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China Southern Airlines Baggage Allowance

(Updated: 23-03-2018)

Carry-on baggage allowance

China Southern Airlines allows free carry-on or hand baggage in domestic and international flights depending upon the class of travel. 

  • Each bag has to be of up to 5 kgs weight and of sum of dimensions 115 cm for all classes of travel. 
  • First class passengers are allowed to carry 2 such bags whereas the other classes of travel are allowed only 1 such pcs.

In case the hand luggage exceeds the weight, quantity or dimension, it will be taken as a check-in baggage.

Besides, one of the personal items, such as coat, shawl, or rug; small sized camera, binoculars, hand bag are also allowed on-board. Infant food, stroller or baby basket is allowed for infants. Mobility assistive device and other equipment for special needs passengers can also be carried on board. 

In case of carriage of lithium-ion batteries, it is their rating which determines how will these will carried. For batteries of less than 100 kWh, you are allowed to carry 2 such pcs in your carry baggage and does not have to be declared at the airport. For batteries of power 100-160 kWh, there is a need for prior declaration and approval before boarding. Batteries of rating more than 116 cms have to be transported as cargo.

Liquids are not allowed in more than 100 ml quantity in cabin.

Check-in Baggage Allowance

Domestic (within mainland China)

Cabin  Hand Baggage Weight
Economy Class 20kg
Business Class 30kg
First Class 40kg
Infant 10kg

Infants are allowed to carry 10 kg of 115 cms total dimension of a check-in bag.

International Travel

Checked baggage allowance and excess baggage charges on China Southern is dependent on sector of travel and cabin class of travel. For this purpose the international countries have been divided into 5 different zones.

Zone 1: Japan, Russia, America, Australia, New Zealand + Singapore to mainland China (not China to Singapore)

Zone 2: Middle and West Asia (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan)

Zone 3: Nairobi routes excluding Maldives

Zone 4: Other international destinations

Zone 5: From Korea to China

  Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5
Economy 2 bags of 23 kg each 1 bag of 32 kg 2 bags of 23 kg each 1 bag 23kg each 1 bag 23kg each
Premium Economy 2 bags of 23 kg each 2 bag of 32 kg each 2 bags of 23 kg each 2 bags of 23 kg each NA
Business  2 bags of 32 kg each 2 bags of 32 kg each 2 bags of 32 kg each 3 bags of 23 kg each 2 bags of 32 kg each
First  3 bags of 32 kg each 3 bags of 32 kg each 3 bags of 32 kg each 3 bags of 32 kg each 3 bags of 32 kg each
Infants 1 bag of 10 kg 1 bag 10 kg 1 bag 10 kg 1 bag of 10 kg 1 bag of 10 kg

Special Allowances for Sky Pearl and Sky Team members

Sky Pearl Gold Card member、SKYTEAM ELITE PLUS Each check- in baggage (piece system) is 20 kg (weight system) heavier than general standard.
Sky Pearl Silver Card member、SKYTEAM ELITE Each check- in baggage (piece system) is 10 kg (weight system) heavier than general standard.
Students\Seamen\laborer One Additional baggage for international and regional journeys

Excess Luggage

Within Mainland China

For travelling on domestic flights within the mainland China, you are charged at per kg rate which is determined on the basis of 1.5% of full adult one-way economy class ticket price. This ticket price is the one which is applicable on day of billing. In case there is no direct flight fare being published, the fare of different segments are added and then the per kg rate is calculated.

International Travel

For international flights, the charges are determined on the basis of excess weight, number of pcs and size of luggage.

Zone 1

CABIN CLASS TYPE ACTUAL SPECIFICATION FEE
WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) (CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
First Class and Business Class 1st Additional Baggage ≤32KG ≤158cm 1000/PIECE
2nd and more baggage ≤32KG ≤158cm 2000/PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000
Premium Economy Class and Economy Class 1st Additional Baggage ≤23KG ≤158cm 1000/PIECE
2nd and more baggage ≤23KG ≤158cm 2000/PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 23-32KG - 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000

Zone 2

CABIN CLASS TYPE ACTUAL SPECIFICATION FEE
WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) (CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
ALL CABIN CLASS 1st additional piece ≤32KG ≤158cm 450/PIECE
2nd additional piecce ≤32KG ≤158cm 1300/ PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000

Zone 3 

CABIN CLASS TYPE ACTUAL SPECIFICATION FEE
WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) (CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
First Class and Business Class 1st additional piece ≤32KG ≤158cm 1000/PIECE
2nd and subsequent additional piece ≤32KG ≤158cm 2000/ PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000
Premium Economy Class and Economy Class 1st additional piece ≤23KG ≤158cm 1000/PIECE
2nd and subsequent additional piece ≤23KG ≤158cm 2000/PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 23-32KG - 2000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000

Zone 4

CABIN CLASS TYPE ACTUAL SPECIFICATION FEE
WEIGHT DIMENSION(L+W+H) (CNY OR EQUIVALENT)
First Class 1st additional piece ≤32KG ≤158cm 450/PIECE
2nd and more additional pieces ≤32KG ≤158cm 1300/ PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000
Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class 1st additional piece ≤23KG ≤158cm 450/PIECE
2nd and more additional pieces ≤23KG ≤158cm 1300/PIECE
OVERSIZED - 159cm-300cm 1000
HEAVY PIECE 23-32KG - 1000
HEAVY PIECE 32-45KG - 3000

 

Ask Your Questions Temporarily Disabled

Chris

Posted on 09-Aug-2017
Im going from london to manila by southern china airlines. Would i be right in thinking i only get 23 kg free baggage with economy class?.

Admin Reply :

yes, you are right that it is 1 bag of 23 kg in check in baggage. 

Stella Marie Wingo

Posted on 05-Aug-2017
I'm going to travel from Atlanta to Philippines. I have 2 free luggage that will weight 23kg. each. I would like to add another luggage that will weight 23kg or less. How much would it cost?

Admin Reply :

1000 CNY/pc would be charged for third check in bag of 23 kg. 

Stella Marie Wingo

Posted on 05-Aug-2017
I'm going to travel from Atlanta to Philippines. I have 2 free luggage that will weight 23kg. each. I would like to add another luggage that will weight 23kg or less. How much would it cost?

Admin Reply :

 USD165 would be charged for carrying an extra piece. 

potenciano rafael

Posted on 25-Jul-2017
what is CYN? and what is the equivalent of 1000CYN to US dollars. and what is really the allowed wiegth limit in US lbs. for carry on baggage and check inn baggage ? My flieght is on wednesday @ 11pm for the philippines. i don"t see philippines in your list of traveled countries.

Admin Reply :

It is Chinese Yuan, currency of China. 1000 CYN=148 US dollars.

You have not mentioned the point of origin of flight.

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