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 (22 pounds/10 kg) FREE of charge
First and business class: 2 standard carry-on items (22 pounds/10 kg) 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 45 inches (115 cm), with maximum dimensions of:
    • L = 21.6 inches (55 cm)
    • W = 15.7 inches (40 cm)
    • H = 7.9 inches (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.
  • Infants are permitted 1 x 50 pounds (23 kg) bag on U.S. flight routes and a 22 pound (10 kg) bag on all other flights.

Asiana Checked Baggage Allowance

The size of the bag may not exceed a L x W x H sum of 62 inches (158 cm) including wheels and handles.

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

U.S. Routes
Economy: 2 bags (50 pounds/23 kg each)
Business class: 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg each)

Non-U.S. Routes
Economy: 1 bag (50 pounds/23 kg each)
Business class: 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg each)

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Domestic Routes

Excess weight is charged at KRW 2,000/$1.7 per kilogram.

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
**’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:

Gold Class: additional 22 pounds (10 kg)
Diamond Class: additional 44 pounds (20 kg)
Platinum/Diamond Plus Classes: additional 66 pounds (30 kg)

Economy:

International (U.S.) Routes
Gold Class: 1 x 70 pound (32 kg) bag + 1 x 50 pound (23 kg) bag total
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: 3 x 50 pound (23 kg) bags total

International (Non-U.S.) Routes
Gold Class: 1 x 70 pound (32 kg) bag total
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: 2 x 50 pound (23 kg) bags total

Business Class:

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


Frequently asked questions

How many free checked bags Asiana?

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

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 22 pounds/10 kg for all cabins (per item for Business and First Class).

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58 comments

  1. Roth sovatha August 28, 2019

    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.

    Reply

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

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

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    • Hi Tracey,

      You can bring 1 person item, 1 carry-on bag, and 1 checked bag (not exceeding 23 kg/50lbs).

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

      • Laurence Erandio December 29, 2019

        Hi, going to US via Seattle from Edmonton. I have a carry-on that is 53cm height by 22 depth and 35 width, is that okay as carry on or will I be charged? And weight is 8 kilos?

        Reply

        • Catherine Luther December 29, 2019

          Hi Laurence,

          I would say that bag would be fine, especially if it’s a soft bag that you can squash slightly if asked to place in a bag sizer. The sum of L + W + H may not exceed 115 cm. The maximum weight of a carry-on is 10 kg.

          Reply

  4. Anyhow Zigara September 30, 2019

    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?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther September 30, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  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?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther October 10, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  6. Elizabeth tiano October 10, 2019

    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?

    Reply

    • 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!

      Reply

  7. António Alfaro October 13, 2019

    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?

    Reply

  8. Rachelle pabalan October 16, 2019

    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

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther October 17, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  9. Tess tamayao October 22, 2019

    LAX to Manila…lay over in Incheon Korea for 3 hours. I have 2 luggage/ box each of them weighs 65 lbs… how much do I have to pay for excess? Thanks

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  10. Nolan Paraiso October 22, 2019

    What is the allowed amount of ammunition to be checked in?

    Reply

  11. Malou Sanchez November 3, 2019

    I am a GOLD Asiana Club member. I am going home to the Phil this Nov. I want to check in a 3rd luggage of 50 lbs ( aside from the 2 free luggage of 50 lbs allowed by the airline. I am flying economy class. Is my third check in luggage free of charge since I am a GOLD Asiana club member?
    Thank you for your help and information

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 4, 2019

      Hi Malou,

      Where are you flying from and do you mean you are flying to the Philippines?

      Reply

  12. Hi! Our flight will be SFO-MNL-SFO. We are planning to bring balikbayan boxes. The boxes measures: 44.5 cm and 60 cm. width, 54cm height. We will make sure that it will not be heavier than 50 lbs.

    My concern is if the balikbayan boxes will be accepted as checked in baggages. Thanks,

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 9, 2019

      Hi Rose,

      Providing your box does not exceed maximum linear dimensions of 158cm then you would be able to check the item. Those measurements are slightly over so you must be prepared to pay oversized charges if the airline does not accept the piece.

      Reply

  13. Hi, is a backpack considered as a personal item? Will they weigh my carry-on baggage and personal item together? Thank you.

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    • Hi JR, according to the information on Asiana’s baggage fee policy on their webpage, the following are allowed:

      “You may take one of the following items into the cabin, in addition to your carry-on baggage.
      Small briefcase
      Handbook
      Laptop computer
      Book
      Small duty-free item
      Infant food to be eaten during the flight
      Staff or crutches for disabled passengers
      Guide dog for visually handicapped passengers
      Small stroller that can be folded flat”

      Most airlines will allow a small backpack as a personal item, however, the general rule is that it must be smaller than your carry-on.

      Asiana does not state whether or not these items will be weighed separately or together.

      I suggest calling Asiana’s customer service line directly to inquire with them. SOrry to not be of more help!

