Carry-on Luggage

Carry-on Luggage
Last update: 15 Nov 2016
Carry-on Luggage

Baggage type: Carry on

Max allowed size (Height x Length x Width):
55 x 40 x 20cm / 22x 16 x 8in

Max total allowed size (Height + Length + Width):
not exceed total 115 cm / 45 in with handles & wheels

Height: 55cm / 22in

Length: 40cm / 16in

Width: 20cm / 8in

Max allowed weight: 5kg / 11lb

Number of baggages: 1

Checked Luggage (International flights)

Checked Luggage (International flights)
Last update: 15 Nov 2016
Checked Luggage (International flights)

Baggage type: Checked Baggage

Max total allowed size (Height + Length + Width):
not exceed total 158cm / 62in with handles & wheels

Max allowed weight: 32kg / 70 lb

Number of baggages: 1

Checked luggage (For domestic flights)

Checked luggage (For domestic flights)
Last update: 15 Nov 2016
Checked luggage (For domestic flights)

Baggage type: Checked Baggage

Travel class: Economy Class

Max allowed size (Height x Length x Width):
100 x 60 x 40cm / 39 x 23,6 x 15,7in

Height: 100cm / 39 in

Length: 60 cm / 23,6in

Width: 40 cm / 15,7in

Max allowed weight: 20kg / 44lbs

Number of baggages: 1


For the first class passengers weight allowance - 40kg / 88lb, business class - 30kg/ 66lb per passenger.

Infant Passengers has no separate free luggage allowance.

Full baggage policy on the official Shanghai Airlines site »


Last update: 22 Nov 2016

Shanghai Airlines has some of the strictest baggage limits in the world. When flying with one of the best airlines in the world, it is important to know what you can bring on board and what you cannot bring on board.

It is important that these rules are followed. Otherwise the passenger is not able to board a Shanghai Airlines aircraft to their destination. Shanghai Airlines takes the safety and the weight limits of the luggage seriously.

Therefore, this article will now present the baggage information that all passengers boarding the Shanghai Airlines aircraft have to follow.

Carry On i.e. Hand Luggage allowance.

· The maximum carry on dimensions of the luggage is 55x40x20 cm (height, length and width).

· The maximum total size, with the wheels and the handles, is 115cm.

· The maximum weight of the carry on luggage is about 5kg.

Checked Baggage Allowances (For International Flights). 

· The maximum total size cannot exceed more than 158cm high.

· Maximum allowed weight is 32 kg.

· Number of baggage’s allowed is one. 

Checked Baggage Allowances (For Domestic Flights). 

· Maximum allowable baggage size is about 100x60x40 cm (height, length and width).

· Maximum allowable weight is 20kg. 

Free Luggage Allowance.

 Prohibited item's list:

· Explosive Materials.

· Inflammable and non-inflammable nontoxic gasses.

· Toxic Gases.

· Flammable Liquids.

· Spontaneous and combustible substances that are also water-inflammable substances.

· Oxidizing agents.

· Organic peroxides.

· Toxic and also infectious substances.

· Radioactive and corrosive substances.

· Police instruments and Imitations.

· Checked knives with tools.

· Live animals.

· Fresh and very Perishable substances with a smell.

· Substances which can contaminate an aircraft.

· Magnetic Substances.

· Substances with narcotic or similar properties.

· Any other luggage which is deemed unacceptable to bring onto the aircraft.

Note: these rules apply to all airlines, whether domestically or internationally. Failure to comply with these rules will result in harsh penalties. 

These items need to be carried on the person at all times: 

· Currency.

· Stocks and the Bonds in circulation.

· Negotiable Securities.

· Drafts.

· Breakable or easily worn goods.

· Perishable goods.

· Jewelry.

· Precious metals with their metalwork’s.

· Gold and the Silver products.

· Antiques and paintings.

· Out of Print Videos.

· Out of Print matters or manuscripts.

· Samples and other precious goods.

· Important documents with data.

· Samples or the other precious goods.

· Diplomat Pouches.

· Passports.

· Travel Documents.

· Computers, mobile phones and tablets.

· Personal Electronics and Fittings.

· Prescription of medicines that is to be taken at any time.

Items not allowed to carry.

· Knives and sharp tools.

· Dry Ice.

· Electrically powered wheelchairs.

· Service dogs.

· Alcoholic drinks.

· Guns and the ammunition that are used for the hunting with sportsalso.

· Large musical instruments. 

Items that cannot be carried on as a checked baggage/in baggage. 

· Breakable and vulnerable with perishable items.

· Lithium-ion batteries that use more than 100Wh and less than the 160Wh can be brought on. Any other battery and lithium ion battery not within these limits is not allowed onto the plane. 

For more information on baggage claims or restricted items, call the Shanghai Airlines customer service desk or visit their website for consultation.


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