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How to travel on low-cost airlines in Asia

Low-cost airlines have become extremely popular in Asia with the proliferation of airlines bringing travellers great prices in the region. However, low-cost flights can come with complicated fees, expensive penalties and complex regulations.

How to travel on low-cost airlines in Asia

Updated With Latest Fees

Did you know some airlines charge you to book your flight by phone for example? Reserving your seats via a call centre can incur a charge of up to $30 in Australia.

Today being aware of your chosen low-cost carriers’ fees and charges is extremely important.

Airlines are cashing in on those who fail to follow their policies and being faced with hefty fees and charges can make travel stressful for even the most frequent flyers.

You’ll find that each airline’s baggage allowance, cancellation fees and even excess charges for sports equipment vary depending upon which you choose to fly with. And if you’re not careful, you could end up spending a lot more on that low-cost flight than you bargained for.

Follow this handy guide to avoid these charges and discover how to travel on low cost airlines in Asia. Then take a look at our guides to travelling low-cost airlines in Europe and North America.

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Travel rules with Asian low-cost airlines

AirAsia has different rules in each of the countries it operates in and depending on where you’re travelling to, we’ll follow up with a piece on how to travel on AirAsia and AirAsia X separately.

AirlineAdmin, Booking and Card Fees Hand
Luggage
Hold
Luggage
Baggage
Extras, Fees and Penalties
Extras, Fees and Other Charges
China
Spring AirlinesTransaction fee: Bookings made by international credit cards will incur a fee of 3% of the total booking amount. Allowance: 1 carry-on item
Weight: 7kg for domestic flights and 5kg for regional and international flights
Dimensions: 20x30x40cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: 1 item of checked-in baggage
Weight: 15kg
Dimensions: 40x60x100cm
Cost: Free of charge
Check-in additional baggage: Excess baggage fees will apply to any additional bags and items weighing over 15kg. Charges vary from CNY 10 to CNY 190 depending on flight and baggage weight.

Overweight baggage charges: 1.5% of published fare per kg
Seat selection: Prices vary depending on destination and chosen seat

Passenger change: Not permitted

Family name change: CNY 50 per ticket, per change

Given name change: CNY 50 per ticket, per change

Change of travel document details: CNY 50 per ticket, per change

Unaccompanied minor charge: Service not provided
India
GoAirOnline convenience fee: INR 200 each way.Allowance: 1 carry-on bag.
Weight: up to 7kg
Dimensions (cm):
55 x 35 x 25cm
Cost: Free of charge
International
Allowance: No restriction, however each bag must not weigh more than 32kg
Weight: up to 20kg
Dimensions: 158cm in overall dimensions
Cost: 1st 20kg free of charge

Domestic
Allowance: 1 checked-in bag
Weight: up to 20kg
Dimensions: 158cm in overall dimensions
Cost: 1st 20kg free of charge
Check-in additional baggage:
International flights:-
5kg - INR 500
10kg - INR 2000
15kg - INR 3500
30kg - INR 8000

Domestic flights:-
8kg - INR 500
10kg - INR 750
15kg - INR 1000
30kg - INR 1400

Overweight baggage:
16-20kg - INR 100 per kg
21kg and over -
INR 300 per kg
Priority boarding: First come, first served basis

Assigned seats: Pre-book, prices range from INR 99 to 300

Name changes not permitted.

Cancellation fee: up to 2 hours before flight: INR 2225

Rebooking charges: GoSmart Fare: INR 2225 + difference in base fare and applicable taxes

GoBusiness Fare: difference in base fare and applicable taxes

GoValue: up to 2 re-bookings permitted at INR 100 per passenger, plus difference in base fare

Reprint Itinerary Card: INR 50

Sports equipment:
INR 1000 per item/sector

Unaccompanied minor charge: INR 1500
SpiceJetCredit and debit card convenience fee: INR 200

Airport counter and online booking convenience fee: INR 200
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag plus one personal item
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions: 55x35x25cm
Cost: Free of charge
No one bag should weigh more than 32kg.

