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Wed, 10 July 2019

Vietnam Airlines to Implement New Baggage Allowance on All Flights

Vietnam Airlines is to change its baggage allowance policy on all domestic and international flights, replacing the current weight system with a piece concept.

From 1 August 2019, the free baggage allowance will be determined by the number of pieces of luggage rather than the total amount of weight that a passenger can travel with.

Passengers who have already purchased tickets before the effective date of the new rule are still eligible for the standard allowance indicated on their existing tickets.

Vietnam Airlines is to change its baggage allowance policy on all domestic and international flights, replacing the current weight system with a piece concept. From 1 August 2019, the free baggage allowance will be determined by the number of pieces of luggage rather than the total amount of weight that a passenger can travel with. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The piece concept is widely used by many airlines around the world including Air France, Aeroflot, British Airways, Lufthansa, All Nippon Airways and Korean Air. The change will unify Vietnam Airlines' policies with such airlines, and make it more convenient for passengers who have connecting flights with other airlines.

With the new policy, Business class passengers will have a free allowance of 1 piece (32kg) on domestic Vietnam routes and Vietnam - Southeast Asia routes; 2 pieces (32kg/each) on Vietnam - Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia and US routes.

Economy Class passengers are entitled to carry 1 piece (23kg) on domestic Vietnam routes and Vietnam Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia routes, and 2 pieces (23kg/each) on Vietnam - Japan and US routes.

Premium Economy passengers can have 2 pieces (23kg/each) on Vietnam - Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia and US routes, and 1 piece (32kg) on the Hanoi Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) route.

Regarding hand luggage, the number of pieces allowed remains the same, but the weight of each piece will be increased.

Economy class passengers will be able to have 1 piece (12kg) while Premium Economy and Business class passengers can have 2 pieces (total 18kg).

Economy Class passengers with flights to and from Europe and Australia from 1 August to 31 December 2019 will receive 1 extra piece of luggage allowance (23kg).

Vietnam Airlines will also offer discounted rates up to 50% on pre-purchase as well as additional baggage charges.

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