Airlines Luggage Guide - Checked, Carry-On and Excess Baggage

Unless otherwise stated, all the below baggage allowance is quoted on routes that do not involve North American destinations for economy class.

The comparison chart shows that most direct flights to Vietnam from Asian destinations allow only 20kg for total checked baggage, with the exception of Japan. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines allow 2 pieces of 23kg each for Japan-Vietnam route.
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As for carry-on luggage, all airlines allow one free piece of between 5kg (Air France, Air China), 7kg (Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines), 10kg (ANA, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines)  and 12kg (Korean Air) in weight. 

In terms of charge for excess baggage, most airlines comply with IATA rules, though some set by additional kg and some set by weight range. Refer to the table below for further information.

Airlines
1st Checked Bag
2nd Checked Bag
Carry-on
Overweight / Oversize
Air France
Must not exceed 23kg and 158cm
$100
1pc less than 5kg
Under 32kg: $100; Over 32kg: $300
All Nippon Air
23kg each piece
23kg each piece
1pc less than 10kg
Extra pc: $100. Overweight: $30-300.
Oversize: $150-300
Air China
Total must not exceed 20kg
Total must not exceed 20kg
1pc less than 5kg
1.5% per additional kg
Asiana Airlines
Total must not exceed 20kg
Total must not exceed 20kg
1pc less than 10kg
Overweight: $50
Cathay Pacific
Total must not exceed 20kg
Total must not exceed 20kg
1pc less than 7kg
Up to 203cm/32kg: $100
Over 203cm/32kg: $400
Japan Airlines
23kg each piece
23kg each piece1pc less than 10kg
Oversize: $100
Overweight: $60-300
Extra pc: $100
Korean Air
Total must not exceed 20kg
Total must not exceed 20kg
1pc less than 12kg
Overweight: $50
Lufthansa Airlines
Total must not exceed 23kg
Total must not exceed 23kg
1pc less than 8kg
Up to 32kg: $100
Over 32kg: $200
Singapore Airlines
Total must not exceed 20kg
Total must not exceed 20kg
1pc less than 7kg
$8-60 per extra kg
Thai AIrways
Total must not exceed 20kg
Total must not exceed 20kg
1pc less than 7kg
$20-40 per extra kg
Vietnam Airlines
Total must not exceed 23kgTotal must not exceed 23kg1pc less than 7kg
$5-50 per extra kg
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