China Southern Airline homepages: http://www.csair.com; http://www.flychinasouthern.com
Hotline: 95539 (within China); +86-20-86682000 (International)
CZ's homepage hotline: 4006695539 (within China),
+86-20-4006695539, +86-20-22395539(international)(available twenty-four-seven)
- Purchase of Ticket
- Purchase of Ticket for special-care passengers
- Seat allocation reservation
- Ticket Validity
- Children fare and infant fare
- Loss of paper ticket
- Change of Tickets
- Carry-on baggage
- Restricted articles to be carried as checked or carry-on baggage
- Articles which cannot be packed in the checked baggage
- Baggage packing
- Security Inspection
- Flight Irregularity Services
- Compensation for Injury or Death
- Passenger's Voluntary Insurance
- Codeshares scheduled flight
Passengers can only board the aircraft after they have reserved their seats. Passengers can reserve their seats in advance at sales offices or authorized agencies of China Southern Airline (CZ), through CZ's hotline or CZ's homepages. Passengers who have already reserved their seats shall purchase their tickets within CZ's time limit, otherwise the reservation will be cancelled. If passengers do not intend to use the seats reserved on international or regional flights, including seats on connecting flights, they shall ask CZ's sales offices or its agencies to cancel the reservation as early as possible.
Purchase of Ticket
On purchasing international tickets, passengers shall show their valid passports, home-return permit, Taiwan compatriot cards, residence cards, travel permits or other valid identity documents provided by the public security authorities. Serious patient、pregnant woman shall hold a medical certificate issued by a hospital at or above county level which proves that he or she is fit for air travel and get CZ or its sales agency's approval in advance.
Purchase of Ticket for special-care passengers
Special-care passengers who need special attention and adaptation based on their physical and mental ability such as UM、person with physical disability or intellectual impairment、pregnant woman、serious patient etc. can only be transported under certain condition. Special-care passengers can only book a ticket with the agreement of CZ or other carriers. If special-care passengers do not advise CZ in advance during the ticket purchase or present the relevant certificates, CZ has the right to refuse the carriage.
CZ provides seat allocation reservation for some operating flights. After the purchase, passengers could reserve seat allocation via CZ's homepages, hotline, booking offices or CZ authorized sales agents. CZ shall make adequate efforts to meet seat allocation requests from passengers but cannot guarantee the allocation of a given seat. Given operating, security or safety concerns, CZ reserves the right to change the seat allocation even after boarding.
E-ticket can be purchased at CZ's sales offices, CZ's sales agencies or via CZ's homepages. The valid travel document presented for purchasing electronic ticket shall be the same with the one used for check-in at airport.
The ticket is valid only for the passenger whose name is listed on the ticket and can not be transferred and modified, or the ticket will be void and can not be refunded.
Except otherwise herein provided, the ticket validity for international air transportation is one year. The validity shall be measured from the date of commencement of travel for normal ticket; for the normal ticket with an unused first segment or for open ticket, the one year transport validity shall be measured from the date of issue. The validity of the ticket applying special fare shall be subject to CZ's applicable rules of special fare.
The fare to be paid by passengers covers transportation expenses from the origin airport to the destination airport, excluding any ground transportation charges between airport and downtown; and the taxes, charges, or fees for services provided to the passengers that are collected by the government or authorities or the airport are not included. The use of special type ticket should be in accordance with its stated rule.
Children fare and infant fare
On the commencement of the travelling date, child ages 2 up to but not including 12 years old will be charged the applicable children fare and shall occupy a seat accordingly, but uncompany children fare shall apply another rule. Infant younger than 2 years of age on the commencement of the travelling date without a seat will be charged 10% of the normal or applicable adult fare of the same cabine and same flight. Besides, only one infant may enjoy the discount while travelling in the company of an adult,infant younger than 2 years of age with a seat will apply the child fare.
Loss of paper ticket
A passenger having lost his/ her paper ticket shall write a lost report to CZ or its sales agent with the attachment of the valid identity document, the issued date and place of the ticket, and provide any other method that can necessarily prove the loss of the ticket. CZ bears no liability if the lost ticket within expiration date has already been misused or refunded under the passenger's name before actual passenger requests refund of the lost ticket.
Passengers who will be travelling on international or regional flights shall complete check-in formalities at designated airports before the check-in deadline with tickets, valid passports, visas and traveling documents. Passengers shall be liable for any loss or expense incurred solely by his/ her own failure to comply with the check-in and exit formalities. Check-in deadlines may vary among different airports, passengers are recommended to learn the relevant check-in deadline in advance and follow it when checking in.
