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China Southern Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover the Expenses

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China Southern Airlines has a clear policy for checked baggage and a generous allowance in particular for first class passengers, allowing 3 checked items.

This clear-cut policy extends to excess baggage as well, with standard charges for oversized and overweight pieces up to $495.

So ensure you distribute across your piece allowance, and don’t take any chances with a bag that might be too big or too heavy — you’ll regret it at the airport!

China Southern Airlines Carry-on Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE for economy and premium economy class
2 standard carry-on bags: FREE for business and first class

Size and Weight Restrictions

  • Personal: Undisclosed, but a handbag is referenced as an example
  • Standard: Maximum weight for each item is 17 pounds (8 kg). Maximum sum of external dimensions of each piece is 45 inches (115 cm).

Lap Infant Carry-on Policy

  • When traveling with a lap infant, a collapsible stroller or bassinet can be taken as a carry-on in addition to infant food and other necessities.

Stroller Gate Check Policy

  • In addition to the free checked baggage allowance, transportation of a fully collapsible stroller is free of charge as checked baggage.

China Southern Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance

Economy Class

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Route/ItinerariesMaximum Number of PiecesMaximum Weight of Each PieceMaximum
Dimension of Each Piece (L+W+H)
Europe To/From Japan/Southwest Pacific/Americas/Middle East/Africa2 pieces50 pounds (23 kg) each62 inches (158 cm)
Americas To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia/Southwest Pacific/Middle East/Africa
Southwest Pacific To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia/Middle East/Africa
Middle East To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia/Africa
Africa To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia /Central and Western Asia
Between Japan and China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia
Central and Western Asia To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)1 piece70 pounds (32 kg)
Europe To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia1 piece50 pounds (23 kg)
South Korea To/From Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan of China/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia
Southeast Asia To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/South Asia/Central and Western Asia
South Asia To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Central and Western Asia
The Chinese Mainland To/From Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan
Hong Kong/Macao To/From Taiwan
Other Unspecified Itineraries
Child/Infant With a SeatSame basic baggage allowance as an adult
Infant Without a Seat1 piece22 pounds (10 kg)45 inches (115 cm)

Premium Economy Class

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Routes/ItinerariesMaximum Number of PiecesMaximum Weight of Each PieceMaximum
Dimension of Each Piece (L+W+H)
Europe To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/Southwest Pacific region/Americas/Middle East/Africa2 pieces50 pounds (23 kg) each62 inches (158 cm)
Americas To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia/Southwest Pacific region/Middle East/Africa
Southwest Pacific To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/ South Korea/Southeast Asia/Central and Western Asia/Middle East/Africa
Middle East To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia/Africa
Africa To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Japan/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia
Japan To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia
South Korea To/From Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan of China/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and Western Asia1 piece70 pounds (32 kg)
Southeast Asia To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/South Asia/Central and Western Asia
South Asia To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)/Central and Western Asia
Central and Western Asia To/From China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)
The Chinese Mainland To/From Hong Kong and Macao, and Taiwan
Hong Kong/Macao To/From Taiwan
Other Unspecified Itineraries
Child/Infant With a SeatSame basic baggage allowance as an adultSame basic baggage allowance as an adult
Infant Without a Seat1 piece22 pounds (10 kg)45 inches (115 cm)

Business Class

  • 2 pieces FREE, 70 pounds (32 kg) each, not exceeding 62 inches (158 cm) in linear dimensions for all routes
  • Infant Without a Seat: 1 piece FREE, 22 pounds (10 kg) not exceeding 45 inches (115 cm) in linear dimensions
  • Child/Infant Without a Seat: Same basic baggage allowance as an adult

First Class

  • 3 pieces FREE, 70 pounds (32 kg) each not exceeding 62 inches (158 cm) in linear dimensions for all routes
  • Infant Without a Seat: 1 piece FREE, 22 pounds (10 kg) not exceeding 45 inches (115 cm) in linear dimensions
  • Child/Infant Without a Seat: Same basic baggage allowance as an adult

Region Definition

  1. Europe also includes Russia (European region), Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco
  2. Middles East: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel, Jordan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Oman, and Yemen
  3. Central and Western Asia: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, etc., and Russia (Asian region)

Baggage Allowance for Branded Fares Between South Korea and China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan)

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Fare TypeMaximum Number of PiecesMaximum Weight of Each PieceMaximum
Dimension of Each Piece (L+W+H)
Economy Standard1 piece50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)
Economy Flex2 pieces50 pounds (23 kg) each
Economy Full Flex2 pieces50 pounds (23 kg) each
Premium Economy Standard1 piece70 pounds (32 kg)
Premium Economy Flex2 pieces70 pounds (32 kg) each
Premium Economy Full Flex2 pieces70 pounds (32 kg) each
Business Standard2 pieces70 pounds (32 kg) each
Business Flex2 pieces70 pounds (32 kg) each
Business Full Flex2 pieces70 pounds (32 kg) each
First3 pieces70 pounds (32 kg) each
Child/Infant With a SeatSame basic baggage allowance as an adult
Infant Without a Seat1 piece22 pounds (10 kg)45 inches (115 cm)

Domestic Routes

  • First: 88 pounds (40 kg)
  • Business: 66 pounds (30 kg)
  • Premium Economy: 44 pounds (20 kg)
  • Economy: 44 pounds (20 kg)
  • Infant Without a Seat: 22 pounds (10 kg)
  • Child/Infant Without a Seat: Same basic baggage allowance as an adult

