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

  • A small collapsible stroller, car seat, or portable cradle can be taken onboard in addition to infant food required for the flight.

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: 1 bag (not exceeding 20 kg/44 lbs)
Business class: N/A
First class: N/A
Infants: 1 bag (not exceeding 10 kg/22 lbs)

U.S. Routes
Economy: 2 bags (not exceeding 23 kg/50 lbs each)
Business class: 2 bags (not exceeding 32 kg/70 lbs each)
First class: 3 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)
First class: 3 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
Cost of 1 applicable excess baggage fee will be charged
Excess Bulk FeeSum of 3 dimensions
158 cm-203 cm
USD $200USD $100
Sum of 3 dimensions
203 cm-292 cm
(until
October 31, 2018)
USD $400USD $200
Double the cost of applicable excess baggage fees will be charged
Sum of 3 dimensions
between 203 cm-292 cm
*Advance notice required
(as of
November 1, 2018)
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
Excess Weight
Fee
24 kg-28 kgUSD $25USD $30USD $50USD $80
33 kg-45 kg
*Advance notice required
USD $40USD $50USD $80USD $100
29 kg-32 kgUSD $80USD $100USD $160USD $200
Excess Bulk FeeSum of 3 dimensions
159 cm-203 cm
USD $80USD $100USD $160USD $200
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.

If the baggage exceeds size and weight restrictions, then charges will be applied for both.

Even if the dimensions do not exceed 292 cm, the bag may still be refused due to transportation restrictions on board the aircraft.

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 23 kg/50 lbs
Gold Class: additional 2 x 32 kg/70 lbs + 1 x 9 kg/19 lbs
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: additional  3 x 23 kg/50 lbs

First Class:

International (U.S./Non-U.S.) Routes
Silver Class: additional 3 x 32 kg/70 lbs
Gold Class: additional 3 x 32 kg/70 lbs + 1 x 9 kg/19 lbs
Platinum/Diamond Plus/Diamond Classes: additional  4 x 32 kg/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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