I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Mumbai, India on Air China for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. However, I bought some additional items that I have to take back with me (clothes and gift merchandise).

Now, I have an extra bag weighing 50 lbs (23 kg). I contacted my travel agency and they said that the cost of an extra bag is approximately 650 - 800 RMB. I searched various websites but have not found information to confirm this.

How can I positively confirm the price? And can I pay for an additional bag in advance to avoid any last-minute formalities?


Air China has a dedicated page on purchasing excess luggage. There are a few restrictions including the availability of the service being only on non-codeshare flights. To date the price for one 23kg extra piece of luggage is 650RMB. Below is a screenshot from the linked website:

AirChina Extra luggage

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    If I understand it correctly, it says that this service is applicable for all flights departing from Beijing to North America. Am I missing out on something @JoErNanO
    – AngryPanda
    Jun 29 '15 at 4:31
  • @AngryPanda Indeed. You might want to contact the airline for clarifications.
    – JoErNanO
    Jun 29 '15 at 9:00

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