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Checked Baggage

General Rules

Baggage weight and size limitations

Type Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
Domestic flights 50kg The dimensions of each piece must not exceed 40*60*100 cm
International/regional flights (The U.S.A. routes are involved) 45kg L+W+H≤158CM
International/regional flights (Not travelling via the USA) 32kg L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1. During the domestic leg of an international journey, the free baggage allowance for each passenger shall be calculated in accordance with that of the international journey.
  • 2. The baggage specifications outlined above (including the volume and weight) are the maximum allowed by China Southern Airlines and are not the free baggage allowance. Overweight baggage which exceeds the free baggage allowance must be paid for.
  • 3. Any baggage exceeding the specifications outlined above cannot be transported as baggage. We therefore suggest that passengers separate and use multiple pieces of baggage in order to ensure that single items of luggage meet are within the limitations and thus may be checked in as normal baggage. Baggage that cannot be separated should be sent via the Cargo Department of China Southern Airlines.
  • 4. The final baggage allowance shall be subject to the information on the tickets.

Packing Tips

  • 1. Luggage, travel bags, handbags, and other checked baggage must be locked.
  • 2. Two pieces of luggage cannot be bundled together as one piece.
  • 3. Nothing should be attached to or inserted into baggage.
  • 4. Plastic bags, bamboo baskets, string bags, and straw rope cannot be used to wrap checked baggage.
  • 5. A passenger’s name, detailed address, and phone number should be written on their baggage.




Free Checked Baggage

Ⅰ.International and Regional Journeys

Zone1: Journeys involving CZ’s Japan, America, Oceania, Russia (note 1) or Dubai (note 2) routes, or routes originating from Singapore to China

Class of service Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
First Class 3pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Business Class 2pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Premium Economy Class/ Economy Class 2pc 23kg L+W+H≤158CM
Infant without a seat 1pc 10kg L+W+H≤115CM
Child / infant with a seat Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1.The Russia routes refer to the routes between China and Russia, involving the European and Asian part.
  • 2.Free baggage allowance for journeys involving sectors between URC/LHW and DXB: Premium Economy Class: 1PC(32KG/PC); Economy Class: 1PC(23KG/PC); First Class and Business Class: the same as the chart above.
  • 3.In addition to the free baggage allowance mentioned above, for infants without a seat, one wholly foldable pushchair or stroller can also be consigned for free.


Zone2: Journeys involving CZ’s Middle/West Asia (note 1) routes

Class of service Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
First Class 3pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Business Class 2pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Premium Economy Class/ Economy Class 1pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Infant without a seat 1pc 10kg L+W+H≤115CM
Child / infant with a seat Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1.The Middle/West Asia routes refer to routes between China and Uzbekistan/Tajikistan/Kazakhstan/Kyrghyzstan/Turkmenistan/Iran/Pakistan/Azerbaijan/Georgia.
  • 2.In addition to the free baggage allowance mentioned above, for infants without a seat, one wholly foldable pushchair or stroller can also be consigned for free.


Zone3: Journeys involving CZ’s Nairobi (note 1) Routes

Class of service Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
First Class 3pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Business Class 2pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Premium Economy Class/ Economy Class 2pc 23kg L+W+H≤158CM
Infant without a seat 1pc 10kg L+W+H≤115CM
Child / infant with a seat Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1.The Nairobi routes exclude Mauritius.
  • 2.In addition to the free baggage allowance mentioned above, for infants without a seat, one wholly foldable pushchair or stroller can also be consigned for free.


Zone4: Other International journeys

Class of service Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
First Class 3pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Business Class 3pc 23kg L+W+H≤158CM
Premium Economy Class 2pc 23kg L+W+H≤158CM
Economy Class 1pc 23kg L+W+H≤158CM
Infant without a seat 1pc 10kg L+W+H≤115CM
Child / infant with a seat Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1.Baggage allowance in Mauritius follows the rules for Zone4.
  • 2.In addition to the free baggage allowance mentioned above, for infants without a seat, one wholly foldable pushchair or stroller can also be consigned for free.


Journeys involving CZ’s routes originating from South Korea to China

Class of service Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
First Class 3pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Business Class 2pc 32kg L+W+H≤158CM
Economy Class 1pc 23kg L+W+H≤158CM
Infant without a seat 1pc 10kg L+W+H≤115CM
Child / infant with a seat Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. Same basic baggage allowance as an adult. L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1.For flight segments from South Korea to China, this rule only applies to the tickets sold in South Korea, while baggage allowance for tickets sold in other regions should follow the rules for Zone4.
  • 2.In addition to the free baggage allowance mentioned above, for infants without a seat, one wholly foldable pushchair or stroller can also be consigned for free.


Ⅱ.Air Routes in China

First Class Business Class Premium Economy Class/ Economy Class Infant without a seat Child / infant with a seat
40kg 30kg 20kg 10kg Same basic baggage allowance as an adult.

Note:

  • 1.Each infant is entitled to bring a collapsible stroller free of charge.
  • 2.During a domestic leg of an international flight, the free baggage allowance for each passenger shall be calculated in accordance with that of the international flight.


Ⅲ.Special passengers

Types of passenger Free baggage allowance rules
Sky Pearl Gold Card member、Skyteam Elite Plus The free baggage allowance on domestic, international, or regional journeys for each single piece of baggage is 20kg more than the standard amount.
Sky Pearl Silver Card member、Skyteam Elite The free baggage allowance on domestic, international, or regional journeys for each single piece of baggage is 10kg more than the standard amount.
Overseas student/laborer/Seamen One more piece of free baggage is allowed on international or regional journeys in accordance with applicable specifications.

Note:

  • 1.Overseas student, laborer and seamen should put forward an application to the agency or ticket office directly subordinate to China Southern Airlines and provide relevant documents when the ticket is being issued; the agency or ticket office shall then confirm the baggage allowance;
  • 2.Following documents should be taken by passenger during travel to offer as proof to airline if requested.
    For students: Copy of passport and visa, and student ID or admission letter
    For seamen: Copy of Seamen certificate or equivalent proof of the contents, passport and visa
    For laborer: Copy of Laborer certificate or equivalent proof of the contents, passport and visa
  • 3.Overseas student defines as a Chinese student studying or to study in a school abroad, or a foreign student studying or to study in China. While ticketing, copies of passport and student card or school admission must be provided. Extra free baggage allowance for overseas students only apply to routes between the country of the school and the country of their nationality.

Note: The above information is provided for reference purposes only. Please refer to the actual baggage rules for the specific regulations.

FORMS OF PAYMENT ALLOWED

  • Visa Card
  • Master Card
  • American Express
  • Union Pay
  • Diners Card
  • JCB Card