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1.What is the "Checked baggage"?

 “Checked baggage” is the baggage handed over to the carrier for care and transportation with issuance of a baggage ticket to the passengers.

2.What is the "carry-on baggage"?

 “Carry-on baggage” is the baggage carried and looked after by the passengers during the entire travel period including the stopover time. “Carry-on baggage” must be approved by the carrier after being weighted and counted.

3.What is the allowance of free 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. Purchasing “Pre-paid Luggage” in advance through our official website is entitled to discounts.

Domestic flights :

Passengers(adults or children) : 40 kg for first class, 30 kg for business class and 20 kg for premium economy and economy class. For infants, the baggage allowance is 10 kg. 

International/regional Flights:

Ticket sales takes effect from May 20, 2019 (inclusive)

Type of passenger

Adult/Child/Infant with seat Infant taking no seat
Class First Class Business Class Premium economy Class Economy Class All Class
Maximum number of pieces and Maximum weight of each piece Maximum dimensions of each piece Maximum number of pieces and Maximum weight of each piece Maximum dimensions of each piece Maximum number of pieces and Maximum weight of each piece Maximum dimensions of each piece Maximum number of pieces and Maximum weight of each piece Maximum dimensions of each piece Maximum number of pieces and Maximum weight of each piece Maximum dimensions of each piece


Zone 1: journeys between Japan, Americas, Southwest Pacific, Middle East (Note 1), Africa and China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central & Western Asia (Note 2, the same below), Europe (except Russia and Turkey), Africa, Middle East, Americas, and routes originating from Russia to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)


3PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 2PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 2PC, 23 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 2PC, 23 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 10 KG/PC ≤ 115CM


Zone 2: Routes between Central & Western Asia (Note 2), Turkey and China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), routes originating from China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) to Russia, and routes originating from Singapore to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)


3PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 2PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 10 KG/PC ≤ 115CM


Zone 3: International/regional routes other than those listed above


3PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 2PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 32 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 23 KG/PC ≤ 158CM 1PC, 10 KG/PC ≤ 115CM

Note 1: Middle East refers to: United Arab Emirates/ Saudi Arabia/ Qatar/ Kuwait/ Israel/ Jordan/ Bahrain/ Lebanon/ Iraq/ Egypt/ Syria/ Sudan/ Oman/ Yemen. 

        In addition, 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.

Note 2: Central & Western Asia refers to: Uzbekistan/ Tajikistan/ Kazakhstan/ Kyrgyzstan/ Turkmenistan/ Iran/ Pakistan/ Azerbaijan/ Georgia, etc. and Russia (Asian region)

Note:

All international and regional flights are subject to piece-concept baggage transportation rules and are calculated in accordance with the IATA Baggage Resolution 302;

Where the codeshare flights of China Southern Airlines are involved, please refer to what is display by system;

The additional free baggage allowance for China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Gold and Silver card members, SkyTeam Elite members, SkyTeam Elite Plus members shall be in accordance with relevant regulations;

4.Is the same baggage allowance system applied for both domestic routes and international routes?
No. For more information see our Free Baggage Allowance page.
5.What are the preferential policies on checked baggage for Sky Pearl members?

For routes applied with weight-based checked baggage rules, Sky Pearl Gold and Silver Card members can enjoy a free extra checked baggage weighted no more than 20kg and 10kg, respectively.

For routes applied with piece-based rules, Sky Pearl Gold and Silver Card members can enjoy an additional piece of baggage despite of cabin class. 


6.Why is the overweight baggage charged?
The charging of overweight baggage is aimed to guarantee your baggage safety and the rights of other passengers. Meanwhile, this is the support to our work. Please dial China Southern Airlines selling service hotline 95539 if you have further problems.
7.Is a baggage allowance available for children?

Yes. The baggage allowance for children is the same as adults. 

8.Is the baggage allowance available for infants?

Yes. An infant with an infant ticket is entitled to a baggage allowance of 10kg. 

9.Is the baggage allowance available for stretcher passengers?

Yes, the baggage allowance for stretcher passengers is 180kg since the conditions and processes for a stretcher passenger are special, meaning that the baggage allowance is special. 

10.Is the restriction on baggage the same in different airlines?

No. You can refer to other airlines’ websites for further information.

11.Is the restriction on baggage the same in codeshare airlines?
Codeshare flights mean that an airline or multiple airlines use their respective codes for other airlines' flights as provided in their agreement. If you take CZ's codeshare flight, you will be subject to rules of the actual carrier on aspects such as free baggage allowance, fee scale for excess baggage. For more detailed information, please visit the website of the actual carrier.
12.I booked a "First Class" ticket. However, the ticket has become Business-Class for some reason. Does the baggage allowance change under such a situation?
If you book a first class ticket and the cabin is changed involuntarily, the baggage allowance will remain as that for first class ticket.
13.Can I take lithium batterys in the Checked baggage? If yes, how many can I take?
It is forbidden to put spare battery in the checked baggage. Please put it in the carry-on baggage when boarding. If the specification of lithium battery in the equipment or spare lithium battery is greater than 100Wh while less than 160Wh, it should be declared to the airline and approved by it before boarding. Additionally, the number of spare batteries in this specification is limited to two. For more information see our Tips for Safety Transportation of Lithium Battery.