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SkyTeam Elite Benefits

Elite Benefits

The tiers of SkyTeam VIP membership include Elite and Elite Plus. If you are a DFP Gold member, you can also enjoy the benefits of SkyTeam Elite membership; if you are a DFP Emerald or Paragon member, you can also enjoy the benefits of SkyTeam Elite Plus membership. DFP members can enjoy SkyTeam membership benefits when taking SkyTeam international flights.

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.
  • For China Southern Airlines' code-shared flights with China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines, advanced seat selection, priority reservation wait list, airport priority wait list 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 contact the  SkyTeam member airline 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 :
    • Weight concept: Elite member + 10kg, Elite Plus member + 20kg. 
    • Piece concept: Elite member / Elite Plus member + 1 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, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline can have access to SkyTeam's airport VIP lounges regardless of their travel class. Lounge access will be provided only at the departure airport and transfer airports, and not on arrival. Members can invite a companion into the VIP lounge (The companion must travel on a SkyTeam flight).
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