Baggage Rules

1 Carry-on Baggage

1.1 Notes to Passengers

China Southern Airlines will check 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. China Southern Airlines reserve the right to determine at our discretion whether your baggage needs to be transported as carry-on baggage or checked baggage, taking the safety and comfort of you as well as other passengers into account.

For the safety of passengers and crew members, 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.

1.2 Limits for Carry-on Baggage

The passengers are required to check all the relevant regulations and information regarding carry-on baggage allowance and items allowed to be carried.

1.2.1 Rules of carry-on baggage for each passenger (excluding infants) are shown as below.

Types Travel classes Maximum number of Pieces Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimensions per Piece
Domestic flights First Class 2PC 5kg
Business Class 1PC
Premium Economy Class
Economy Class
International/regional flights First Class 2PC
Business Class 1PC
Premium Economy Class
Economy Class
Note: 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 aircraft cabin. Your baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged as per excess baggage rate.

1.2.2 In addition to your carry-on baggage allowance listed above, you may bring the following carry-on items free of charge:

Item Available to
A coat, shawl, or rug All passengers except infants who board for free or are charged 10% of the full fare for boarding
An umbrella or cane
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
Infant food is offered onboard
A baby basket and folding baby carriage or stroller (in the cabin or cargo hold of a plane)
A folding wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches and/or straps or other mobility aids (in the cabin or cargo hold of a plane) Disabled passengers who are dependent on wheelchairs, crutches, straps, or other mobility aids
* Service dogs such as guide/hearing 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

Helpful Tips:

I. Carry-on baggage with the sum of the three sides must not exceed 115 cm (approximately the size of a 20-inch suitcase). Detailed information is subject to the Airport Security Check Department.

II. Airport Security Check Department may adjust the scope of carry-on items depending on the security situation. Please cooperate with related department.

1.3 For routes operated fromKorea to China, fees will be charged when you check your baggage at the boarding gate. The standards are as follows:

CABIN CLASS TYPES ACTUAL SPECIFICATION FEES
WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) (CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
First Class 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
HEAVY PIECE 32-45kg
(inclusive)
- 3000
Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class 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
HEAVY PIECE 23-32kg (inclusive) - 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45kg (inclusive) - 3000

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.

2 Checked Baggage

2.1 Limitations of Baggage Weight and Size

Types Routes Maximum Weight of Each Piece Maximum Dimensions per Piece
Domestic Flights   50kg/PIECE
International/Regional Flights Routes involve United States 45kg/PIECE
Routes do not involve United States 32kg/PIECE
Note:
1. During domestic segment of international flights, the free baggage allowance for every passenger shall be calculated in accordance with that of international itineraries;
2. Theabove specifications of baggage (including volume and weight) are the maximum dimensions that the Airlines can accept, not the free baggage allowance. You need to pay for the excess of free baggage allowance.
3. Any baggage exceed the above specifications must not be transported as passenger baggage. Therefore, it is recommended that you take apart the baggage as subpackage to ensure it meets the restrictions and thus can be checked as normal baggage. If any baggage cannot be separated, passengers are advised to consign it to Cargo Department of China Southern Airlines.
4. The specific baggage allowance is subject to the passenger ticket.

2.2 Free Baggage Allowance

2.2.1 Domestic Routes

First Class Business Class Economy Class Infant
40kg 30kg 20kg 10kg
Note:
1. A child has the same basic baggage allowance as an adult;
2. For each Infant you may bring a collapsible stroller free of charge;
3. During domestic segment of international flights, the free baggage allowance for every passenger shall be calculated in accordance with that of international flights.

2.2.2 International/Regional Routes

*These Baggage Transport Rules are implemented from 08th December, 2020 (subject to the sales date of the system).

