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|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.
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.