Overweight and Special Baggage

How to charge overweight checked baggage?

Domestic flights:

The rate of overweight baggage charge is 1.5% of applicable one-way economy class ticket on the day of billing per 1kg, calculated in the RMB currency and rounded up.

International/regional flights:

Zone 1: Flights to and from Japan, America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Dubai

 

Zone 2: Flights to and from Central and West Asia

Zone 3:International and regional flights except for those to and from Japan, America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Dubai, and Central and West Asia

 

 

For more information see our Overweight Baggage Charge page.

Is there any upper limit on the weight of overweight baggage?

1. For our national routes, every piece of check-in baggage cannot exceed 50kg and must be under a volume of 40x60x100cm.

2. For passengers travelling on China Southern's international or regional flights, or domestic flights connected with them, when the U.S.A. routes are involved, the weight of each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 45KG (90 pounds), and the sum of three dimensions of it must not exceed 158CM (62 inches).

3. For passengers travelling on China Southern's international or regional flights, or domestic flights connected with them, when the U.S.A. routes are not involved, the weight of each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 32KG (70 pounds), and the sum of three dimensions of it must not exceed 158CM (62 inches).

May I take golf clubs?

Golf equipment are special baggages, and will be charged for consignment in accordance with special charge standards. For more details, please check "Provisions on Special Baggages".

May I take skis or water skis?

Ski boards and water ski are special baggages, and will be charged for consignment in accordance with special charge standards. For more details, please check "Provisions on Special Baggages".

May I take a bicycle?

Bicycles are special baggages and the consignment of such baggage requires consultation with China Southern Airlines in advance. With the approval of the company, bicycles can be consigned and the weight of the bicycle could be included into the free baggage allowance of the passenger. For more details, please check "Provisions on Special Baggages".

May I take a violoncello?

Musical instruments such as cello are special baggages, and will be charged for consignment or carriage in accordance with special charge standards. For more details, please check "Provisions on Special Baggages".

What should I do if the baggage is overweight or if I want to take special baggage?

When dealing with baggage checking at the airport, your baggage will be weighed. The overweight baggage will be charged according to the standard. Please call our sales service hotline 95539 for solution if you want to take special baggage.

Under what circumstances can surfing or wind surfing equipment be taken?

Surfing equipment are special baggages and the consignment of such baggage requires consultation with China Southern Airlines in advance. With the approval of the company, surfing equipment can be consigned with charge according to special charge standards. For more details, please check "Provisions on Special Baggages".

May I take guns used for athletic contest on the plane?

Guns used in athletic contests are special baggages and the carriage of such baggage requires consultation with China Southern Airlines in advance. With the approval of the company, passengers can carry guns.

May I take an electric wheel chair? What should I pay attention to before boarding?

The electric wheel belongs to special baggage. You must contact us in advance before taking the flight. We will transport the electric wheel chair if you provide information related to the wheel chair, use up the electricity or disconnect power unit.

May I take a caesium atomic clock?

Caesium atomic clock belongs to special baggage. As it is a precision instrument, you must get our prior approval before we transport it for you.

May I take liquid food for infant?

No, but you can apply for special food or prepare milk powder on the plane.

May I take raw eggs?

Sorry, raw and fresh items are not allowed to carried on the plane.

Can I take a small oxygen bottle?

Sorry, any equipment containing oxygen is unallowable to be brought to the plane.