Domestic
Allowance: 1 checked-in bag
Weight: 15kg
Cost: Free of charge

International:
Allowance: No restrictions on number of checked-in items
Weight: 20-30kg (dependent upon destination)
Dimensions: items should not exceed 158cm in overall dimensions
Cost: Free of charge
Check in additional baggage:
Domestic:-
5kg - INR 500
10kg - INR 2000
15kg - INR 3500
20kg - INR 4667
30kg - INR 8000

International:- Varies by destination. See Passenger Services for more information,
Excess baggage fees: INR 100 per kilo, up to 5kg, and INR 350 per kilo thereafter
Seat Reservation: SpiceJet assigns seats on a first
come, first served basis

Changes and cancellations:
Domestic - INR 2250 per person, per way. Changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours before scheduled departure.
International - INR 2500 per person, per sector. Changes or cancellations can be made up to 4 hours before scheduled departure.

Printing of itinerary/ticket: INR 100

Carriage of weapons and ammunition: INR 5000

Sports equipment and other large items:
Domestic (Within India) – INR 1000
International (Ex-India) – INR 2000
Ex-Dubaï - AED 130 {+ DNATA Service Charge (AED 40)}
Ex-Népal – NPR 3200
Ex-Sri Lanka – LKR 5000
Ex-Afghanistan – USD 40
Ex-Male – USD 40
Ex-Riyadh – SAR 140
Ex-Guangzhou – CNY 250
Ex-Sharjah - AED 130 {+ DNATA Service Charge (AED 30)}
Ex-Muscat – OMR 14
IndiGoAllowance: 1 carry-on bag plus one personal item
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions: 55x35x25cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: 1 item
Weight:
15kg (Domestic)
20kg (International)
30kg (International travel to Doha, Dubai, Muscat and Sharjah)
Dimensions: must not exceed 158cm in overall dimensions
Cost: Free of charge
Excess baggage fees:
Domestic:-
5kg - INR 1125
10kg - INR 2250
15kg - INR 3375
30kg - INR 6750

International:-
5kg - INR 2475
10kg - INR 4950

Flat rate for excess baggage:
Domestic - INR 300 per kg
International - INR 525 per kg
Extra legroom:
Domestic - INR 600 (online), INR 800 (at airport)
International - INR 800 (online), INR 1000 (at airport)

Seat selection:
Domestic - INR 200-300
International - INR 300-400

Name changes not permitted.

Changes and cancellations:
Domestic - INR 2250 per person, per way. Changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours before scheduled departure.
International - INR 2500 per person, per sector. Changes or cancellations can be made up to 4 hours before scheduled departure.

Sports equipment:
Domestic - INR 1000
International - INR 2000

Unaccompanied minors fee (Domestic): INR 1500 per sector

Unaccompanied minors fee (international): INR 3000 per sector
Jet KonnectTicketing transaction fee:
Travel within India – INR 150-300
International travel – INR 150-400

Convenience fee for tickets booked within India by credit card at the contact centre: INR 150-420

Convenience fee for bookings made online: Dependent upon destination
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: up to 7kg
Dimensions: must not exceed 115 linear cm (45 inches)
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: 1 checked-in item plus any additional baggage purchased
Weight:
Economy – 15kg
Premiere – 30kg
Dimensions: must not exceed 158 linear cm
Check-in additional baggage:
INR 250 per kg
(Overweight baggage fees apply as standard)

Overweight baggage: INR 250 per kg

Oversized baggage: INR 1000
Priority boarding: Available when travelling with Jet Konnect Premiere

Cancellation, refunds and changes: contact the 24/7 contact centre

Carriage of firearms:
Domestic – INR 5000
International - $100

Sports equipment: Standard excess baggage fees apply to sports equipment exceeding free baggage allowance

Unaccompanied minors charge:
Domestic India – INR 1500 / USD 30
Short haul flights – INR 3000 / USD 60
Long-haul flights – INR 5000 / USD 100
Indonesia
CitilinkCredit card fee: 3% of total transactionAllowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions: 56x36x23cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: 1 item of checked-in baggage
Weight: 20kg
Dimensions: 81x119x119cm
Cost: Free of charge

