8.1 General Provisions
8.1.1 Items Unacceptable as Baggage
Items specified in the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), items the carriage of which are prohibited by the laws, regulations or orders of the People's Republic of China, or items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or people or property on the aircraft as specified in the Regulation of CEAIR.
A Passenger shall not place in his/her Baggage or carry on to the cabin the following items, or otherwise CEAIR will refuse to provide carriage to the Passenger:
126.96.36.199 Items that do not constitute Baggage as defined in Article 1.40 of these Conditions;
188.8.131.52 Dangerous goods (including without limitation):
(2) Gas, including flammable gas, inflammable and nontoxic gas, and toxic gas;
(3) Flammable liquid;
(4) Flammable solid, spontaneous combustible substance; substance that will release flammable gas in contact with water;
(5) Oxidizer and organic peroxide;
(6) Toxic substance and infectious substance;
(7) Radioactive substance;
(8) Corrosive substance;
(9) Miscellaneous dangerous goods.
184.108.40.206 Firearms, ammunition, or military or police equipments (including key components), except those satisfying the requirements provided for in Article 220.127.116.11 of these Conditions.
(1) Military guns or guns for official use: handgun, rifle, submachine gun, machine gun, baton gun, etc.
(2) Civil guns: air gun, anesthesia gun, etc.
(3) Other guns: sample gun, prop gun, etc.
(4) Military equipments or police equipments: spontoon, military or police dagger or bayonet, etc
(5) Guns or equipments prohibited by the PRC: Ball gun, tear gas gun, taser, defibrillator, or defense device;
(6) Imitation of foregoing items.
18.104.22.168 Controlled Knives
Knives listed in the Interim Provisions on Controlling Certain Knives promulgated by the Ministry of Public Security, including daggers, knives with three edges (including fluted scraper used in machine work), knives with self-lock device, backswords similar with but longer than daggers, knives with double edges, and other similar backswords, knives with double edges, sharp knives with three edges, except those satisfying the requirements provided for in Article 22.214.171.124 of the Conditions;
126.96.36.199 Other Items
(1) Items which are unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size, package, shape or character;
(2) Live animals: wild animals or/and animals with strange shape or easily to attack humans (i.e. snake);
(3) Fresh perishable items with obvious peculiar smell, such as durian, etc;
(4) Items easily to defile the aircraft;
(5) Magnetic substance;
(6) Substance which makes people anesthetized or unpleasant, or substance with other similar nature;
(7) Items unsuitable for carriage according to national laws and regulations or the Regulation of CEAIR.
188.8.131.52 Items prohibited from exiting from, entering into, or transiting in, relevant countries according to laws, regulations or orders of such countries.
8.1.2 Items Unacceptable as Checked Baggage
A Passenger shall not include or place in Checked Baggage the following items: items which need specific custody, such as cash, negotiable instrument, valuable securities, bill of exchange, fragile or vulnerable items, perishable items, jewelry, precious metal or articles thereof, gold and silver articles, antiques and valuable paintings, videos which are out of print, presswork or manuscripts which are out of print, samples and valuables, important documents and materials, diplomatic envelopes, travelling documents, computers and accessories, and personal communication devices and accessories, personal digital devices and accessories, etc., and prescribed drug that needs to be taken regularly. Please see liability for damage specified in Articles 18.3.4 and 18.3.8 hereof.
8.1.3 Restricted Items on Carriage
184.108.40.206 Blunt, cold steel or similar items other than controlled knives may be carried as Checked Baggage, provided that the package of the foregoing items shall be appropriate; and the foregoing items may not be carried into cabin.
220.127.116.11 Medicines or cosmetics which are necessary during the journey, such as drugs containing alcohol, hair conditioner or perfume.
18.104.22.168 Dry ice intended for perishable items.
22.214.171.124 Alcoholic beverage.
126.96.36.199 Toy guns shall be carried as Checked Baggage, and may not be carried into the cabin.
188.8.131.52 Precise instrument, electronics, metals or batch objects shall be carried as cargo. Free Baggage Allowance does not apply to such items.
184.108.40.206 Liquid, gels and aerosols hand-carried by each Passenger shall be put in the container the capacity of which is no more than 100 ML separately, and the total volume of the foregoing items shall not exceed 1 L.
