Korean Air Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

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Korean Air has a pretty standard baggage policy when it comes to allowances. The number of complimentary checked bags and pricing for additional bags will vary by destination and a number of other factors.

Korean Air Carry-On Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
Standard carry-on bags:

  • Economy: 1 FREE
  • First / Prestige: 2 FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: undisclosed
  • Standard: 15.7 x 7.9 x 21.6 inches (40 x 20 x 55 cm)
  • Total weight of personal + standard bags should not exceed 25 pounds (12 kg) for Economy, 40 pounds (18 kg) for First / Prestige

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • International: A infant can bring 1 piece up to 22 pounds (10 kg) and 45 inches (115 cm), 1 stroller, and 1 car seat (or bassinet)
  • Domestic: An infant can bring 1 stroller and 1 car seat (or bassinet)

Stroller Check Policy:

  • “Large” strollers will not be permitted on the aircraft and will be checked at the gate free of charge.

Korean Air Checked Baggage Allowance

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) for Economy and 70 pounds (32 kg) for First/ Prestige fares; must adhere to max linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm).

Free baggage allowances regarding size, weight, and quantity of baggage vary with passenger itineraries, seating classes, and SKYPASS membership grades.

Korean Air advises passengers to use their baggage calculator for information on fees. We ran a few searches and found the following fees, but do check the calculator for your specific flight.

RouteEconomy (23kg)Prestige (32kg)First (32kg)
To/From America
(except Brazil)
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $200 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $200 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bags: $200 ea
USA-Brazil1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd+ Bags: $75 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd+ Bags: $75 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bag: $75 ea
To/From Brazil (all other)1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $175 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $175 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bag: $175 ea
Asia – Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceania
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: $110
3+ Bags: $175 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $175 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bags: $175ea
Korea – Asia1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: $70
3+ Bags: $100 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $100 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bags: $100 ea
Within Asia1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: $100
3+ Bags: $150 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $150 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bags: $150 ea
To/From Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceania
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: $130
3+ Bags: $200 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3+ Bags: $200 ea
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
3rd Bag: FREE
4th+ Bags: $200 ea
Domestic KoreaFree Baggage
Allowance for
Economy: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Free Baggage Allowance for Prestige: 66 pounds (30 kg)undisclosed

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

RouteOverweight
(23kg – 32kg)
Overweight
(33kg-45kg)
Oversized
(158cm – 203cm)
Oversized

(204 – 292 cm)

To/From America
(except Brazil)
$100$200$200$400
USA – BrazilN/A$75$75$150
To/From BrazilN/A$175$175$350
Asia – Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceania
$100$200$200$400
Korea – Asia$50$100$100$200
Within Asia$75 $150$150$300
To/From Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceania
$100$200$200$400
Domestic KoreaKRW 2,000/kgN/Aundisclosedundisclosed

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Korean Air’s policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Korean Air does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online from 48 hours before departure*.

Passengers need to log in to their booking from the ‘Check-in’ area of the Korean Air website to do this.

* Flights to/from USA, Canada, UK or Paris can check-in and pre-pay baggage from 24 hours prior to departure. 

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

Flying Korean Air to/from the U.S. you receive two free checked bags, but if you need a third checked bag the price jumps to $200. Use one of the cards below to get reimbursed for some or all of your checked bag fees when flying Korean Air.

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 mile welcome bonus (worth $200) once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement! This is why we like this card.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne® with a larger 50,000 welcome bonus (worth $500) once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening.

Exclusions & Waivers:

Depending on your SKYPASS membership grade, you are allowed to check extra baggage. (Restrictions may apply if you’re flying with a SkyTeam partner or codeshare partners.)

  • Morning Calm Club: Additional 1 Piece (70 pounds/32 kg) for First and Prestige classes, 50 pounds (23 kg) for Economy class, when flying economy on itineraries to or from the Americas, additional 1 free baggage cannot be applied.)
  • Morning Calm Premium Club: Additional 1 Piece (70 pounds/32 kg) for First and Prestige classes, 50 pounds (23 kg) for Economy class)
  • Million Miler Club in Economy, Prestige and First class: Additional 1 piece (70 pounds/32 kg)

*In case of weight system, additional 22 pounds (10 kg) of baggage allowance for Morning Calm Club, additional 44 pounds (20 kg) for Morning Calm Premium Club, and 66 pounds (30 kg) for Million Miler Club.