No individual item of luggage should exceed 32kg
Excess baggage will be subject to a fee. Click here for full fee breakdown.Seat selection (extra legroom or emergency seat):
IDR 50,000-100,000 per one way flight

Regular seat selection: IDR 25,000 per one way flight

Change of flight: IDR 50,000 per passenger, per way plus difference in fare

Change of name: IDR 300,000 - 500,000 per passenger

Carriage of infant items: IDR 100,000 per item

Firearms/security devices: IDR 100,000 per item

Swords, Antique knives etc.: IDR 100,000 per item

Tiger Air Mandela Booking through call centre: SGD 30 per passenger, per booking

Payment processing fee: SGD 10 per passenger, per flight
Allowance: 2 items of carry-on baggage
Weight: up to 10kg
Dimensions: 54x38x23cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance:
Weight: up to 15kg
Cost: SGD 30-60

Can purchase 15-20kg at airport. Anything over 20kg will be charged at excess baggage rate.

No individual item of luggage should exceed 30kg
Excess baggage: SGD 24-142 (per flight, fee dependent upon route and baggage weight)

Excess baggage: SGD 20-30 per kilo (dependent upon route)
Priority boarding: $6

Seat selection: SGD 7-129 per flight (dependent upon route)

Change of flight or name:
Online - SGD 60-100
At the airport - SGD 90-130

Infant fee: SGD 75 per flight sector

Sports equipment: included in baggage allowance, excess baggage fees apply if it exceeds allowance.
Japan
JetStar AsiaCall centre and airport booking fees:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $35/$32
Vietnamese domestic – VND 645,000, USD $32 / VND 400,000, USD $2
Japan domestic – JPY 2780
Intra-Asia – SGD 25, IDR 235,000 / SGD 30, IDR 300,000
Short Haul International - AUD $40 / AUD $37
Long Haul International - AUD $45 / AUD $42
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag plus 1 personal item
Weight: 7kg (economy) and 14kg (business)
Dimensions: 56x36x23cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon amount purchased
Weight: from 15 to 40kg
Cost: Dependent upon destination and departure airport, along with weight purchased

No individual item of luggage should exceed 32kg
Check-in additional baggage: Additional weight can be purchased online and at the airport for a fee

Domestic excess baggage charges:
Australia – AUD 15 per kg
Vietnam – USD 2.50 per kg
VND 45,000 per kg
Japan – JPY 800 per kg
New Zealand – NZD 15 per kg

Intra-Asia excess baggage charges:
Singapore – SGD 20 per kg
Indonesia – IDR 150,000 per kg
Thailand – THB 600 per kg
Malaysia – MYR 50 per kg

International excess baggage charges:
Singapore – SGD 25 per kg
Australia – AUD 25 per kg
New Zealand – NZD 25 per kg
Japan – YEN 1500 per kg
Allocated seating: Included for Starter Plus and Starter Max packages.

Refund fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $50
Vietnamese domestic – 400,000 VND / USD $18
Japan domestic – JPY 3090
Intra-Asia – SGD 50
Short Haul International - AUD $50
Long Haul International - AUD $50

Change fee (via JetStar.com):
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $55
Vietnamese domestic – 360,000 VND / USD $17
Japan domestic – JPY 3240
Intra-Asia – SGD 60
Short Haul International - AUD $75
Long Haul International - $75 AUD


Change fee (via telephone or airport):
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $85
Vietnamese domestic – 360,000 VND / USD $17
Japan domestic – JPY 4320
Intra-Asia – SGD 80
Short Haul International - $100 AUD
Long Haul International - $100 AUD

Sports equipment: Excess baggage charges will apply to any oversized, large or bulky items
South Korea
Jeju Air Internet sales fare: dependent upon destination
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: 10kg
Dimensions: 55 x 40 x 20cm
Cost: Free of charge. Additional carry on baggage fee: KRW 3,000 (domestic) KRW 5,000 (international)
Baggage for adults and children -
Allowance: 1 piece of checked-in baggage
Weight: up to 20kg (23kg for US flight routes)
Dimensions: total dimensions of 203cm (the sum of the dimensions of the two items must not exceed 273cm)
Cost: Free of charge
Check-in additional baggage: Only available for international flights.