220.127.116.11 The electric wheelchair used by the Passenger during the journey.
18.104.22.168 Firearms and ammunition for hunting and sporting purpose may be carried as Checked Baggage with the firearms carriage license or the approval issued by relevant authorities of the State Council, but may not be carried into the cabin as Unchecked Baggage or carry-on items. Firearms must be unloaded with the safety catch on, and suitably packed. The carriage of ammunition shall be dealt with pursuant to relevant regulations on dangerous goods transportation.
22.214.171.124 Bulky musical instruments are not suitable to be carried as cargo. For the bulky musical instrument whose weight and size exceed the allowance of Unchecked Baggage, such musical instrument shall be charged separately as cabin-seat Baggage in the passenger cabin, and be taken care of by the Passenger.
126.96.36.199 Lithium battery may not be carried as Checked Baggage.
8.1.4 Please visit the CEAIR’s official website (www.ceair.com), the mobile website of CEAIR (m.ceair.com), the mobile App of CEAIR, or inquire with CEAIR Hotline 95530 to find more information on restricted items on carriage.
8.2 Checked Baggage
8.2.1 Upon delivery to CEAIR of Baggage to be checked, CEAIR will issue an Identification/Claim Baggage for each piece of Checked Baggage.
8.2.2 A Passenger shall attach his/her name or other personal mark to the Checked Baggage before checking it in.
8.2.3 Checked Baggage will be carried on the same aircraft as the Passenger, unless special circumstance occurs, under which CEAIR will explain the situation to the Passenger and will carry it on a subsequent flight if the space on that flight is available.
8.2.4 Checked Baggage must be well packed with suitcase or other proper container, locked and bound, and must be able endure a certain amount of pressure, and can be safely loaded, unloaded and carried under normal operation conditions; CEAIR may refuse to carry as Checked Baggage, and/or not liable for damages or losses of, Baggage whose package does not meet the requirements.
8.2.5 Each Checked Baggage must not exceed 32kg in weight and the three dimensions shall not exceed 40cm, 60cm and 100cm. The carriage of Baggage exceeding the foregoing limit shall be subject to the prior consent of CEAIR.
8.3 Unchecked Baggage
8.3.1 Each Unchecked Baggage must not exceed 10kg in weight and the three dimensions shall not exceed 25cm, 45cm and 56cm respectively. The sum of the three dimensions of each piece shall not exceed 115cm.
8.3.2 Unchecked Baggage should be stowed under the seat in front of the Passenger or in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin. Items exceeding the allowance of weight or size provided for in Article 8.3.1 hereof may not be carried into the cabin.
8.3.3 Each First Class Passenger is allowed to carry on up to two pieces of Unchecked Baggage; each Business Class or Economy Class Passenger is allowed to carry on up to one piece of Unchecked Baggage.
8.3.4 The Unchecked Baggage which exceeds the aforesaid allowance of weight, amount, or size shall be checked as Checked Baggage.
8.4 Free Baggage Allowance
8.4.1 The free carry-on or checked baggage allowance for each passenger is subject to the CEAIR regulations as updated and published from time to time.
188.8.131.52 The free baggage allowance is calculated by two systems: weight and piece.
184.108.40.206 When piece system applies, the free baggage allowance for a passenger (adult or child) is prescribed below: (1) for a first-class or business-class passenger, each checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg in weight and the sum of its three dimensions shall not exceed 158cm; and (2) for an economy-class passenger, each checked baggage shall not exceed 23kg in weight and the sum of its three dimensions shall not exceed 158cm. For an infant passenger, each checked baggage shall not exceed 23kg in weight and the sum of its three dimensions shall not exceed 115cm. In addition, each infant is allowed one checked stroller free of charge.
8.4.2 When two or more Passengers, traveling as one group to the same place of destination by the same flight, check their Baggage at the same place, the Passengers shall be permitted a total Free Baggage Allowance equal to the combination of their individual Free Baggage Allowance ascertained by their respective fares and categories.
8.4.3 When a Passenger takes the flight with different concepts in the Free Baggage Allowance, the Free Baggage Allowance shall be calculated based on the standards of limited weight or pieces indicated in the Ticket.