SkyTeam Member

  • If you are an Elite or Elite Plus member of SkyTeam, you receive an extra allowance (22 pounds/10 kg for Elite, 44 pounds/20 kg for Elite Plus), or one additional bag where the piece concept applies. This depends on routing.

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.


Frequently asked questions

How many bags can you carry on Korean Air?

Korean Air allows 1 personal item and 1 carry-on item for Economy passengers and 2 standard carry-on for First Class and Prestige passengers. Korean Air doesn’t specify maximum sizes but for Economy, the combined weight of both items must not exceed 12kg (25lb) and 18kg (40lb) for First Class and Prestige.

How much is excess baggage in Korean Airlines?

For international flights, Korean Air charges $50-$175 for overweight bags weighing 23kg – 32kg and $75 – $200 for bags weighing 32kg – 45kg. Oversized bags measuring 158cm – 203cm max linear dimensions will be charged $75 – $200 depending on the route.

How many bags can you check on Korean Air?

To/from the Americas, Korean Air allows Economy passengers to bring 2 checked bags for free (23kg). For all other international routes, 1 checked bag is free for Economy (23kg), 2 for Prestige (32kg) and 3 for First Class (32kg).

Is Korean Air strict with baggage allowance?

Korean Air has a strict baggage policy with many forums detailing passenger accounts of being asked to pay excess fees or repack baggage. So consider your baggage allowance carefully and be prepared to pay if you do choose to exceed these.

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86 comments

  1. Barry Walsh April 3, 2018

    I would be traveling from Sydney Australia to Vancouver BC Canada
    I would have 1 standard bage up to 23kg
    my second bag is my ski bag which measures 170cm in length about 19 kg
    please could you let me know the additional baggage charges

    Reply

  2. Gordan Bunoza December 4, 2018

    Hello i wanna ask can i carry 2 extra bags and each one is more then 30 kg??? Pls answer me fast beacaue i have fly in morning thx

    Reply

    • Gordan,

      You will probably have to pay an excess baggage fee. It all depends on your route.

      Reply

    • Brent Cole July 13, 2019

      I own 3 x 100 oz ingots of silver I would like to transport in my carry on from the USA to the Philippines. Is this going to be a security nightmare?

      Reply

    • I am travelling domestic with Korean air: Jeju to Seoul. Does the baggage size allowance of 158cm still apply? If so how much do I need to pay for exceeding 158cm?

      Reply

      • Stephen Au July 17, 2019

        Hey Michelle,

        Yes. The content in this guide states that domestic South Korea travelers in economy are allowed 1 checked bag of up to 158cm in size and 20 kg in weight. Thanks for reading.

        Reply

  3. Norma Lange Tagaza February 9, 2019

    I will travelling from Manila via Incheon to Frankfurt on Feb 14 2019. I want to be clear on baggage allowance. If my 1st suitcase is 32 kgs max, I am supposed to pay 100US$. I have a second suitcase with 23 kgs. how much do I pay?

    Reply

    • James Larounis February 11, 2019

      Hi Norma, according to what I can see, that would be another $100 based upon the information Korean has provided.

      Reply

  4. I’m traveling from US to Philippines; how much will it cost me to add an extra checked bag? I have an economy ticket so I have 2 FREE checked bags at the 50 lb limit but I needed to add another checked bag at the same weight. Do I need to pay it at check in at the airport or can I prepay?

    Reply

    • James Larounis February 28, 2019

      Hi Thess. It looks like you will need to pay KRW 200,000 / USD200 / CAD200 / IDR 2,860,000 according to Korean’s website (https://www.koreanair.com/global/en/footers/service-fees1/) for a third checked bag from the U.S. to the Philippines. You’d pay this at the airport when you check-in, so I’d recommend arriving early to be sure there’s enough time to complete this process. Thanks so much for reading!

      Reply

  5. How much does it cost to purchase additional check in luggage weight for return flight from Korea to Singapore? How to make the purchase?

    Reply

    • Hi Angie, we’re not quite sure what you’re asking here. Do you have an additional piece of luggage? Or are you just asking about your one piece of checked luggage that will be over the weight limit? This also depends on which fare type you have purchased.

