What are the baggage regulations for flights within China?
Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. First class passengers are allowed to carry up to 2 pieces. All other passengers shall carry on only one piece. The size may not exceed 20x40x55cm. Carry-on baggage in excess of the weight limit is subject to an excess baggage fee and has to be checked at the baggage control.
(For tourists, sometimes exceptions are made, but this is not assured!)
FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Free baggage allowance includes checked baggage and cabin baggage (please see “Carry-on baggage”).
Passengers holding a first class ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 40kg.
Passengers holding a Business class ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 30kg.
Passengers holding an economy class ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg.
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TOGETHER IN A GROUP WITH MORE THAN ONE PERSON, YOU CAN USE YOUR ALLOWANCE TOGETHER.
Even though the check-in baggage allowance is 20kg pef person when flying in China. You can put 2 people’s allowance together, which means, if you have 35kg, your friend can have only 5kg, as long as you 2 check in together at the airport, that will be fine. But if the total weight exceeds 40kg, they will charge you the over weight part. This policy also applies to 3, 4, 5 or even more people, as long as they are checking in at the same time at the airport counter.
ARTICLES WHICH CANNOT BE TAKEN AS BAGGAGE
Passengers are not allowed to carry any dangerous articles in their luggage, such as flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive and magnetized materials. Passengers are forbidden to carry either arms nor sharp or lethal weapons when taking a flight.
ARTICLES WHICH CANNOT BE PACKED IN THE CHECKED BAGGAGE
Passengers are warned to pack important documents, classified materials, diplomatic mail bags, negotiable securities, money, valuables, vulnerable perishables, important articles and other articles needed in the special custody of somebody, into the checked baggage. The carrier will not be liable for the loss or damage of the aforementioned objects.
The checked baggage should be packed perfectly, well locked, tied up solidly and be able to withstand pressure to a reasonable extent. Carriers may refuse to accept for carriage, if the baggage packing does not meet the requirements.
The carrier will be liable to compensate for the loss of, or damage to the checked baggage due to the carrier’s fault. The norm of compensation shall not exceed 50 Chinese Yuan per kg. If the value of the baggage is less than 50 Chinese Yuan per kg, the amount of compensation shall be paid according to the actual value of the loss.
BAGGAGE DECLARED VALUE
A passenger may declare the value of his baggage if the value of his checked baggage exceeds 50 Chinese Yuan per kg. Baggage declared value should and can not exceed the real value of the current baggage. The maximum baggage declared value is at 8,000 Chinese Yuan.
Passengers and their baggage (including checked and carry-on baggage) have to pass the security inspection before boarding the aircraft or the train.
What is train travel like in China?
Taking the train in China can be a very interesting experience and a good alternative to the airplane. The train tickets are divided into four categories, namely, soft-sleeper, hard-sleeper, soft-seater, and hard-seater. Each carriage has two washrooms at both of its ends including a Chinese-style toilet (you better bring your own toilet paper).
If you have a soft-sleeper ticket you can stay in a comfortable four beds compartment. In there, there are 2 lower soft berths, 2 upper soft berths and a small table. Meals and drinks can be purchased in the train’s restaurant carriage located directly next to the soft sleeper carriage.
Although traveling by train seams to be harder than by airplane, it offers you many chances to make acquaintance with some Chinese people.
Can I book the train tickets only from you?
Sorry, we cannot provide this service for you. Because the train suppliers are not enough in China, a train pre-booking system is not available in China now. We only provide train ticket booking service for guests who buy our package service or other tours.
What types of ground transportation will we use for our tour?
The vehicles we provide for our guests are equipped with air-conditioning and cushioned seats. Generally, a private car with driver is provided for a group of two persons. A 7-12 seat coach will be used for a group of about three to five persons. For groups with more then ten persons, a 22 to 30 seat coach will be set up. We provide always vehicles with more seats than passengers on our tours, to ensure that you feel comfortable and have enough space for all your baggage. These vehicles are all privately rented and just used for your tour.
How much is the airport departure tax in China?
Airport departure tax is now included in the ticket price. There is no need to pay for it seperately.