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    What are fare classes?

    Your fare class is a letter assigned to your ticket, and each fare class comes with its own set of benefits and flexibility. It will determine your baggage allowance, the option to select your seat in advance, the number of Asia Miles and Status Points you’ll earn and more.

    Your fare class also determines your eligibility for potential upgrades using Asia Miles or other carrier miles programmes. Please note that not all codeshare (non-Cathay Pacific) flights are eligible for upgrades.


    Fare type

    Light

    Essential

    Flex

    Fare classes Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, S, N, Q, O
    Cabin baggage1 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg
    Checked baggage1, 2 1 piece, 23kg 2 pieces, 23kg each 2 pieces, 23kg each
    Seat pre-selection3, 4 Regular seat For a fee Free of charge Free of charge
    Preferred seat - - Free of charge
    Extra legroom seat For a fee For a fee Free of charge
    Flight change5 For a fee + potential fare difference For a fee + potential fare difference Free of charge + potential fare difference
    Cancellation5 For a fee For a fee For a fee
    No show5 For a fee For a fee For a fee
    Earn Status Points and miles7 Allowed Allowed Allowed
    Upgrade with miles4 - Eligible Eligible
    Standby for earlier flight4 - - Available

    Fare type

    Essential

    Flex

    Fare classes E W, R
    Cabin baggage1, 2 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg
    Checked baggage1, 2 2 pieces, 23kg each 2 pieces, 23kg each
    Seat pre-selection3, 4 Free of charge Free of charge
    Flight change5 For a fee + potential fare difference Free of charge6 + potential fare difference
    Cancellation5 For a fee Free of charge6
    No show5 For a fee For a fee
    Earn Status Points and miles7 Allowed Allowed
    Upgrade with miles 4 - Eligible
    Standby for earlier flight 4 - Available

    Fare type

    Light

    Essential

    Flex

    Fare classes I D, P J, C
    Cabin baggage1, 2 1 piece, 10kg 1 piece, 10kg 1 piece, 10kg
    Checked baggage1, 2 2 pieces, 32kg each 2 pieces, 32kg each 2 pieces, 32kg each
    Seat pre-selection3, 4 Free of charge Free of charge Free of charge
    Flight change5 For a fee + potential fare difference For a fee + potential fare difference Free of charge6 + potential fare difference
    Cancellation5 For a fee For a fee Free of charge6
    No show5 For a fee For a fee For a fee
    Earn Status Points and miles7 Allowed Allowed Allowed
    Upgrade with miles4 Eligible Eligible Eligible
    Standby for earlier flight4 - - Available

    Fare type

    Flex

    Fare classes F, A
    Cabin baggage1 1 piece, 15kg
    Checked baggage1, 2 3 pieces, 32kg each
    Seat pre-selection3, 4 Free of charge
    Flight change5 Free of charge + potential fare difference
    Cancellation5 Free of charge6
    No show5 For a fee
    Earn Status Points and miles7 Allowed
    Standby for earlier flight4 Available

    Cabin

    Economy

    Premium Economy

    Business

    First

    Fare classes X T U Z
    Cabin baggage1, 2 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 10kg 1 piece, 15kg
    Checked baggage1, 2 1 piece, 23kg 2 pieces, 23kg each 2 pieces, 32kg each 3 pieces, 32kg each
    Seat pre-selection3, 4 For a fee Free of charge Free of charge Free of charge
    Flight change5 For a fee For a fee For a fee For a fee
    Cancellation5 For a fee For a fee For a fee For a fee
    No show5 Free of charge Free of charge Free of charge Free of charge
    Earn Status Points and miles7 - - - -
    Upgrade with miles4 - - - -
    Standby for earlier flight4 - - - -
    • 1 Cathay members may enjoy additional baggage allowance according to their member status. Please refer to our Baggage information page for more details.
    • 2 For journeys between Hong Kong and New Zealand, please visit our Baggage information page for more details. For flights with the ultimate ticketed origin/ destination within the U.S. or Canada, please refer to Baggage information carrier rules page for more details.
    • 3 Cathay members may enjoy free seat pre-selection according to their member status. For passengers traveling with a child or an infant, please visit our our Reserve your seat page for more details.
    • 4 Applicable to flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific only and subject to availability.
    • 5 The fee charged for flight change or cancellation and no-show will vary based on your fare type (with lower costs for a higher fare type in general). Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
    • 6 Fees may apply for selected countries/regions and are subject to change without prior notice. You can find the exact amount when purchasing the ticket online or by contacting Customer Care or your travel agent.
    • 7 Status Points and miles accrual will vary based on fare type and fare class. You can use our Status Points and Asia Miles calculator to see how many Status Points and miles you can earn for a particular journey.

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