8.4.4 Where a voluntary change of itinerary is made, a Passenger shall be entitled to the Free Baggage Allowance applicable to the class of services shown on the Ticket after the change of itinerary.
8.4.5 Where an involuntary change of class is made, a Passenger shall be entitled to the Free Baggage Allowance applicable to the class of services shown on the original Ticket.
8.4.6 Free Baggage Allowance for an interline carriage shall be calculated according to the Regulation of CEAIR and relevant regulations of International Air Transport Association (IATA).
8.4.7 Small animals (except for service dogs carried by a Passenger with a disability) as well as their containers and food to be carried shall not be covered by Free Baggage Allowance. They can only be carried as excess baggage. The Passenger shall pay for the weight of small animals as well as their containers and food based on the applicable excess baggage charge rate.
8.4.8 Assistive Device for Individual with a Disability Passenger (including but not limited to wheelchairs) shall not be covered under the Free Baggage Allowance, and may be carried free of charge.
8.5 Excess Baggage Charge
8.5.1 The excess baggage means that portion by which the Checked Baggage and Unchecked Baggage exceed the Free Baggage Allowance. Passengers shall pay for excess baggage.
8.5.2 An excess baggage ticket will be issued to the Passenger in the case that excess baggage is charged.
8.5.3 Excess Baggage Charge Rate
220.127.116.11 Weight concept: every kilogram in excess will be charged on the basis of 1.5% of the Ticket fare applicable to the adult in the Economy Class of one-way direct flight on the boarding date.
18.104.22.168 Piece concept: excess baggage charge rate will be calculated on the applicable fixed charge rate published in the Passenger Air Tariff (PAT) of International Air Transport Association (IATA).
22.214.171.124 The charges will be received in the currency of the local country or region, with the number before decimal point left and mantissa rounded up.
8.6 Declaration of Baggage Value
8.6.1 A Passenger may declare a value for Checked Baggage in excess of USD 20 per kilogram.
8.6.2 The declared value of the Checked Baggage shall not exceed the actual value of such Baggage. The maximum declared value of Baggage for each Passenger is USD 2,500 (A Passenger may purchase any other commercial insurance to cover the Baggage value in excess of such maximum). CEAIR may refuse the acceptance and carriage of the Baggage if CEAIR disagrees with the declared value or the Passenger refuses to accept to be checked.
8.6.3 CEAIR will introduce a surcharge for the declared value of Baggage of 5‰ of the amount in excess of the limitation provided in Article 8.6.1 with the Baggage declared value. Such surcharge shall be denominated in Renminbi (Yuan), the decimal places of which shall be rounded-off.
8.6.4 CEAIR shall only accept the Baggage declared value with respect to the Checked Baggage of CEAIR’s flights.
8.6.5 CEAIR will not accept the Baggage declared value with regard to Unchecked Baggage, carry-on items, small animals and cabin-seat Baggage.
8.6.6 The Baggage declared value will not be counted into Free Baggage Allowance.
For the purpose of safety and security, CEAIR may conduct a security check, scan or X-ray inspection to a Passenger’s Baggage jointly with any other competent department, during which the Passenger shall be on the spot; CEAIR will not be liable for any damage attributable to the Passenger’s absence after being notified of the Baggage Check. If a Passenger refuses to accept to be checked, CEAIR may refuse to carry such Passenger or his/her Baggage.
8.8 Acceptance of Baggage
8.8.1 A Passenger shall check Baggage with a valid Ticket, and CEAIR will fill in the pieces and/or weight of the Checked Baggage in his/her Ticket and Baggage Check.
8.8.2 CEAIR will only accept Baggage during check-in on the date of flight departure. A Passenger may request CEAIR to accept Checked Baggage in advance after obtaining CEAIR’s consent in advance.
8.8.3 CEAIR shall attach a baggage tag to each piece of the Passenger’s Checked Baggage and offer the Identification/Claim Baggage thereof to the Passenger.
8.8.4 If any Checked Baggage is likely to give rise to any dispute on carriage liability, CEAIR may attach a baggage tag with a disclaimer to such Checked Baggage with the Passenger’s written consent; CEAIR will not be liable for any damage caused to such Baggage during carriage; if not, CEAIR may refuse the carriage of such Baggage.
