Carry-on Baggage

Hand-carry Baggage Number and Regulations

  • Effective from May 05, 2014, Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel/Business Class passenger is allowed to carry two-pieces of hand-carry baggage and each piece cannot exceed 7 kg (15 lb). Elite/Economy Class passenger is permitted to carry one-piece weighing 7 kg (15lb) carry-on baggage.
  • The dimension of each hand-carry baggage may not be larger than 23x36x56cm /9x14x22 in or total of 115 cm/45 in (personal item is not applied to this regulation).
  • For your convenience, a measurement Test Unit is available at either the check-in counter or boarding lounge to help you to determine whether your baggage meets these requirements.
  • If the hand-carry baggage is overweight or oversize, it will be checked and carried in the cargo hold or refused carriage.

Please note that:

  • Hand-carry baggage must fit under a passenger seat when stow, in order to prevent it from sliding sideward into the aisle.
  • Hand-carry baggage does not obstruct passenger movement to, from, or across the aisle.
  • Hand-carry baggage stowed in overhead bins fits securely, and flight attendants can close the bins without using force.
  • There is little or no chance for hand-carry baggage and other articles to fall out of overhead bins when the bins doors are opened.
  • Do not keep the hand-carry baggage on your lap.
  • Whenever the weight and/or size of the hand-carry baggage do not meet the standard, you may be required to pay additional charges to be transported as checked baggage.
  • Aircraft’s closet is not suitable to stow passenger's baggage.
  • At some airports, carry-on baggage size may be more limited due to aircraft’s stowage capacity (especially MD90 and A321) even though your carry-on size comply with the limited size according to picture above. If the baggage cannot fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, The baggage will be stored as checked baggage and placed in the cargo compartment. We very appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Carry-on items

In addition to the hand-carry baggage, every passenger may carry, without additional charge (subject to local country specific restrictions, if any), the following free carry-on items(of reasonable size) or an item of similar size:

  • a laptop computer* or
  • a purse or
  • a small backpack or
  • a briefcase or
  • a camera case

*A laptop in thin satchel-style laptop bag is considered to be a personal item. A laptop in a larger laptop bag will be counted as part of a guest’s carry-on allowance.

The following items are not counted toward your one bag and one personal item limit:

  • Reasonable quantity of outer garment (coat, hat, scarf, etc.), rain gear (umbrella, raincoat), reading material, food, drink, camera or small binoculars and other personal belongings
  • A limited amount of duty-free merchandise

Above items should be safely stowed in the closed overhead bin or under the seat. If you put your free carry-on item in the seat pocket, it should be within the vertical line from the seat back and under no circumstances can it protrude into the aisle. Passengers are permitted to place small bags on their shoulders or waists after fastening seat belts.

Please note that you are not permitted to attach any unapproved device to any part of your seat or any other part of the aircraft such as knee defenders and seat belt extensions.

Special Items

Some special items are not suitable as check-in baggage due to its nature and request permission to carry in the cabin. Such baggage should be stored at the closed overhead bin or under the seat. If it cannot place the locations as mentioned, it will be treated as cabin baggage and charge for an extra seat.

  • One infant's carrying basket or fully collapsible stroller, push-chair, car seat or CARES harness. There is no limitation of volume, weight, size for infant's push chair or carrying basket. The fully collapsible stroller can be stored in the closed overhead bin.
  • Infant's necessity items such as napkins, feeding bottle and food for consumption during the flight cannot exceed 5 kg when carry on board.
  • Walking stick/ Wheelchair/ crutches/ braces/ prosthetic device/any assistive device, this is needed by disabled passengers.
  • Medicine/medical equipment or supplies, including transplanted organs. For blood transportation, it is necessary to provide a non-infectious certificate from a related clinical laboratory in advance.
  • Sculptures/ urns in non-square shapes: These items can be accepted in the cabin but must be stored in the closed overhead bin to avoid moving, falling and blocking an emergency exit. However, if you do not want to store such items in the closed overhead bin, they can only accepted as cabin baggage and you have to pack them into secure and strong boxes.
  • Musical instruments: No cabin baggage can be higher than the seat back, except musical instruments. However, musical instruments cannot block the walkway of passengers or obstruct other passenger's view of emergency signs. Only aisle seats behind a partition are allowed to store the cabin baggage on seats. A cello, accepted as cabin baggage and stored up on the passenger deck, cannot block the walkway to an emergency exit; for example, window seats behind partition are not recommended. Nevertheless, a cello can be accepted in the row in front of partition only under the condition that passengers have free to access to an emergency exit.
  • Bulky baggage: Items cannot be stored in the closed overhead bins or under the seats and accepted as cabin baggage.
  • Valuable items: Cash, financial documents, jewelry, cameras, cell phones, portable electronic devices, and other valuables should be kept on your person or in your carry-on bags. You can store such items in the closed overhead bin or under the seat.

For aviation safety, any oversize or overweight hand-carry baggage will be intercepted and tagged as checked baggage whenever it might endanger the safety to the aircraft and other passengers. After 911 events in the USA, all airports maintain a high security alert. Any banned items detected at a security checkpoint could be delivered late, confiscated or held by authorities. EVA Air cannot be responsible for any banned items found by security authorities. Please contact EVA Air or the airport security authority for details before traveling.

Cabin baggage

Any unchecked items occupying extra seats are charged and considered as Cabin Baggage (CBBG), such as an urn, Buddhist Statue carved statue, musical instruments, or other fragile/valuable items. If you would like to purchase an extra seat for CBBG, please contact EVA Air Reservation office to provide the type/dimension/weight (after proper packing) before your flight departs.

To properly secure your cabin baggage, the following regulations are applied:

  • Must have strong packing (e.g. suitcase) or be packed into a secure and strong box (better with handle(s)) if CBBG is non-square shape such as Buddhist Statue.
  • Must not exceed 70 kg/154 lb per seat and the dimension (after proper packing) has to complied with all requirements. Please click The cabin baggage acceptable dimensions.
  • Must be reserved 48 hours ahead of departure by EVA Air Reservation and applicable charges paid (CBBG online booking is not available).
  • Must be assigned an extra seat in the first row behind the partition or last row in front of partition by EVA Air Reservation.
  • Must be secured in a seat adjacent or nearby to the passenger and comply with all safety regulations.
  • Must not change seats for both passenger and baggage during the flight.
  • Must not obscure any customer's view of "seatbelt," "no smoking" or "exit" sign.
  • Must not contain dangerous goods or other prohibited items.
  • Must not endanger the aircraft, persons or property onboard the aircraft.
  • Must identify yourself at the boarding gate 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time for CBBG handling procedure.

Cabin baggage is the item(s) that you carry with you into the aircraft cabin and are kept under your custody during flight. EVA Air assists in securing the item but is not liable for any damage or loss of this cabin baggage unless such damage or loss is caused by EVA Air's negligence. If CBBG has no proper packing, not in accordance with related regulation, or passengers disagreeing with the handling of baggage, the baggage will not be accepted as CBBG for safety reason. EVA Air is entitled to accept as checked baggage or refuse such items onboard.\Due to security operation at U.S. region airports, we recommend you arrive at check-in counter 2 hours before departure in advance.