Special Baggage

Sports Equipment

(1) Golf Equipment

Golf equipment may be transported as checked baggage, provided it is packed in a durable protective container and is able to withstand certain pressure. For any golf equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached. Liability for transporting special items will be subject to the applicable regulations for normal baggage. A set of golf equipment may only consist of one bag (with a set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees) and one pair of golf shoes.

(2) Ski equipment

Ski equipment may be transported as checked baggage, provided it is packed in a durable protective container and is able to withstand certain pressure. For any ski equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached. Liability for transporting special items will be subject to the applicable regulations for normal baggage. A set of ski equipment may only consist of one pair of skis, one pair of ski poles and one pair of ski boots.

(3) Fishing Gear

Fishing gear may be transported as checked baggage, provided it is packed in a durable protective container and is able to withstand certain pressure. For any fishing equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached. Liability for transporting special items will be subject to the applicable regulations for normal baggage. A set of fishing gear may only consist one fishing tackle box, one reel, one pair of fishing boots, two rods, and one landing net.

(4) Bicycle

Only non-electric bicycles are allowed to be transported and the tyres must be deflated. For non-foldable bicycles, the handlebars should be rotated 90 degrees and fixed, the pedals removed, the wheels removed and firmly tied to the body of the bike. 

(5) Diving Equipment

A set of diving equipment may only consist of goggles, snorkel, dive boots, wetsuit, compass, airbag inflator, flippers and other diving related accessories. If you carry diving gas cartridges, the gas cartridges must be carbon dioxide or other gases of no secondary risk, with no more than 2 small gas cartridges per set of diving equipment, and no more than 2 spare gas cartridges. It shall not contain dangerous goods that are prohibited or restricted for transport, such as diving lamps that generate heat. Transporting oxygen equipment or other dangerous goods shall comply with the relevant regulations for the transport of lithium batteries and dangerous goods stipulated by China Southern. Diving equipment shall be packed in a durable protective container and is able to withstand a certain pressure. For any diving equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached.

(6) Surfboards equipment

Sports equipment for surfing. The fins should be removed, or if this is not possible, they should be securely wrapped in polystyrene foam. Both the nose and tail should be bubble-wrapped or protected with neoprene foam. Handrails (both sides of the board) should have cardboard attached to absorb impact. The board should also be packed in a suitable padded surf bag and is able to withstand certain pressure. For any surfboard that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached.

(7) Windsurfing Boards

Modified surfboard with movable mast. Sails can be removed and folded. Make sure that they packed properly and placed in a hard-shell case; otherwise, a disclaimer needs to be provided. The equipment should be packed in a durable protective container and is able to withstand a certain pressure. For any windsurfing board that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached.

(8) Archery equipment

Bows and arrows must be packed in a durable protective container. For any archery equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached.

(9) Bowling equipment

Bowling balls equipment may be transported as checked baggage, provided it is packed in a durable protective container and is able to withstand a certain pressure. For any bowling balls equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached. A set of bowling equipment including a maximum of 3 bowling balls, a bowling bag, a pair of bowling shoes. Bowling machine cleaners containing a large amount of acetone or alcohol with a capacity of more than 70% are considered dangerous goods and cannot be transport as baggage.

(10) Field hockey equipment

Hockey sticks or lacrosse sticks must be packed in a durable protective container. For any field hockey equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached.

(11) Hockey equipment

Hockey equipment must be packed in a durable protective container. For any hockey equipment that is not properly packed, a limited release baggage tag will be attached.

(12) Inflatable balls

The internal pressure of water polo, basketball, volleyball, rugby, soccer, or other inflatable ball should not exceed the rated pressure in air transportation. The air filled in the ball should be released if necessary.

(13) Shooting apparatus

Shooting apparatus refers to the gun of sporting goods, not the firearms used by the public security organs when escorting criminal suspects. The firearm must be unloaded, if the conditions permit, the firearm needs to be disassembled and packed in a suitcase or standard gun case. Ammunition must be safely stored in a strong sealed box, and then put into the baggage, and the sealed box must be surrounded by other padding stuffed solid.

Diplomatic envelope

The diplomatic bag should be carried by the diplomatic envoy and taken care of by passenger himself or herself. At the request of the diplomatic courier, China Southern may also transport the baggage as checked baggage, but China Southern will only assume responsibility for the normal checked baggage. Confidential documents carried by designated personnel shall be handled in accordance with this regulation.

Light foam baggage

Light foam baggage should be placed in the cargo compartment for transportation. According to the loading of other cargo baggage compartment of the flight, China Southern has the right to refuse to accept the consignment or arrange other flights to carry the baggage with the exemption of liability.