8.8.5 Assistive Device for Individual with a Disability Passenger shall not, except for the part which has been damaged prior to the Passenger’s delivery for carriage, be entered into a disclaimer.
8.9 Small Animals
8.9.1 Carriage of dogs, cats, domesticated birds and other small animals can be accepted provided that a Passenger introduces such carriage to CEAIR when making the Reservation and CEAIR’s consent has been obtained in advance. Carriage of small animals shall be processed by successive Carriers subject to the consents from successive Carriers concerned. Small animals shall be properly crated and accompanied by valid health and vaccination certificates and documents required by countries of entry and transit. The Passenger shall be liable for the authenticity of the aforesaid documents, including but not limited to any penalty or loss so incurred to the Passenger or CEAIR.
8.9.2 Small animals can only be loaded in cargo bay during carriage. A Passenger shall carry and check small animals at the airport on the date of flight departure.
8.9.3 Small animals, together with the containers and food, shall not be counted into Free Baggage Allowance of the Passenger. (Please see Article 8.4.7 hereof)
8.9.4 Except for any fault attributable to CEAIR, a Passenger shall be fully liable for any illness, escape, injury or death of the checked small animals during carriage.
8.9.5 The containers for small animals shall be subject to CEAIR’s requirements.
8.9.6 Assistance dogs, guide dogs and hearing dogs may be carried with the Passengers with a disability in the cabin subject to CEAIR’s carriage conditions. Assistance dogs, guide dogs and hearing dogs, along with their containers and food, can be carried free of charge and will not be counted into Free Baggage Allowance.
8.9.7 CEAIR may limit the number of small animals to be checked and determine the carriage of small animals for each aircraft.
8.9.8 A Passenger shall be fully liable for any and all damage or injury to any other Passenger or CEAIR which may be caused by small animals, including assistance dogs, guide dogs and hearing dogs.
8.10 Diplomatic Envelopes
8.10.1 Diplomatic envelopes shall be carried with and attended by diplomatic couriers. As requested by diplomatic couriers, diplomatic envelopes can also be checked as Checked Baggage, provided that CEAIR will be liable, in accordance with the liabilities for normal Checked Baggage, for any Damage or loss of diplomatic envelopes during carriage.
8.10.2 Diplomatic envelopes and Baggage carried by diplomatic couriers may be weighed collectively or separately; Baggage in excess of Free Baggage Allowance shall be subject to Article 8.5 of excess baggage charge under these Conditions.
8.10.3 Request for cabin seats for placing diplomatic envelopes can be accepted provided that a Passenger introduces such request to CEAIR when making the Reservation and CEAIR’s and other relevant Carriers’ consents have been obtained in advance.
8.10.4 Diplomatic envelopes in each seat shall not exceed 75 kilograms in total weight and 40×60×100cm in total size. No Free Baggage Allowance shall be granted to any cabin-seat diplomatic pouch, Tariff shall be calculated in the following way and the higher figure shall be paid:
126.96.36.199 The actual weight of cabin-seat diplomatic envelopes shall be translated into the excess Baggage and be calculated according to the provisions on excess Baggage;
188.8.131.52 The seats occupied by diplomatic envelopes shall be translated into the fares of the same class and be calculated according to the places of departure and destinations during carriage.
8.10.5 This Article hereof shall apply to confidential documents carried by confidential transportation personnel.
8.11 Unacceptable Baggage
If any item unacceptable for baggage carriage or prohibited articles, dangerous articles prescribed by any country or restricted articles without CEAIR’s permission for carriage is included in the Baggage of any Passenger, the whole piece of Baggage will be regarded as unacceptable baggage. CEAIR will dispose of such unacceptable baggage in the following ways:
8.11. CEAIR may refuse to carry unacceptable baggage upon discovery at the place of departure; if the carriage has commenced, CEAIR has the right to cancel continued carriage and the charges paid for excess Baggage will not be refunded.
8.11.2 CEAIR shall stop carrying unacceptable baggage upon discovery at a stopping place. The unacceptable baggage may be handed over to the local customs or competent authorities. Any expenses arising therefrom shall be borne by the Passenger and the charges paid for excess Baggage will not be refunded.
8.11.3 Any prohibited articles, restricted articles or dangerous articles prescribed by any relevant country shall be turned in to the competent governmental authorities upon discovery of any unacceptable baggage.
