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Checked baggage

Checked baggage maximum allowance

Type Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension of Each Piece
China domestic flights (not involving Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan routes) 50kg The dimensions of each piece must not exceed 40*60*100 cm
Hong Kong/ Macau/ Taiwan, China/ International flights (involving US routes) 45kg L+W+H≤158CM
Hong Kong/ Macau/ Taiwan, China/ International flights (not involving US routes) 32kg L+W+H≤158CM

Note:

  • 1. The free baggage allowance of the domestic leg during an international journey would be the same as that of the international journey.
  • 2. The baggage allowance listed above are the maximum size and weight and are not the free baggage allowance. Addition fee will be charged for each overweight and oversize baggage.
  • 3. You may contace China Southern Airlines Cargo depaartmengt for transporting baggage that exceed the maximum allowance.
  • 4. Please refer to your ticket fare rule for the most updated information about the bagged allowance.

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.

I. International/ Regional journey

*These Baggage Transport Rules are implemented from December 8, 2020 (subject to the sales date of the system).

(i) Free checked baggage allowance for branded freight products from/to South Korea to/from China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)

First Class

First Class
Free Checked Baggage Allowance 3 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
Business Class

Business Full Flex Business Flex Business Standard
Free Checked Baggage Allowance 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy Full Flex Premium Economy Flex Premium Economy Standard
Free Checked Baggage Allowance 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm 1 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
Economy Class

Economy Full Flex Economy Flex Economy Standard
Free Checked Baggage Allowance 2 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm 2 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm 1 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm

Note: Each baby passenger not occupying a separate seat enjoys one piece of free luggage that should not exceed 10kg (22lb) in weight and 115cm (45in.) in size (L+H+W).

(II) Free checked baggage allowance for other branded or unbranded freight products other than the above itinerary

Classes Free Checked Baggage Allowance Applicable Itineraries
First Class 3 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm All Itineraries
Business Class 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm All Itineraries
Premium Economy Class 2 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
  • ① from/to Europe (except Russia and Turkey) to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/South-East Asia/Southwest Pacific region/Americas/Middle East [Note 1]/Africa;
  • ② from Russia (European Part) to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan);
  • ③ from/to Americas to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia [Note 2]/Southwest Pacific region/Middle East/Africa;
  • ④ from/to Southwest Pacific region to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/Central and West Asia/Middle East/Africa;
  • ⑤ from/to the Middle East to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia/Africa [Note 3];
  • ⑥ from/to Africa to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑦ from/to Japan to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia.
1 pcs,32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
  • ① from China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to Russia (European Part);
  • ② from/to Russia (European Part) to/from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of China/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia/Southwest Pacific region/Americas/Middle East/Africa;
  • ③ from/to Turkey to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia/Southwest Pacific region/Americas/Middle East/Africa;
  • ④ from/to South Korea to/from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of China/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑤ from/to Southeast Asia to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/South Asia/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑥ from/to South Asia to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑦ from/to Central and West Asia to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan);
  • ⑧ from/to Mainland China to/from Hong Kong and Macao, and Taiwan;
  • ⑨ from/to Hong Kong/Macao to/from Taiwan;
  • ⑩ Other unspecified itineraries.
Economy Class 2 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
  • ① from/to Europe (except Russia and Turkey) to/from Japan/Southwest Pacific/Americas/Middle East/Africa;
  • ② from Russia (European Part) to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan);
  • ③ from/to Americas to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/South-East Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia/Southwest Pacific/Middle East/Africa;
  • ④ from/to the Southwest Pacific to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia/Middle East/Africa;
  • ⑤ from/to the Middle East to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia/Africa;
  • ⑥ from/to Africa to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Japan and South Korea/Southeast Asia /Central and West Asia;
  • ⑦ from/to Japan to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia.
1 pcs,32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
  • ① from China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to Russia (European Part);
  • ② from/to Turkey to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan);
  • ③ from/to Central and West Asia to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan);
1 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H per piece≤158cm
  • ① from/to Europe (except Russia and Turkey) to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/South Korea/Southeast Asia/South Asia;
  • ② from/to Russia (European Part) to/from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of China/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Japan and South Korea/Central and West Asia/Southwest Pacific/Americas/Middle East/Africa;
  • ③ from/to Turkey to/from Southeast Asia/South Asia/Japan and South Korea/Central and West Asia/Southwest Pacific/Americas/Middle East/Africa;
  • ④ from/to South Korea to/from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of China/Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑤ from/to Southeast Asia to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/South Asia/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑥ from/to South Asia to/from China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)/Central and West Asia;
  • ⑦ from/to Mainland China to/from Hong Kong and Macao, and Taiwan;
  • ⑧ from/to Hong Kong/Macao to/from Taiwan;
  • ⑨ Other unspecified itineraries.

