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

 

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General KLM baggage rules

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

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.

Free baggage per travel class
Economy Class on
  • Intercontinental KLM flights, except: KLM flights between continental Europe and Algeria, Israel, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia and the Ukraine. For these flights, please see ‘Economy Class on European KLM flights’ below.
  • European KLM flights that are part of an intercontinental journey 
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 and 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 during check-in or at a self-service machine, your original baggage allowance 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).

* You may bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage, each max. 23 kg (50 lbs), max. 158 cm (62 inches) l + w + h on KLM and AIR FRANCE flights to and from:   

  • Japan: if your journey starts in Japan and your ticket was issued in Japan, you may bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage on your outbound and return flight. If your trip does not start in Japan, above regular baggage allowance applies.
  • Indian Ocean: Madagascar.
  • South America:
    • Ecuador
    • Brazil: if your journey starts in Brazil, you may bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage on your outbound and return flight (each piece may weigh up to 32 kg / 70.5 lbs.). If your trip does not start in Brazil, above regular baggage allowance applies.
  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauretania, Mayotte, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • South West Pacific: New Caledonia.
  • On flights between Canada, Mexico or the United states, and:Botswana, Eritrea, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helen Islands, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa or Swaziland.

Within France and Corsica you may bring up to 23 kg (50 lbs), regardless the number of bags.


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

 

Free baggage for Flying Blue, SkyTeam and corporate programme members
Flying Blue Ivory, 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, BlueBiz and other corporate programme members in Business Class on all KLM flights

Check-in baggage:

  • 2 suitcase* of max. 23 kg / 50 lbs
  • 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 during check-in or at a self-service machine, your original baggage allowance 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 during check-in or at a self-service machine, your original baggage allowance 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).

* You may bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage, each max. 23 kg (50 lbs), max. 158 cm (62 inches) l + w + h on KLM and AIR FRANCE flights to and from:   

  • Japan: if your journey starts in Japan, you may bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage on your outbound and return flight. If your trip does not start in Japan, above regular baggage allowance applies.
  • Indian Ocean: Madagascar.
  • South America:
    • Ecuador
    • Brazil: if your journey starts in Brazil, you may bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage on your outbound and return flight (each piece may weigh up to 32 kg / 70.5 lbs.). If your trip does not start in Brazil, above regular baggage allowance applies.
  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauretania, Mayotte, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • South West Pacific: New Caledonia.
  • On flights between Canada, Mexico or the United states, and: Botswana, Eritrea, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helen Islands, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa or Swaziland.

Within France and Corsica you may bring up to 23 kg (50 lbs), regardless the number of bags.

 


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

Special baggage

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 

Baggage

Frequently asked questions

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