Cathay Pacific – a family guide

Get the low-down on what family-friendly services Cathay Pacific has in place and whether it is the right airline for you


Travelling while pregnant or with a family? Here’s what Cathay Pacific will do to make your journey easier. From luggage allowances through to meal planning we’ve got all the information you need.


Check-in baggage

All countries except Americas

  • Adults/children: no restrictions on number of pieces. Maximum combined weight must not exceed 40kg (First Class), 30kg (Business Class), 25kg (Premium Economy), 20kg (Economy)
  • Infants (under 2 years of age and not occupying a seat): no restrictions on number of pieces. Maximum combined weight 10kg across all classes

Central, North and South Americas

  • Adults/children: up to two pieces only. Maximum weight per bag is 32kg (First and Business Class), 25kg (Premium Economy), 23kg (Economy). Note: total dimensions of each bag musn’t exceed 158cm

Note: there are no extra charges for a buggy or cot but it will be checked in as luggage and returned on arrival


  • Families travelling together will always be booked together but it’s advised you book seats in advance to get desired seats
  • Bassinets can be requested when booking for all flights. They can hold up to 12kg (30″ x 15″ x 8″) but may be uncomfortable for babies over 6 months


  • There are no objections to breastfeeding onboard
  • Formula can be heated up onboard – you’re asked to get assistance from a crew member


  • Children’s meals must be ordered in advance when booking – there is no additional fee

Pregnant travel

  • You will need a doctor’s note to travel after 28 weeks. Cathay Pacific will accept passengers with single pregnancies up to 36 weeks (i.e. up to 35 weeks + 6 days) and multiple pregnancies up to 32 weeks (i.e. up to 31 weeks + 6 days). See the full Cathay Pacific pregnancy policy, including cancellation policies

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