|Gold Card (recognized as Star Alliance-Gold status)
||20 kg or 44 lb||1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)|
|*Silver Card (recognized as Star Alliance-Silver Status)
||10k g or 22 lb||1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)|
|Star Alliance Gold members with partner airlines (other than EVA)||20 kg or 44 lb||1 piece (23 kg or 50 lb)|
|Star Alliance Silver members with partner airlines (other than EVA)||No additional allowance||No additional allowance|
|* The extra baggage allowance is ONLY for Infinity MileageLands Silver card members when traveling on EVA operating sectors. 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 allowance 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:
1. 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.
e.g. Checked portion: KUL BB x/JNB CC x/SAO DD BUE
If published carrier baggage provisions differ, use provisions of MSC (Carrier CC) that is the transatlantic carrier from TC2 to TC1.
2. For travel between Tariff Conference sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one sub-area to another.
3. For travel within a tariff Conference sub-area, the carrier performing carriage on the first international sector.
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. You may contact your travel agent, check our interline partner's website or contact EVA AIR ticketing offices for details.
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.
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.
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.