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Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

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Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

We will be leaving San Francisco on March 28, arriving at Hong Kong on March 29, with a 2-week stopover in Hong Kong, then leaving Hong Kong on April 12, flying to Bangkok. We were under the assumption that the baggage allowance would be the same for International Flights under Cathay Pacific. However, they are different as the HKG-BKK leg is allowed a max of 20kg. Both flights are under one ticket. It seems every airline have different rules for stopovers. We haven't been able to find any info about Cathay Pacific's stopover rules on the net. Does anyone know their rules on stopovers and how it will affect us?

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Chiang Khong...
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1. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

hi

what is the weight limit on your SFO to HKG flight? it usually is 22 KG per bag

20 kg is albout 45 lbs. about 5 libs difference

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2. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

We are allowed 2 bags at 50 lbs per bag for each person on our SFO-HKG, flight but with the stopover, we're not sure it is the same or not since the HKG-BKK has different rules if you book it as a separate flight or if there is a stopover limit which affects the baggage rules.

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3. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

If you are spending 2 weeks in Hong Kong, stopover rules will not apply. You will need to stick to Cathay Pacific's limits.

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4. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

Finally, got a reply from Cathay Pacific. They said that since my flights originate from North America, the two-bag rule takes precedent. So, we will be allowed to check in two bags each on our Hong Kong to Bangkok flight though normally it is a 20kg limit.

Chiang Khong...
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5. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

Hi

Make sure you get it in writing and take a copy with you when you

checkin after your 2 week stop over. HKG

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6. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

I am surprised that you get the 2-bag allowance instead of a weight allowance in your case. As said about, make sure you have that in writing from CX for check-in purposes.

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7. Re: Baggage Allowance on Stopover at HKG from SFO to BKK

I've had N. American luggage rules apply on a BA flight between BOM and ORD with a 1 week stopover in LHR on the outbound leg. The reason stated at the time was being on a single ticket, the higher luggage allowance takes precedence.

However, times change and airlines have different rules and interpretations vary from person to person - so I'd have it in writing as suggested by others.

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