Hand baggage allowances

Want to be sure if you can bring your bag or carry-on luggage with you onboard your KLM flight? Check the size and weight limits for your hand baggage.

Economy Class allowance

In Economy Class, you’re always allowed to bring:

  • 1 item of hand baggage with a maximum size of 55 x 35 x 25 cm including handles and wheels;
  • 1 accessory (such as a small handbag or laptop bag) with a maximum size of 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

Your hand baggage can have a combined weight of up to 12 kg.

Business Class allowance

In Business Class, you’re always allowed to bring:

  • 2 items of hand baggage, each with a maximum size of 55 x 35 x 25 cm including handles and wheels;
  • 1 accessory (such as a small handbag or laptop bag) with a maximum size of 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

Your hand baggage can have a combined weight of up to 18 kg.

Allowance for kids

The number of bags you can bring on board your flight for your kids depends on whether or not they have their own seat.

  • Did you book a seat for your child? You can bring the number of hand luggage items that’s included in the ticket type you chose.
  • Is your baby travelling on your lap? You can bring 1 item of hand luggage with a maximum size of 55 x 35 x 25 cm for them.

Limited space in overhead bins

Do you have a Light ticket? If we know in advance that there won't be enough space in the overhead bins, you will receive a message asking you to check in your hand baggage at the check-in desk. Of course, this is free of charge. We advise you to pack any travel essentials such as medicines in your smaller bag, just in case.

Haven't received a message to check in your hand baggage? If there’s still not enough space and your luggage does not fit underneath the seat in front of you, we might ask you to check it in at the gate. This is free of charge as well.