Asiana Airlines Baggage Fees & Tips to Cover the Expenses

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Asiana Airlines is conveniently straightforward when it comes to baggage fees. The South Korea-based airline uses a weight allowance for domestic flights with no maximum number of items permitted, and a clear-cut piece allowance for all other routes.

If you’re part of the Asiana Club, then you will receive a generous allowance of additional baggage on top of the standard amount.

Asiana Carry-on Allowance

1 Personal item: FREE of charge

Economy: 1 standard carry-on item (10 kg/22 lbs) FREE of charge
First and business class: 2 standard carry-on items (10 kg/22 lbs each) FREE of charge

Size Restrictions:

  • Personal item: Undisclosed, but Asiana’s website references items such as a small briefcase, laptop computer, or duty-free item.
  • Standard carry-on item: The sum of L + W + H may not exceed 115 cm, with maximum dimensions of:
    • L = 55 cm
    • W = 40 cm
    • H = 20 cm

Lap Infant Carry-on Policy

Stroller Check Policy

  • A small collapsible stroller is allowed to be taken onboard when room permits, but “larger” strollers will be handled as checked baggage at the gate and received back at the gate of the destination.

Asiana Checked Baggage Allowance

The size of the bag may not exceed a L x W x H sum of 158 cm including wheels and handles.

Korean Domestic
Economy: 20 kg/44 lbs)
Business class: N/A

U.S. Routes
Economy: 2 bags (not exceeding 23 kg/50 lbs each)
Business class: 2 bags (not exceeding 32 kg/70 lbs each)
Infants: 1 bag (not exceeding 23 kg/50 lbs)

Non-U.S. Routes
Economy: 1 bag (not exceeding 23 kg/50lbs)
Business class: 2 bags (not exceeding 32 kg/70 lbs each)
Infants: 1 bag (not exceeding 10 kg/22 lbs)

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Domestic Routes

$2 per kilogram exceeding the free baggage allowance.

U.S. Routes

TypeBasisRoute
Asia (including Oceania) – U.S. Routes (excluding Saipan)
Europe – U.S. Routes (including Saipan)
Oceania – Saipan
Asia (excluding Oceania) – Saipan
Excess Baggage
Fee
1 piece (23 kg, sum of 3 dimensions ~158 cm)USD $200USD $100
(free for Brazil departures/arrivals)
Excess Weight
Fee
24 kg-32 kgUSD $100
33 kg-45 kg
*Advance notice required
USD $400USD $200
Excess Bulk FeeSum of 3 dimensions
158 cm-203 cm
USD $200USD $100
Sum of 3 dimensions
203 cm-292 cm
USD $400USD $200
Cost of one applicable excess baggage fee will be charged.
Sum of 3 dimensions
between 203 cm-292 cm
*Advance notice required
USD $400USD $200
Double the cost of applicable excess baggage fees will be charged

Non-U.S. Routes

TypeBasisRoute
Short-haul routes within
1.5 hours from Korea*
Korea-Japan/China/Taiwan/
Hong Kong/Macao/
Mongolia
Within Asia **Asia-Europe/Middle East/
Africa/Oceania
Excess Baggage
Fee

1 piece
(23 kg,
sum of 3
dimensions ~158 cm)
USD $60USD $80USD $110USD $140
2 + piecesUSD $90USD $110USD $160USD $210
Excess Weight
Fee
24 kg-28 kgUSD $35USD $40USD $60USD $90
29 kg-32 kgUSD $50USD $60USD $90USD $110
33 kg-45 kg
*Advance notice required
USD $90USD $110USD $170USD $210
Excess Bulk FeeSum of 3 dimensions
159 cm-203 cm
USD $90USD $110USD $170USD $210
Sum of 3 dimensions
between 203 cm-292 cm
*Advance notice required
(newly established on
November 1, 2018)
USD $160USD $200USD $320USD $400

*Destinations within 1.5 hours of Korea: Fukuoka, Weihai, Yantai, Dalian, Qingdao
**Short-distance Asia routes within 1.5 hours of Korea excluding Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Mongolia.

‘Within Asia’ refers to routes excluding short-haul flights within 1.5 hours from Korea and flights to Japan/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao/Mongolia.

For information on transporting special luggage including sports equipment or musical instruments, see Asiana’s policy for special luggage.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Asiana Airlines does not allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for additional baggage exceeding their free baggage allowance.

If extra baggage is required, then their excess baggage charges (detailed above) would be applicable and payable only at the airport.

