Baggage Allowance and Baggage Fees

Baggage Allowance

Baggage Allowance




Class of service ALLOWANCEs
Business Class
Premium Economy Class   
Economy Class

On Vietnam Airlines flights, you are offered the following free baggage allowance:

  • Business & Premium Class: 30kg checked baggage + two pieces of hand baggage
  • Economy Class: 20kg checked baggage + one piece of hand baggage
Personal items are free of charge

Please check Vietnam Airlines' baggage allowance

For itineraries within Asia

For itineraries from/to the Americas

For other itineraries

Note: 

  • Free baggage allowance for infants (under 2 years old):
    • From/To the Americas: One piece, with a maximum weight of 23kg and sum of dimensions (width + height + depth) not exceeding 115cm (45 in), and one fully collapsible stroller.
    • Other itineraries: One piece, with a maximum weight of 10kg, and one fully collapsible stroller
  • In some cases, the baggage allowances printed on your ticket may be different from above mentioned. Baggage allowances printed on your ticket will be applied
  • For itineraries to/from the Americas, the baggage allowance policy of the first marketing carrier will be applied for the whole route. (The first marketing carrier is the first carrier whose code appears on your ticket)
  • If the journey includes multiple sectors and carriers, baggage allowances may differ between carriers
  • Unless otherwise specified, the maximum weight per piece of baggage is 32kg, and total dimensions may not exceed 203cm. If you need to bring overweight and/or oversized baggage, please kindly contact Vietnam Airlines official agents or Vietnam Airlines offices for further information

For itineraries from/to the Americas

Itinerary Class of service FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Maximum number of pieces Maximum weight per piece (kg) Maximum dimension per piece
From/To the Americas Business Class 2 pieces 23 kg 158cm (62in)
Economy Class 2 pieces 23 kg 158cm (62”)/piece and total dimension of 2 pieces not exceeding 273cm (107in) 

For itineraries within Asia

Itinerary FREE Baggage Allowance

Economy Class (kg)

Premium Economy Class (kg)

Business Class (kg)
Between And
Vietnam Vietnam 20 N/A 30
Vietnam Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, China 20 N/A 30
Laos Cambodia 20 N/A 30
Myanmar Cambodia 20 N/A 30
Myanmar Laos 20 N/A 30
Vietnam Japan 40 50 60
Vietnam South Korea 20 N/A 40
Ha Noi/ Ho Chi Minh City/ Da Nang/ Nha Trang/ Van Don Bangkok/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta 0* (applied for Economy Super Lite fares (P-,G- fares))  N/A 40
30 (applied for other fares)
Originating from Destination
Japan Asia 40 50 60
Asia (except HongKong, China, South Korea) Japan 30 N/A 40
HongKong, China, South Korea Asia 20 N/A 30
Asia (except Vietnam, Japan) South Korea, China 30 N/A 40
Asia (except Japan) HongKong 30 N/A 40
Other itineraries within Asia (except above itineraries) 30 N/A 40

(*) For tickets issued/exchanged on/after 20/05/2019: Baggage allowance of  Economy Super Lite fares (P-,G- fares) for routing between Ha Noi/Ho Chi Minh/Da Nang/Nha Trang/Van Don and Bangkok/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta will be 0 (zero) kg.

Example 1:

Journey 1: HAN - VN - PEK- VN - HAN 

Journey 2: PEK - VN - HAN - VN - PEK

These above roundtrip journeys are between Vietnam and China; the free baggage allowance for an adult traveling one of the above journeys is 20kg when flying in Economy Class or 30kg when flying in Business Class.

Example 2:

Journey TYO –VN- x/HAN- VN- REP -  VN – x/HAN – VN -  TYO. This is a roundtrip journey from Japan to Cambodia (in Asia); the free baggage allowance for an adult traveling this journey is 40kg when flying in Economy Class or 60kg when flying in Business Class. 

Example 3:

Journey LPQ-VN-x/HAN-VN-OSA-VN-x/HAN-VN-LPQ. This is a roundtrip journey originating from Laos (in Asia) to Japan; the free baggage allowance for an adult traveling this journey is 30kg when flying in Economy Class or 40kg when flying in Business Class.

