EVA Air, Taiwan’s leading independent airline, is ending its two-system policy for checked bags, starting on June 23, 2022, making travel easier for passengers.
The change ends the weight-based concept EVA Air has been using for international flights to/from Europe and Oceania and within Asia and increases baggage allowances for passengers on those routes.
The airline will apply the piece-based concept for checked luggage on all its flights worldwide, making EVA Air’s policies consistent with those of its code share partners and other Star Alliance members.
EVA Air is the first airline in Taiwan to apply piece-concept baggage rules throughout its network.
Under the piece concept, passengers booked in Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel/Business Class are allowed two pieces weighing up to 32kg (70lbs) each.
Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers can check two pieces that weigh as much as 23kg (50lbs) each.
“We’ve been using two baggage-check systems since we launched our maiden flight, applying the piece concept on transpacific routes to and from the U.S. and Canada and the weight concept for passengers within Asia and to/from Europe and Oceania,” said EVA President Clay Sun.
“The piece concept for checked baggage is used by other Star Alliance members and major international airlines worldwide.
“Our policy change makes it less confusing for passengers to check their luggage and more convenient for those connecting to other airlines.
“It also enables us to further improve airport and transit services by creating a smoother baggage-check and transfer process globally.”
The weight concept capped the checked baggage allowances for Economy Class passengers to/from Asia, Europe and Oceania at 30kg (66lbs).
Comparing that system with one that’s piece-based: