China Southern Airlines is the world's fourth-largest airline by passengers carried (over 100 million annually) and the largest Asian airline by fleet size (well over 500 aircraft). China Southern is based in the city of Guangzhou (a large city 100 km north of Hong Kong) and has a another hub in Beijing Capital International Airport.
China Southern was formed as one of the six airlines which resulted from the break-up of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Later it acquired and merged again with several domestic airlines, among others Guizhou airlines, Zhongyuan Airlines, China Northern Airlines and Xinjian Airlines, becoming one of the largest Chinese airlines (together with Air China and China Eastern). The airlines has ordered a massive amount of aircraft in the last decade, mostly from Airbus. It's main aircraft is the Airbus A320-200 of which it has 123 and the larger A321-200 (92 aircraft). Also the Boeing 737-800 is with over 100 aircraft widely used by China Southern. All of these aircraft are mostly used on domestic and short to medium distanced international routes. For long-distance routes to Europe and the USA China Southern uses the B777 and Dreamliner and Airbus A330 and A350. China Southern is the only Chinese airline to own the Airbus A380.
China Southern Airlines flies to over 132 destinations. Most China Southern Airlines flights are for destinations in China but China Southern Airlines has international flights to several other countries as well, like for example United States and Australia. From its main base in Shanghai 11 flights depart every week. Many people who look for China Southern Airlines tickets look for flights to Nanjing and Guangzhou.
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China Southern allows one piece of cabin baggage on domestic and international flights of 5 kg for Business and Economy Class Passengers with total dimensions (height + width + depth) of maximum 115 cm.
For checked baggage the general rule is a maximum of 20 kg for Economy and 30 kg for Business Class passengers. But, on this general rule are so many exceptions based on route and ticket class that it is best to check the website of China Southern for checked baggage regulations. Important to know is that all the exceptions on this general rule allow for more checked baggage.
China Southern Airlines allows you to change or cancel your booking but with a fee. This fee depends on the class, ticket type and if you apply at least 2 hours before departure time or after. The fee is generally about 10 to 50%. China Southern also has non-refundable Economy Class tickets, these are of course never refundable but can be changed to another departure time.
Name or ID changes on booked China Southern tickets are not permitted.