KLM – new baggage allowance 2013. A brief summary
KLM is changing the baggage rules for its European flights and introduced a baggage fee. Are you about to travel with KLM any soon? Read on and find out about it.
KLM hand baggage restrictions
The following applies to all economy class passengers. You're permitted to carry on board 1 item of hand baggage not exceeding the size of 55×25×35 cm or 21.5×10×13.5 inch (L x W x H). Moreover, one is allowed to take on board one additional item such as a handbag, a small laptop etc. The total weight of both the hand baggage and the additional item must not exceed 12 kg/lb.
KLM baggage allowance
The baggage allowance is to be changed as of April 22, 2013. If it the old allowance that applies to you, read our previous post KLM baggage allowance 2012. In case you want to learn about the new rules, read on. On the intercontinental routes one piece of baggage is included in the ticket price. As for the European routes, KLM has decided to introduce a fee for checking in baggage. The internet fee is €15 whereas the airport fee is €30.
The baggage cannot exceed the weight of 23 kg/50.5 lb and be larger than 158 cm/62 in. The exception are certain routes e.g. from many African countries, South America as well as flights from USA and Canada where the allowance is 2 items of baggage with maximum weight 23 kg/50.5 lb and not exceeding 158 cm/62 in. For a detailed overview visit the official website of KLM.
Slawomir Budziak, Feb 14, 2013
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