Excess baggage:
Baggage weighing over 23kg and up to 32kg – KRW 50,000
Seat selection: KRW 1,000-30,000. Fee dependent on route and seat.

Name changes not permitted.
Fees apply for flight cancellations and exchanges, depending on fare purchased.

Sports equipment: KRW 10,000

Jin AirAllowance: 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item (computer, briefcase, handbag)
Weight: up to 12kg
Dimensions: less than 115cm
Cost: Free of charge
Adults and Children allowance
USA (Guam)
Allowance: 2 items of baggage
Weight: up to 23kg
Dimensions: both items must not exceed 273cm
Cost: Free of charge

China
Allowance: 1 item of baggage
Weight: 20kg
Dimensions: must not exceed 273cm
Cost: Free of charge

Other destinations
Allowance: 1 item of baggage
Weight: 15kg
Dimensions: must not exceed 273cm
Cost: Free of charge

Excess baggage fees:
Bangkok – KRW 10,400 per kg
Macau – KRW 7,100 per kg
Osaka – KRW 4,400 per kg
Weihai – KRW 4,100 per kg
Guam – KRW 50,000 per kg
Name change fee: Not permitted
Refund penalty:
Dependent upon fare and destination, for some tickets a refund may not be permitted

Unaccompanied minor fee: Service not provided
Malaysia
Firefly Administration fee: MYR 35-45 per passenger, per sector

Booking fee: MYR 20

Mobile booking fee: MYR 9

Process fee: 6% of total transaction
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions: 56x36x23cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: 1 checked-in item
Weight:20kg
Cost: Free of charge
Additional checked baggage allowance:
+5kg:
Domestic (Online) – MYR 60
Domestic (Counter) – MYR 175
International (Online) – MYR 100
International (Counter) – MYR 250

+10kg:
Domestic (Online) – MYR 120
Domestic (Counter) – MYR 350
International (Online) – MYR 200
International (Counter) – MYR 500

+15kg
Domestic (Online) – MYR 180
Domestic (Counter) – MYR 525
International (Online) – MYR 300
International (Counter) – MYR 750

Excess hold baggage fee:

Domestic: MYR 12 per kg (online), MYR 35 per kg (counter)
International: MYR 20 per kg (online), MYR 50 per kg (counter)

Excess hand baggage fee:
Domestic: MYR 50 per piece (up to 35kg)
International: MYR 100 per piece (up to 50kg)
Seat Selection:
Standard seat – MYR 20
Preferred seat – MYR 30
Desired seat – MYR 50

Flight date or time change:
Within peninsular Malaysia – MYR 75
International – MYR 105
Online pre-paid change fee – MYR 40-50

Sports equipment handling: MYR 70
Philippines
Tiger Air PhilippinesBooking fee (call-centre): PHP 1050

Payment processing fee: PHP 250
Allowance: 2 pieces of carry-on baggage
Weight: 10kg combined
Dimensions (cm): 54x38x23
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon amount purchased through Luggage Upsize.
Weight: No individual item can weigh more than 32kg

+20kg
Domestic: PHP 840 - PHP 980
International: PHP 1120 - PHP 2170

+25kg
Domestic: PHP 1190 - PHP 1330
International: PHP 1478 - PHP 2870

+30kg
Domestic: PHP 1540 - PHP 1680
International: PHP 1820 - PHP 3570

+35kg
Domestic: PHP 1890 - PHP 2030
International: PHP 2170 - PHP 4270

+40kg
Domestic: PHP 2240 - PHP 2380
International: PHP 2520 - PHP 4970

Additional baggage fees at airport, up to 20kg:
Domestic: PHP 1750
International: PHP 2450 - PHP 3850

