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 travel class.
What is Asiana policy on checked baggage allowances?
The free baggage allowance for Korean domestic flights is based on the Weight concept and is 20 kg (44 lbs) in Economy Class. On codeshare flights operated by Air Busan, the free baggage allowance is 15 kg per passenger. The free baggage allowance for international flights is applicable to Korean domestic flights connecting to Asiana international flights.
Asiana’s new baggage policy is based on the Piece Concept for all international routes (Americas and non-Americas routes).
In the case of connecting flights with a codeshare partner, the free baggage allowance applicable to the flights of other airlines may be different.
To prevent damage to the baggage and injury of baggage handling staff, the weight of a piece of baggage should not exceed 32 kg.
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.
Free Baggage Allowance – International Flights
Free baggage allowances may vary according to the route and travel 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.
Asiana Airlines grants the following free baggage allowances to adults and children paying at least 50% of the adult fare:
|Non-Americas routes||Americas routes||All routes||All routes|
|Number of pieces||1 piece||2 pieces||2 pieces||3 pieces|
|Weight per piece||max. 23 kg (50 lbs)||max. 32 kg (70 lbs)|
|Dimensions per piece||max. 158 cm / 62 in (length+width+height)|
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. Non-Americas routes are all routes except to/from the Americas, including Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Europe.
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 damaged baggage except for the extent defined by the terms of transportation or the Montreal Convention.
Each bag of equipment is considered one piece of checked baggage with the following exceptions:
- One golf, ski, or snowboard bag plus one additional bag with a total weight up to 32 kg (70 lbs) count as one piece of checked baggage.
- One empty scuba tank plus one scuba diving bag count one piece of checked baggage.
- One bag of fishing equipment plus one tackle box count one piece of checked baggage.
Any piece of other sports equipment that exceeds the free baggage allowance will be subject to additional fees.
Individual items of the following sports equipment with total dimensions (width + depth + height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from the oversized piece fee: golf, ski, water skiing, snowboarding, surfboarding, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, bicycle.
Excess Baggage Fees – International Flights
When exceeding the free baggage allowance, excess baggage fees apply. The excess baggage charge on flights departing from overseas locations may vary according to the local currency conditions. A fixed charging system (fixed fee per piece of baggage) applies on all routes:
|Excess Baggage||Americas Routes|
|Asia (incl. Oceania) ↔ US (excl. Saipan)|
Europe ↔ US (incl. Saipan)
Oceania ↔ Saipan
|Asia (excl. Oceania) ↔ Saipan|
|Additional piece||Up to 23 kg and 158 cm||USD / CAD 200|
|USD / CAD 100|
|23-32 kg||USD / CAD 100|
|USD / CAD 100|
|32-46 kg||USD / CAD 400|
|USD / CAD 200|
|158-203 cm||USD / CAD 200|
|USD / CAD 100|
|Over 203 cm||USD / CAD 400|
|USD / CAD 200|
|Excess Baggage||Non-Americas Routes|
|Korea ↔ Japan, China,|
Hong Kong, Taiwan,
|Asia ↔ Asia|
(rest of the routes)
|Asia ↔ Europe, Africa,|
Middle East, Oceania
|Up to 23 kg|
and 158 cm
*Flights of 1.5 hours or shorter:
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.