Vietnam Airlines applies piece concept for baggage allowance

10:29 | 10/07/2019

Starting from August 1, Vietnam Airlines is going to apply the piece concept for baggage allowances on all domestic and international flights, replacing the current weight concept. Accordingly, the 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. 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 applies piece concept for baggage allowance
Vietnam Airlines switched to the piece concept to allow seamless codesharing with its international airline partners

The piece concept of Vietnam Airlines is widely used by airlines worldwide including Air France, Aeroflot, British Airways, Lufthansa, All Nippon Airways, and Korean Air. This change will unify Vietnam Airlines' policies with major airlines, therefore, providing extra convenience for passengers having connecting flights with other airlines.

With the new policy, business class passengers will enjoy free allowance of one piece (32kg) on domestic Vietnam routes and Vietnam-Southeast Asia routes; two pieces (32kg each) on flights between Vietnam and Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia, or the US.

vietnam airlines applies piece concept for baggage allowance

Economy class passengers are entitled to carry one piece (23kg) on domestic routes and flights between Vietnam and Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe, and Australia. They get two pieces (23kg each) on Vietnam-Japan and US routes. Premium Economy passengers can enjoy two pieces (23kg each) on Vietnam-Northeast Asia, Europe, Australia, or US routes and one piece (32kg) on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route.

Regarding hand luggage, the number of pieces allowed remains the same, but the weight of each piece will be increased. Economy class passengers can bring one piece (12kg) while premium economy and business class passengers can bring two pieces (18kg total).

Economy class passengers with flights to and from Europe and Australia from August 1 to December 31, 2019 will receive an extra piece of luggage allowance (23kg). Vietnam Airlines will also offer discount rates of up to 50 per cent on pre-purchase as well as additional baggage charges.

Tan Duong

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