Your included baggage

Find out all you need to know to prepare your check-in baggage and hand baggage: how many items you can take on your KLM flight, and what the size and weight limits are.

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

General included hand baggage allowance

Hand baggage Economy Class total max. 12 kg

Economy Class on European and intercontinental flights

  • 1 item of 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 on European and intercontinental flights

  • 2 items of 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 baggage allowance in My Trip for KLM flights. Please check the websites of other airlines in your itinerary for their (hand) baggage policy.

General included check-in baggage allowance

Check-in baggage Economy Class max 23 kg

Economy Class on European and intercontinental flights

  • 1 item of check-in baggage*: L + W + H max. 158 cm (62 inch) and max. 23 kg (50 lbs).
  • Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members and SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members can bring 1 extra item of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight as mentioned above.

* The Light ticket option does not include check-in baggage.

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

Business Class on European and intercontinental flights

  • 2 items of check-in baggage: each L + W + H max. 158 cm (62 inch) and each max. 32 kg (70,5 lbs)
  • Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members and SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus member can bring 1 extra item of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight as mentioned above.

Good to know

  • Baggage of which the packing or shape may cause damages or block the baggage handling system, e.g. baggage packaged with clingfilm for food or ball shaped baggage, will be refused at check-in. We therefore strongly discourage wrapping your baggage with clingfilm. Professional sealing is allowed, as long as it doesn’t result in unmanageable baggage.
  • If you bought an upgrade to Business Class during check-in or at a kiosk, the baggage allowance of your new Business Class ticket applies.
  • Dimensions of your baggage include any handles and wheels.
  • Purchasing extra baggage online is possible until 24 hours before departure.
  • Flying Blue Explorers receive up to EUR 10 discount on the first item of additional check-in baggage, if booked no later than 24 hours before departure and when travelling in Economy Class on flights operated by KLM or AIR FRANCE worldwide. Read more about arranging extra baggage.

Special and oversized baggage

If you would like to bring baggage items larger than 300 cm (L + W + H) or heavier than 32 kg, you will need to pay a fee. For transportation of these larger or heavier items, you always need to reserve via KLM Customer Contact Centre. Please make your reservation as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before departure.

Do you want to take more baggage than your standard allowance? Read more about bringing more baggage.

You can also take all kinds of special baggage with you. Read more about special 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 item 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 inch)
  • 1 item of check-in baggage: max 10 kg (22 lbs)*


* The Light ticket option does not include check-in baggage for a child younger than 2 years for flights between Europe and United States, Canada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, and for flights from France to the Caribbean, Central and South America and Reunion.


Read more about travelling with children

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 do 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 is 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 Airport, depending on your ticket conditions it may be possible to collect your baggage, however possibly against a fee.