Airline fees

Many airlines charge fees for baggage and other services. Amounts vary by airline and are subject to change. ebookers does not collect these fees.

Korean Air airline fees

  Travel Region
Free Baggage Allowance
Extra Bags
Korean Air Americas
to/from/via USA, US territories, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, South America (via Pacific)
First Class 2 Pieces, max. 32 kg (70 lb) each.
Prestige Class 2 Pieces, max. 32 kg (70 lb) each
Economy Class* 2 Pieces, max. 23 kg (50 lb) each
Economy Class
(to/from Brazil)*
2 pieces, max 32 kg (70 lb) each
Children (under 12) Adult restrictions apply
Infants (under 2) 1 collapsible stroller, portable cradle, or child car seat + 1 bag with a size less than 115 cm (45 in) and maximum weight of 10 kg (22 lb)

See Charges for extra and overweight baggage

International except to/from Americas
All Classes
1 Piece, max. 23 kg (50 lb)
Domestic (Korea)
Prestige Class 30 kg (66 lb)
Economy Class 20 kg (44 lb)
Children (under 12) Adult restrictions apply
Infants (under 2) Collapsible stroller, portable cradle, or child car seat

*The sum of the dimensions of the two bags must not exceed 273 cm (107 in).

Note:  The airline may have partnerships with other airlines and your flight may be operated by another airline. For journeys to/from the U.S., the baggage allowances of the airline that ticketed the first segment of your travel should apply throughout your travel. For travel that does not involve the U.S., you should check with the operating airline for information about their baggage allowances; the other airline's baggage allowances may be more restrictive and you could be charged for extra baggage by the other airline.

Carry-on/Cabin Baggage Allowance

All carry-on baggage must be stored in an overhead bin or under a seat.

Class Pieces Weight Size (W + H +D)
First & Prestige* Two 18 kg (40 lb) 55 x 40 x 20 cm or a total sum of less than 115 cm (45 in) per piece
Economy* One 12 kg (25 lb) 55 x 40 x 20 cm or a total sum of less than 115 cm (45 in) per piece

Additional baggage piece permitted for economy class: A laptop computer, briefcase, or handbag

*Flights departing the United States and/or connecting to a U.S. domestic flight: Due to strengthened security measures and procedures, all passengers, regardless of seating class, are limited to one piece of carry-on baggage and one additional permitted item for flights departing the United States and/or connecting to a U.S. domestic flight.
*Flights departing from India, passengers are allowed to have a carry-on item and laptop computer only, regardless of seating class.

Checked Baggage Dimensions

The maximum weight per piece of baggage is 32 kg (70 lb) and the maximum size (sum of width, height, and depth) is 158 cm (62 in). Any item or piece of baggage that exceeds this weight limit and/or has a maximum size (sum of width, height, and depth) in excess is subject to rejection.

Sporting Equipment and Musical Instruments

The airline may have specific requirements and fees for transporting sporting equipment and musical instruments. Please check with the airline for limitations, transportation requirements and fee information.

Additional Free Baggage Allowance Information

  • Morning Calm and Million Miler Club members receive additional baggage allowances. Please refer to your airline membership contact for details.
  • The following items cannot be included in checked baggage and should be carried with you. Korean Air is not responsible for any damage, loss, or delay of any such items.
    • Highly expensive personal electronic items including laptop computers, mobile phones, camcorders, cameras, and MP3 players.
    • Currency, jewelry, precious metals, securities, etc.
    • Other valuable items, samples, fragile items, perishable items, etc.

Charges for extra and overweight baggage

When free baggage allowance is exceeded, the following charges apply at the rates below.

Itinerary & Class Excess Baggage Fee (per piece)
Economy Between Europe and Asia / Middle East / Africa / S.W. Pacific
  • 1st extra bag: USD 130
  • 2nd extra bag or more: USD 200
Within Asia (Except between Korea and Japan / China / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Mongolia, and between Asia and S.W. Pacific)
  • 1st extra bag: USD 100
  • 2nd extra bag or more: USD 150
Between Korea and Japan / China / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Mongolia
  • 1st extra bag: USD 70
  • 2nd extra bag or more: USD 100
Itinerary & Class Excess Baggage Fee (per piece)
First / Prestige Between Europe and Asia / Middle East / Africa / S.W. Pacific USD 200
Within Asia (Except between Korea and Japan / China / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Mongolia, and between Asia and S.W. Pacific) USD 150
Between Korea and Japan / China / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Mongolia USD 100

 

Allowances for people with limited mobility (wheelchairs)

Disabled passengers are allowed a wheelchair in addition to their free baggage allowance, but it must be checked. Please check with the airline regarding the transportation of wheelchairs.