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2017 KLM Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

What is KLM's baggage allowance? Find out here.

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KLM Baggage Allowance

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KLM hand luggage

The KLM baggage allowance for cabin bags when travelling on an Economy Class ticket is 1 bag that measures no more than 55 x 35 x 25 cm (or 21.5 x 13.5 x 10 in), plus one smaller item, such as a handbag or laptop, providing it is no larger than 40 x 30 x 15 cm (or 16 x 12 x 6 in). The total maximum allowable weight of the two items is 12 kg (or 26 lbs).

The KLM baggage allowance for Business Class passengers is 2 items of hand luggage, each measuring no more than 55 x 35 x 25 cm (or 21.5 x 13.5 x 10 in), plus one smaller item no larger than 40 x 30 x 15 cm (or 16 x 12 x 6 in). All hand luggage carried on board by Business Class passengers must weigh no more than 18 kg (or 40 lbs) in total.

If travelling with an infant under two years of age you may bring a bag with items for their care weighing no more than 12 kg (or 26 lbs) and with maximum dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm (or 21.5 x 13.5 x 10 in).

KLM checked baggage

The KLM baggage allowance for checked baggage depends on the type of route being travelled on and the class of travel. Economy passengers travelling on intercontinental flights may check in free of charge one bag that has total dimensions no greater than 158 cm (or 62 in) and that weighs no more than 23 kg (or 50 lbs). Flights between Europe and Belarus, Russia, Georgia and Armenia also count as intercontinental flights with the corresponding baggage allowance.

Economy passengers on European flights may check in one item of 23 kg (or 50 lbs) free of charge, if travelling on a Standard or Flex fare. Economy passengers on Light tickets do not receive a checked baggage allowance but can purchase an allowance online. Flights between Europe and Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Israel also have this baggage allowance.

Note that on European flights where only hand luggage is free of charge, the cost of purchasing a checked baggage allowance is EUR 25 online or EUR 35 at the airport, for a 23 kg (50 lbs) bag.

Business Class passengers are permitted to check in 2 hold bags, each with total dimensions no greater than 158 cm (or 62 in) and each weighing no more than 32 kg (70.5 lbs).

Note that ‘Flying Blue’ club members (except Ivory level) receive additional baggage allowances.

If travelling with an infant without their own seat you may check an additional 10 kg (22 lbs) bag for the infant’s things.

Excess baggage fees

If you wish to check more baggage than is included in your baggage allowance, you will need to pay excess baggage fees. If only one bag is included in your allowance, you can expect to pay between USD 55 and USD 100 for a second bag, depending on the type of route travelled. Any further bags will cost between USD 200 and USD 285.

Overweight items (between 23 kg/ 50 lbs and 32 kg/ 70.5 lbs) will cost between USD 55 and USD 100. Any item over 32 kg (70.5 lbs) will cost between USD 100 and USD 300 and will need to be transported as cargo.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 18.08.2017:

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