      Also, please see the “Can I Pre-pay for Baggage” section to answer your second question. Thanks!

      Reply

      • I have bought another 23kg of baggage. Do I need to ensure they are packed 23kg (1st baggage Fee) + 23kg for 2nd package each?

        Can I pack my stuff into a heavier bigger luggage (maybe 30kg) and 1 smaller luggage 10kg?

        Pls advise soonest as my flight is this afternoon.

        Reply

        • Catherine Luther June 29, 2019

          Hi Net,

          As we are not Korean Air and your flight was departing so soon, I do hope you contacted the airline directly with your query.

          In any case, in this situation, passengers flying economy are not permitted to pool their baggage allowance to increase the weight of 1 piece. If you have purchased an additional bag then each piece must not exceed 23 kg. If it does, then you will incur excess overweight charges.

          Reply

    • I’m traveling from the USA to Cebu. I have 2 bags to check-in, both in excess of 4 lbs each. Will I have to pay?

      Reply

      • Hi Randy,

        Yes, Korean Air charges overweight bag fees so it is likely that you will have to pay. The charge should be around $100 per bag.

        Reply

  6. Rowena Rousseau April 1, 2019

    I will be traveling to the Philippines next week via Korean Air. Is a box allowed for checked in lugagge? What size? Thanks

    Reply

    • Hi Rowena, this will likely depend on some factors like what fare type you have purchased and what airport you are flying from. It will also depend on how large your box is and if it adheres to their maximum size and weight guidelines for checked baggage.

      Korean Air does not list any specifics on this topic (boxes vs. suitcases) on the Baggage Services part of their website. Since we are not affiliated with Korean Air in any way, we recommend calling their customer service line to inquire with them directly for the most accurate information — 1 (800) 438-5000 from the U.S.

      Reply

    • Supattra Sitthiket December 1, 2019

      I would like to know if I buy a round ticket from the U.S. to Thailand how much it will be for the third bag?

      Reply

  7. Regina Basañez April 2, 2019

    Hi! I will be traveling to Brunei from Mexico with a stop is Korea and a second stop in the Philippines. Can I pay the excess baggage fees with a credit card or do I need to bring cash? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Hi Regina, you can prepay for your luggage within 48 hours of your flight departure so you can definitely use a credit card there. Fewer and fewer airlines are actually accepting cash at airports nowadays as it’s more of a liability.

      I think you’re implying that your preferred method of payment is by credit card but if I’m mistaken and you would like to pay in cash, I’d suggest calling Korean Air’s Customer Service (+1-213-484-1900) and inquire if they will even accept cash as a form of payment. Hope this helps!

      Reply

  8. I have 23.5 kgs on my checked baggage. Will Korean Airlines allow the .5 kg. free of charge?

    Reply

    • Hi Alex, it’s a toss-up and completely depends on how kind/lenient the ticketing agent is. Best bet is to try and take out the extra 0.5kg and fit it in your carry-on!

      Or you can always swap it over if you get to the counter and they say it’s going to be an extra charge… although no one likes to up-end an entire suitcase in front of a line of waiting customers. eeek…

      Reply

  9. I will be traveling to Fiji from Delhi via Korean Air… can my personal item plus my hand carry sum up to 12kg? How much will it cost if I add a piece of extra luggage of 10kg as a checked in baggage in fj$?

    Reply

    • Hi Momina, we’re not sure which fare type you purchased so it’s tough to accurately help you out with this question.

      That being said, if you’re flying Economy, Korean Air states: “One additional personal carry-on item — laptop, briefcase, handbag — is permitted for Economy Class. (Total weight of carry-on bag and additional allowance should not exceed 12kg.)”

      Again, if you’re flying Economy, you should be allowed one checked bag free of charge (up to 23kg). An additional checked bag should cost you $130USD (~280 fj$).

      Please be advised we are not Korean Air so this is our best answer for your question based on our interpretation of the information given from Korean Air’s website. For the most accurate answer, we suggest you call Korean Air’s customer service or reservations line and inquire with them directly.

      Reply

      • Hi, I am traveling from America to Vietnam in Economy. How many bags am I allowed for free? Is it the same from Vietnam back to America?

