If you are preparing to take a flight soon with Korean Air, we recommend that you read this guide collecting all the necessary information on the regulations for transporting baggage on flights operated by Korean Air:

– Hand Baggage: What weight and size allowed by Korean Air?

It is important that you know that the Korean company allows only one piece of cabin baggage with another bag with a total weight of 10kg, and this if you are traveling in Economy class.

If, on the other hand, your seat is chosen in Prestige or First class, you will be able to board with two pieces of luggage weighing a total of 18 kg.

The dimensions of your luggage should be in this form: 55x40x20 (115cm).

– Checked Baggage

In addition to hand luggage, the authorities grant you a baggage allowance including the transport of:

Domestic Flight International Flight


(Excluding Brazil)

To/From America (Excluding Brazil) To/From Brazil
First Class This cabin does not exist on domestic flights 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg
Prestige Class 30kg 2 x 32kg 2 x 32kg 2 x 32kg
Economy Class 20kg 1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 32kg

Traveling with excess baggage on a Korean Air flight: Find out how much it costs

An online baggage calculator is available for you to calculate and find out how much extra baggage you intend to carry on your Korean Air flight will cost.

Baggage loss when traveling by air with Korean Air is not uncommon. You can get lost during a flight both from dubious airlines and from eminent global airlines. And in fact, it is not even the airline, but the airport that manages the flights, since luggage is often lost in the airport’s area of ​​responsibility. It is therefore misleading to think that the airline loses your property.

Factors and elements that favor the loss of baggage at airports

  • Flight with one or more connections

If you travel with long and numerous transfers, and check your luggage until the final destination. This means that your stuff moves from one place to another without your knowledge, and here the possibilities increase.

If you are traveling with transfers, and when you check in your luggage at the check-in counter, do not be sure that it will be delivered to your destination. In this case, it may be unloaded at an intermediate airport and will return to the conveyor belt as unclaimed.

  • Arriving late at check-in

If you arrive too late to check in. In this case, your baggage is the last to be boarded and, under certain conditions, may not be loaded on board in time or may be postponed for boarding on the next flight.

  • Traveling with bulky luggage

Carrying large, oversized or overly heavy baggage also increases the chances of being sent on another flight.

  • Pack your suitcases badly

If your bags, backpacks or suitcases are poorly packed, their straps can get caught on airport conveyor belts and even break the mechanisms.

  • Carry in dangerous objects, which are not accepted by the airline

If you are carrying anything prohibited or even suspiciously prohibited, your baggage may be removed for further screening and may not be returned in time for your flight departure.

  • Traveling with luxury suitcases

Or that contain valuables in your luggage, because, unfortunately, one of the reasons for loss is harmless thefts by airport employees. They may like a luxurious suitcase or its contents.

Baggage Loss: Minimizing the risks

Make sure you remove old flight barcode stickers before you drop your bags off at the check-in counter, otherwise it’s thought the automatic scanners could misinterpret them and direct them down the conveyor belt to the wrong place.

Do not delay your delivery at the reception until the last moment. It is good to pack it so that there are no straps or protruding corners.

Do not bring valuables inside, take them with you in your hand luggage.

Before packing and checking in your luggage, attach a tag with your information. Such a label can be made independently from ordinary paper and can be attached with adhesive tape directly to the suitcase. Some backpacks and bags even have special label holders. Additionally, branded tags can be found for free at Korean Air check-in counters or can be purchased at airport stores.

Baggage that has already been packed must be photographed before delivery so that, in the event of loss, it is easier for employees of the tracking service to identify it.

– Take out lost luggage insurance

Insurance companies provide such a service, and Korean Air itself can provide such a service when purchasing a ticket or checking in for a flight.

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