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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

 


joao rodrigues

Posted on 19-Sep-2018
Hello, I am flying to Europe/GerMANY from guangzhou with economy status how much luggages i am allowed? Can I buy one more luggage space?

Admin Reply :

Max 1 pc of check in baggage of up to 23 kg. 

Zeb

Posted on 16-Sep-2018
hi,, i want to know about zone 2 baggage policy, can i carry 32kg weight in two luggage means 16kg in each, kindly guide,,

Admin Reply :

If you exceed the free allowance of number of check in bags, you will have to pay for it. So, we do not advice for splitting it into 2 bags of 16 kg each

Anha

Posted on 15-Sep-2018
Please advise me the weight of free check in luggage from Melbourne to Delhi and Delhi to Melbourne on Economy class.

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each are allowed free per passenger both ways. 1 cabin bag of up to 5 kg is also free per passenger. 

Rachna Verma

Posted on 13-Sep-2018
Hi, I am travelling to India through airlines stoppage at Ghonzou,please let me know the allowed weight.

Admin Reply :

What is the place of origin of flight and cabin class of travel?

KAREN MITCHELLE FERRER

Posted on 12-Sep-2018
How about my laptop with built-in battery and its charger, will it be included in the 5kg cabin bagage?? Or can I carry it separately.. Can I also have 1 bag for my personal belongings and is that for free?

Admin Reply :

Laptop can be carried separately. 1 personal item can be carried and it shall not be a bag. 

Elurit

Posted on 12-Sep-2018
How much is per kg extra luggage in Southern China traveling from New York to Delhi?

Admin Reply :

2bags of 23 kg each in check in baggage in economy. 

Thomas Youngman

Posted on 12-Sep-2018
Hi, I am flying from flying from Taipei to Christchurch with Southern China Airlines. I need to take a surfboard bag with me. Can I include this in my hold baggage allowance please as a normal oversized item of baggage or do I need to book it in? Thank you!

Admin Reply :

It will not be a part of the free check in baggage allowance. Charges have to be paid. 

KarenBaudel

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
hello...i will be travelling on sept.18,2018 via southern china airlines..economy class.. (manila to guangzhou then guangzhou to nepal)..i just want to know how many kilograms for my checked-in baggage and how many kilograms for my hand carry baggage? i will bring my laptop but the battery is built-in,im thinking of putting it in my hand carry baggage will it be okay or i need to just carry it on board..i also need to have 1 handbag for my personal things like makeup and some stuffs...what can you advise me..thank you

Admin Reply :

1 check in bag of 23 kg weight is free allowance for economy class travellers on this route. 1 cabin baggage of 5 kg weight is free allowance per passenger. 

Christine Hart

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
My grandson is travelling to Bali with the airline in October. He is taking part in a wakeboard competition. He obviously needs to take his equipment as luggage and I am concerned that there may be a problem at check-ins. He has travelled with the board before and weight is about 20kg with clothing inside, but obviously is slightly longer than a normal suitcase. On other occasions he has not been charged extra and it has just been put on the oversize belt at the airport. I have read the luggage allowances but cannot make any sense of them, please can you advise so I know what I need to do for him. Kind regards Christine Hart

Admin Reply :

You have not mentioned the place of origin of the flight. We are assuming this is an international flight to Bali. These equipments are not considered as a part of the check in baggage allowance and he might have to pay for it. Sum of dimensions of the wakeboard shall not be more than 300 cm. 

Thomas Youngman

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
Hi, We are flying from Taipai Christchurch New Zealand via Guangzhou. Am I correct in saying we have 23 Kg per bag? We also have a surfboard bag that is 7 foot / 213.36 CM. Can we include this as oversize baggage as part of our allowance please?

Admin Reply :

Are you flying from Taipei to Christchurch? Or, from Christchurch to which destination? Please mention route clearly.

Tristan John De Guzman

Posted on 09-Sep-2018
Hi, im traveling from adelaide to philippines via guanzhou, am i allowed to have 1 paperbag with 1 pair of new shoe on it + my 5kg backpack as my carry on luggage? Thanks

Admin Reply :

Shoes have to go in check in baggage. 

Jean

Posted on 05-Sep-2018
We are flying from Sydney Australia to Beijing via Guangzhou. On our departure we fly from Shanghai via Shenzen. What is the baggage allowance per person?

Admin Reply :

Allowance is 2 bags of 23 kg each in check in and 1 cabin bag of up to 5kg per passenger in economy class. If you are travelling in another class please let us know.

Muhammadkamran Khan

Posted on 04-Sep-2018
I am going from Lahore to Guangzhou And Then from Guangzhou to Wuhan,32kg is allowed in baggage And how many kg weight weight I can Take in Hand carry Without Laptop bag

Admin Reply :

1 cabin bag of up to 5 kg for economy and business class passengers. 2 cabin bags of 5 kg each for First Class passengers. 

Saurabh

Posted on 02-Sep-2018
I am a student travelling from New Delhi to Wuhan. Can I carry additional baggage in check-in ? If yes then how much kg is allowed?

