Baggage and Carry-on Asiana Airlines

 

What is Asiana policy on carry-on allowance?


On flights operated by Asiana Airlines, passengers are allowed to carry unchecked baggage in the cabin, free of charge which is limited by dimensions, number and weight. The carry-on baggage allowance may vary depending on the cabin class and destination.



What is Asiana policy on checked baggage allowances?


To prevent damage to the baggage and injury of crew members, the weight of a piece of baggage should not exceed 32 kg. For the non-Americas routes, baggage allowances are restricted based on weight. For the Americas routes, baggage allowances are set by piece. When the flights are connected with a codeshare partner, the free baggage allowances applicable to the flights of other airlines may be different.


Carry-on baggage


Each passenger may carry, free of charge, hand baggage suitable for placing in the overhead bin or under the passenger’s seat, with the following weight and size limits per piece:

 

  • Maximum weight: 10 kg (22 lbs).
  • Maximum size: 115 cm (length + height + width, including handles or wheels).
  • Maximum dimensions: 40 cm (width), 20 cm (height), 55 cm (length).


In First & Business Class, passengers (adults and children) are allowed 2 pieces of carry-on baggage. In Economy Class, only one piece per passenger (adults and children) is allowed.


Carry-on baggage or items are allowed only on the condition that passengers should be responsible for taking care of them. In addition to the carry-on baggage one of the following articles may be carried:

 

  • Small suitcases, laptops, books, handbooks and small duty-free goods.
  • Baby food for in-flight use.
  • A stroller, small and foldable in a straight line, may be carried in the cabin only if storage space is available. If it is not, it may be handled as checked baggage.

 

An extra seat must be purchased to carry on large musical instruments for which the sum of their length, width, and depth exceeds 115 cm.


Checked Baggage


Free baggage allowances may vary according to the route and cabin class. Asiana Airlines allows pooling of free baggage allowances when two or more passengers travel as one group by the same flight to a common destination or point of stopover. A total free baggage allowance equivalent to the combination of the individual baggage allowances shall be permitted upon request when the passengers present themselves at the same time and place to deliver their baggage to Asiana Airlines.


Baggage Policy on Routes to the Americas


Routes to/from the Americas include departures and arrivals in the US, Canada and US territories, as well as flights departing and arriving in Latin America by crossing the Pacific.


For travel on routes to the Americas, Asiana Airlines grants the following free baggage allowances to adults and children paying at least 50% of the adult fare:

 

  • First / Business Class:
    • Number of pieces allowed: 2 pieces.
    • Weight: up to 32 kg (70 lbs) per piece.
    • Outside linear dimensions: up to 158 cm per piece (length + height + width).

 

  • Economy Class:
    • Number of pieces allowed: 2 pieces.
    • Weight: up to 23 kg (50 lbs) per piece.
    • Outside linear dimensions: up to 158 cm per piece (length + height + width).


The following articles will be considered a piece of baggage within maximum linear dimensions of 158 cm, regardless of the actual dimensions: one sleeping bag / bedroll, one pair of snow skis with one pair of ski boots and one pair of ski poles, one golf bag, one suitably packed non-motorized bicycle, one pair of standard water skis, one slalom water ski, fishing equipment (no more than one reel, two rods, one fishing tackle box, one landing net, and one pair of fishing boots). One portable musical instrument shall be considered as one piece of baggage if it does not exceed 100 cm in length.


Baggage Policy on Non-Americas Routes


For all routes except to/from the Americas, including Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Europe, Asiana Airlines grants the following free baggage allowances to adults and children paying at least 50% of the adult fare:

 

  • First Class: up to 40 kg (88 lbs).
  • Business Class: up to 30 kg (66 lbs).
  • Economy Class: up to 20 kg (44 lbs).


Special Baggage


When checking special articles, passengers  will need to pay a small extra charge for indemnification of reported value. Asiana Airlines is not responsible for lost or damage baggage except for the extent defined by the terms of transportation or the Montreal Convention. 


Excess Baggage Policy


When exceeding the free baggage allowances, excess baggage fees apply. The excess baggage charges are applied according to the weight of the baggage for non-Americas routes and according to the number of the baggage for the Americas routes. The excess baggage charge of flights departing from overseas locations may vary according to the local currency conditions.


Excess Baggage Fees for Routes to/from the Americas


A fixed charging system (fixed fee per piece of baggage) applies on routes to/from the Americas:

 

Americas Routes Excess Baggage Fees

Route

Additional Piece 
(up to 23 kg)
Overweight Piece
(23 - 32 kg)
Oversized Piece
(158 - 203 cm)

Between AREA 3 (including Southwest

Pacific) and AREA 1

Between AREA 2 and AREA1/Saipan/Guam

Between Southwest Pacific and Saipan/Guam

KRW 200,000

USD/CAD 200

(USD 175

to/from Brazil)

KRW 100,000

USD/CAD 100

(no charge to/from Brazil)

KRW 200,000

USD/CAD 200

(USD 175

to/from Brazil)

Between AREA 3 (Excluding Southwest

Pacific) and Saipan/Guam

KRW 100,000

USD/CAD 100

KRW 100,000

USD/CAD 100

(no charge to/from Brazil)

KRW 100,000

USD/CAD 100

AREA 1 - North and South American Continents (and the islands adjacent thereto), Greenland, Bermuda, the West Indies and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Hawaiian Islands (including Midway and Palmyra).
AREA 2 - Europe (including the Russian Federation in west of the Ural Mountains, Africa, Ascension Island and that part of Asia west of Ural mountains, including Iran and the Middle East.
AREA 3 - Asia (and the islands adjacent thereto, except the portion included in Area 2), the East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, the islands of the Pacific Ocean (except those included in Area 1).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA - American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa (Independent State of), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands.


Excess Baggage Fees for non-Americas Routes


Starting June 12, 2014, excess baggage regulations of Asiana Airlines for international flights on all routes except to/from the Americas will be changed. Current regulations establish an excess baggage charge of 1.5% of the IATA-announced fares for regular one-way fares for an adult per kg. New regulations establish fixed fares per kg for each Zone, and from June 12 through August 31, 2014, lower rates will be applied.

 

Fares per Zone (kg)
 From/To Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4
 Zone 1 KRW 5,000
USD 16
KRW 7,000
USD16
KRW 13,000
USD20
KRW 40,000
USD45
 Zone 2 KRW 7,000
USD16
USD 20 USD 25 USD 50
 Zone 3 KRW 13,000
USD20
USD 25 USD 40 USD 55
 Zone 4 KRW 40,000
USD 45
USD 50 USD 55 USD 60
 Zone 1: Korea, Japan.
 Zone 2: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Far East Russia (Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok).
 Zone 3: Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Uzbekistan (Tashkent), Kazakhstan (Almaty).
 Zone 4: Africa, Europe, Middle East, Oceania.

 

 

Baggage Services


Asiana Airlines is responsible for damages to baggage caused during the process of transporting, maintaining and managing the baggage. If the baggage is damaged, passengers must report the fact in writing to Asiana Airlines within 7 days from the date of delivery. If the baggage is lost or its delivery is delayed, passengers must report the fact in writing to Asiana Airlines within 21 days from the date of check-in of the baggage.


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