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Special Baggage / Sports Equipment

Items listed below or those exceeding our size limitations as specified under Checked Baggage are considered Special Baggage. Each Customer can purchase only one piece of Special Baggage/Sports Equipment allowance (20kg) on the website. Overweight baggage will be charged at HKD 120/kg, and no single bag may exceed 32kg.

For extra checked Special Baggage/Sports Equipment purchases, please proceed to Airport Check-In Counter directly for assistance, subject to additional fees. See Baggage Fees page for details.


Non-motorised bicycle

Diving Equipment

Golf Equipment

Ski & Snowboard


Fishing Rod

Max. overall size
277cm / 109”


Max. weight

If your booking was made before 8 May, 2024, you can still enjoy the entitlements of your original fare category. Click here for details.

Special Baggage/ Sports Equipment allowance cannot be used for normal checked baggage. If you require additional checked baggage allowance, please book it separately. 


HK Express does not accept pets for carriage, whether in the cabin or in the hold. This restriction does not apply to assistance dogs. Please see Special Assistance > Travelling with an Assistance Dog for more details.

We accept mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walkers. Please refer to Special Assistance.

You may bring musical instruments onboard provided they meet our standard cabin baggage size and weight limitations listed below. All musical instruments must be stored in a sturdy, hard-side case with rounded edges. Soft cases will not be accepted.

The maximum linear size (H x W x D) accepted in the cabin is 22 x 14 x 9 inches and must not weigh more than 7kg. The instrument will be considered part of your Cabin Baggage allowance.

From 1 January 2018, smart baggage with lithium ion batteries/power banks that cannot be removed will be banned from checked and cabin baggage on all HK Express flights.

All lithium ion battery power banks in smart baggage will only be allowed for carriage if the battery can be removed and meet the requirements of our Lithium Ion Batteries Policy.

What is Smart Baggage?

According to the International Air Transport Administration, a smart baggage is defined as an Innovative baggage with integrated lithium batteries.

Examples of Smart baggage include features such as;

  • Lithium ion battery and motor allowing it to be used as a personal transportation device, either as a stand-up scooter, or sit on vehicle. These devices do not meet the criteria of a mobility device.
  • Lithium ion battery power bank that allows charging of other electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
  • GPS tracking devices with or without GSM capability.
  • Bluetooth, RFID and Wi-Fi capability.
  • Electronic baggage tags.
  • Electronic lock/s.
  • Lithium ion battery, motor and tracking device (GPS) allowing the bag to self-propel and ‘follow’ the owner.

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