Special Baggage

Valuable Goods

When checking special articles, you will need to pay a small extra charge for indemnification of reported value.

Information on Valuable Goods Reporting System
When checked articles are lost or damaged, Asiana Airlines is not responsible except for the extent defined by the terms of transportation or the Montreal Convention. When checking special articles, you will need to pay a small extra charge for indemnification of reported value.
Scope of Application of Valuable Goods Reporting System
The reported value of goods shall be based on the evidence, and the maximum reported value is USD 2,500.
Charges applied when reporting valuable goods
USD 0.5 per USD 100 of the reported value. For details, please ask a crew member during your baggage check.
Transportation of large instruments

Most musical instruments must be handled with extra care, and are fragile. Please put them in hard cases or pack them with extra care to prevent damages. When valuable musical instruments are damaged during transportation, Asiana Airlines is not responsible except to the extent defined by the terms of transportation or the Montreal Convention.

Large musical instruments allowed to be transported as carry-on baggage
Musical instruments such as cellos and guitars can be damaged when they are handled as checked baggage. They can be safely transported as carry-on baggage when you purchase an extra seat.
When a seat has been purchased for the transportation of goods
  • When a seat has been purchased for the transportation of goods, the regular / special fares for an adult for each route are applied, which may differ from the fares you have paid.
  • Occupation of a seat is required. Please complete making a reservation and issuing a ticket in advance.
Sports Equipment

Sports equipment can be damaged during transportation as its shape and dimensions are different from regular baggage. Please pack with extra care. To help sports-loving passengers to carry their equipment at a lower cost, Asiana Airlines applies the following baggage charge policy.

Except certain sports equipment mentioned below, other types may be checked as additional baggage. Any additional baggage exceeding the free, checked-baggage allowance is subject to fees.

  • Golf Equipment Details

    Golf Equipment
    • (One golf bag + one additional bag): A total weight of 32kg (70lb) or less is considered one piece of checked baggage.
    • (One golf bag + one additional bag): A total weight between 32kg (70lb) and 45kg (99lb) is considered two pieces of checked baggage.
      • Individual items with total dimensions (width+depth+height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from extra charges. Items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.
      • Additional checked baggage may weigh up to 23kg (50lb). Any baggage exceeding 23kg (50lb) in weight cannot be transported as golf equipment aboard the aircraft.
      • The weight restrictions for golf equipment apply to Asiana Club Elite Members. Thus, elite member baggage benefits do not apply to golf equipment.
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  • Snow / Water Skiing, Snowboarding Details

    Snow / Water Skiing, Snowboarding
    • (One ski/snowboard equipment bag + one additional bag): A total weight of 32kg (70lb) or less is considered one piece of checked baggage.
    • (One ski/snowboard equipment bag + one additional bag): A total weight between 32kg (70lb) and 45kg (99lb) is considered two pieces of checked baggage.
      • Additional checked baggage may weigh up to 23kg (50lb). Any baggage exceeding 23kg (50lb) in weight cannot be transported as ski/snowboard equipment aboard the aircraft.
      • Individual items with total dimensions (width+depth+height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from extra charges. Items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.
      • The weight restrictions for ski/snowboard equipment apply to Asiana Club Elite Members. Thus, elite member baggage benefits do not apply to ski/snowboard equipment.
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  • Surfboarding Equipment , Windsurfing Equipment Details

    Surfboarding Equipment , Windsurfing Equipment
    • Please ensure that your equipment is safely packed in its designated carrier.
    • Any piece of equipment that exceeds the free baggage allowance will be subject to additional fees calculated based on weight and/or piece pricing.
      • Individual items with total dimensions (width+depth+height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from extra charges. Items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.
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  • Scuba Diving Equipment Details

    Scuba Diving Equipment
    • Please ensure that SCUBA diving equipment is safely packed in its designated carrier.
    • Any piece of equipment that exceeds the free baggage allowance will be subject to additional fees calculated based on weight and/or piece pricing.
    • "1 Empty scuba tank + 1 Scuba diving bag" is considered one piece of checked baggage.
      • Individual items with total dimensions (width+depth+height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from extra charges. Items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.
    • Valves must be completely separated from the tank.
    • The tank must be left open and completely empty to allow for physical inspection.
    • Waterproof lanterns (a light source for underwater diving) cannot be transported as checked baggage; however, passengers may bring lanterns onboard the aircraft. Please note that batteries must be stored separately from the lantern and may be prohibited as carry-on baggage on some flights depending on transportation regulations.

      Rules and regulations regarding lithium battery transportation for departures from Korea

      Lithium batteries are classified as dangerous goods in compliance with the Aviation Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations, and are prohibited in both carry-on baggage and check-in baggage. However, under the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation, passengers are allowed to transport a certain amount of batteries for personal use.

      Rules and regulations regarding lithium battery transportation for departures from Korea
      Type Amount Allowances
      Lithium Metal Battery Under 2g 1 Electronic device with built-in lithium metal battery + acceptable amount of extra batteries
      • Extra batteries are allowed as carry-on
      • Up to 5 batteries are allowed as carry-on within reason of electronic items carried
      • Lithium metal batteries are prohibited from carry-on if not intended for personal use, but sold or given as samples.
      2g or more Not allowed as Carry-on / Check-in baggage
      Lithium Ion Battery 100wh or less 1 Electronic device with built-in lithium ion battery + up to 2 extra batteries
      • Extra batteries are only allowed as carry-on
      • Up to 5 batteries are allowed as carry-on within reason of electronic items carried
      • Lithium ion batteries are prohibited from carry-on if not intended for personal use, but sold or given as samples.
      100wh or over ~ 160wh or less(Approval from the Airline is required to transport) 1 Electronic device mounted with lithium ion battery + up to 2 extra batteries
      • Extra batteries are allowed for transport as carry-on
      160 wh or over Not allowed as Carry-on / Check-in baggage
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  • Bicycle Details

    Bicycle
    • Bicycles should be securely packed inside a shock-absorbing hard case with handlebars fixed in one position and pedals removed. Customers traveling with high-end bicycles are asked to use extra caution when packing to avoid any damage.
    • Any vehicle with an engine, including motorcycles or jet skis, cannot be transported as checked baggage.
    • Any piece of equipment that exceeds the free baggage allowance will be subject to additional fees calculated based on weight and/or piece pricing.
      • Individual items with total dimensions (width+depth+height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from extra charges. Items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.
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  • Fishing Equipment Details

    Fishing Equipment
    • “1 Bag of fishing equipment and 1 Tackle Box” is considered one piece of checked baggage.
    • Each bag of equipment is considered one piece of checked baggage (with the exception of 1 Bag of fishing equipment plus 1 Tackle Box, which together counts as one bag).
    • Additional fees may apply to any piece of equipment that exceeds the free baggage allowance. Fees are calculated based on weight and/or piece pricing.
      • Individual items with total dimensions (width+depth+height) up to 277cm (109 inches) will be exempt from extra charges. Items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.
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