[photopress:air_carry_on_baggage.jpg,full,alignright]In most of the countries of Asia – China no exception – the phrase ‘carry-on restriction’ is a loose term subject to local interpretation, more honoured in the breach than the observance.
On flights to Manila from Hong Kong, for example, Filipina amahs have struggled on board with loads that would have given pause to Arnold Schwarznegger in his prime. Now it is all over.
China takes a lead here although it is pretty much true of all Asian countries. On China domestic airlines the current restrictions, which are implemented in real life are:[photopress:air_carry_on_baggage2.jpg,full,alignleft]
- Luggage must be smaller than 20x40x55cm.
- Carry-on weight limit is 5kg
- First-class passengers are allowed 2 bags, business and economy 1 bag
- No liquids of any kind or volume are allowed
- No lighters or matches
- No dangerous goods.
Many passengers, the writer being no exception, welcome the enforcement of these rules with great anticipatory delight.