        Reply

        • Hi Tawnya,

          For your flight, you may bring 1 personal item, 1 carry-on bag, and 2 checked bags up to 50 lbs or 23 kgs. Yes, it is the same for both legs of your journey.

          Thanks for reading!

          Reply

  10. Kelly Mak May 25, 2019

    Can I share the weight loading with my family members on my trip? For example, my baggage weight is 30kg and my family member’s baggage weight is 15kg – the total weight is less than 46kg. Is any extra charge required?

    Reply

    • Hi Kelly, the allotted baggage allowance is applied per ticketed passenger and the max limits are per bag. I am not sure which fare type you have purchased but if you have purchased two economy tickets, that would allow for 23kg per bag only. If you have any bag that is over 23kg you will have to pay an excess baggage charge or place some of the weight from the 30kg bag into the 15kg bag to even things out and make sure both are 23kg or under.

      With almost all airlines, you generally cannot combine 23kg + 23kg for a total of 46kg between you.

      Reply

  11. Arlene Mante May 31, 2019

    Hello! The baggage policy states 2 luggages at 23kg each. Is it ok to just have one but would weigh more than 23kg? It just the large luggage bag.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 3, 2019

      Hi Arlene,

      Please be aware that we are not Korean Air, we are UpgradedPoints.com. Although we cannot specifically confirm what Korean Air’s policy would be regarding this query, we can offer our experience that an airline would usually enforce the weight allowance of a single piece, regardless of whether you have decided to make use of your two piece allowance or not.

      Reply

  12. Hello,

    I noticed that the linear dimensions limitations states that each checked bag cannot exceed 62 inches or 158 cm. When looking for luggage to purchase, how would we calculate a luggage that has linear measurements such as:
    30″x19″x11 to make sure it does not exceed the baggage linear dimensions of Korean Airlines’ guidelines? I will be leaving from the U.S. to China in 2 weeks with the Peace Corps, and I really don’t have the money to pay an extra $200 due to exceeding the limit. Also, is there a max linear measurement that both pieces of luggage cannot exceed together, or are the linear measurements limitations for each individual luggage? Thank you so much for your reply in advance!

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 4, 2019

      Hi Janelle,

      To calculate the linear dimensions, you would measure the length, width, and height of the bag and add these measurements together (L + W + H). The total must not exceed 62 inches (158 cm). This would apply to a single piece of luggage, Korean Air would not permit passengers to pool their size allowance across multiple pieces.

      Hope this helps!

      Reply

  13. Heather Moffett June 24, 2019

    We will be traveling from Seoul to Bangkok economy class. How many checked bags are free per passenger? Weight per bag? How many carry on bags per passenger? Sizes allowed?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 25, 2019

      Hi Heather,

      For checked luggage the first 23 kg bag is free, the 2nd would cost $70, and any additional bags would be $100.

      For carry-on luggage you are permitted 1 personal item and 1 carry-on bag with the total weight of personal + standard bags not exceeding 12kg / 25lb for Economy.
      A carry-on item must not exceed 40 X 20 X 55 cm or a total sum of 115cm per piece.

      Reply

  14. Hi Korean Air

    We are a family of 4 in economy class and have a 4 baggage (23kg) check in allowance. Can we check in 3 bags that exceed 23kg but less than 32kg and have a total weight less than 92kg (23×4)?

    Reply

    • Stephen Au July 17, 2019

      Robert, keep in mind we are NOT Korean Air. Checking in fewer but oversized luggage is probably not going to fly with them. Check back directly with Korean Air, since we are not the airline. Thanks for reading.

      Reply

  15. Abhijeet patne July 20, 2019

    I will be travelling from Mumbai (India) to Los Angeles lax USA with a layover in Seoul Incheon…how many carry on and checked in luggage am I allowed? I presume I am allowed 1 backpack with a duffle and two checked in luggage weighing no more than 23 kg…. am I going to be charged for this? Or will I be charged at Seoul even though the airline is same that is Korean Air (Delta).

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther July 21, 2019

      Hi Abhijeet,

      Economy passengers traveling to/from the United States are permitted 2 x 23 kg of checked luggage. Providing you booked the entire journey on 1 ticket, this allowance should apply for any other airlines operating part of the journey as your luggage would be checked all the way through to Los Angeles.

