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Carry-on baggage

For the safety of all passengers and our crew, please put your carry-on baggage in the rack above your seat or under the seat in front of you. Passengers seated near emergency exits (including those seated near wing exits and in the first row) must put their baggage in the overhead rack to ensure that the baggage will not hinder evacuation in case of emergency.

We will inspect your carry-on baggage before check-in and boarding. Please do check your carry-on items that exceed the limits to weight, number of pieces or volume. If the baggage you carry exceeds the free baggage allowance, you will be required to pay excess baggage fee and place the baggage in aircraft’s cargo compartment. According to the Regulation on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Order No. 42 of the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China, 2016), if your carry-on excess baggage doesn’t comply with relevant regulations, you must re-check the baggage at check-in counter or self-service baggage checking equipment, and such baggage may not arrive at the destination on the same flight with you.

CSAir has the right to determine at our discretion whether your baggage should be treated as carry-on baggage or checked baggage to ensure your safety and comfort as well as the safety and comfort of other passengers.

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

The regulations on the carry-on baggage of each passenger (infants excluded) are as follows. Please check all the information on the carry-on baggage allowance and the items that can be carried on before you travel.

Class of service Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimension per Piece
First Class 2p 5 kg The sum of the external dimensions of each piece of baggage can be no greater than 115 cm. (45 in)
Business Class 1p 5 kg The sum of the external dimensions of each piece of baggage can be no greater than 115 cm. (45 in)
Premium Economy Class 1p 5 kg The sum of the external dimensions of each piece of baggage can be no greater than 115 cm. (45 in)
Economy Class 1p 5 kg The sum of the external dimensions of each piece of baggage can be no greater than 115 cm. (45 in)

In addition to the aforementioned carry-on baggage allowance, you can also take the following items on board with you for free:

Item Available to
A coat, shawl, or rug/An umbrella or stick/A small camera/A pair of binoculars/A reasonable amount of reading materials/A handbag for holding normal travel cosmetics instead of those required to be checked All passenger with adult or child tickets
Infant food/Baby bassinets or foldable strollers (which will be stored in the flight cabin for cargo) All passenger with adult or child tickets
A foldable wheelchair or a pair of sticks or other mobility aids (which will be stored in the flight cabin for cargo) Disabled passengers who are dependent on wheelchairs, crutches, straps, or other mobility aids
* Service dogs (special dogs which have been trained to assist vision/hearing impaired passengers) Vision/hearing impaired passengers who are dependent on service dogs should submit a request in advance and present a certificate from medical institutions

Notes:

  • 1. The total dimensions of carry-on baggage should be smaller or equal to 115cm (approximately the size of a 20-inch suitcase). Please make sure your baggage conforms to the specifications set out by the airport’s security department.
  • 2. Airport security departments are likely to change carry-on baggage allowances in accordance with changes to the security threat level. Please comply with any such changes.
  • 3. Carry-on items that exceed the above limits to weight, number of pieces or volume should be transported as checked baggage. 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.

Fees will be charged when you check baggage at the boarding gate. Here is the list of journeys from Korea to China

First Class

TYPE WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) FEE(CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
The first piece in addition to the standard allowance ≤32KG ≤158cm 1000/PIECE
The second piece or more in addition to the standard allowance ≤32KG ≤158cm 1300/PIECE
Oversized - 159cm-300cm 1000 CNY
Heavy piece 32-45KG(inclusive) - 3000 CNY

Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class

TYPE WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) FEE(CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
The first piece in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 1000/PIECE
The second piece or more in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 1300/PIECE
Oversized - 159cm-300cm 1000 CNY
Heavy piece 23-32KG(inclusive) - 1000 CNY
Heavy piece 32-45KG(inclusive) - 3000 CNY

Note: Fees charged at the boarding gate exclude free baggage allowance (FBA) and prepaid baggage which can only be used at the check-in counter.

In accordance with the laws and regulations set forth in the International Civil Aviation Organization's document on the safe transport of dangerous goods, as well as the requirements outlined in the Provisions of the Civil Aviation Administration of China on the Administration of Transport of Dangerous Goods By Air, when carrying lithium-powered electronic devices on board such as mobile phones, laptops, or cameras, please comply with the following safety tips for air travel:

  • I.Please bear in mind:
    Damaged or recalled lithium batteries are forbidden from being carried on;
    Lithium batteries or power banks where the power rating is not indicated or is unclear are forbidden from being carried on;
    Purchase only standardized lithium batteries or power banks!
  • II.Spare lithium batteries and power banks
    Spare lithium batteries and power banks can only be placed in carry-on baggage.
    Power banks should be powered off for the entire duration of a flight. Power banks cannot be used to charge devices while on the plane. You may not charge a power bank on the plane or use any of its other functions.
  • III.You do not need to declare lithium battery-powered devices or spare lithium batteries that do not exceed 100 Wh (watt-hours). A reasonable amount of spare lithium batteries can be placed only in carry-on baggage for boarding.
    (Note regarding the power rating of lithium batteries for commonly used portable electronic devices:
    • -most mobile phones have a rating of 3-10 Wh;
    • -most single-lens reflex cameras have a rating of 10-20 Wh;
    • -most portable cameras have a rating of 20-40 Wh;
    • -most tablets and laptops have a rating of 30-100 Wh;
    • -most devices do not exceed 100 Wh.)
  • IV.Lithium battery devices or spare lithium batteries that exceed 100 Wh but are no higher than 160 Wh shall be declared to China Southern Airlines for approval. Under this guideline, you are limited to 2 spare lithium batteries in your carry-on.
  • V.It is forbidden to carry on lithium battery-powered devices or spare lithium batteries that exceed 160 Wh (powered wheelchairs that use lithium batteries are allowed).
  • VI.Safeguard measures for carrying on spare lithium batteries
    To prevent explosions or combustion due to scratches, impacts, or short-circuiting, place lithium batteries individually in their original retail packaging, plastic bags, or in protective cases, or cover any exposed electrodes with tape.
  • VII.Electric self-balancing vehicles cannot be carried on the plane.
  • 1. All liquids, gels, and aerosols must be stored in containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml. Any items over 100 ml (even if not full) are not allowed in the cabin and must be placed in checked baggage.
  • 2. All liquid containers should fit comfortably inside a re-sealable transparent plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 liter (L). Each passenger can only have one transparent plastic bag and shall transport any liquids which exceed this limit in their checked baggage.
  • 3. The plastic bag used to hold liquids must be checked separately at the security checkpoint. Baby formula, milk, or breast milk (only for passengers travelling with infants) and other required liquid medicines brought by diabetics or other patients should be submitted for inspection with appropriate labelling at the security checkpoint. Liquid medicines should also be stored in 100 ml containers in a transparent plastic bag.
  • 4. Any liquids purchased beyond the security checkpoint within the airport terminal can be carried on board.

FORMS OF PAYMENT ALLOWED

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