VIETNAM AIRLINES to replace current weight concept on all domestic and international flights
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Vietnam Airlines has started applying the ‘piece concept’ for baggage allowances on all domestic and international flights starting August 1, 2019, 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 travels 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.
Many airlines worldwide use the ‘piece concept’ including Air France, Aeroflot, British Airways, Lufthansa, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air. This change unifies Vietnam Airlines' policies with major airlines, therefore ensuring added convenience for passengers with connecting flights with other airlines.
With the new policy, 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.
As for hand luggage, the number of pieces allowed remains the same, but the weight of each piece will be increased. Economy class passengers can bring 1 piece (12kg), while Premium Economy and Business class passengers can bring 2 pieces (total 18kg).
Economy Class passengers with flights to and from Europe and Australia from August 1 to December 31, 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.