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Korean Air Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance8/10
Checked Baggage Allowance8/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade7.7/10

Korean Air Carry-On Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

One bag of up to 12kg/26lbs is allowed as carry-on. An additional laptop/purse is also allowed, but total combined weight of both items must remain within the 12kg limit.

First/Prestige Class passengers are allowed 2 bags of up to 18kg/40lbs total for both items.

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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

Korean Air Checked Baggage Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

A piece-concept applies on all flights to/from the Americas (North, South, Central). Two bags of up to 23kg/50lbs each are allowed for all economy passengers (32k/70lbs each on flights to/from Brazil). Prestige Class passengers are limited to 2 bags of 32kg/70lbs each, and 3 bags of 32kg/70lbs are allowed for First Class passengers.

A weight concept is applied on all other Korean Air flights. There is no limit to the number of bags, as long as the total combined weight of all your bags does not exceed the weight allowance. Economy passengers may bring 20kg/44lbs, and Prestige Class passengers are allowed up to 30k/66lbs.

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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

Korean Air Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

On all flights to/from the Americas, where a piece concept applies, a flat fee is charged for overweight and additional baggage. This fee is determined by the origin and destination of your flight, and typically ranges from $70-$200.

All other routes, where a weight concept applies, will accept excess/overweight baggage on a per kilogram basis. The per kilogram rate is determined by which "Zone" you are departing from and arriving at, with the rate ranging from $7-$40/kg.

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