(1) Free checked baggage allowance for branded fares 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 perpiece≤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 perpiece≤158cm 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H perpiece≤158cm 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H perpiece≤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 perpiece≤158cm 2 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H perpiece≤158cm 1 pcs, 32 kg (70lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H perpiece≤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 perpiece≤158cm 2 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H perpiece≤158cm 1 pcs,23 kg (50lb)/pcs, the sum of L+W+H perpiece≤158cm
Each Infant not occupying a separate seat is entitled to transport one piece of free baggage that should not exceed 10kg (22lb) in weight and 115cm (45in.) in size (L+H+W).
(2) Free checked baggage allowance for other branded fares or non-branded fare 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.
Note 2. Central & Western Asia refers to: Uzbekistan/ Tajikistan/ Kazakhstan/ Kyrgyzstan/ Turkmenistan/ Iran/ Pakistan/ Azerbaijan/ Georgia/ Armenia, etc. and Russia (Asian region)
Note 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.
Note4. Each Infant not occupying a separate seat is entitled to transport one piece of free baggage that should not exceed 10kg (22lb) in weight and 115cm (45in.) in size (L+H+W).

2.3 Preferential Policies

International student passengers, labor passengers and other passengers entitled extra free baggage allowance should submit their request and provide valid documents when purchasing tickets. China Southern Airline’s sale offices or authorized agents will confirm the baggage allowance.

2.3.1 International Student Passengers

For an international student passenger who purchases a Premium Economy Class or Economy Class, by meeting the following conditions, can add 1 piece of baggage as per the above standard for adults. Specific information is subject to the system.

2.3.1.1 International students refer to students under 30 years of age (excluding) who attend regular schools/colleges/universities in countries/regions other than their place of nationality. Copies of passport, visa and study certificate (student ID card, admission notice or invitation for visit and exchange, etc.) should be provided when purchasing tickets.

2.3.1.2 The preferential baggage allowance is only applicable to the fares for itineraries between the country/region of study and the country/region of nationality.

2.3.1.3 For an international student passenger who has already been entitled to the free checked baggage allowance for Sky Pearl Platinum, Gold and Silver Card members of China Southern Airlines, will not be entitled to the extra free checked baggage allowance for international student passengers.

2.3.1.4 The specific itineraries or fares are as follows:

(1) from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from Singapore

(2) 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

(3) from/to Mainland China to/from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

(4) from/to Europe (except Turkey) to/from Australia/New Zealand

(5) from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from South Korea, with preferential super economy class and preferential economy class

2.3.2 Labor Passengers

For a labor passenger who purchases a Premium Economy Class or Economy Class, by meeting the following conditions, can add 1 piece of baggage as per the above standard for adults. Specific information is subject to the system.

2.3.2.1 Labor passengers refer to passengers who work in countries other than the place of nationality. Copies of the passport and labor visa (except work visa) should be provided when purchasing tickets.

2.3.2.2 The preferential baggage allowance is only applicable to the fares for the itineraries between the country of employment and the country of nationality.

2.3.2.3 For a labor passenger who has already been entitled to the free checked baggage allowance for Sky Pearl Platinum, Gold and Silver Card members of China Southern Airlines, will not be entitled to the extra free checked baggage allowance for labor passengers.

2.3.2.4 The specific itineraries or fares are as follows:

(1) from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central and West Asia (except Tajikistan);

(2) from/to Korea to/from South Asia and Central and West Asia;

(3) from/to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to/from South Korea, with preferential super economy class and preferential economy class.

2.3.3 For flights between Europe, Area 3 and Area 1; flights between Area 3 and Europe: If excess baggage is a golf bag (not exceeding 23kg), no extra fees will be charged (only for flights operated by China Southern Airlines).

2.4 IATA Areas

Area 1: 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 Islands (including Midway and Palmyra).

Area 2: Europe, Africa and the islands adjacent thereto, Ascension Island and that part of Asia west of Ural mountains, including Iran and the Middle East.

Area 3: Asia and the islands adjacent thereto except the portion included in Area 2; the East Indies, Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific Ocean except those included in Area1.

Note: For international flights with segment(s) operated by China Southern Airlines, the free baggage allowance for each passenger is calculated as per applicable international flights specified in the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Resolution 302 Baggage Provisions Selection Criteria.

