Excess Baggage

In case the weight of your luggage exceeds Vietnam Airline’s baggage allowance (30kg checked baggage + 2 pieces of hand baggage for Business and Premium Class, 20kg checked baggage + 1 piece of hand baggage for Economy Class), you can purchase excess baggage at check-in counter. Fees for excess baggage at the airport vary depending on your routes (domestic or international), exceeding size and weight, and quantity limitations.

Weight System

Domestic within Vietnam

Flight/ Sector Rate   (including VAT)
Between HAN and SGN/NHA/BMV/DLI/VCA/PXU/TBB/UIH VND 40,000 / 1 kg
Between SGN and HPH/VII/VDH VND 40,000 / 1 kg
Others VND 20,000 / 1 kg

Zone 1: Vietnam, Laos,  Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand
Zone 2: Russia in Europe and Southeast Asia, South Asian Subcontinent, Japan/Korea, North/Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific (except Zone 1 and Japan) 
Zone 3: Japan and Europe, Middle East, Africa (except Russia in Europe)


From/To Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
Zone 1 USD 5 / kg USD 10 / kg USD 20 / kg
Zone 2 USD 10 / kg USD 20 / kg USD 30 / kg
Zone 3 USD 30 / kg USD 40 / kg USD 50 / kg

Piece System

Itinerary Maximum weight per bag Maximum dimension per bag Regulation for number of Piece Rate
To/ From North, Central and South Americas 23 kg (50 lbs) 158 cm (62 in) From 3rd to 10th checked piece USD 150 per piece
Over 23 kg (50 lbs)up to 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62 in)


Per piece USD 50
Over 32 kg (70 lbs)up to 45 kg (100 lbs) 158 cm (62 in) Per piece USD 450
23 kg (50 lbs) Over 158 cm (62 in)up to 203 cm (80 in) Per piece USD 175
23 kg (50 lbs) Over 203 cm (80 in)up to 292 cm (115 in) Per piece USD 300

Note: Separate fees are applied for exceeding size, weight, and quantity limitations. 
E.g. 1 extra piece of baggage exceeds the weight and size limits, it will be subject to three fees: one for the extra bag, one for the weight limit, and one for the size restrictions. Fees are charged for each additional bag, each way.

Free baggage allowance and Extra Baggage Charges on itineraries involving other airlines

In compliance with the new baggage policy issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), free baggage allowance and extra baggage charges for tickets issued on or after 1 April 2011 which involve one or more flights provided by other airlines will be based on a new method. Please contact your travel agent or local reservations office for more details.