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Checked Baggage

How to declare valuable goods

  • Should the checked baggage be lost or damaged, we do not bear any responsibility beyond the Terms of Transportation specified by the Montreal Convention.
  • If you are checking special baggage, you can pay an additional fee to be guaranteed the amount you declared in the event of damage.

Eligibility (valuation charge)

  • The declared value of the goods must be evidence-based and the maximum declared value is limited to USD 2,500.

Declaration Charge

  • Each declared value of USD 100 is calculated as USD 0.50.
  • For more information, please ask a staff member during baggage check.

Small instruments

  • Instruments like violins that have combined dimensions (length, width, and height) of less than 115 cm
    can be carried on board free of charge (must be able to store them inside the cabin or under the seat in front of you).

Large instruments

  • Large and valuable instruments, such as cellos or guitars, may be carried on board if you purchase an additional seat.
  • The total length of musical instrument cases carried on board after you have purchased an additional seat must be shorter than 155 cm (Cello cases must be shorter than 150 cm in length).
  • For inquiries on purchasing an additional seat for the instrument, please contact the Asiana Airlines reservation center and inquire about reservations for carry-on instruments and flight ticket issuance.

Transporting instruments as checked baggage

  • Since instruments are susceptible to damage, we recommend you carry the instrument with you on board, purchase an additional seat, or check it in as cargo.
  • To minimize the risk of damage, please use hard cases and fill them with cushioning material.
  • Excess baggage charges will be applied should the total number of bags (instruments and other checked baggage), size, or weight exceed the baggage allowance limit for free check-in.

How to Use

  • Take extra caution when packaging sports equipment, as the shape and size vary from ordinary baggage and the contents are highly susceptible to damage during transportation.
  • Asiana Airlines has established the following baggage rate regulations to provide low cost sports equipment transportation for sports enthusiasts.
  • Sports equipment not listed below will be subject to the same free baggage allowance as regular baggage and will be subject to the regular excess baggage fee.
    * Rules for Korean domestic flights View
  • Golf equipment
    • (1 golf bag + 1 regular bag) with total weight under 32kg: considered as 1 checked bag.
    • (1 golf bag + 1 regular bag) with total weight of 32kg ~ 45kg: considered as 2 checked bags.
  • Snow/water skiing, snowboarding equipment
    • (1 Ski/snowboard bag + 1 regular bag) with total weight under 32kg: considered as 1 checked bag.
    • (1 Ski/snowboard bag + 1 regular bag) with total weight of 32kg ~ 45kg: considered as 2 checked bags.
  • Surfboards, Windsurfing, Wakeboards equipment
    • Surfboard equipment should be packed securely in a surfboard bag.
    • Should your surfboard bag exceed the free baggage allowance, you will be charged the excess baggage fee or the excess weight fee.
  • Scuba diving equipment
    • Scuba diving equipment should be packed securely in a special bag.
    • If the scuba diving equipment bag exceeds the free baggage allowance, you will be charged the excess baggage fee or the excess weight fee.
    • “1 empty scuba tank + 1 scuba diving bag” are considered one checked bag.
    • The valve must be completely removed from the tank, the tank should be left open offering visibility for internal inspection, and the tank must be completely empty.
    • Sea lanterns (underwater light for diving) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be carried on board. The battery must be separated and transportation of the separated battery is subject to our transportation standards.
  • Bicycles
    • Bicycles should be packaged in a special hard case with a shock absorbing buffer, after the handles have been fixed and the pedals removed.
    • Motorized bicycles, motorcycles, jet skis, or any equipment with engines cannot be transported as baggage.
    • If the bicycle exceeds the free baggage allowance, you will be charged the excess baggage fee or the excess weight fee.
  • Fishing equipment
    • (1 fishing bag + 1 tackle box) are considered as 1 checked bag.
    • Separate packed fishing tackle is counted each, except 1 fishing bag + 1 tackle box.
    • If the fishing equipment exceeds the free baggage allowance, you will be charged the excess baggage fee or the excess weight fee.
  • Hockey/Lacrosse Equipment
    • One equipment bag plus one stick are considered a single item of checked baggage.
    • Even if you only check one stick, it will still be considered one checked baggage.
    • One equipment bag that is checked with the stick may not exceed 23 kg, and should it exceed 23 kg, it will be considered as additional baggage and be subject to additional baggage charges.
Notes
  • Items with the sum of the three sides under 277cm are not charged, but cannot be carried when exceeded.
  • The weight of 1 regular bag for golf, ski, and snowboard equipment cannot exceed 23kg, and is not considered an equipment bag when exceeded.
  • For golf, skiing, and snowboard equipment, weight benefits for Asiana Club Excellence members are not applicable. (No duplications)
  • You will be unable to receive the golf equipment benefit if your golf bag contains items other than a golf club.

Special sports equipment on domestic flights

Golf equipment
  1. Packing

    Golf clubs are prohibited from being carried on board and must be checked in, in accordance with the Aviation Safety and Security Act.
    You are advised to cover high cost natural leather bags to prevent scratching.

  2. Transportation charges
    Golf equipment transportation charge table


    Eligibility One set of golf equipment per passenger (golf bag with golf shoes and golf clubs)
    User Guide
    • There is no charge if all baggage, including equipment, is within the permitted free baggage limits.
    • Should your baggage exceed the free baggage allowance, we will compare the calculated extra charge below with the regular excess baggage fee and charge the lower amount.
    • Additional charge collection method
      • If the golf equipment weighs less than 15 kg, you will be charged a regular excess baggage fee for 6 kg.
      • If the golf equipment exceeds 15 kg, it will be charged using the calculation for 6 kg baggage for the first 15 kg, while weight exceeding 15 kg will be added to the 6 kg charge and calculated at the normal excess baggage charge.
Snow/water skis, snowboards, surfboard equipment
  1. Packing

    Pack the equipment securely in the respective bag.