      The carry-on allowance is 1 x carry on item not exceeding 40cm x 20cm x 55cm and 1 x personal item such as a laptop bag or handbag with the total combined weight not exceeding 12kg.

      Reply

      • Abhijeet patne July 22, 2019

        Thank you Catherine for your quick reply…it doesn’t matter if my beginning destination is from india right for the checked in luggage? And I would get my checked luggage directly at my final destination ( Los Angeles). Both my flights are from Korean Air with a layover of 5 hours in Incheon. Any suggestions of any do and donts?

        Reply

        • Catherine Luther July 22, 2019

          Korean Air doesn’t specify any exclusions for flights originating from India so the the standard baggage allowance would apply. As we’re not Korean Air we can’t guarantee this as we are sourcing information from their website, so if you would like to be 100% certain we advise you contact Korean Air directly. Please refer to Korean Air’s website for items that are restricted in checked and carry-on luggage.

          Reply

          • Hi! Me and my brother have a flight this coming monday can we have a group baggage? Since his luggage is very small? The kg. of my luggage will be 28 and his luggage will be 18 kg. In our tickets we have economy and each person can carry maximum of 23kg. Please reply into my comment or send me some email thanks! Have a nice day. Our total 46 kg.

          • Catherine Luther December 20, 2019

            Hi Erickson,

            You wouldn’t be able to share the weight as an individual piece may not exceed 23 kg. If a piece does exceed 23 kg then it is likely you would incur overweight charges.

  16. I’m traveling from India to Toronto. What is the max weight for my carry-on bag?

    Reply

    • Andrew Kunesh August 1, 2019

      Hi Swar, good question! According to Korean Airlines, your carry-on bag can weigh up to 12 kg/25 lbs in economy class. Passengers in first and business class are allowed two carry-on bags that weigh up to 18 kg/40 lbs.

      Reply

  17. Nick Mankle August 18, 2019

    My wife and I are traveling to the Philippines early Dec by Delta Airlines to Korea and then by Korean Air to Manila. We are entitled two 50lb bags on Delta. What are we entitled by Korean air? Is there any additional charge? Thanks!

    Reply

    • Andrew Kunesh August 19, 2019

      Hey Nick, your baggage allowance will be the same on both the Delta and Korean flight legs. Further, bags will be checked all the way through from Delta to Korean, so you won’t need to recheck your bags at Seoul airport. Thanks!

      Reply

  18. Phan Nguyen Thien Giang August 19, 2019

    I booked flight from KOJ to HAN, transit at ICN. I got e-ticket. In my e-ticket, Allowance Baggage: 2-1PC/3-1PC*. Can you explain that for me ? Thank you

    Reply

    • Phan,

      We are not Korean Air. Please keep that in mind. We would suggest calling Korean Air directly to definitely determine the baggage policy.

      Reply

  19. I will be traveling from Cebu, Philippines to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA with a 15 hour layover in Seoul, Incheon, Korea. I will be checking into the transit hotel in Incheon for a 14 hour layover. Is it possible to check my bag from Cebu, Philippines all the way through to my final destination Honolulu, Hawaii, USA or do I have to pick it up in Seoul and re-check again to USA? Is there an hour limitation as to how long Korean Airlines can hold bags for transfer to next flight internationally? I would prefer to check my bag all the way to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA and not have to pick up in Seoul. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 24, 2019

      Hi Diane,

      As you’re staying in the transit hotel, you won’t be required to clear customs and immigration so it is likely Korean Air will check your bags through to final destination. However, as we’re not Korean Air, we can’t confirm this for you 100%, so you would be best to call the airline to confirm this. Different airlines and airports have different policies when it comes to checking bags through.

      Reply

  20. John Stokoe August 28, 2019

    Hi Korean Airlines, I am leaving Cebu going back home to Calgary Alberta Canada. I will have 3 checked bags, can I pay for the 3rd bag at Cebu airport and with Philippino Pesos? If not can I use my Canadian Interac card? Am planning on bringing extra pesos to pay for this extra bag. Thanks, John

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 28, 2019

      Hi John,

      Please be aware that we are not Korean Air, we are UpgradedPoints.com. Different airlines and airports have varying policies on cash payments so it is best that you contact Korean Air directly to confirm this.