Example 4:

Journey SIN VN SGN is in the group “Other journeys within Asia”; therefore, an adult traveling this journey will receive 30kg when flying in Economy Class or 40kg when flying in Business Class of free baggage allowance.




Other itineraries

Itinerary FREE Baggage Allowance
Economy Class Premium Economy Class Business Class
Between And
Vietnam Russia(*) 46  N/A  64 
Asia Middle East 30 N/A 40
Asia Africa 30 N/A 40
Asia Europe  30 40 40
Asia (except Japan) Australia, New Zealand   30 40 40
Middle East Europe 30 N/A 40
Middle East Africa 30 N/A 40
Middle East Australia, New Zealand 30 40 40
Africa Europe 30 N/A 40
Africa Australia, New Zealand 30 40 40
Europe Australia, New Zealand 30 40 40
Originating from Destination
Japan Australia, New Zealand 40 50 60
Australia, New Zealand   Japan 30 40 40


(*) Apply for ticketing and travel commencing on/after 01May2019

Example:

Journey A: BKK VN x/HAN VN LON.

Journey B: LON VN x/HAN VN BKK.

Both journeys are between Asia and Europe; therefore, the free baggage allowance applied for an adult traveling on any of these two journeys is 30kg when flying in Economy Class or 40kg when flying in Premium Economy/ Business Class.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Baggage Allowance For Lotusmiles Members and SkyTeam Elite/Elite Plus members:

In addition to your ticketed baggage allowance, Lotusmiles members are offered significant benefits. Please refer to the chart below.

Baggage Benefits  Silver Titanium Gold Platinum ELITE  ELITE PLUS 
Priority baggage SkyPriority tags - Yes Yes Yes  YES YES  
Extra free baggage allowance when weight system applied - 10 kg  15 kg 25 kg 10 kg  20 kg 
when piece system applied - 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece  1 piece 

Baggage allowances on codeshare flights

If your itinerary includes flights operated by carriers other than Vietnam Airlines, different baggage rules may apply. Please find the full details of your baggage allowances for each flight in your itinerary on your ticket or on the operating carrier’s website before traveling.

For itineraries to/from the Americas, the baggage allowance policy of the first marketing carrier (the first carrier whose code appears on your ticket) will be applied for the whole itinerary. If the first carrier on your ticket is Vietnam Airlines, our baggage policy will be applied to your whole journey. However, if the first carrier on your ticket is not Vietnam Airlines, that carrier's baggage policy will be applied to the whole journey.

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage Fees Paid at Airport

If your baggage exceeds Vietnam Airlines' baggage allowance upon arrival at the airport, you are able to purchase excess baggage at check-in counter.

Fees for Excess Baggage at Airport

Piece System

Itinerary

Maximum weight per bag

Maximum dimension per bag

Regulation for
number of Piece

Rate

To/ From 

the Americas

23 kg (50 lb)

158 cm (62 in)

2nd piece (*) or sum of three dimensions of the two pieces exceeding 273cm (107in)

USD 70 per piece

23 kg (50 lb)

158 cm (62 in)

From 3rd piece

USD 150 per piece

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

158 cm (62 in)

Per piece

USD 50

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

158 cm (62 in)

Per piece

USD 450

23 kg (50 lb)

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

Per piece

USD 175

23 kg (50 lb)

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

Per piece

USD 300

(*): Apply Excess Baggage Charges for the second piece in the 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. One 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.

Weight System

Domestic within Vietnam

Domestic excess baggage charge is applied by portion from point of check-in bag to next stopover point.

Flight/ Sector

Rate

(Exclude VAT)

Vietnam domestic segments

VND 50,000 / 1 kg

International

International excess baggage charge is applied by portion from point of check-in bag to next stopover point.

The below rate will be converted to local currency at time of purchasing. 

Rates apply to tickets issued, exchanged, reissued on or before 13th December 2018.

From/To

Zone A

Zone B

Zone C

Zone A

USD 5 / kg

USD 10 / kg

USD 20 / kg

Zone B

USD 10 / kg

USD 10 / kg

USD 30 / kg

Zone C

USD 20 / kg

USD 30 / kg

USD 30 / kg

Rates apply to tickets issued, exchanged, reissued on or after 14th December 2018.

