General regulations on checked baggage
Checked baggage refers to the baggage delivered by a passenger to Air China for custody and transportation and with an ID tag attached.
The weight of each piece of checked baggage shall not be less than 2 kg.
The maximum weight of each piece of checked baggage shall not exceed 45kg. On all international flights, the weight of each piece of checked baggage normally shall not exceed 32kg, and the baggage weighing between 32kg and 45kg shall meet the relevant requirements of the landing airport and onward carrier.
The total linear dimensions of each piece of checked baggage shall not exceed 203cm and not be less than 60 cm.
Baggage exceeding the free checked baggage allowance may be carried as checked baggage after the excess baggage charge is paid; baggage exceeding the weight or dimension limit cannot be carried as checked baggage, but cargo.
The checked baggage should be properly packed and secured to ensure that it is able to sustain certain pressure, and can be unloaded and transported safely under normal operational conditions. The packing of checked baggage should also meet the following requirements:
Items which are reasonably considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage because they are dangerous, unsafe, or by reason of their weight, size, shape or character, or which are fragile or perishable having regard to, among other things, the type of aircraft being used and lithium battery.
Items not suggested from carriage as or in checked baggage
Cash, checks, jewelry, precious metals and derived products, curios, paintings and calligraphic works, computers, personal electronic devices, samples, or other valuables, important documents, identification documents and prescribed medicine to be taken regularly.
In accordance with ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Version 2011-2012), passengers or crew members shall bring their personal-use portable electronic devices containing lithium or lithium ion battery cell or battery, including watches, calculators, cameras, mobile phones, laptops and portable video cameras, etc., as carry-on baggage to board the aircraft, and the lithium content of the lithium metal battery shall not exceed 2g and the nominal capacity of the lithium ion battery shall not exceed 100 watt-hours. Lithium ion battery with a rating between 100 watt-hours and 160 watt-hours may be installed in the devices contained in the checked baggage or carry-on baggage if approved by the carrier in advance. Lithium batteries with a rating exceeding 160 watt-hours are prohibited from carriage.
Spare batteries for portable electronic devices shall be protected individually to prevent short circuit (place into their original retail packages or insulate electrodes using other means, for example sealing the exposed electrodes with adhesive tape, or placing each battery into a plastic bag or protective box), and shall be carried only in carry-on baggage. Passengers and crew members are allowed to carry up to two spare batteries with a rating of 100Wh to160Wh as approved by the carrier.