25/07/2019 12:48 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam Airlines applies piece concept for baggage allowance from August

Vietnam Airlines will apply the piece concept for baggage allowance on all domestic and international flights from August 1, replacing the current weight concept.

Accordingly, free baggage allowance is now determined by the number of pieces of luggage rather than the total amount of weight that a passenger can travel with.

The National flag carrier's new deposit and carry-on baggage policies will allow passengers to carry heavier bags. 

Economy Class flyers can now carry one piece of baggage weighing no more than 12 kg while Premium Economy Class and Business Class travellers are able to bring two pieces with a maximum combined weight of 18 kg. Under the old policy, the airline only accepts hand baggage weighing no more 7kg each.

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For checked baggage, Business class passengers will enjoy free allowance of 1 piece (32kg) on domestic Vietnam routes and Vietnam - Southeast Asia route; 2 pieces (32kg/each) on Vietnam - Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia, the US.

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 enjoy 2 pieces (23kg/each) on Vietnam - Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia, the US routes and 1 piece (32kg) on Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh route.

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.

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.

For more details, please visit website www.vietnamairlines.com on Baggage Information, Facebook page www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines, or contact Vietnam Airlines agents, ticket offices or Customer Care at +84 24 38320320.