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China Southern Airlines Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance5/10
Checked Baggage Allowance8/10
Excess Baggage Fees6/10
Overall Grade6.3/10

China Southern Airlines Carry-On Allowance 2011 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

A maximum of one bag weighing up to 5kg is allowed, limited in size to 20x40x55cm. This applies to both Economy and Business Class passengers. Only First-class passengers are allowed 2 pieces of carry-on.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

China Southern Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance 2011 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

The free baggage allowance on domestic and short-haul international flights (within Eastern Asia) is 20kg/44lbs for economy passengers. This is increased to 30kg for Business passengers, and 40 kg for First Class passengers.

Other international routes allow for up to 30kg/66lbs to be checked by economy passengers, and 40kg for Business Class passengers.

On flights to Europe and America, a piece concept applies. Flights between China and Europe allow for 1 bag of 23kg/50lbs to be checked by Economy passengers. Two bags of 23kg/50lbs each are allowed on flights between China and the US/Canada.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

China Southern Airlines Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2011 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Overweight baggage fees are calculated on a per kilogram basis for all flights where the weight concept applies. The fee is 1.5% of an economy price ticket for your route. To get the exact price for your flight, it is best to contact the airline in advance.

On flights to/from Canada and the US, or to/from Europe, a piece concept applies. In this case, a flat fee is charged for bags weighing between 23-32kg (50-70lbs), and 32-45kg (70-100lbs). The flat fee is usually between $110-$330 per bag.

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