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    travel blog What are the baggage regulations for domestic flights in China?    Author: jeff   Questions? Tell us

    In accordance with regulations of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg for the economy class, 30kg for the business class, and 40kg for the first class, plus limited carry-on luggage. Excess baggage charges are the sole responsibility of the clients. Regulations within China specify that all suitcases must have a locking device attached. Failure to follow this regulation may result in refusal by airport staff to load suitcases onto the aircraft

    Baggage regulations when flying inside China

    CARRYON BAGGAGE

    Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. First class passengers may carry up to 2 pieces. All other passengers may carry on only one piece. The size may not exceed 20x40x55cm. Carry no baggage in excess of the limit is subject to an excess baggage fee and must be handled as checked baggage.

    FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 40kg for first class, 30kg for business class, and 20kg for economy class. No free baggage allowance is granted to infants.

    IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TOGETHER IN GROUP MORE THAN 1 PERSON, YOU CAN USE YOUR ALLOWANCE TOGETHER.

    Even though the check in baggage allowance is 20kg per person when flying in China. You can put 2 or more people's allowance together. For example, you have 30kg and your friend has only 10kg, it will be fine as long as you two check in together at the airport. But if the total weight exceeds 40kg, they will charge you the over weight part.

    ARTICLES WHICH CANNOT NE TAKEN AS BAGGAGE

    Passengers are not allowed to carry in their checked or carryon baggage dangerous articles, such as flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive, polymerisable contaminant and magnetized materials. Passengers are forbidden to carry arms, sharp or lethal weapons when taking a flight.

    ARTICLES WHICH CANNOT BE PACKED IN THE CHECKED BAGGAGE

    Passengers are not allowed to pack in the checked baggage important documents, classified materials, diplomatic mail bags, negotiable securities, currencies, money orders, valuables, vulnerable perishables and articles and other articles needed in the special custody of somebody. The carrier will not be liable for the loss of or damage to the aforementioned.

    BAGGAGE PACKING

    The checked baggage should be packed perfectly, well locked, toed up solidly and be able to withstand pressure to a reasonable extent. Carriers may refuse to accept for carriage if the baggage packing does not meet to the requirements.

    BAGGAGE COMPENSATION

    The carrier will be liable to compensate for the loss of or damage to the checked baggage due to the carrier's fault. The norm of compensation shall not exceed RMB 50 Yuan per kg. If the value of the baggage is less than RMB 50 Yuan per kg, the amount of compensation shall be paid according to its actual value of the loss.

    BAGGAGE DECLARED VALUE

    A passenger may declare the value of his baggage if the value of his checked baggage exceeds RMB 50 Yuan per kg, Baggage declared value cannot exceed the value of the current baggage. The maximum baggage declared value is RNB 8,000 Yuan.

    SECURITY INSPECTIION

    Passengers and their baggage (including checked and carryon baggage) are subject to the security inspection before boarding the aircraft.

    travel blog Is the tap water drinkable in China?    Author: unca   Questions? Tell us

    Tap water is not drinkable in China except in some of the hotels, but it is safe for brushing teeth. All hotels supply guests in the room with a thermos of hot boiled water to make tea or coffee. Bottled water is recommended. Some hotels provide complimentary bottled water. If not, it can be purchased for about $0.25 to $0.75 per bottle everywhere.

    travel blog How to tip in China   Author: foring   Questions? Tell us

    What are your suggestions about tipping?

    Tipping has become a common practice in tourism industry in China in recent years although gratuities are entirely voluntary, not required. It is quite normal to tip the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy in recognition of their good service. Normally, you do not need to tip at hotel restaurant as the bill includes 10% to 15% service charge and it is not customary to leave tips at local restaurant unless you are highly satisfied with their food and service.

    For a person who earns US$ 100 per month, a US$ 10 tip is about 3 days' wages. Up-market hotels and some restaurants may slap a 5% service charge on top of the government's 10% value-added tax (VAT). This service charge might be considered a mandatory tip, though it's doubtful that much of it reaches the employees. In general, if you stay a couple of days in the same hotel it's not such a bad idea to tip the staff who clean your room - US$ 2 should be enough.

    You should also consider tipping drivers and guides - after all, the time they spend on the road with you means time away from home and family, especially when they accompany with you at night for overtime. Ditto if you take a day tour with a group - the guides and drivers are paid next to nothing. Typically, travelers on minibus tours will pool together to collect a communal tip separately for guide and driver.

    For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend tipping policy is:
    About US$ 5 per day (per tourist) for guide, US$ 2 per day (per tourist) for driver is standard. Of course, give more if you're feeling generous, but if you find a genuine reason not to tip, don't.

    For group of 5 passengers and above, recommend tipping policy is:
    About US$ 2 per day (per tourist) for guide, US$ 1 per day (per tourist) for driver is standard. Of course, give more if you're feeling generous, but if you find a genuine reason not to tip, don't.

    travel blog How do I meet my tour guide upon arrival?   Author: grace   Questions? Tell us

    After you have cleared custom formalities and claimed your baggage(s), please proceed to the exit. Your guide will be waiting for you there with a sign of your name.

    travel blog Can I travel to Tibet independently?   Author: lina   Questions? Tell us

    According to the Chinese official regulations, foreign tourist cannot travel to Tibet independently. You have to book a tour package to Tibet through a travel agency. You need a special travel permit to enter Tibet in addition to a valid China visa. We could arrange any tailored tour package to Tibet for you. Please contact us for further details if you are interested.

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