  2. Transportation charges
    Snow/water skis, snowboards, surfboard equipment transportation charge table


    Eligibility
    • One set of equipment per passenger
      • 1 set of ski equipment, 1 set of ski poles, 1 pair of ski boots
      • 1 set of standard water ski equipment
      • 1 Slalom water ski
      • Snowboard and 1 pair of boots
      • 1 surfboard
    User Guide
    • There is no charge if all baggage, including ski equipment, is within the permitted free baggage limits.
    • Should your baggage exceed the free baggage allowance, we will compare the calculated extra charge below with the regular excess baggage fee and charge the lower amount.
    • Additional charge collection method
      • If the ski equipment weighs less than 12 kg, you will be charged the regular excess baggage fee for 3 kg.
      • If the ski equipment exceeds 12 kg, it will be charged using the same calculation for 3 kg baggage up to 12 kg, and the weight exceeding 12 kg will be added to the same 3 kg and charged at the normal excess baggage charge.
Windsurfing equipment
  1. Packing

    Pack the equipment securely in the respective bag.

  2. Transportation charges
    Windsurfing equipment transportation charge table


    Eligibility
    • One set of equipment per passenger
      • 1 set of windsurfing equipment: 1 board, 1 boom, 1 mast, and 1 sail
    User Guide
    • There is no charge if all baggage, including windsurfing equipment, is within the permitted free baggage limits.
    • Should your baggage exceed the free baggage allowance, we will compare the calculated extra charge below with the regular excess baggage fee and charge the lower amount.
    • Additional charge collection method
      • (Less than 277 cm) 5 kg excess baggage charge
      • (More than 277 cm) 8 kg excess baggage charge
      • Based on board length
Scuba diving equipment
  1. Packing

    Pack the equipment securely in the respective bag.

  2. Transportation charges
    Scuba diving transportation charge table


    Eligibility
    • One set of equipment per passenger
      • 1 set of scuba diving equipment: 1 empty scuba tank, 1 breathing regulator, 1 harness, 1 gauge, 1 mask, 1 pair of scuba fins, 1 snorkel, 1 dive knife, 1 belt, etc.
    User Guide
    • There is no charge if all baggage, including scuba equipment, is within the permitted free baggage limits.
    • Should your baggage exceed the free baggage allowance, we will compare the calculated extra charge below with the regular excess baggage fee and charge the lower amount.
    • Additional charge collection method
      • If the equipment weighs less than 25 kg, you will be charged the regular excess baggage fee for 15 kg.
      • If the equipment exceeds 25 kg, it will be charged using the calculation for 15 kg baggage up to the first 25 kg,
        and the weight exceeding 25 kg will be added to the 15 kg charge and calculated based on the normal excess baggage charge.
Bicycles
  1. Packing

    In order to transport a bicycle as baggage, secure the handles, remove the pedals, and pack it properly. Take extra caution when packing expensive bicycles to prevent damage. Motorized bicycles, motorcycles, jet skis, or any equipment with engines cannot be transported as baggage.

  2. Transportation charges
    • Free of charge within free baggage allowance
    • Baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged a regular excess baggage charge.
Skydiving, parachute gears
  1. Packing
    • The parachute should be packed completely separate from other baggage.
    • If you are departing from the U.S., arrive at the airport at least 3 hours and 30 minutes in advance and notify the staff about checking the parachute. For 30 minutes after check-in, pay attention to the PA announcement as you may be called to be present for the equipment inspection process.
    • If the parachute needs to be opened, fully cooperate with the security inspector (TSA inspector for U.S.).
    • Once you have arrived at your destination, check that your parachute has not been damaged from the inspection.
  2. Transportation charges

    Baggage within the free baggage allowance is free. Baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged a regular excess baggage charge.

Other sports equipment (bowling, archery, fishing equipment, etc.)
  1. Packing

    Pack the equipment securely in the respective bag.

  2. Transportation charges
    • Free of charge within free baggage allowance
    • Baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be charged a regular excess baggage charge.

Guidelines for transporting lithium batteries when departing from Korea

Guidelines for transporting lithium batteries when departing from Korea


Battery type Battery capacity Permissible Amount
Lithium metal
battery
Less than 2 g of lithium
  • An electronic device equipped with a lithium metal battery + a reasonable amount of auxiliary batteries
    • Auxiliary batteries (extra batteries) can only be transported as a carry-on
    • A maximum of 5 electronic equipment items per person can be carried on board - an amount deemed reasonably necessary for personal use while traveling
    • Lithium metal batteries intended for sale or for non-personal use are prohibited from being carried on board
More than 2 g of lithium Transportation via Carry-on / Check-in Baggage both prohibited
Lithium ion battery Less than 100 Wh
  • An electronic device equipped with a lithium metal battery + a reasonable amount of auxiliary batteries
    • Auxiliary batteries (extra batteries) can only be transported as a carry-on
    • A maximum of 5 electronic equipment items per person can be carried on board - an amount deemed reasonably necessary for personal use while traveling
    • Lithium ion batteries intended for sale or for non-personal use are prohibited from carrying on board
More than 100 Wh -
Less than 160 Wh
(approval from the airline
is required for transportation)
  • 1 electronic device with a lithium metal battery + a maximum of 2 auxiliary batteries
    • Auxiliary batteries (extra batteries) can only be transported as a carry-on
More than 160 Wh Transportation via Carry-on / Check-in Baggage both prohibited
Battery type Battery capacity Permissible Amount