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Sport equipments within a maximum of 23 Kgs. are considered checked-in baggage, and for this reason they are included in the baggage allowance. If they exceed the allowance, they can be checked-in with the payment of an extra charge, with the exclusion of items shown in the table below.
We remind you that excess charge rates have to be considered per single flight segment and with the following currencies: EUR or equivalent from Europe, East Europe, Japan and China; CAD or equivalent from Canada; USD from USA and Rest of the World*.
For tickets issued until April 30, 2011 click here and read the baggage policy.For tickets issued within August 31, 2010 click here and read the baggage policy.
Policy for tickets from/to USA/ Mexico issued as of January 24, 2012:
For tickets issued until January 23, 2012 click here and read the baggage policy.
Please note that for code share flights is applied the baggage policy of the operating company partner over the entire flight, if the flight is operated entirely by the partner.
To know the baggage rules in case of connecting flights operated by different carriers please visit our Customer Center.
For flights from/to USA is applied the policy of the marketing carrier company, whose code is shown on the ticket.
If applicable according to the above rules, check the baggage policy of our partner companies:
SkyTeam Partners (Aeroflot - Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern - China Southern - CSA Czech Airlines - Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines)
Other companies: Etihad, Kuwait Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Jet Airways, Darwin, Bulgaria Air, Air italy, Jat, Luxair, Malev, Ukraine International airlines, Carpatair, Tap, Air Europa, Air Corsica.
To check-in and transport surfboards and windsurfing equipment (exceeding the normal baggage allowance), you must:
Ulisse, Freccia Alata and Freccia Alata Plus Clubs members have always free transport on Alitalia flights of sport equipments included in the allowance and of bicycles and surfboards no taller than 250 cm.
For tickets issued as of 01/09/10, Exclusive members can carry on Alitalia operated flights an additional free piece of sporting equipment (23 kgs max if they travel in Economy Class and 32 kgs max if they travel in Business Class), besides what already allowed.
Note: fixed rate. If exceeding the allowance a standard excess baggage rate will be applied.
The transport of weapons, firearms and ammunition is governed by particular regulations set out under Italian law (Law no. 694, December 23, 1974).
According to article 30 of the public safety laws (Decree no. 773, June 18, 1931) the term weapons includes: personal firearms or any other type of offensive weapon including sharp-edged or sharp-pointed cutting instruments, such as daggers, stiletto knives and the like).
Weapons, firearms and ammunition whose transportation follows directions issued by police according to existing rules, must always be booked and communicated to airport staff and may be checked in only as registered baggage and tagged to final destination, according to the following conditions:
It is absolutely prohibited to transport ammunition with incendiary or explosive bullets.
On payment of a fee, Alitalia will make containers available for passengers who need them for small weapons and ammunition, measuring 30 cm. (length) by 22 cm. (width) by 8 cm. (height).
Considering the particular nature of such baggage, specific information will be provided on police regulations as well as any customs formalities.
This will enable you to prepare the required documentation in advance and avoid any delays during your journey.
Weapons and ammunition are never included in the baggage allowance. They must be checked-in with the payment of an extra charge, according to the destination chosen, and they never can exceed 20 Kgs for waepons and 5 Kgs for ammunition.
Read more below.
Excess charge rates shown in the table below have to be considered per single flight segment and with the following currencies: EUR or equivalent from Europe, East Europe, Japan and China; CAD or equivalent from Canada; USD from USA and Rest of the World*.
For tickets issued until 31/08/10 click here and read the baggage policy.
For tickets issued within 23 January, 2012 click here and read the baggage policy.
If your flight connects with another one at an Italian airport, customs will check the firearms (outgoing or incoming), even when the firearms are destined for another location within Italy, or tagged to a foreign destination.
Upon arrival, the firearms will be carried by Alitalia personnel (or their representatives) from the aircraft to the airport police station where they will be returned to the owner’s custody.
On Alitalia flights you can carry any musical instrument that is not longer than 100 cm as registered baggage.
Larger instruments will be sent as goods.
The violoncello must be booked and paid for to occupy a cabin seat. In this case, the instrument must be carried in a hard case with the following maximum dimensions:
The entire instrument must comply with these measurements, including the base on which it stands (unless this is detachable).
If the violoncello is carried in vertical position, the fare applied is equivalent to 1 ticket of an adult in Economy Class; if in horizontal position to 1 ticket of an adult in Full Fare Economy Class (Y booking class).
Check-in for the instrument must take place at least thirty minutes in advance of the set time limit. Aboard, the violoncello must be placed on a seat directly in front of a partition wall. If this is not possible, then on a window seat.
Diplomatic baggage means a sealed bag, transported by a diplomatic courier, declared upon check-in.
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