KLM baggage allowance 2012
In today's post from our new series bringing you the baggage policy of popular airlines, we are taking a look at the baggage allowance of KLM.
We start off with the cabin baggage rules.
KLM carry-on baggage allowance
As an economy class flyer travelling with KLM, you are allowed to carry onto the plane one piece of cabin baggage not exceeding 55×25×35 cm or 21.5×10×13.5 inch (L x W x H). This is not all – in addition to the above-mentioned, you can have one small accessory (a camera, a handbag, a briefcase, a small laptop etc). Bear in mind that the total weight of all items you carry on board cannot be larger than 12 kg/26 lb.
Travelling with a small child? Feel free to take a small collapsible buggy as hand baggage provided there is enough space on board.
KLM checked baggage allowance
For most routes, passengers are allowed to take item of baggage up to 23 kg/50.5 lb , not larger that 158 cm/62 in. There is however a number of long-haul routes where the allowance is bigger, that is to say 2 pieces of baggage with maximum weight 23 kg/50.5 lb and not exceeding 158 cm/62 in.
Among the flights entitling to the bigger allowance are flights to Cuba (e.g. Havana) or Ecuador (e.g. Quito) and more. For a full overview go to the official website of KLM. The exception here are flights originating from Brazil where the weight allowance is 32 kg/70.5 lb.
KLM excess baggage rules
|fee||zone 1||zone 2||zone 3||zone 4|
|2nd item (if the standard allowance is 1 item)||55||55||75||100|
|each additional piece||200||200||200||200|
|weight 23 – 32 kg||55||55||75||100|
|Each piece heavier than 32 kg*||20||75||300||300|
You may need a little explanation of the zone system: the first zone are flights within France and the Netherlands, the second zone means flights within Europe whereas the third zone are e.g. flights to/from USA and Canada as well as long-haul routes to and from Europe. If you need more detailed information, again please go to the carrier's website. As for the currency – it is Euro (European flights), CAD (Canadian flights) or USD (otherwise).
Slawomir Budziak, Feb 9, 2012
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