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Korean Air stopover rules on award reservations? Duration and luggage?

Korean Air stopover rules on award reservations? Duration and luggage?

  1. beijingdweller

    I’m looking to book an award ticket with a lot of baggage.

    Is it possible to do a two-night stop in Seoul?

    Also what happens to the luggage?
    Is it possible for the airline to hold onto my check-in luggage?

  2. beijingdweller

    It seems that this works okay, but for some reason, I’m only allowed 2 checked in baggages.
    I thought first class reservation allows for 3?

  3. David W

    What is your origin/destination? I don’t think the airport will hold bags if you have a stopover. Regardless, I would rather get my bags for the stopover and recheck them rather than leaving them at the airport during a stopover.

    If your ticket originates or terminates in the Americas (except Brazil) KE lets you check up to 3 bags 32kg each if traveling in First class.

  4. beijingdweller

    It originates in PEK (Beijing) terminates in America, but on the website it says that the allowance is for two baggages, which is confusing.
    I am stopping over in ICN.

  5. David W

    Since your ticket includes ICN-America, you should be entitled 3 checked bags but i dont know how a stopover at ICN will affect that, since at PEK check-in, you are only going to ICN and the agent wouldnt be able to check the bag all the way to your destination yet.

  6. David W

    KE does specifically say that travel between PEK-ICN is limited to 2 bags. Maybe because you have a stopover, those rules apply. I know that if you were just connecting in ICN, the agent at PEK should be able to check 3 bags all the way to your destination in America

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