Vietnam Airlines is to
change its baggage allowance policy on all domestic and
international flights, replacing the current weight system with a
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.
The piece concept is widely used by many airlines
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
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.
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
Economy class passengers will be able to have 1 piece (12kg) while
Premium Economy and Business class passengers can have 2 pieces
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).
Airlines will also offer discounted rates up to 50% on
pre-purchase as well as additional baggage charges.
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