Note:

  • 1、Middle East refers to: United Arab Emirates/ Saudi Arabia/ Qatar/ Kuwait/ Israel/ Jordan/ Bahrain/ Lebanon/ Iraq/ Egypt/ Syria/ Sudan/ Oman/ Yemen.
  • 2、Central & Western Asia refers to: Uzbekistan/ Tajikistan/ Kazakhstan/ Kyrgyzstan/ Turkmenistan/ Iran/ Pakistan/ Azerbaijan/ Georgia/ Armenia, etc. and Russia (Asian region)
  • 3、The free baggage allowance for routes between Urumqi and Dubai is: 1 piece for Premium Economy Class, 32KG/ piece; 1 piece for Economy Class, 23KG/ piece; for First Class and Business Class, as shown in the table.
  • Each baby passenger not occupying a separate seat enjoys one piece of free luggage that should not exceed 10kg (22lb) in weight and 115cm (45in.) in size (L+H+W).

Tips:

  • 1、For code-sharing flights of China Southern Airlines, under agreements, the baggage rules may refer to those of the ticket sales airline or the operating airline, which is subject to system display;
  • 2、Sky Pearl Gold Card and Silver Card members are entitled to extra free checked baggage allowance in accordance with relevant regulations;
  • 3、To meet the varied travel needs of passengers, China Southern Airlines has launched designated fare products without free checked baggage allowance on some flights. Sky Pearl Gold Card and Silver Card members, students, laborers and other specified passengers who have purchased such products are not entitled to extra free checked baggage allowance;
  • 4、Unless otherwise specified, the free checked baggage allowance for group passengers is the same as that for individual passengers;

II. China domestic journey

First Class Business Class Premium Economy Class/ Economy Class Infant without a seat Child / Infant with a seat
40kg 30kg 20kg 10kg As per the free baggage allowance for adults

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. Preferential Policies

(I) International Student Passengers

An international student passenger who buys a Sky Pearl Economy Class or Economy Class ticket, if meeting the following conditions, can add 1 piece of baggage as per the above standard for adults. See the specific information displayed on the system.

  • 1. International students refer to the students under 30 years (excluding) attending regular schools in countries/regions other than the place of nationality. The copies of passport, visa and study certificate (student ID card, admission notice or invitation for visit and exchange, etc.) should be provided when buying tickets.
  • 2. The preferential baggage allowance is only applicable to the freight rate for the itinerary between the country/region of study and the country/region of nationality.
  • 3. An international student passenger who has already been entitled to the free checked baggage allowance for Sky Pearl platinum card, gold card and silver card members of China Southern, will no longer be entitled to the extra free checked baggage allowance for international student passengers.
  • 4. The specific itineraries or fares are as follows:
    • a. from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from Singapore
    • b. from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe (except Turkey), Africa, Central and West Asia and India
    • c. from/to Mainland China to/from Hong Kong and Macao and Special Administrative Region, and Taiwan
    • d. from/to Europe (except Turkey) to/from Australia/New Zealand
    • e. from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from South Korea, preferential super economy class and preferential economy class

(II) Labor Passengers

A labor passenger who buys a Sky Pearl Economy Class or Economy Class ticket, if meeting the following conditions, can add 1 piece of baggage as per the above standard for adults. See the specific information displayed on the system.

  • 1. Labor passengers refer to the passengers who go to work in the country other than the place of nationality. Copies of the passport and labor visa (except work visa) should be provided when buying tickets.
  • 2. The preferential baggage allowance is only applicable to the freight rate for the itinerary between the country of employment and the country of nationality.
  • 3. A labor passenger who has already been entitled to the free checked baggage allowance for Sky Pearl platinum card, gold card and silver card members of China Southern, will no longer be entitled to the extra free checked baggage allowance for labor passengers.
  • 4. The specific itineraries or fares are as follows:
    • a. from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central and West Asia (except Tajikistan);
    • b. from/to Korea to/from South Asia and Central and West Asia;
    • c. from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from South Korea, preferential super economy class and preferential economy class.

For flights Among Europe, Zone 3 and Zone 1; between Zone 3 and Europe: If the overweight luggage is a golf bag (not exceeding 23KG), no overweight luggage fee will be charged (only on the carrier flights of CSA).

IATA Zone division

  • Area1: All of the North and South American Continents and the islands adjacent thereto,Greenland,Bermuda,the West Indies and the islands the Caribbean Sea,the Hawaiia island(including Midway and Palmyra)
  • Area2: Europe,Africa and the islands adjacent thereto,Ascension island and that part of Asia west of Ural mountains,including Iran and the Middle East.
  • Area3: Asia and the islands adjacent thereto except the portion included in Area2;the East Indies,Australia,New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific Ocean except those included in Area1.

Helpful Reminders

For passengers on the international connecting legs operated by China Southern Airlines, the free baggage allowance is calculated as per applicable international flights specified in the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Resolution 302 related to baggage provision. For details, please see:
IATA (International Air Transport Association) Resolution 302 related to baggage provision.docx

Please check your baggage at the check-in counter or self-service baggage checking equipment in advance. China Southern Airlines may inspect your baggage at check-in counter, security check counter, boarding gate and cabin. Your baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged as per excess baggage rate. Purchasing “Pre-paid Luggage” in advance through our official website is entitled to discounts.

FORMS OF PAYMENT ALLOWED

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