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. By purchasing ‘Pre-paid Baggage’ in advance via our official website, you will be entitled to have discounts.

3 Excess Baggage

3.1 Domestic Routes

Passengers having paid fares of whatever category and taken seats of whatever class, when checking in excess baggage onto CSAIR flights, shall pay as per rates below: excess baggage is charged per kilogram at 1.5% of the maximum one-journey through rates of adult ticket economy class on the day of purchase of such baggage allowance; if no published through rates are available, a combination of rates will do.

3.2 International/Regional Routes

* The sales date and price effective date of excess baggage allowance shall be November 1, 2021 (included)

1. Excess baggage allowance purchased in China (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan included) shall be paid in CNY.

2. Excess baggage allowance purchased in Europe shall be paid in Euro. If the payment cannot be effected but in CNY or any other currencies, the current exchange rates shall be used for calculation and charge.

3. Excess baggage allowance purchased in countries and regions other than China (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan included) and Europe shall be paid in USD. If the payment cannot be effected but in CNY or any other currencies, the current exchange rates shall be used for calculation and charge.

Journey Group I:Journeys between China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), Southeast Asia, Central and Western Asia, South Asia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas, Africa.

Type Baggage Size Charge Rate
Weight Size (L+W+H) CNY USD
The first piece in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 1380/PIECE 225/PIECE
The second piece or more in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 2000/PIECE 330/PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-203cm(Inclusive) 1000 165
HEAVY PIECE 23-28KG (Inclusive) - 500 85
28-32KG(Inclusive) - 1010 170
32-45KG(Inclusive) - 3000 495

Note: For international and regional routes (excluding USA), a single piece of checked baggage may not exceed 32 kgs/70 lbs. For USA routes, a single piece of checked baggage may not exceed 45 kgs/90 lbs.

Journey Group II: Journeys between China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), Southeast Asia, Central and Western Asia, South Asia, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia (including both European and Asian parts), Middle East and Japan, Turkey, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand.

Type Baggage Size Charge Rate
Weight Size (L+W+H) CNY EUR USD
The first piece in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 1100/PIECE 160/PIECE 185/PIECE
The second piece or more in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 2000/PIECE 290/PIECE 330/PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-203cm(Inclusive) 1000 145 170
HEAVY PIECE 23-28KG(Inclusive) - 500 75 85
28-32KG(Inclusive) - 1010 145 170

Journey Group III: Pakistan, Bangladesh and China (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan included), Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Russia (Europe and Asia), South Korea.

Type Baggage Size Charge Rate
Weight Size (L+W+H) CNY EUR USD
The first piece in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 880/PIECE 125/PIECE 145/PIECE
The second piece or more in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 1430/ PIECE 205/PIECE 240/ PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-203cm(Inclusive) 1000 145 170
HEAVY PIECE 23-28KG(Inclusive) - 390 60 65
28-32KG(Inclusive) - 910 130 155

Journey Group IV: China (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan included) and Southeast Asia, South Asia (Pakistan and Bangladesh excluded), Middle and West Asia, Europe, Russia (Europe and Asia), South Korea and countries and regions not listed here.

Type Baggage Size Charge Rate
Weight Size (L+W+H) CNY EUR USD
The first piece in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 800/PIECE 115/PIECE 135/PIECE
The second piece or more in addition to the standard allowance ≤23KG ≤158cm 1300/ PIECE 185/PIECE 215/ PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-203cm(Inclusive) 1000 145 170
HEAVY PIECE 23-28KG(Inclusive) - 300 45 50
28-32KG(Inclusive) - 700 100 115

Note:

1. Any baggage that exceeds the limit on pieces, dimensions, or weight will be charged. If a baggage exceeds the standards of two or more limits among pieces, dimensions, and weight, it will be charged accumulatively.

2. All baggage that exceeds the free allowance, regardless of classes, will be charged according to the above criteria.

3. Middle/West Asia routes refer to routes between China and Uzbekistan/Tajikistan/Kazakhstan/Kyrghyzstan/Turkmenistan/Iran/Azerbaijan/Georgia.