Your 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 for 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 luggage 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 intercontinental flights
  • 1 item of check-in baggage*: L + W + H max. 158 cm (62 inch) and in total max. 23 kg (50 lbs).
  • Flying Blue Explorers, 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.

* The Light ticket option does not include check-in baggage for flights departing on or after 10 April 2018 between the United States or Canada and the following countries: France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, Iceland, Portugal, Ireland, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Economy Class on European KLM flights*
  • Light tickets**: 1 item 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 item of hand baggage and 1 item of check-in baggage.
  • Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members and SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members can bring 1 extra item 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.

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

** This does not apply to KLM flights to and from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Russia.


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

Business Class

  • 2 items of 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 member can bring 3 pieces of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight. Flying Blue Explorers have the same baggage allowance as regular passengers.

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 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.