Vietnam Airlines Baggage

Carry-On Allowance: 1 Bag + Personal Items

On all Vietnam Airlines flights, each economy passenger is allowed one (1) carry-on bag and additional personal items. The carry-on hand luggage must not weigh more than 7 kilograms and the external dimensions (H+L+W) must not exceed 115 centimeters. Business passengers may carry two (2) carry-on bags with the same size and weight requirements. The personal items include: ladies purse, blanket, overcoat, walking cane, camera, binoculars, photo equipment, video/laptop computer, items consumed by infants during the flight, baby cot, or wheelchair/crutches/prostheses.

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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Checked Baggage

For flights within Asia:

  • Business Class- 30 kg
  • Economy Class- 20 kg

For flights to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia:

  • Business Class- 40 kg
  • Economy Class- 30 kg

For flights to/from the Americas:

Business and Economy Class- Two 23 kg bags with maximum dimensions of 158 cm (62 in)

Additional information regarding checked baggage on Vietnam Airlines can be found here

Size Requirements:

All bags must adhere to the size and weight requirements unless otherwise noted:

  • Maximum Dimensions: 158 cm/ 62 inches (length+width+height)
  • Maximum Weight: varies according to destination.

Overweight, Oversize, and Excess Baggage Fees

Charges for overweight, oversize, and excess baggage vary according to flight destination. For more information on Vietnam Airlines baggage requirements, visit their website here

Sports Equipment

Vietnam Airlines allows the carriage of golf equipment, ski equipment, surfboards, and scuba diving equipment. Make sure to follow the proceeding guidelines:

  • Golf sets- includes one golf bag holding a maximum of 14 golf clubs weighing no more than 20 kg
  • Snow ski sets- includes one pair of skis, one pair of ski poles, and a pair of ski boots
  • Scuba Equipment- includes a scuba cloth, breathing tube, pair of screws, and a diving mask


The information on this page is true and correct at the time of publication. Because airlines reserve the right to change policies at any time, see for official and up-to-date baggage restrictions.

CPAP Devices:

In flights to/from the US, 48 hours advance notice is required for CPAP machines or POC.  72 hours advance notice is required for receipt of carrier-supplied medical oxygen.