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SkyTeam Elite Benefits

Elite Benefits

SkyTeam elite tiers include ElitePlus and Elite. For Dynasty Flyer members, Gold members are equal to Elite members; Paragon and Emerald members are equal to ElitePlus members. Dynasty Flyer members can enjoy SkyTeam elite benefits when taking international flights operated by SkyTeam partners.

Elite Benefits
DFP Membership


SkyTeam Elite TierEliteElite Plus
Advance Seat Selection(Remark 1)
Priority reservation wait list
Airport priority wait list
Priority check-in
Priority baggage handling-
Full-fare ticket seat guarantee (Remark 2)-
Extra baggage allowance(Remark 3)
Airport VIP Lounge access(Remark 4)-

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China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines has ceased its membership with SkyTeam. For China Southern Airlines’ international flights departing from January 1st, 2020, applicable benefits will be adjusted as below:
  • For self-operated flights, listed benefits above are not affected.
  • Effective from 2023.01.01, China Southern Airlines operated and code-shared flights with China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines, advanced seat selection, priority reservation waitlist, airport priority waitlist, and full-fare ticket seat guarantee are excluded.
  • When on board flights mentioned above, Paragon and Emerald members can still invite one passenger, who is on board the same flight, to enjoy lounge service.
  • For code-shared flights operated by China Southern Airlines but marketed by other SkyTeam airlines or other airlines, all benefits above are not available.


(Restrictions may be different depending on different carriers. Please visit the web sites of SkyTeam carriers for up-to-date information.)

  1. Applicable to long-haul international flights of 6 hours or more. (Seat selection service charge may be imposed on passenger depending on airlines rules.)
  2. Applicable to long-haul international flights of 6 hours or more reserved 24 hours before departure, with the ticket booking class of Y.
  3. SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members Extra baggage allowance:
    (1) Taking the scheduled international flights operated by China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines may enjoy :
    • For tickets under weight system: Elite members enjoy extra 10KG; Elite Plus members extra 20KG. 
    • For tickets under piece system: Elite and Elite Plus members enjoy an extra piece. 
    (2) Taking the flights operated by SkyTeam partner airlines:
         Depending on the operating carrier,restrictions may be applied to certain airlines or itineraries. Please contact the operating airlines for more information. 
  4. Elite Plus members traveling on, connecting to or connecting from same-day international flights operated by a SkyTeam partner, can have access to SkyTeam's airport VIP lounges regardless of their traveling class. If members’ trip containing transfer, both domestic and international flights should be operated by SkyTeam partners. Members can invite a companion into the VIP lounge (the companion must travel on flights operated by a SkyTeam partner).
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