Cathay Pacific is to introduce a new method of
calculating extra baggage charges with effect from 1 December 2010
for flights to all destinations in its network.
The key element of
the new system will be a switch from the current charging rate for
extra baggage, which is based on ticket fares, to a system that is
calculated in accordance with a structured system of travel zones.
Passengers can now view a transparent grid of
charges through the airlineís website, and
from that can calculate exactly what charges they will have to pay by
referring to the zones in which their travel originates and ends.
A Cathay Pacific spokesman said, ďWe believe passengers will
appreciate the transparency of our new baggage policy, which will
make the calculation of extra and special baggage charges for each
journey much more straightforward and transparent. Dividing our
network into zones makes for a simple and efficient way to
calculate the charges according to the distance travelled.Ē
There will be no changes to the airlineís cabin baggage
See other recent news regarding: