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Needed information about Baggage

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). In case your hand baggage exceeds the quantity, weight and dimensions as specified above, Vietnam Airlines reserves the rights to refuse to carry the baggage as carry-on baggage and request the baggage to be transported as checked baggage

1. Hand Baggage

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). In case your hand baggage exceeds the quantity, weight and dimensions as specified above, Vietnam Airlines reserves the rights to refuse to carry the baggage as carry-on baggage and request the baggage to be transported as checked baggage.

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’s 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.

2.Checked Baggage

1.       To/from Americas:

Itinerary

Class of service

Maximum Weight

Maximum number of pieces

Maximum dimension per piece

To/from America

Business Class

23 kg

Two

158 cm (62 in)

Economy Class

23 kg

Two

158 cm (62 in)*

 2.      All other itineraries:

Itinerary

Class of service

Baggage Allowance

Wholly within Vietnam

Between Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam

From Laos, Cambodia to Myanmar, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea

From Myanmar, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea to other Asian points (except Australia, New Zealand)

Business Class

30 kg

 

Economy Class

20 kg

Between Japan and Vietnam

From Japan to Australia, New Zealand and Asia

Business Class

60 kg

Economy Class

40 kg

To/from

Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand

Other itineraries within Asia

Business Class

40 kg

Deluxe Economy Class

40 kg

Economy Class

30 kg

 * Exception: 

  • Free Baggage Allowance for infants:

-          To/from Americas: 01 piece, maximum weight of 23kg and sum of 03 dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45in) and a fully collapsible stroller

-          Other itineraries: 10kg and a fully collapsible stroller.

  • Free Baggage Allowance for Sailor Crew (code SC, GS): 40kg.
  • Free Baggage Allowance for Frequent Flyer:
  • and other exceptions according to fare’s rules and shown on the ticket.

Notes:
The sum of three dimensions of the two pieces does not exceed 273cm (107 in)

Restriction to weight and size of single piece of checked baggage on Vietnam Airlines:
Unless other specified, only checked baggage with the maximum weight of 32 kg, 3 dimension measurements not exceeding 203cm is accepted for carriage. In case, the baggage’s weight and measurements are in excess of the limitation, it is required to book the service at booking in advance.

II.1. Weight System

II.1.1. Domestic within Vietnam:

Flight/ Sector

Rate

(Exclude VAT)

Between Hanoi and Hochiminh city, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot,

Da Lat, Can Tho, Pleiku, Tuy Hoa, Qui Nhon, Phu Quoc

USD 2 / 1 kg

Between Ho Chi Minh city and Hai Phong, Vinh City, Dong Hoi, Thanh Hoa

USD 2 / 1 kg

Others

USD 1 / 1 kg

II.1.2. International

Zone 1: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Zone 2: Russia, Southeast Asia (except Zone 1), South Asian Subcontinent, Northeast Asia (except Japan), North/Central Pacific and Southwest Pacific. 
Zone 3: Japan, Europe (except Russia), Middle East and Africa.

From/To

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 1

USD 5 / kg

USD 10 / kg

USD 20 / kg

Zone 2

USD 10 / kg

USD 20 / kg

USD 30 / kg

Zone 3

USD 30 / kg

USD 40 / kg

USD 50 / kg

II.2. Piece System

Itinerary

Maximum weight per bag

Maximum dimension per bag

Regulation for
number of Piece

Rate

To/ From 
the Americas

23 kg (50 lbs)

158 cm (62 in)

2nd piece (*)

USD 70 per piece

23 kg (50 lbs)

158 cm (62 in)

From 3rd to 10th checked piece

USD 150 per piece

Over 23 kg (50 lbs) up to 32 kg (70 lbs)

158 cm (62 in)

Per piece

USD 50

Over 32 kg (70 lbs) up to 45 kg (100 lbs)

158 cm (62 in)

Per piece

USD 450

23 kg (50 lbs)

Over 158 cm (62 in) up to 203 cm (80 in)

Per piece

USD 175

23 kg (50 lbs)

Over 203 cm (80 in) up to 292 cm (115 in)

Per piece

USD 300

(*): Apply Excess Baggage Charges for the 2nd piece in case the Baggage Allowance shown on the ticket is only one piece.

Note: Separate fees are applied for exceeding size, weight, and quantity limitations.

E.g. 1 extra piece of baggage exceeds the weight and size limits, it will be subject to three fees: one for the extra bag, one for the weight limit, and one for the size restrictions. Fees are charged for each additional bag, each way