Admin Reply :

Additional baggage is always taken in check in. Your allowance is 1 check in bag of 23 kg. And, being a student you can take one more. 

Peter John Warren

Posted on 01-Sep-2018
To whom it may concern, I would like to bring some friends in America some special, Chinese Gift Matches. These are non-strike-anywhere matches. Can I bring these in my carry on bag? I understand that they can not be placed in checked baggage. Peace, Peter

Admin Reply :

Not allowed in cabin baggage. 

Nicky

Posted on 24-Aug-2018
Hello!!!!i wanna fly from Guangzhou to nanjing (a domestic flight).Am I allowed 20kg for check in and 5kg in cabin plus extra laptop?is it okay to put any tiny thing else in laptop bag or not?does also morning flight normally have some delays?cz I m a bit confused about kg and punctuality.

Admin Reply :

Yes, you are right. It is 20 kg weight in check in baggage and 1 cabin bag of 5kg. Laptop can be carried in addition to cabin baggage. It is not advised to keep other items in laptop bag. You have to observe right times. 

Krishna Ghimire

Posted on 24-Aug-2018
I am travelling from Changsha - Baiyun - Kathmandu in economy class ticket. What is the weight and size limit of carry-on and checked-in baggage?

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 5 kg of linear dimensions 115 cm in cabin, and, 1 bag of up to 23 kg of linear dimensions 158 cm in check in is the free allowance per passenger for Economy class travellers. 

Anna

Posted on 20-Aug-2018
Hi, I'm going to Australia with your airlines and I am really confused if it comes to baggage. How many I can take and how many kg it should be? Thank you.

Admin Reply :

What is the point of origin and cabin class of travel?

azhar ahmad

Posted on 19-Aug-2018
I will be flying from san Francisco to new delhi via economy ticket. I have 2 luggage bags of 23 kgs each . Am I allowed 1 check-in bag + 1 laptop bag? Also apart from check-in bag & laptop bag, Can I carry my DSLR camera in a camera bag with me?

Admin Reply :

Check in allowance is 2 bags of 23 kg each and 1 cabin bag of up to 5 kg weight + 1 personal item (which can be laptop). DSLR can also be carried in cabin but batteries have to be removed and packed separately in cabin baggage. 

Lisa

Posted on 18-Aug-2018
Hi, im flying to Vancouver from Jakarta with transit in Guangzhou , as i need to carry my laptop + handbag & few more other valuable items which may possibly exceed the allowance of 5kg. Is that possible or will it be strictly not more than 5kg in total carry on? What’s the total free allowance weight possible for carry on and will there be any extra charge per kg incase it exceed of the 5kg mentioned?

Admin Reply :

If you exceed the cabin baggage allowance, you might be asked to transfer some items to check-in baggage. 

S. Bhathal

Posted on 18-Aug-2018
Travelling new Delhi to lax via Guangzhou. Want to know the fee for each excess kg over the allowed 23 kg per pc allowance.

Admin Reply :

Approximately CNY 1000 (use currency converter to know amount in USD or INR) would be charged if weight of one check in bag is more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg. 

Tanya

Posted on 06-Aug-2018
We are flying Brisbane to London via guangzhou returning same way economy tickets, do we get 2 x checked baggage of 23kg and 1 carry on each?

Admin Reply :

Yes, you are right. It is  2 pcs of 23 kg each in check in and 1 cabin baggage per adult or child passenger. 

Ena

Posted on 03-Aug-2018
Good day. I am flying to Manila from LAX via Guangzhou (CSA328 and 3091). please can you confirm that i can, free of charge, 2 x23kg checked in and 1 5kg carry on? i have an economy ticket. thank you.

Admin Reply :

Yes, you are right in this baggage assessment

Jeffrey Chen

Posted on 03-Aug-2018
We are flying from Brisbane to Beijing via Guangshou - and it seems we are allowed 2 bags of 23 kg of baggage. But after our 14 day China Tour where we end up in Chongqing, we will be flying from Chongqing to Shanghai where we board a cruise ship to return to Australia. Are we now only allowed 1 bag of 20 kg for our trip from Chongqing to Shanghai?

Admin Reply :

Yes, it will be 20 kg. This is what even the airline officials here tell us. We would request you to make an enquiry with the local airport office as well to confirm further. 

Janet Sampang

Posted on 02-Aug-2018
Im traveling from Edmonton Alberta to Phillippines,i hace 2free box of 23kg...f i add 1 more box with 23kg or more,how much is the charge? Tnx

Admin Reply :

It is 1000 CNY/pcs in economy and premium economy class for 1 extra check-in bag of 23 kg. You can convert CNY to CAD. 

For Business and First class passengers, the fee is CNY 1000/pc for 1 extra check-in bag of 32 kg. 

shwehile

Posted on 02-Aug-2018
how much money does China southern airlines charge for per kg to reach Delhi

Admin Reply :

What is the point of origin of flight?

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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