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.

General free hand baggage allowance

Hand baggage Economy Class total max. 12 kg

Economy Class on European and intercontinental flights

  • 1 x hand baggage max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm (21,5 x 13,5 x 10 inch)
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag, briefcase or laptop, max. 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 inch)
  • Total weight max. 12 kg (26 lbs).
Hand baggage Business Class total max 18 kg
Business Class for European and intercontinental flights
  • 2 x hand baggage, each max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm (21,5 x 13,5 x 10 inch)
  • 1 accessory, e.g. a handbag, briefcase or laptop max. 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 inch)
  • Total weight max. 18 kg (40 lbs)

Important

  • Large bags that do meet the hand luggage requirements may still need to be checked in at the gate free of charge, due to limited space in overhead bins in the cabin. Please stow small bags underneath the seat in front of you.
  • We strongly recommend to view your personal luggage allowance in My Trip for KLM flights. Please check the websites of other airlines in your itinerary for their (hand) baggage policy.

General free check-in baggage allowance

Check-in baggage Economy Class max 23 kg
Economy Class on intercontinental flights*
  • 1 x check-in baggage: L + W + H max. 158 cm (62 inch) and in total max. 23 kg (50 lbs).
  • Flying Blue Silver-, Gold- and Platinum members and SkyTeam Elite- and Elite Plus-members can bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight.

* This also applies for European KLM flights that are part of an intercontinental journey and KLM flights between continental Europe and Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Russia. 


Economy Class on European KLM flights*
  • Light tickets: 1 piece of hand baggage. If you would like to bring more baggage you can purchase the extra baggage online with a discount during your booking or in My Trip.
  • Standard and Flex tickets: 1 piece of hand baggage and 1 piece of check-in baggage.
  • On top of this, Flying Blue Platinum, Gold and Silver members can bring 1 extra piece of check-in baggage L + W + H max. 158 cm (62 Inch), in total max. 23 kg (50 lbs). This applies to all SkyTeam operated flights. Flying Blue Ivory members have the same baggage allowance as regular passengers.

*This also applies to KLM flights between continental Europe and Algeria, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.


2 check-in baggage Business Class items each max. 32 kg

Business Class

  • 2 x check-in baggage: L + W + H each max. 158 cm (62 inch) and may weigh each max. 32 kg (70,5 lbs)
  • Flying Blue Silver-, Gold- and Platinum members and SkyTeam Elite- and Elite Plus-members can bring 3 pieces of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight. Flying Blue Ivory members have the same baggage allowance as regular passengers.

For roundtrip flights in which the first flight departs from Brazil:

Economy Class:
• For tickets issued until 26/09/17 you can transport 2 checked baggage items of up to 32 kg / 70 lb each (158 cm / 62 in) at no extra charge.
• For tickets issued from 27/09/17 you can transport 2 checked baggage items of up to 23 kg / 50 lb each (158 cm / 62 in) at no extra charge.

World Business Class: you can transport 2 checked baggage items of up to 32 kg / 70 lb each (158 cm / 62 in) at no extra charge

Good to know

  • If you bought an upgrade to Business Class during check-in or at a kiosk, the baggage allowance on your original ticket still applies.
  • Dimensions of your baggage include any handles and wheels.
  • For flights within Europe on which only hand baggage is free, you pay online EUR 25 (airport price: EUR 35) for a suitcase (of up to 23 kg) per flight. Purchasing extra baggage online is possible until 24 hours before departure.
  • Flying Blue Ivory members receive up to EUR 10 discount on the first piece of paid check-in baggage when travelling in Economy Class on flights operated by KLM or AIR FRANCE worldwide (except for flights between Europe and USA, Canada and Mexico). Read more about arranging extra baggage

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 the ticket you bought for your trip includes a transfer on a connecting flight in less than 24 hours, 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 an intercontinental flight to a domestic flight (for example in the United States)
  • You arrive at one airport and your connecting flight departs from another airport 
  • Part of your journey is by bus or rail

When transferring at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or Paris-Charles de Gaulle, depending on your ticket conditions it may be possible to collect your baggage, however possibly against a fee.


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.