Excess baggage fees at airport:
Domestic: PHP 700 per kg
International: PHP 1050 per kg

Seat selection- Fees vary according to seat selected and flight route:

Domestic: PHP 245 - PHP 945
International: PHP 315 - PHP 4515

Change fee (Online):
Domestic – PHP 2100
International – PHP 2800 - PHP 3500

Change fee (call centre or airport):
Domestic – PHP 3150
International – PHP 3850 - PHP 4550

Refunds not permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances

Infant fee: PHP 2625

Sports equipment: included in baggage allowance, if allowance is exceeded, excess baggage fees apply
Singapore
JetStarCall centre booking fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $35
Vietnamese domestic – 645,000 VND / USD $32
Japan domestic – JPY 2780
Intra-Asia – SGD 25
Short Haul International - AUD $40
Long Haul International -AUD $45

Airport booking fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $32
Vietnamese domestic – 400,000 VND / USD $2
Japan domestic – JPY 2780
Intra-Asia – SGD 30
Short Haul International - AUD $37
Long Haul International -AUD $42
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag plus 1 personal item
Weight: 7kg (economy) and 14 kg (business)
Dimensions: 56x36x23cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon amount purchased
Weight: up to 15kg
Dimensions: no side can be longer than 100cm
Cost: Dependent upon destination and departure airport, along with weight purchased:

Domestic:
Australia – AUD 50
Vietnam – USD 16 /
VND 360,000
Japan – JPY 2600
New Zealand – NZD 70

International:
Australia – AUD 160
Vietnam – USD 40 /
VND 725,000
Japan – JPY 5000
New Zealand – NZD 70
Hong Kong - HKD 320
Taiwan - TWD 1400
Phillipines - PHP 2200
China - CNY 250
Check-in additional baggage: Additional weight can be purchased online and at the airport for a fee

Domestic excess baggage charges:
Australia – AUD 15 per kg
Vietnam – USD 2.50 per kg
VND 45,000 per kg
Japan – JPY 800 per kg
New Zealand – NZD 15 per kg

Intra-Asia excess baggage charges:
Singapore – SGD 20 per kg
Indonesia – IDR 150,000 per kg
Japan – YEN 1500 per kg
Thailand – THB 600 per kg
Malaysia – 50 MYR per kg
Hong Kong - HKD 120 per kg
Taiwan - TWD 600 per kg
Phillipines - PHP 650 per kg
China - CNY 100 per kg

International excess baggage charges:
Singapore – SGD 25 per kg
Australia – AUD 25 per kg
New Zealand – NZD 25 per kg
Japan – YEN 1500 per kg
Indonesia - IDR 200,000 per kg
Allocated seating: Free of charge for Starter plus, start max and business class passengers.

Refund fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $50
Vietnamese domestic – 400,000 VND / USD $20
Japan domestic – JPY 3000
Intra-Asia – SGD 50
Short Haul International - $50 AUD
Long Haul International - $50 AUD

Change fee (via JetStar.com):
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $55
Vietnamese domestic – VND 360,000 / USD $17
Japan domestic – JPY 3240
Intra-Asia – SGD 60
Short Haul International - AUD $75
Long Haul International - AUD $75


Change fee (via telephone or airport):
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $85
Vietnamese domestic – 360,000 VND / USD $17
Japan domestic – JPY 4320
Intra-Asia – SGD 80
Short Haul International - AUD $100
Long Haul International - AUD $100

Sports equipment: Excess baggage charges will apply to any oversized, large or bulky items
Tiger Air Singapore Booking fee (call centre): SGD 30

Payment processing fee: SGD 10
Allowance: 2 pieces of carry-on baggage
Weight: 10kg
Dimensions (cm): 54x38x23
Cost: Free of charge
Weight: No individual item can weigh more than 32kg