Change of Tickets
When a passenger would like to change the flight number, traveling date or class after purchasing the tickets, CZ shall arrange it according to the actual circumstance and conditions of carriage. For passengers' voluntary change, it shall be submitted within CZ's stated time limit and conducted in line with the applicable rule of CZ's public fare or special type fare.
Except in the case of loss of tickets, voluntary refunds of paper ticket shall only be made on presenting CSN the passenger coupon and all unused flight coupons. Passengers holding electronic tickets should go through the ticket refund procedure according to relevant provisions of China Southern Airlines within the refund validity period 【13 months from the day that the travel starts (if the first segment of the ticket is unused, the period should start from the day the ticket is issued )】and under the circumstance that the ticket is not used.Refund shall be conducted at the original ticketing office with the passengers’ valid identity documents. If the ticket purchase is via CSN’s homepages, refund request shall be submitted via CSN’s homepages or sales hotline; and if the ticket is purchased via bank card, refund could only be returned to the bank card. Currently, the refund of international tickets in our country should be converted to RMB, with single digit rounded off to RMB 10. Where the amount of calculation service charge and the fare amount that need to be subtracted are involved, they should be carried before starting the next step of calculation.
No-show means the passenger fails to board the aircraft either because he/she has not completed the check-in formalities before the check-in deadline or because he/she fails to present the required traveling documents. Tickets refund or change for no-show passengers shall be processed referring relative CZ rules for refund and change after departure. When passengers confirm they cannot fly with reserved flight, they shall advise CZ or agents in advance and cancel the booking.
The maximum accepted weight of free hand baggage per passenger is 5 kilograms. The sum of three dimensions of each carry-on baggage must not exceed 115 cm. Items exceeding maximum weight/size allowance will be accepted as checked baggage.
Restricted articles to be carried as checked or carry-on baggage
Passengers are not allowed to carry dangerous articles in check-in or hand baggage, such as inflammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic, radioactive, polymerizable, magnetic materials or any other item prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of countries to be flown from, to, stopover or over. Passengers on board are not allowed to carry arms, restricted sword and knife, sharp or lethal weapons.
Articles which cannot be packed in the checked baggage
Passengers are not allowed to pack following items in the checked baggage, namely confidential documents, out of print materials or manuscripts, travel documents, diplomatic bags, negotiable securities, currencies, money orders, valuables including but not limited to jewelry, antique calligraphy and painting, sample, precious metals and articles thereof, electronic and digital product, raw accessories of camera, mobile telephone, personal stereo, regularly taken prescribed drug, fragile and perishable articles and other articles required special custody. The loss or damage of the above items carried by the passengers is only accepted as common checked baggage by CZ.
The checked baggage shall be packed correctly, well locked, tied up and be able to withstand reasonable pressure. CZ may refuse to accept baggage packed incorrectly as well as the liability to the damage of such baggage.
Passengers and their baggage must be subject to the security inspection before boarding.
Flight Irregularity Services
If CZ's flight is delayed or cancelled at origin airport due to CZ's reasons such as aircraft maintenance, flight readjustment or aircrew, CZ should provide the passengers with services such as meal or accommodations. If CZ's flight is delayed or cancelled due to non-CZ reasons such as force majeure, changes of weather, accidents, air transport control, etc., CZ should assist passengers in obtaining meals or accommodations at passengers' own expenses.
Compensation for Injury or Death
The maximum limit of compensation made by CZ for each passenger in the event of accidental death or bodily injury shall be defined in accordance with the related laws and Conventions.
Passenger's Voluntary Insurance
Passengers can purchase insurance voluntarily with an insurance company for accidental death or any unexpected bodily injury for 'passenger air transportation'. The compensation from such insurance does not exempt or reduce the liability undertaken by CZ. Insurances purchased by passengers directly through CZ's homepage got the same legal effect.
Codeshares scheduled flight
Codeshares refers to through arrangements one or many airline companies may use its or their own designator codes when another airline operates a flight. When taking CZ's codeshares scheduled flight, service for UM、free baggage allowance etc. will be implemented by the rule of operating carrier, passengers are advised to check these information on the operating carrier's homepage or through CZ's hotline.
According to the common practice of civil aviation industry, CZ may make suitable over-booking on some flights. Under particular circumstances, it may result in some passengers’ failure to travel on flights as arranged. When there is not enough space, CZ will seek for passengers voluntary to disembark and will help them check in on priority. For passengers who cannot travel due to over-booking, CZ will do its best to arrange them on the soonest available flight, and will give a certain amount of compensation.