These benefits will be available until 31 December 2019, regardless of when the ticket was originally booked.

Premium (First/Business Class, Elite Plus) SkyTeam customers flying with China Southern will be able to enjoy SkyPriority benefits until 31 December 2019. After this date, customers flying with China Southern will no longer be able to use SkyPriority benefits.

SkyPriority is operational at 940+ airports worldwide for Elite Plus, Business and First Class customers flying with any of the 19 SkyTeam members.

SkyPriority benefits are as follows:

  • Priority check-in
  • Priority baggage drop-off
  • Priority at service desks (e.g. ticketing)
  • Priority transfers
  • Priority security (at airports providing such facility)
  • Priority immigration (at airports providing such facility)
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority baggage delivery

Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers have access to over 750 SkyTeam and affiliated lounges around the world. China Southern customers will be able to access SkyTeam and affiliated lounges until 31 December 2019 unless otherwise specified.

Customers flying on SkyTeam’s 19 member airlines will be able to access China Southern lounges until 31 December 2019 unless otherwise specified.

Individual airlines and lounge operators may have their own bilateral agreements with China Southern. If you have questions regarding access to a specific lounge we recommend that you contact the airline you’re flying with or the lounge operator.

After 31 December 2019, if you are an Elite member of China Southern’s Sky Pearl Club, your status will no longer be recognized by SkyTeam.

If you are an Elite member of any of SkyTeam’s 19 member airlines loyalty programs, your status will no longer be recognized by China Southern after 31 December 2019.

The below benefits will be valid until 31 December 2019 for both Elite members of China Southern’s Sky Pearl Club and SkyTeam’s 19 member airlines:

 

Sky Pearl Gold Card/SkyTeam Elite Plus

Sky Pearl Silver Card/SkyTeam Elite

Preferred seating

Priority   reservation waitlist

Priority   check-in

Priority   airport standby

Priority   boarding

Guaranteed   reservation on sold-out flights***1

International   flight of six hours or longer, at least 24 hours prior to departure.

 

Priority   baggage handling

 

Extra free   baggage allowance

Weight: 20   kg

Weight:10 kg

Allowance:1 piece

Allowance:1 piece

Lounge   access

Departing on a SkyTeam   international flight or a SkyTeam domestic flight connecting to a SkyTeam   international flight on the same day.

 One companion allowed.

 

From 1 January 2020, China Southern customers will no longer be able to earn miles on SkyTeam's 19 member airlines.

If customers belong to a Frequent Flyer Program with one of SkyTeam’s 19 member airlines, they will no longer be able to earn miles on China Southern flights as of 1 January 2020.

Frequent-flyer members of the 19 SkyTeam member airlines will be able to retro credit their miles for flights operated by China Southern airlines until 30 June 2020. Members of the China Southern Sky Pearl Club can retro credit their miles for flights operated by the 19 SkyTeam member airlines until the same date. 

Frequent-flyer members of the 19 SkyTeam member airlines will be able to redeem their miles for flights operated by China Southern airlines until 31 December 2019, and members of the China Southern Sky Pearl Club can redeem their miles for flights operated by the 19 SkyTeam member airlines until the same date. All travel must be completed no later than 31 December 2020. 

Members of the China Southern Sky Pearl Club can redeem their miles for flights operated by the 19 SkyTeam member airlines until 31 December 2019. All travel must be complete no later than 31 December 2020.  

China Southern is no longer part of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance as of 1 January 2019.  China Southern and SkyTeam will continue to work closely together over the course of 2019 to ensure a seamless transition for all our customers and partners. 

Yes. There is virtually no change to destinations served, including those in Greater China. SkyTeam continues to offer a comprehensive global network welcoming 630+ million customers each year on more than 14,500 daily flights to 1,150+ destinations in 175+ countries.

We are not aware of any further changes.

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