From/To

Zone A

Zone B

Zone C

Zone A

USD 6 / kg

USD 10 / kg

USD 20 / kg

Zone B

USD 10 / kg

USD 10 / kg

USD 30 / kg

Zone C

USD 20 / kg

USD 30 / kg

USD 30 / kg

Zone A: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Zone B: Russia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Australia and other Asian countries (except Zone A).

Zone C: France, Germany, United Kingdom, other European, Middle-Eastern and African countries (except Russia).

NOTE:  When your journey includes sectors operated by other airlines, the charge for excess baggage may be different from the above.


Special Service Charges

Special Service Charges

Vietnam Airlines provide special services to satisfy our passenger’s needs at the lowest price:

    Special Services Charges Remarks
    Oxygen for medical use on board (OXYG)
    For passengers using oxygen service on board
    • Fare: passengers pay the fare as a normal passenger.
    • Free baggage allowance: passengers get 2 times free baggage allowance weight limit of respective journey.
    Charges of using oxygen service on board include:
    • Fee for using portable oxygen units on board (*)
      • For Viet Nam domestic sectors: VND 2,000,000 per one unit (net fare).
      • For international sectors: USD 200 per one unit.
    • Fee for seat occupied by portable oxygen unit: Equal to the highest applicable adult fare plus surcharges for each seat.
    The escorts of passengers using OXYG pay the fare with free baggage allowance like normal passengers.
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request
    Stretcher service on board (STCR)
    For passengers using stretcher service on board:
    • Fare: passengers pay the fare as a normal passenger.
    • Free baggage allowance: passengers get 6 times free baggage allowance weight limit of respective journey.
    Charge of stretcher service: Equal to 6 times of the highest applicable adult fares plus surcharges.
    The escorts of passengers using STCR pay fare with free baggage allowance like  normal passengers.
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request
    Oxygen and stretcher service on board (STCR/OXYG)
    For passengers using the oxygen and stretcher service on board:
    • Fare: passengers pay the fare as a normal passenger.
    • Free baggage allowance: passengers get 6 times free baggage allowance weight limit of respective journey.
    Charge of oxygen and stretcher service:
    • The fee for using portable oxygen unit on board (*):
      • For Viet Nam domestic sectors: VND 2,000,000 per one unit (net fare).
      • For international sectors: USD200 per one unit.
    • The rate for seat occupied by portable oxygen unit: Equal to the highest applicable adult fare plus surcharges for each seat.
    • The fee for seat occupied by stretcher: Equal to 6 times of the highest applicable adult fares plus surcharges
    The escort of passengers using OXYG and STCR pay the fare with free baggage allowance like normal passengers.
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request
    Unaccompanied Minor (UM)
    UM pay the fare for children/adult as normal passengers. 
    Charges: VND500,000 (net fare) for Viet Nam domestic sectors or USD50 for international sectors. 
    Accompanying cabin crew charge (if any): Applicable adult fare on the same class of service of UM and appropriate surcharges.

    Extra seat service (EXST)
    Fare: passengers pay the fare as a normal passenger.
    Free baggage allowance: passengers get 2 times free baggage allowance weight limit of respective journey.
    EXST charge: equals 100% of the applicable adult fare plus surcharges for each additional seat at the time of purchasing.
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request
    Wheelchair for cabin (WCHC)
    Wheelchair for step (WCHS)
    Wheelchair for ramp (WCHR)
    Free of charge. 
    Wheelchair of passenger shall be accepted for carriage free of charge. 
    The passengers pay the fare like normal passengers.
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request

    Deaf passenger service (DEAF)
    Blind passenger service (BLND)

    Free of charge
    The passengers pay the fare like normal passengers.
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request
    Adult travels with two or more Infants
    Adult and Infant pay the fare as normal passengers 
    The accompanying cabin crew charge includes applicable adult fare and surcharges on the same class of service of passenger
    Accompanied cabin crew service provided on the request

Note:

Fees for Special Services on Code-Share Flights

On Vietnam Airlines codeshare flights operated by other airlines the optional services and fees may be provided by Operating carriers with different fees from VN. Please visit the Operating Carriers’website for details.

Taxes, fee, charges & surcharges

Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges

When purchasing a ticket, the total price includes all taxes, fees and charges(*) which are defined below:

(*) In several cases, passengers are required to pay TFCs in the taxing countries upon check-in.