+20kg
Domestic: SGD 24 - SGD 28
International: SGD 32 - SGD 62

+25kg
Domestic: SGD 34 - SGD 38
International: SGD 42- SGD 82

+30kg
Domestic: SGD 44 - SGD 48
International: SGD 52 - SGD 102

+35kg
Domestic: SGD 54 - SGD 58
International: SGD 62 - SGD 122

+40kg
Domestic: SGD 64 - SGD 68
International: SGD 72 - SGD 142

Additional baggage fees at airport, up to 20kg:
Domestic: SGD 50
International: SGD 70 - SGD 110

Excess baggage: SGD 20-30 per kg (depending on route)

Seat selection- Fees vary according to seat selected and flight route:

Domestic: SGD 7 - SGD 27
International: SGD 9 - SGD 129

Change fee (internet):
Domestic - SGD 60
International - SGD 80 - SGD 100

Change fee (airport or call centre):
Domestic: SGD 90
International: SGD 110 - SGD 130

Refunds not permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances

Infant fee: SGD 75

Sports equipment: included in baggage allowance, if allowance is exceeded, excess baggage fees apply
Thailand
Nok AirCall centre service fee: THB 200Allowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions (cm):
56x36x23
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon travel class and weight purchased
Weight: 15kg (economy) and 20kg (business)
Cost: Dependent upon travel class and weight purchased
Purchase additional weight during ticket booking process (Domestic flights):
5kg – THB 300
10kg – THB 350
15kg – THB 525
20kg – THB 700
25kg – THB 1050

Purchase additional weight after ticket booking process (Domestic flights):
5kg – THB 350
10kg – THB 400
15kg – THB 650
20kg – THB 900
25kg – THB 1100

Purchase additional weight during ticket booking process (International flights):
5kg – THB 500
10kg – THB 1200
15kg – THB 1600
20kg – THB 2000
25kg – THB 2500

Purchase additional weight after ticket booking process (International flights):
5kg – THB 800
10kg – THB 1500
15kg – THB 1800
20kg – THB 2200
25kg – THB 2700
Name or flight change fee: THB 750 for domestic fares and THB 1210 for international fares, plus any difference in fare. If updating through call centre an additional service charge of THB 225 applies.

Destination and Route change fee: Not permitted.

Refunds: Not permitted.

Infant fee: THB 300

Sports equipment: THB 500
Orient ThaiAllowance: 2 items of carry-on baggage
Weight: 7kg
Cost: Free of charge
Weight: 15kg
Cost: Free of charge
Check-in additional baggage: Excess and overweight baggage fees will apply to any excess baggage:

Domestic routes: THB 200 per kg

Bangkok to Hong Kong routes: THB 450 per kg/ HKD 110 per kg

China to Phuket/Donmuang routes: RMB 90 per kg / THB 450 per kg
Seat selection: Free of charge

Name change fee: THB 500 plus any difference in fare

Travel date change fee: THB 500 plus any difference in fare

Flight cancellation/refund fees: Not permitted
Thai SmileAllowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions: 56x45x25cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon travel class and membership
Weight: 20kg (economy) and 30kg (business)
Dimensions: most not exceed a linear measurement of 158cm
Cost: Free of charge
Check-in additional baggage: Up to 30kg can be purchased.

Excess baggage - Domestic:
Khon Kaen/ Udon Thani - THB 55 per kg
Chiang Mai/ Ubon Ratchathani - THB 60 per kg.
Surat Thani - THB 65 per kg.
Chiang Rai/ Phuket/ Krabi - THB 70 per kg.
Hat Yai - THB 80 per kg.
Chiang Mai and Phuket - THB 125 per kg.

International:
Macau - THB 320 per kg.
Seat selection: Free of charge.

