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How strictly does CX enforce the piece system on transpacific routes for J passengers

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Old Jun 17, 17, 1:06 am
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How strictly does CX enforce the piece system on transpacific routes for J passengers

(I did a quick search on baggage here and it didn't return many relevant results so I decide to post a new thread here...)

How strictly does CX enforce the piece system on their transpacific routes (upcoming flight ORD-HKG in J)?

-I have a small hard pool cue case (with my 2 favorite cues in there) that must be checked in here in the States (but not necessarily so elsewhere), in addition to my two other bags that need to be checked. Only one bag is a heavy piece (but below 32kg), and the other two (including the cue case) have minimal weight (less than 15kg total). I do have a regular carry-on on top of those. Would I usually get by with these three checked-in pieces?

-Also do they let you put your music instrument (like a guitar) upright in 777-300ER's large J seats?

I guess the best way is just to call CX CSR beforehand to confirm, but just wondering if anyone has experience with these.
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Old Jun 17, 17, 1:14 am
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This is the answer related to your instrument:

https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...struments.html
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Old Jun 17, 17, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by fcontinuum View Post
Would I usually get by with these three checked-in pieces?
With extra. Piece concept is pretty much obvious and there is no room to argue - 2 is 2.

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Also do they let you put your music instrument (like a guitar) upright in 777-300ER's large J seats?
As CX says:

Whilst we donít like saying no to our passengers, we can only accept this sort of item on board if prior permission has been granted.
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I guess the best way is just to call CX CSR beforehand to confirm, but just wondering if anyone has experience with these.
Don't forget, even with prior permission, GAs also have the final say.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 11:09 am
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OP,

Is there anyway you can combine the two smaller pieces?
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Old Jun 18, 17, 8:54 pm
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OP,

Is there anyway you can combine the two smaller pieces?
Cellophane wrap?!
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Old Jun 18, 17, 9:06 pm
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Wife (GO)+self (DM) in biz have checked in 7 pieces instead of the allowed 6 a couple of times at least. Been refused once at JFK. Each time, 6 of the bags were well within the 32kg limit and the 7th was a rollaboard that i'd have otherwise carried on.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 9:45 pm
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Cellophane wrap?!
Not impossible, esp if there are those on-the-spot services! You need to be within the maximum dimensions, of course.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 9:50 pm
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Cellophane wrap?!
Can't, I did that once, and was politely declined.
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Old Jun 19, 17, 4:29 am
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Can't, I did that once, and was politely declined.
This was permitted YVR>HKG for me once. In fact the check-in staff suggested it.
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Old Jun 19, 17, 4:58 am
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Cellophane wrap?!
i know cdg doesnt allow. Nor AA (if u hv connections)
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Old Jun 19, 17, 9:35 pm
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I had 11 bags checked once from LAX to HKG with my family. All of us are DM and were in J which only entitled us to check 9 bags in total. We were prepared to pay the excess baggage fee of $150/extra piece but they didn't even say anything at check in... so we obviously didn't raise up!
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Old Jun 20, 17, 3:58 am
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Actually a lot of check in staff remembered DM as having 4 piece limit
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Old Jun 29, 17, 9:55 pm
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Come back for the update:

At ORD:
-Checked in a large luggage and a guitar with a semi-hard case. I was recommended to gate check the guitar to avoid any mishandling at ORD (the luggage tag was printed out and attached to the guitar at check-in counter)
-brought on board a backpack, a carry-on, and an empty pool cue case (I managed to put the cues in the large luggage checked in)

At HKG the second day for PVG flight on KA (also in J):
-Bags were checked through all the way to PVG despite overnight connection (~23hr)
-Was stopped by the security check point officer and told I could not bring a hard cue case (empty or not) on board unless with explicit approval from KA to them
-->Went back to counter and the agent happily checked in the cue case
-->Upon arrival at PVG, the cue case had a inspection completed sticker by HKG security. Turns out an empty cue case with a piece of chalk in there was suspicious enough for HKG security
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