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 06.09.2018. Sources of information for this page: KLM Carry-on and 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 also read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines.|
|1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 115 cm (55х35х25 cm) + small personal items (40x30x15
cm: such as handbag, briefcase, laptop
bag with Duty Free purchases and so on)
It's allowed to carry for an infant (up to 2 years) traveling on the knee of an adult one piece of hand luggage with baby care items weighing no more than 12 kg, as well as 1 piece of checked baggage with the maximum weight of 10 kg (no hold baggage with the Light fare). 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 reduced mobility can take their crutches, walkers or canes on board free of charge and without prior registration.
! Below is the max weight of all your items
|1x 12 kg||2x 18 kg|
|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.
Passengers with disabilities, as well as persons needing assistance from airline staff, are advised to notify the airline on the intention to use its services not later than 48 hours before departure. Electric and mechanical wheelchairs are transported at no additional cost.
* No checked baggage for Economy Light
|1х 23 kg*||2х 32 kg|
|Flights||Short-haul + intra-Caribbean||Medium-haul + French overseas territories||Between US & Europe & Middle East or Asia||Other long-haul Flights|
Fees in $, by booking excess baggage through klm.com you
can get a 20-50% discount.
Standard piece of baggage: 23 kg and no more than 158 cm.
Heavy piece of baggage: 23-32 kg.
You can also use KLM Baggage Calculator.
* On flights within Europe for Economy Class passengers (only hand baggage).
** For Economy Class passengers with only one piece of baggage allowed.
|1st standard*||€25 online / 40 at the airport||—|
|heavier than 32 kg||100||200||300||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.|
|Pets (cats and dogs) carried in
the aircraft cabin (on flights within Europe in also in
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.
Certified service animals accompanying people with disabilities will be carried free of charge, but first you need to fill in a special Application Form Guide Dog and send it to KLM.
|Pets (dog or cat) carried in
the baggage compartment, the weight of the container (with
pet/pets) must not exceed 75 kg.
! 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.
|Sports equipment not exceeding baggage allowance
(23 kg/32 kg and 158 cm) is included in the free baggage allowance.
Hockey, ski-, diving and fishing equipment under 23 kg regardless of its size is considered a standard piece of baggage.
Other sports items that in the sum of three dimensions exceed 158 cm (but less than 300 cm) will be charged as oversized baggage.
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.
|Surfboard 107-300 cm and max 23 kg, scuba tanks, bicycle / tandems max 23 kg||55||150||100|
|Musical instruments are included
in the baggage allowance.
To a musical instrument weighing more than 23 kg (up to 32kg) or size of which is more than 158 cm in the sum of three dimensions (up to 300 cm) fee for oversized baggage will apply.
Transportation of instruments weighing more than 32 kg and with the sum of three dimensions more than 300 cm must be confirmed by KLM, contact KLM customer service.
When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument usually must not exceed 80 kg, and its size must not exceed 135х50х30 cm.
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