      Reply

  21. Catherine Dimaranan August 28, 2019

    I’m traveling Michigan to the Philippines and I have 3 bags to check in. My 3rd bag is excess up to 32 kgs, how much can I pay? Thank you

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 29, 2019

      Hi Catherine,

      An additional bag will cost $200 (23kgs) and you will also pay a $100 fee for the excess from 23-32 kgs. $300 in total.

      Reply

  22. I’m traveling from Osaka to Seoul by Korean Air. Economy class allow me to bring 1 baggage but I need 2. Seems I have an option to add the other 48 hours before in the web page. BUT in case I wouldn’t be able to do it via web. Can I pay for the 2nd baggage in situ? How difficult it’s the process?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther September 2, 2019

      Hi Dan,

      Yes, you should be able to add a bag when checking in at the airport. Some airlines don’t accept cash so you may need a credit card to do this. Rules vary for different airlines and airports so it advisable that you contact Korean Air to query this.

      Reply

  23. Hi. I am traveling from San Diego to Philippines.

    I have two big luggages that weigh 50lbs each. Am I allowed to have a carry-on luggage as my third bag without a fee?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 4, 2019

      Hi Riza,

      Traveling from the United States, the checked baggage allowance is 2 x 50lb bags. You are also permitted 1 standard carry-on and 1 personal item (these items combined must not exceed 25lb).

      Reply

  24. Salt Nguyen November 5, 2019

    Hi,
    I’m traveling from Toronto to Ho Chi Minh City and I will have one 12kg cabin bag and two 23kg-checked luaggages. However, now I have an extra 10kg. Can I pay for the extra 10kg only? Because 200$ for the 3+ luggage is too much.
    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 5, 2019

      Hi Salt,

      Your options would be to pack 9kg extra into one of your existing bags and pay $100 in overweight charges or pay for an additional 23kg bag for $200.

      Reply

  25. Hi. I am flying from Incheon to Delhi and I have one piece of excess baggage. How do I pay for the extra bag?

    Reply

  26. Carmen Miroiu November 16, 2019

    I booked a return flight from Seoul to Guam. Guam is a US territory; does the baggage policy for US (2 checked bags) applies to US territories too?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 17, 2019

      Hi Carmen,

      I just ran a search using the Korean Air baggage calculator and only 1 23kg bag is included in the ticket.

      Reply

  27. I’m traveling from US to the Philippines via Korean Air. How much do I have to pay for my check luggage that weighs 32kg/70lbs? Thank you!

    Reply

  28. I will fly from PDX to Vietnam, my first stop is San Francisco, do I have to check my bags again?

    Reply

  29. Hi! Could you carry a violin and a carry-on luggage? Does the violin count as the personal item? Please advise, thanks.

    Reply

    • Hi Idb,

      As long as the violin will fit underneath the seat in front of you then you should be able to bring it as a personal item.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  30. Dewey Jackson December 30, 2019

    Can you use your miles for extra baggage fees or over weight check-ins?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 3, 2020

      Hi Dewey,

      Korean Air does allow passengers to purchase excess luggage with Skypass Miles. You can view the excess baggage award chart here.

      Reply

  31. Hi,

    I have a carry-on bag with size 118 cm. Can I use it to travel in Korean Airlines from Mumbai?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 6, 2020

      Hi Ripal,

      The maximum size for a standard carry-on with Korean Airlines is 115cm. If you choose to take the bag and it does not fit within their bag sizer, then you may be asked to check the piece for a fee.

      Reply

  32. Hi me and my fiancee are flying from canada to vietnam and we are flying economy are we allowed 2 check in bags at under 50lbs each?

    Reply

  33. Joanne Mohney February 8, 2020

    Flying from New York to Bangkok, am I allowed 2 checked bags each weighing up to 50 lbs (23 Kg) or is the total weight for both limited to the 50 lbs?

    Reply

  34. Ganesh paudel February 14, 2020

    I have a flight for Nepal from Japan. How much baggage can I carry? My transit is Korea

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 15, 2020

      Hi Ganesh,

      Korean Air allows passengers to bring 1 personal item and 1 carry-on bag into the cabin. The size of the personal item is undisclosed by Korean Air, but the standard carry-on must not exceed 15.7 x 7.9 x 21.6 inches (40 x 20 x 55 cm) and both items together should not exceed 25 pounds (12 kg).

      Reply

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