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General conditions 
Each passenger can carry onboard a free baggage allowance : two pieces for Business class passenger and one piece for Economy class passenger. Each piece has a maximum weight of 7kg and the sum of three dimensions shall not exceed 115 cm (56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm) or (22 x 14 x 9 inches). Vietnam Airlines refuse to carry unchecked baggage and may require the passenger to check his baggage in case it exceeds the quantity, weight and dimensions as specified above. 

In general, Vietnam Airlines adopts the international standard hand baggage policy. Individual carriers may, however, apply a different hand baggage allowance. If your journey involves a connection to other carrier(s), you are advised to check with these carriers for details of their policies and ensure compliance. 

Additional items could be carried on board 
In addition to free baggage allowance, each passenger may carry, without additional charges, the following personal objects for use during embarking, disembarking or onboard, provided that such objects are retained by passenger's custody:

  • A handbag, pocket book or lady's purse, i.e., which is appropriate to normal traveling dress and is not used as a container for the transportation of articles which would otherwise be regarded as baggage;
  • An overcoat, wrap or blanket;
  • An umbrella or walking stick (except one with metal-filled sharp pointed end)
  • A laptop computer, a small camera and/or a binoculars;
  • A reasonable amount of reading materials for in-flight reading only;
  • Infant's food for consumption in flight;
  • Infant's carrying basket or bassinet;
  • A fully collapsible wheel chair.
  • A pair of crutches and/or braces or other prosthetic device for the passenger's use.

Restricted Items 
The following items which in a passenger as possession may be considered as weapons or dangerous objects and are not accepted as carry-on luggage:

  • All knives, including hunting knives and others;
  • Swords;
  • Bludgeons, blackjacks, billy clubs or similar instruments;
  • Any other device or object not commonly viewed as dangerous, but the possession of which suggests that it may be used as a weapon, namely, ice picks, straight (cut-throat) razors, long-blade scissors, etc.

If any of these items are found in your carry-on luggage, they will be confiscated by security, and not returned to you. Vietnam Airlines will not assume any responsibility for confiscated items. The above dangerous objects are only acceptable to carry as checked baggage. 

Firearms and cartridges belonging to ordinary passengers and approved by government authority for carriage and those officials who have been assigned to travel on duty, such as a law-enforcement officers delivering criminals should be carried in the checked baggage. These passengers are required to surrender such arms and cartridges to the airlines prior to boarding for handling in accordance with air transport regulations

Checked Baggage Allowance

  • All locations except Americas 

Flight/Sector

Class of service 

Maximum combined weight 

Within Asia

Business Class

30 kg

Economy Class

20 kg

Infant1

10 kg

To/from

Europe/Australia

Business Class

40 kg

Deluxe Economy Class

40 kg

Economy Class

30 kg

Infant1

10 kg

  • To/from Americas

 Flight/Sector

 Class of service

 Maximum Weight

 Maximum number of pieces

 Maximum dimension per piece

To/ From North, Central and South Americas

Business Class

 23 kg

 Two

158 cm (62 in)

Economy Class

 23 kg

 Two

158 cm (62 in)3

 Infant1

 23 kg

 One2

115 cm (45 in)

 

 Notes:
1 Infant is defined as passenger of under 2 years old who does not occupy a seat.
2 Plus one collapsible stroller
The sum of three dimensions of the two pieces does not exceed 273cm (107 in)