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Exclusions & Waivers

Asiana offers additional free baggage allowances for Asiana Club membership tiers:

Domestic Routes:

Silver Class: additional 20 kg/44 lbs
Gold Class: additional 30 kg/66 lbs
Diamond Class: additional 40 kg/88 lbs
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: additional 50 kg/110 lbs

Economy:

International (U.S.) Routes
Silver Class: additional 2 x 23 kg/50 lbs
Gold Class: additional 1 x 32 kg/70 lbs + 1 x 23 kg/50 lbs
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: additional 3 x 23 kg/50 lbs

International (Non-U.S.) Routes
Silver Class: additional 1 x 23 kg/50 lbs
Gold Class: additional 1 x 32 kg/70 lbs
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: additional  2 x 23 kg/50 lbs

Business Class:

International (U.S./Non-U.S.) Routes
Silver Class: additional 2 x 32 kg/70 lbs
Gold Class: additional 2 x 32 kg/70 lbs + 1 x 9 kg/19 lbs
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: additional  3 x 32kg/70 lbs

 

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FAQ

How many free checked bags Asiana?

Asiana includes 1 piece of checked baggage on domestic routes (20kg/44 lbs). For US routes 2 pieces are included for Economy (23kg/50lbs), 2 pieces for Business (32kg/70lbs) and 3 for First Class (32kg/70lbs). For non-US routes, 1 piece is included for Economy (23kg/50lbs), 2 for Business (32kg/70lbs) and 3 for First Class (32kg/70lbs).

How many bags can you carry on Asiana Airlines?

Asiana permits Economy passengers to bring 1 standard carry-on bag and 1 personal item. Business and First Class passengers can bring 2 pieces of standard carry-on plus a personal item. The standard carry-on bag must not exceed 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm and 10 kg/22 lbs for all cabins (per item for Business and First Class).

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18 comments

  1. Roth sovatha · August 28, 2019 · Reply

    I have just bought a checked baggage suitcase with L=164 cm, W=40 cm, H=26 cm for Asiana Airline economy class. I want to know if it exceeds the dimension restriction.

    • Catherine Luther · August 29, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Roth,

      Yes, that exceeds Asiana Airlines’ maximum baggage allowance of 158 linear cms.

  2. What is the excess baggage fee (one box) San Francisco to Philippines?

    • Catherine Luther · September 19, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Nun,

      For U.S. routes, Asiana Airlines charges $200 for an additional 23 kg bag.

  3. Hi, I’m going from GMP to Tokyo, just wondering how much baggage allowance I can have?

  4. Anyhow Zigara · September 30, 2019 · Reply

    I have a 2 piece baggage allowance but now I want to bring 1 more piece of baggage weighing 23kg. How much will I be charged?

    • Catherine Luther · September 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Anyhow,

      This would depend on where you are traveling to and from. If you can provide this information then we will try to assist you.

  5. Hi,
    I want to bring a used 32″ TV to the Philippines. My Home Depot box dimensions will total to 63 linear inches and weight will be less than the allowed 50 lbs. Will I be subjected to an additional fee? How much? If dimensions and weight don’t exceed allowed, will there be no additional fee on TV if within my allowed 2 baggages?

    • Catherine Luther · October 10, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Susan,

      Providing the package does not exceed Asiana Airlines’ maximum size and weight restrictions, then they should allow you to check the TV as part of your standard allowance.

  6. Elizabeth tiano · October 10, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, my mom visited us here in Canada and she’s going back home to the Philippines, in economy class. How many checked baggs is she allowed? If we use a balikbayan box, how much weight is allowed and what is the charge?

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Your mother should be allowed to bring 1 checked bag that does not exceed 23 kgs or 50 lbs. If you use a Balikbayan box then it too should not be larger than 23 kgs or 50 lbs. The box also cannot exceed 158 cms in total dimensions. Keep in mind that we are not Asiana Airlines so feel free to contact them directly for more information!

      Thanks for reading!

      Thanks for reading!

  7. António Alfaro · October 13, 2019 · Reply

    Hello,

    I will buy a booking for flight with Asiana from Qingdao to Lisbon (Qingdao-Seoul-Lisbon). I see that I have 1 piece of baggage free up to 23kg but I would like to buy one more checked bag for me and another for my wife. How much will it cost?

  8. Rachelle pabalan · October 16, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, my parents will go home on Sunday..departing from Incheon Airport in Korea going back to the Philippines Clark Airport..they have 1 luggage each that weigh 40kg each..so that means they exceed 17 kilos each per luggage. How much will they have to pay for their extra kilos? Thank you in advance for your answer

    • Catherine Luther · October 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Rachelle,

      If a bag weighs 33 kg-45 kg, Asiana Airlines charges $170 (per bag). The airline also states that advance notice is required for these overweight bags so you will need to contact Asiana Airlines to inform them.

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