Change of reservation fee: can be made at THAI city offices or via the THAI contact centre
Vietnam
JetStar PacificCall centre booking fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $35
Vietnamese domestic – 645,000 VND / USD $32
Japan domestic – JPY 2780
Intra-Asia – SGD 25
Short Haul International - AUD $40
Long Haul International -AUD $45

Airport booking fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $32
Vietnamese domestic – 400,000 VND / USD $2
Japan domestic – JPY 2780
Intra-Asia – SGD 30
Short Haul International - AUD $37
Long Haul International -AUD $42
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag plus 1 personal item
Weight: 7kg (economy) and 14 kg (business)
Dimensions: 56x36x23cm
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon amount purchased
Weight: up to 15kg
Dimensions: no side can be longer than 100cm
Cost: Dependent upon destination and departure airport, along with weight purchased:

Domestic:
Australia – AUD 50
Vietnam – USD 16 /
VND 360,000
Japan – JPY 2600
New Zealand – NZD 70

International:
Australia – AUD 160
Vietnam – USD 40 /
VND 725,000
Japan – JPY 5000
New Zealand – NZD 70
Hong Kong - HKD 320
Taiwan - TWD 1400
Phillipines - PHP 2200
China - CNY 250
Check-in additional baggage: Additional weight can be purchased online and at the airport for a fee

Domestic excess baggage charges:
Australia – AUD 15 per kg
Vietnam – USD 2.50 per kg
VND 45,000 per kg
Japan – JPY 800 per kg
New Zealand – NZD 15 per kg

Intra-Asia excess baggage charges:
Singapore – SGD 20 per kg
Indonesia – IDR 150,000 per kg
Japan – YEN 1500 per kg
Thailand – THB 600 per kg
Malaysia – 50 MYR per kg
Hong Kong - HKD 120 per kg
Taiwan - TWD 600 per kg
Phillipines - PHP 650 per kg
China - CNY 100 per kg
Allocated seating: Free of charge for Starter plus, start max and business class passengers.

Refund fee:
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $50
Vietnamese domestic – 400,000 VND / USD $20
Japan domestic – JPY 3000
Intra-Asia – SGD 50
Short Haul International - $50 AUD
Long Haul International - $50 AUD

Change fee (via JetStar.com):
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $55
Vietnamese domestic – VND 360,000 / USD $17
Japan domestic – JPY 3240
Intra-Asia – SGD 60
Short Haul International - AUD $75
Long Haul International - AUD $75


Change fee (via telephone or airport):
Australian and New Zealand domestic – $85
Vietnamese domestic – 360,000 VND / USD $17
Japan domestic – JPY 4320
Intra-Asia – SGD 80
Short Haul International - AUD $100
Long Haul International - AUD $100

Sports equipment: Excess baggage charges will apply to any oversized, large or bulky items
VietJet AirService charge:
Domestic – VND 50,000
International – VND 55,000


Payment fee (credit cards, local cards, cash, bank collection): VND 30,000
Allowance: 1 carry-on bag
Weight: 7kg
Dimensions (cm): 56x36x23
Cost: Free of charge
Allowance: Dependent upon amount purchased
Weight: up to 32kg
Dimensions (cm): 119x119x81
Cost: Dependent upon amount purchased
Check-in additional baggage (at the airport): Any excess weight over 15kg will be charged as excess baggage

Excess baggage at the airport (per kg):
Domestic – VND 40,000 per kg
International – VND 315,000 per kg

Excess baggage pre-paid:
+15kg:
Domestic – VND 140,000
International – VND 264,000-420,000

+20kg:
Domestic – VND 160,000
International – VND 330,000 - VND 530,000

+25kg:
Domestic – VND 220,000
International – VND 440,000 - 630,000

+30kg:
Domestic – VND 320,000
International – VND 550,000 - VND 840,000
Seat selection: VND 30,000-90,000

Name, Flight or Date change fee:
Domestic – VND 320,000
International – VND 630,000

Cancellation and Refunds not permitted.

Infant fee: Domestic - VND 100,000, International - VND 200,000

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LiveShareTravel's writer Lisa is passionate about travel and nothing excites her more than exploring new countries. She loves reading, warm summer days and eating Marmite (which she always packs in her suitcase). Lisa is currently making plans to travel the world.

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    • Absolutely right Tiaraa – we’ll be getting to Air Asia very soon. The issue is that they have different rules in each country where they have a base, so they didn’t fit well into this table. We’ll have a separate piece on them.

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