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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:
|Economy Class on European KLM flights, including KLM flights between continental Europe and Algeria, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.
For these flights, please see ‘Intercontinental flights’ above.
Hand baggage only:
Booked a flight? Add a suitcase (up to 23 kg / 50 lbs) for EUR 25 on KLM.com (airport price: EUR 35).
Business Class on KLM flights
If you bought an upgrade to Business Class during check-in or at a self-service machine, the original baggage allowance on your original ticket still applies.
Free baggage for Flying Blue, SkyTeam and corporate programme members
|Free baggage per travel class|
|Flying Blue Ivory members in Economy Class on European KLM flights, including KLM flights between continental Europe and Algeria, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.
Check-in baggage: none
Booked a flight? Ivory members can add a suitcase (up to 23 kg / 50 lbs) for EUR 15 or 3,000 Flying Blue Miles on KLM.com (airport price: EUR 17,50)
|Flying Blue Ivory members in Economy Class on intercontinental KLM flights, and
1 suitcase* of max. 23 kg / 50 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
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 KLM flights
Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, and SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members – in Business Class on all KLM flights
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.
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.
- Part of your journey is by bus or rail
New: electronic devices check for flights to the United States and Canada
For flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, or from Paris – Charles de Gaulle to destinations in the United States or in Canada, all battery-operated electronic devices in hand baggage will undergo an extra check. At the gate, these devices will need to be taken out of their sleeves or covers, be switched on and be shown to be operative.