EVA Air 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 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’s policies consistent with those of its coshare partners and other Star Alliance members. EVA 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.
EVA is accompanying its introduction of the new checked baggage policy with special fare family products designed especially for travelers with less baggage. Among them are an all-new Economy Class “Discount” fare available for travel on all routes and an affordable “Basic” fare with a free checked baggage allowance of 23kg (50lbs) on flights within Asia.
EVA’s Infinity MileageLands Diamond, Gold and Silver Card members can receive an allowance for an additional free checked bag, based on membership status. Once the new policy is fully adopted, EVA’s original extra checked bag policy, allowing one piece of luggage that weighs 23kg (50lb) or less and applying to passengers in all cabins, adjusts to one additional bag, based on booking class.
EVA is continually seeking products and practices to create more secure, convenient and comfortable flying experiences for passengers. As more countries enter a post-pandemic phase, EVA is diligently refining and improving its service quality. As soon as Taiwan lifts its border restrictions and EVA can get back to the business of flying travelers around the globe, passengers will be able to make good use of the new baggage allowances.