      Reply

  14. Marivic Tolenada November 15, 2019

    Hi, I will depart from Chicago to Seoul and I have 2 bags free, but my Seoul to Clark has only 1 bag. Do I need to pay the other bag? If yes, how much will it cost? Is it by weight or by the number of bags? Thank you for your help.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 17, 2019

      Hi Marivic,

      If you booked both of your flights on 1 ticket, then you should have the checked baggage allowance of the most significant flight. But as we’re not Asiana Airlines we can’t confirm this for you 100% and you should contact the airline to confirm.

      Reply

  15. I am planning to fly from Seattle to the Philippines and thinking about bringing a flat-screen tv, probably 55 inches. The total dimension will definitely exceed the allowable size, but the weight will be in the allowed range. Do you know if ASIANA will allow it and how much it would cost? Many Thanks.

    Reply

    • Hi Ed,

      It is likely that you will be able to bring the TV as checked luggage, but it will probably be subject to an oversized bag fee. Asiana does not publish what this charge will be on their website, so you will need to contact them directly.

      Reply

  16. sharon c yung December 5, 2019

    I am traveling from US to Hong Kong, then Hong Kong to Fukuoka, Japan. Then, flying back from Fukuoka Japan back to US. It is a non direct flight stopping at Seoul both ways. How many free check-in bag is allowed? Thanks!

    Reply

  17. I am traveling to Stavanger Norway with Asiana on my first leg flight to Soul. I want to purchase additional baggage of 23kgs, how do I request this?

    Reply

    • Hi Julie,

      You can contact the airline’s customer service team and they can assist you with adding additional luggage to your itinerary.

      Reply

  18. I am flying on Asiana Airlines from OKA (Okinawa) to CRK (Clark International-Angeles City, Philippines).

    I have 3 bags each weighing 23kg/50lbs. each and have an economy ticket. How much should it cost for the extra/excess baggage. I have looked on their website and because confused between extra baggage vs. overweight. I also cannot get them on the phone.

    HELP PLEASE!!!

    Thanks and Happy Holidays

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 21, 2019

      Hi Ken,

      You should have 1 piece included for that route and according to Asiana’s excess baggage information, you would pay $110 for the first additional bag and $160 for the second.

      Reply

  19. I’m going to fly from San Francisco to Tan Son Nhat Ho Chi Minh Vietnam. It’s Economy so I’m allowed 1 standard carry-on weighing 22bls and 1 personal bag, plus 2 checked bags weighing 50 lbs each right?
    If one of my checked bags is over 50 lbs, like 55 lbs. How much I will be charged?
    Thanks

    Reply

  20. I have a Star Alliance Gold card status with Turkish Airlines. Does this enable me to have extra checked in luggage on Asiana flights from Istanbul?

    Reply

  21. Kayleen Aralar January 11, 2020

    Hi,

    I’m traveling alone and have 5 checked bags. What is the extra cost for each extra checked bag?

    Reply

    • Hi Kayleen,

      Can you let me know where you’re traveling? That will make a big difference in how much you will be charged for your baggage.

      Reply

  22. Fernando Matondo January 14, 2020

    I have two baggage, one is 46 lbs and the other one is 54 lbs, is that ok? Still total 100 lbs.

    Reply

    • Hi Fernando,

      Unfortunatley, Asiana requires each bag to be under 50 lbs, even if the combined weight is less than 100 lbs.

      I recommend you move 4 pounds from one suitcase to the other so that both are under the stated weight limit.

      Reply

  23. Hi, I am traveling from HKG to ICN, how many checked bags am I allowed to carry?
    Thanks

    Reply

  24. I have a round trip ticket for international non-U.S route and I have a membership in Silver Class tier. according to what stated above about ‘Exclusions & Waivers’, Asiana offers additional free baggage allowances for Asiana Club membership tiers and for Silver class: the additional 1 x 50 pounds (23 kg).
    Could you please explain it more in detail? Does it mean I will be entitled to 1 extra checked bag (23kg)?

    Thank you so much

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 22, 2020

      Hi Maya,

      As silver status, unfortunately you do not receive additional baggage allowance. This is only for Gold+ statuses. The article has been updated accordingly.

      Reply

  25. Hi! I have a round trip ticket from Manila-JFK-Manila. How much will i pay for one additional 50 lbs bag?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 27, 2020

      Hi Jessica,

      You would be charged $200 per route ($400 total) for an additional 50 pound bag.

      Reply

  26. Apple Raymundo January 27, 2020

    Hi I will be traveling from Vancouver and I have a connecting flight at Seoul going to the Philippines..I have a infant on lap..With Air Canada, they allow 1 free check in baggage for the infant on lap..How about on Asiana? I believe my baggages will be picked up in Manila..

    Reply

  27. Hello,

    I am flying from JFK to Tokyo, with a transfer in Seoul. I am having such a hard time finding any store with the correct carry-on requirements for Asiana carry-on, (21.6″×15.7″×7.8″). The main issue is the depth. All bags sold in stores have a depth of 8″-11″. How strict is the airline when it comes to this? If I buy a bag that is 9″ deep, will I have to pay the checked fee for exceeding limits?

    Thanks,
    Tracey T.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 12, 2020

      Hi Tracey,

      We can’t comment on how strict the airline is as it can depend entirely on the gate agent on the day. There should be a little flex with the conversion from cm to inches so you should be fine with a 8″ deep bag.

      Reply

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