Royal Dutch Airlines. Fares. Hand luggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges. Carriage of sports equipment. Carriage of musical instruments. Carriage of pets (dogs, cats, birds).

And other useful information about KLM. Last update 08.05.2019. Sources of information for this page: KLM Carry-on Baggage, KLM Checked Baggage, KLM Excess Baggage, KLM Traveling with Pets, KLM Carriage of Sports Equipment, KLM Weapons and Ammunition, KLM Carriage of Musical Instruments. Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.

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please read Please also read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines.
KLM hand luggage allowance 1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 115 cm (55х35х25 cm) + Dutch Airlines allow carriage of small personal items (40x30x15 cm: such as handbag, briefcase, laptop bag with Duty Free purchases and so on)

For an infant (up to 2 years) traveling on the lap of an accompanying adult person, one can carry a  piece of hand luggage with baby care items weighing no more than 12 kg. All children traveling on booked for them seats can carry the same amount of carry-on and checked baggage as adult passengers with the same fare. A collapsible stroller or a child car seat will be transported on KLM flights free of charge.

Passengers with disabilities and special requirements, those needing assistance of the airline staff should contact the airline at the time of booking or not later than 48 hrs before departure.
Passengers with reduced mobility can take their crutches, walkers or canes on board free of charge and without prior registration. Electric and mechanical wheelchairs are transported at no additional cost, but their carriage requires prior notification and consent of the airline.

! Below is the max weight of all your items
1x 12 kg 2x 18 kg
KLM checked baggae allowance The sum of three dimensions of any hold baggage item must not be larger than 158 cm.

In some cases Economy Class passengers can carry the second piece of baggage free of charge. For more info refer to KLM baggage fees → Special cases for Economy Class baggage allowance.

For an infant (a child under 2 years) traveling on the lap of an accompanying person, 1 piece of checked baggage with the maximum weight of 10 kg (no hold baggage with the Light fare) will be transported free of charge.

* No checked baggage for Economy Light
1х 23 kg* 2х 32 kg
Flights Short-haul Medium-haul + French overseas territories Between US / Canada and Europe / Middle East / Asia Other long-haul Flights
KLM excess baggage Fees in €, online / at the airport for excess / extra baggage

Standard piece of baggage: 23 kg and no more than 158 cm.

Heavy piece of baggage: 23-32 kg, oversized more than 158 cm.

* On flights within Europe for Economy Class passengers (only hand baggage).

** For Economy Class passengers with only one piece of baggage allowed.

*** For musical instruments only.

! Precise prices for a particular route can be found on the page KLM optional service charges and fees → Baggage Fees or you can also use KLM Baggage Calculator.
1st standard* 25 / 35 50
2nd standard** 45 / 70 68 / 85 60 / 75
additional standard 45 / 70 192 / 240 160 / 200
heavy 70 85 75
heavier than 32 kg*** 100 200 250 300
oversized 40 75 250 300
!   Special baggage (more than 158 cm, more than 32 kg, fragile items etc.):  you must notify KLM not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, KLM customer service.
KLM pets Certified service animals accompanying people with disabilities can travel in the cabin free of charge, but first you need to fill in a special Application Form Guide Dog and send it to KLM.

Pets (cats and dogs) carried in the aircraft cabin on Dutch Airlines flights (within Europe also in the Business Class cabin). The size of a soft bag must not exceed 46x28x24 and the size of a hard kennel : 46x28x20 cm, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) no more than 8 kg.

* Intra-Caribbean 30
40* 55 75
Pets (dog or cat) carried in the baggage compartment, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) must not exceed 75 kg and its size no more than 292 cm in the sum of three dimensions.

! If a pet travels as check-in baggage and the transfer at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol takes longer than 2 hours, an extra fee of €150 (or $/CAD 200) will apply.

* Intra-Caribbean 75
80* 100 200
KLM sports equipment According to baggage rules of  on Dutch Airlines flights, sports equipment not exceeding baggage allowance (23 or 32 kg depending on your travel class and max 300 cm) is included in the free baggage allowance.

Surfboards, scuba tanks, bicycles and tandems are transported as special baggage for an additional fee.

The transportation of sporting and hunting weapons and up to 5 kg ammunition (as checked baggage) requires prior notification and consent of the airline. Contact KLM customer service for more information.
oversized 40 75 250 300
Surfboard < 300 cm and max 23 kg, scuba tanks, bicycle / tandems max 23 kg 55 100 150 100
KLM musical instruments Musical instruments are included in the baggage allowance.

To a musical instrument weighing more than 23 kg (up to 32 kg) or more than 158 cm in the sum of three dimensions (up to 300 cm) the excess baggage fee will apply.

When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument must not exceed 45 kg, and its length 140 cm.

Transportation of instruments weighing more than 32 kg and with the sum of three dimensions more than 300 cm must be confirmed by KLM, transportation fees you can find in the table below.
100 200 250 300
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