8.12 Return of Baggage
8.12.1 If a Passenger requests for return of Baggage at the place of departure, the Passenger shall introduce such request to CEAIR before Baggage being loaded. If a Passenger applies for a refund, the accepted Baggage shall also be returned.
8.12.2 If a Passenger requests for return of Baggage at a stopping place, such request may be accepted unless time does not permit; but the charges paid for excess Baggage during the unused flight segments will not be refunded.
8.12.3 In the case of return of Baggage with value declared, a surcharge paid for the Baggage declared value will be refunded if the return of Baggage is made at the place of departure, but will not be refunded if the return of Baggage is made at a stopping place.
8.12.4 If a Passenger is arranged to switch to other flights due to CEAIR’s reasons, carriage of his/her Baggage shall be adjusted accordingly. Overcharge or deficiency for the charges of excess Baggage will be returned or supplemented by CEAIR, but the surcharge paid for the Baggage declared value will not be refunded.
8.13 Delivery of Checked Baggage
8.13.1 A Passenger shall promptly claim his/her Baggage by producing the Identification/Claim Baggage at the airport upon the flight arrival. The Ticket shall be presented and checked if necessary.
8.13.2 Unless otherwise as stipulated by laws, the Checked Baggage shall be presumed to have been delivered in good condition according to the contract of carriage if the Passenger fails to propose any written claim upon delivery.
8.13.3 CEAIR will deliver Baggage according to the Identification/Claim Baggage and is under no obligation to ascertain whether or not the person who collects the Baggage is the Passenger, and any loss or cost so caused shall be borne by the Passenger.
8.13.4 If the Passenger fails to produce the Identification/Claim Baggage when collecting Baggage, such Passenger shall provide sufficient evidence to prove his/her ownership to the Baggage. CEAIR may require the Passenger to issue an undertaking if necessary, in which the Passenger shall commit to assume any loss or cost which may be incurred CEAIR with regard to the delivery of the aforesaid Baggage.
8.13.5 If a Passenger fails to collect his/her Baggage in a timely manner, CEAIR will charge the Passenger for baggage custody fees from the date after the Baggage arrival. CEAIR may to dispose of the perishables in the Passengers’ Baggage 24 hours after the Baggage arrival for the sake of public health.
8.13.6 In the case of delay of Baggage, CEAIR shall promptly notify the Passenger for collection or directly deliver to the Passenger upon arrival unless the Passenger is required to process the customs formalities or the inspection and quarantine formalities in person on the spot according to applicable laws.
8.13.7 If the Baggage has not been collected within ninety (90) Days from the date after the Baggage arrival, CEAIR may dispose of such Baggage as an ownerless baggage and will not be liable for any loss to the Baggage.
8.13.8 Checked Baggage may only be delivered at:
184.108.40.206 The place of destination indicated on the Ticket;
220.127.116.11 The first Stopover point during the carriage;
18.104.22.168 The connecting place where the Passenger is switched to a continuing flight run by any other Carrier who has not entered into an interline carriage agreement with CEAIR or applies different provisions on carriage of Baggage from those of CEAIR;
22.214.171.124 The destination of the interline flight with a confirmed seat;
126.96.36.199 The arrival airport of the connecting place of the interline flight;
188.8.131.52 The place where the Passenger is required to collect all the Baggage;
184.108.40.206 The place indicated on the Ticket where the charge for the excess Baggage has been paid up;
220.127.116.11 The place where the customs formalities shall be processed before the carriage can be continued as prescribed by relevant countries.
8.14 Compensation for Baggage
8.14.1 In the event of any delay, loss or damage to Baggage during carriage, CEAIR and CEAIR Ground Services Agents shall fill in the Irregular Baggage Carriage Records or Baggage Damage Records along with the Passenger and shall reply to the Passenger regarding the investigation result in a timely manner. Any claim for Baggage compensation can be proposed at the place of departure, stopping places or the place of destination.
8.14.2 If the Checked Baggage fails to arrive in the same aircraft with the Passenger due to CEAIR’s reasons and such failure causes any inconvenience to a non-resident Passenger, CEAIR will pay a compensation for temporary articles for daily use to such Passenger according to the Regulation of CEAIR.