Extra or oversized baggage

Want to bring more checked baggage than initially planned? Find out what your options are to still take it with you. If your luggage is very heavy or large, we’ll explain whether you should transport it as cargo.

Allowance for your route

Make sure to check the exact baggage allowance for your specific route, as it might differ from the regular allowance.

Arrange extra checked baggage

You decide how many kilos of hold baggage you’d like to bring. After booking your ticket, you can still buy additional items of checked baggage (up to 23 kg per item) via My Trip. When purchasing it at least 24 hours before departure, you’ll pay:

  • between EUR 20 and EUR 70 on flights within Europe;
  • between EUR 30 and EUR 240 on intercontinental flights.

Want to purchase extra checked luggage within 24 hours before departure? You can still arrange it online via My Trip, but you will now have to pay the fee for excess baggage.

Are you a Flying Blue member?

As a Flying Blue Explorer, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the first extra item of checked baggage. If you’re a Flying Blue Ultimate, Platinum, Gold, or Silver member, you can always check in 1 extra item of baggage for free if KLM or Air France operates your flight.

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Excess baggage fee

Before you leave for the airport, make sure that your luggage meets the requirements to avoid any unwelcome surprises. If you did pack a little more than expected and it turns out that your baggage is heavier or larger than allowed, we’ll have to charge an excess fee:

  • between EUR 70 and EUR 200 on flights within Europe;
  • between EUR 75 and EUR 300 on intercontinental flights.

The maximum weight and size of excess baggage is 32 kg and 300 cm (length + width + height).

Baggage to transport as cargo

Unfortunately, we cannot transport the items listed below. Please contact a third-party shipping company to help you with transportation.

  • Items that weigh more than 32 kg
  • Items larger than 300 cm (length + width + height)
  • More than 10 items of checked baggage per passenger
  • Fragile baggage

Please note: each passenger can bring up to 10 baggage items, including additional baggage items. Depending on the aircraft, the number of items allowed may vary. Please contact the KLM Customer Contact Centre if you need to travel with more than 3 bags per passenger. Depending how full our flights are, we will let you know if you qualify for an exceptional clearance.