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Area 1

  1. Routes between China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) and the Americas, Africa
  2. Routes between the Americas and Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Asia, Southwest Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  3. Routes between Africa and Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Asia, Southwest Pacific, and Europe
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TypeMaximum WeightMaximum Combined Dimension (L+W+H)Fee
First Piece in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)$225/€200/¥1,380 per piece
Second Piece or More in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)$330/€290/¥2,000 per piece
Oversized62.5 to 80 inches (159 to 203 cm)$165/€145/¥1,000
Heavy Piece50 to 61.7 pounds (23 to 28 kg)$85/€75/¥500
61.7 to 70 pounds (28 to 32 kg)$170/€145/¥1,010
70 to 99 pounds (32 to 45 kg)$495/€435/¥3,000

Area 2

  1. Routes between China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) and Europe, the Middle East, Southwest Pacific, and Japan
  2. Routes between Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Asia, and Southwest Pacific
  3. Routes between the Middle East and Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Asia, Southwest Pacific
  4. Routes between Southwest Pacific and Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Asia
  5. Routes between Japan and South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Asia
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TypeMaximum WeightMaximum Combined Dimension (L+W+H)Fee
First Piece in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)$185/€160/¥1,100 per piece
Second Piece or More in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)$330/€290/¥2,000 per piece
Oversized62.5 to 80 inches (159 to 203 cm)$170/€145/¥1,000
Heavy Piece50 to 61.7 pounds (23 to 28 kg)$85/€75/¥500
61.7 to 70 pounds (28 to 32 kg)$170/€145/¥1,010

Area 3

  1. Routes between China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) and South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central and Western Asia
  2. Other routes unspecified above
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TypeMaximum WeightMaximum Combined Dimension (L+W+H)Fee
First Piece in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)$145/¥880 per piece
Second Piece or More in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)$240/¥1,430 per piece
Oversized62.5 to 80 inches (159 to 203 cm)$170/¥1,000
Heavy Piece50-61.7 pounds (23-28 kg)$65/¥390

Domestic Flights

Excess baggage is charged per kilogram at a rate of 1.5% of the full adult one-way economy class ticket price applicable on the date of purchase.

Baggage Charges at the Boarding Gate

Carry-on items that exceed the carry-on allowance will be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rules.

For flights from Korea to China, the following fees will be charged if you check your baggage at the boarding gate, excluding the free baggage allowance and prepaid baggage:

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Fare ClassTypeMaximum WeightMaximum Combined Dimension (L+W+H)Fee – CNY or Equivalent Local Currency
Economy, Premium Economy, and BusinessFirst Piece in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)1,000 per piece
Second Piece or More in Addition to the Standard Allowance50 pounds (23 kg)62 inches (158 cm)1,300 per piece
Oversized62.5 to 118 inches (159 to 300 cm)1,000
Heavy Piece50 to 70 pounds (23 to 32 kg)1,000
70 to 99 pounds (32 to 45 kg)3,000
FirstFirst Piece in Addition to the Standard Allowance70 pounds (32 kg)62 inches (158 cm)1,000 per piece
Second Piece or More in Addition to the Standard Allowance70 pounds (32 kg)62 inches (158 cm)1,300 per piece
Oversized62.5 to 118 inches (159 to 300 cm)1,000
Heavy Piece70-99 pounds (32-45 kg)3,000

Exclusions and Waivers

Special Passenger Checked Baggage Allowance

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Types of PassengerFree Baggage Allowance Rules
Sky Pearl Platinum Card memberWeight concept: 30 kg more than the standard amount
Piece concept: 1 additional piece
Sky Pearl Gold Card memberWeight concept: 20 kg more than the standard amount
Piece concept: 1 additional piece
Sky Pearl Silver Card memberWeight concept: 10 kg more than the standard amount
Piece concept: 1 additional piece
Overseas students/laborers1 more piece of free baggage on international or regional journeys in accordance with applicable specifications.*

* Overseas students and laborers need to present the following documentation when applying for their ticket, and the proof should also be taken with them when flying:

  • Students: Copy of passport and visa, and student ID or admission letter
  • Laborer: Copy of laborer certificate or equivalent proof of the contents, passport, and visa

An overseas student is defined as a foreign student studying in China or a Chinese student studying abroad. Extra baggage only applies between the country of nationality and the country of study.

Can I Prepay for Baggage?

China Southern Airlines does allow passengers the ability to prepay for luggage online.

Passengers need to log in to the prepaid luggage section of the China Southern website to do this.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the baggage weight limit for China Southern Airlines?

China Southern Airlines has either a 50 pound (23 kg) or 70 pound (32 kg) weight allowance depending on the cabin and route. The information above lists the zones and baggage allowances for each cabin.

What is the baggage allowance for China Southern Airlines?

China Southern Airlines allows economy, premium economy, and business class passengers to bring 2 checked bags and first class 3 checked bags for certain routes. For other international routes, economy is allowed 1 bag, premium economy 2 bags, and business and first class 3 bags.

How many kilos of baggage is allowed on China Southern Airlines?

The weight varies based on route and class, generally ranging from 23 to 32 kg. Please check our table in this article for the most current information.

Does China Southern weigh carry-on?

The weight of the personal is undisclosed, but a handbag is referenced as an example.

For the standard carry-on, the maximum weight for each item is 17 pounds (8 kg).

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