2023 KLM Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowance
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KLM Hand Luggage Allowance:
1 larger item of hand luggage, 55 x 35 x 25 cm (21.5 x 13.5 x 10 in), plus 1 smaller item no larger than 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 in). 12 kg (26 lbs) is the total allowable weight for the two items.
The KLM baggage allowance for Business Class and Premium Comfort 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 and Premium Comfort passengers must weigh no more than 18 kg (or 40 lbs) in total.
KLM Hand Luggage Policy for Musical Instruments
A small musical instrument, such as a violin, can be brought on board as your item of hand luggage. The instrument must not exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm (22 x 14 x 10 in). An extra seat can be purchased for larger instruments, as long as they don't exceed 140 cm (55 in) in total dimensions and 45 kg (99 lbs) in weight.
Cabin Baggage Allowance for Infants
If travelling with a child under two who is sitting on your lap, you may bring one baby bag on board with you. This must measure no more than 55 x 35 x 25 cm (22 x 14 x 10 in) and weigh no more than 12 kg (26 lbs). You may also bring one collapsible buggy to the aircraft.
KLM Checked Baggage Allowance:
Economy passengers on European and intercontinental flights may check 1 bag with total dimensions of max 158 cm (62 in) and a max weight of 23 kg (50 lbs). Economy passengers on Light tickets do not receive a checked baggage allowance but can purchase an allowance. One 23 kg (50 lbs) bag costs EUR 25 online, or EUR 40 at the airport, for most routes within Europe.
Premium Comfort 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 23 kg (50 lbs).
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).
If travelling with an infant without their own seat you may check an additional 10 kg (22 lbs) bag for the infant’s things, except on Light tickets.
KLM Checked Baggage Policy for Sports Equipment
Sports equipment may be checked as hold luggage on KLM flights. If flying economy, items may not exceed 300 cm (118 in) in length and 23 kg (50.5 lbs) in weight. Business Class passengers can check sports equipment with a max weight of 32kg.
KLM Checked Baggage Overweight 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 EUR 55 and EUR 100 for a second bag, depending on the type of route travelled. Any further bags will cost between EUR 70 and EUR 240.
Overweight items (between 23 kg/ 50 lbs and 32 kg/ 70.5 lbs) will cost between EUR 20 and EUR 100. Any item over 32 kg (70.5 lbs) will cost between EUR 100 and EUR 250 and will need to be transported as cargo.
Information correct as of 10/03/2023.
KLM Baggage News
04/10/18: KLM to Check Their Hand Luggage Size Using Their Phones
iPhone users will now be able to measure their luggage using KLM's Messenger plug-in. Messenger uses augmented reality to allow passengers to measure their hand luggage before they travel, to make sure it fits within KLM's hand luggage allowance.