Korean Air Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2017]

Korean Air baggage fees

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: undisclosed
  • *** total weight of personal + standard bags should not exceed 12kg / 25lb for Economy, 18kg / 40lb for First / Prestige

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • International: A infant can bring 1 piece up to 115cm/10kg & 1 stroller & 1 car seat (or bassinet)
  • Domestic: An infant can bring 1 stroller & 1 car seat (or bassinet)

Korean Air Checked Baggage Allowance:

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

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

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
Asia – Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceana
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
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, Oceana
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: 20kg
undisclosed

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

RouteOverweight
(23kg – 32kg)
Overweight
(32kg – 45kg)
Oversized
(158cm – 203cm)
To/From America
(except Brazil)
$100$200$200
Asia – Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceana
$100$200$200
Korea – Asia$50$100$100
Within Asia$75$150$150
To/From Europe,
Middle East,
Africa, Oceana
$100$200$200
Domestic KoreaKRW 2,000/kgundisclosed

*on some routes, baggage in excess of 32kg is not permitted

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

Flying Korean Air to/from the US 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.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
With this card, you can use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees (which is perfect for families that travel and incur travel expenses). Simply apply your miles to these expenses when your statement arrives!
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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)

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

*In case of weight system, additional 10kg of baggage allowance for Morning Calm Club, additional 20kg for Morning Calm Premium Club, and 30kg for Million Miler Club.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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