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Your baggage

See exactly how much check-in baggage and hand baggage you can take on your KLM flight.

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The actual baggage allowance can differ per flight. That’s why we always show you the exact baggage details for your trip when you book, in your booking confirmation, on your ticket and in My Trip.

Below you will find an indication of our general baggage rules per travel class, and for Flying Blue (and SkyTeam) members. 

Our partners may have different baggage rules. If (part of) your journey is with another airline, please see their baggage rules.

Free baggage per travel class

Free baggage per travel class
Economy Class on: 
  • Intercontinental KLM flights
  • European KLM flights that are part of an intercontinental journey
  • KLM flights between continental Europe and Italy, Russia, Belarus, Georgia and the Ukraine
  • Fully flexible ticket types Y & B
Check-in baggage:
  • 1 suitcase* of max. 23 kg / 50 lbs

Hand baggage:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 12 kg / 26 lbs
Economy Class on European KLM flights, including KLM flights between continental Europe and Algeria, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.
 

Exceptions:

  • KLM flights to and from Belarus, Georgia, Italy, Russia and the Ukraine
  • Fully flexible ticket types Y & B

For these flights, please see ‘Intercontinental flights’ above.

Hand baggage only:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 12 kg / 26 lbs

Booked a flight? Bring a suitcase (up to 23 kg) for EUR 15 (airport price: EUR 30).

Business Class on KLM flights

Check-in baggage:

  • 2 suitcases*
  • Each max 32 kg / 70.5 lbs

Hand baggage:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 smaller bag***, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 18 kg / 40 lbs

If you bought an upgrade to Business Class during check-in or at a self-service machine, the your original baggage allowance on your original ticket still applies.

Sizes
* Each suitcase may measure max. 158 cm / 62 in (l + w + h).
** A piece of hand baggage may measure max. 55 x 25 x 35 cm / 21.5 x 10 x 13.5 in (l x b x h).
*** In Business Class you may bring a second, smaller piece of hand baggage that measures max. 45 x 20 x 35 cm / 18 x 8 x 13.5 in (l x w x h).


 

Free baggage for Flying Blue, SkyTeam and corporate programme members

Free baggage per travel class
Flying Blue Ivory members in Economy Class on all KLM flights****, and

BlueBiz and other corporate programme members in Economy Class on all KLM flights
Check-in baggage:
  • 1 suitcase* of max. 23 kg / 50 lbs

Hand baggage:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 12 kg / 26 lbs
Flying Blue Ivory members in Business Class on all KLM flights, and

BlueBiz and other corporate programme members in Business Class on all KLM flights

Check-in baggage:

  • 2 suitcases*
  • Each max 32 kg / 70.5 lbs

Hand baggage:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 smaller bag***, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 18 kg / 40lbs

If you bought an upgrade to Business Class during check-in or at a self-service machine, the baggage allowance on your original ticket still applies.

Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, and SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members – in Economy Class on all KLM flights

Check-in baggage:

  • 2 suitcases*
  • Each max 23 kg / 50 lbs

Hand baggage:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 12 kg / 26 lbs

Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, and SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members – in Business Class on all KLM flights

Check-in baggage:

  • 3 suitcases*
  • Each max 32 kg / 70.5 lbs

Hand baggage:

  • 1 bag**, and
  • 1 smaller bag***, and
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop
  • Combined max. 18 kg / 40 lbs

If you bought an upgrade to Business Class during check-in or at a self-service machine, the baggage allowance on your original ticket still applies.

Sizes
* Each suitcase may measure max. 158 cm / 62 in (l + w + h).
** A piece of hand baggage may measure max. 55 x 25 x 35 cm / 21.5 x 10 x 13.5 in (l x b x h).
*** In Business Class you may bring a second, smaller piece of hand baggage that measures max. 45 x 20 x 35 cm / 18 x 8 x 13.5 in (l x w x h).
**** On European KLM flights booked on or after 1 October 2014, Flying Blue Ivory members may bring hand baggage only in Economy Class. On KLM.com, bringing a suitcase then can be arranged for EUR 7.50 (50% online discount on the airport fee) or 1500 Miles per one-way. Find out more about baggage for Ivory members

Children’s baggage

Children and babies travelling in their own booked seat may bring the same amount of hand baggage and check-in baggage as an adult.

For a child younger than 2 years who will be travelling on your lap, you may bring:

  • 1 piece of hand baggage with baby care items: max. 12 kg / 26 lbs and max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm / 22 x 14 x 10 in
  • 1 piece of check-in baggage: max 10 kg / 22 lbs.


Read more about children's baggage, strollers and child/car seats

Baggage and transferring

If your trip includes a transfer, your check-in baggage will usually be sent to your final destination. The baggage claim tag that you receive when dropping off your baggage always states your bag’s final destination.

When transferring, you only need to collect your baggage and check it in again for your connecting flight, if:

  • You have purchased 2 or more tickets from different airlines that have dissimilar conditions
  • You transfer from a KLM flight to a domestic flight (for example in the United States)
  • You arrive at one airport and your connecting flight departs from another airport 
  • Your transfer lasts longer than 12 hours or your next flight departs the next day. When transferring at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you can ask for your baggage to be sent to your final destination. 
  • You make a stopover 
  • Part of your journey is by bus or rail


Read more about baggage drop-off

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