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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees

When flying with Korean Air, it is important to be aware of the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth travel experience. Whether you are a member of their frequent flier program or traveling domestically or internationally, understanding these rules will help you avoid any surprises at the airport.

Carry-On Bags

Korean Air allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The maximum weight for the carry-on bag is 12 kilograms (26 pounds), and the dimensions should not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (21.6in x 15.7in x 7.8in). The personal item should be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you.

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Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance for Korean Air varies depending on the travel class and destination. For domestic flights within Korea, Economy Class passengers are allowed one free checked bag weighing up to 20 kilograms (44 pounds), while Prestige and First Class passengers can bring two bags weighing up to 30 kilograms (66 pounds) each. For international flights, Economy Class passengers can check in one bag weighing up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds), while Prestige and First Class passengers can bring two bags weighing up to 32 kilograms (70 pounds) each.

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

If you need to bring extra, oversized, or special items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, Korean Air has specific rules and fees. These items may be subject to additional charges and should be notified to the airline in advance. It is recommended to contact Korean Air directly to inquire about the specific requirements and fees for transporting such items.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with Korean Air on the day you are flying for the most accurate information. Familiarizing yourself with these baggage rules will help you have a hassle-free journey with Korean Air.

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