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Baggage

Everything you need to know about preparing your bags: from hand baggage to checked baggage, special baggage to assistance in the event of a problem.

CHECKED BAGGAGE

Each baggage can have a maximum size of 158 cm (the sum of height + width + depth) and a maximum weight of 23 or 32 kg, depending on the travel class and destination as detailed in the following table.

Travel class Baggage
Light no baggage
Economy 1 x 23 kg*
Premium Economy 2 x 23 kg
Business 2 x 32 kg
Comfort (Rome-Milan) 2 x 23 kg

*to/from Japan 2x23 kg. To Brazil 2x23 kg, from Brazil 2x32 kg. To Iran 1x23, from Iran 1x32 kg.
  From Middle East and India (excl. Israel and Jordan)  to Usa, Mexico, Canada and vv.  2x23kg.
  From the Maldives and New Delhi to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and vv. 1x23 kg (O/L/W/X classes) 2x23 kg (S/N/T/V/K/H/M/B/Y classes).

     

USEFUL INFORMATION

We suggest that you put your own personal luggage tag on the baggage, including your contact information, so that you can be reached in the event of a problem.
Cardboard boxes may be accepted as checked baggage, provided they are labeled with the passenger's name, wrapped in cellophane and comply with the maximum allowed size.

 

Passengers who have requested special assistance, holding a Light fare ticket, may purchase extra baggage allowance saving up to 50% by calling the dedicated number one day before their flight departure date. 

 

Please note that, for safety reasons, each item of baggage may not weigh more than 32 kg.


Alitalia's liability limits for lost or damaged baggage is based on Montreal Convention 1999 unless a higher value is declared in advance.

If you wish to extend these limits, find out how you can make a DECLARATION OF VALUE.

DECLARATION OF VALUE


Alitalia’s liability limits for lost or damaged baggage do not cover damage to items of value, fragile or perishable items. For more details, please read the applicable regulations

You may, if you wish, extend the coverage offered by Alitalia by paying an additional fee for a “declaration of value” for which an excess baggage ticket is issued citing the number of the tag on the baggage containing the item(s) of value.

The liability limits for each piece of checked baggage, both on entirely domestic or international flights, can be increased to EUR 500 by paying EUR 50 for each piece of baggage. The EUR 500 would be paid out by the Customer Relations Office, together with the amounts required under applicable regulations.

The declaration of value is accepted at face value and without verification of the actual value of the contents of the baggage and cannot cover items that are not acceptable as baggage or that cannot fit in the baggage, as per the provisions of Alitalia’s General Conditions of Carriage. Passengers cannot make a declaration of value for less than the fixed amount offered by the Airline in accordance with the above.

Alitalia cannot accept a declaration of value for checked baggage if it will be transported by another airline along any part of the flight itinerary.

 

EXCESS WEIGHT AND PIECE CHARGES (CANADA AND USA EXCLUDED)

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 23 kg of weight (within 32 kg), for an extra piece of luggage or for a second piece of luggage in economy class.

Destination Excess weight1 Extra piece1
Domestic flights 60 60
Europe and North Africa 60 60
Middle East 75 753
Rest of the world 100 100
Japan and Brazil2 100 200
Egypt 100 100

1Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan, Korea and China), CAD (from Canada) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

2For departures from Brazil the allowance for each piece of baggage is already the 32 kg maximum allowed. Therefore, no excess baggage charge is provided

3For the Milan Malpensa-Abu Dhabi route, the charge for each piece in excess is 140

 

EXCESS SIZE CHARGES (CANADA AND USA EXCLUDED)

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 158 cm of size, sum of height + width + depth (within 203 cm size, sum of height + width + depth).

Destination Excess charge*
Domestic flights 60
Europe and North Africa 80
Middle East 300
Rest of the world 300
Egypt 300

*Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan, Korea and China), CAD (from Canada) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

 

USA AND MEXICO

EXCESS WEIGHT CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 23 kg of weight (within 32 kg).

Destination Excess charge*
From/to South and Central America; Israel, North Africa  100
To Europe, East Europe,  Middle East, Jordan, Japan, China, Korea 100
From/to Egypt 150
From Japan 85
From Europe, East Europe 85

EXCESS PIECE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for an extra piece of luggage or for a second piece of luggage in economy class.

Number of pieces Excess charge*
2° piece 100
2° piece from Japan, Europe, East Europe 85
3° piece 285
3° piece from Japan, Europe, East Europe
240

OVERSIZE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 158 cm of size, sum of height + width + depth (within 203 cm size, sum of height + width + depth).

Destination Excess charge*
All 300
From Japan, Europe, East Europe 250

*Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan, Korea and China), CAD (from Canada) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

 

CANADA

EXCESS WEIGHT CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 23 kg of weight (within 32 kg).

Destination Excess charge*
From Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa 75
to North Africa
75
To Middle East, Jordan and Israel
100
From Europe, Est Europe and Japan 85
From South and Central America 100
To Europe, Est Europe, Japan, South and Central America
120
From Egypt 150
To Egypt 200

EXCESS PIECE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for for an extra piece of luggage or for a second piece of luggage in economy class.

Number of pieces Excess charge*
2° piece from/to Israel and Jordan 100
2° piece from Europe and East Europe 85 
2° piece to Europe and Est Europe 120 
2° piece to South and Central America
120
3° piece to South and Central America 330 
3° piece from South and Central America
 200 
3° piece from Japan 240
3° piece to Japan 330
3° piece from Europe and East Europe 240
3° piece to Europe and Est Europe 330
3° piece from Israel, Jordan and Middle East 200

OVERSIZE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 158 cm of size, sum of height + width + depth (within 203 cm size, sum of height + width + depth).

Destination Excess charge*
From Middle East, Jordan, Israel, North Africa, Egypt 300
To Middle East, Jordan, Israel, North Africa, Egypt
360
From Europe, Est Europe 250
To Europe, Est Europe 345
From South and Central America 300
To South and Central America
370
From Japan 250
To Japan 360

*Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan, Korea and China), CAD (from Canada) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

 

LIGHT FARE INFORMATION

For tickets bought with the Light Fare the checked baggage has a cost:

 

  • For national and international flights* the cost is of €25** per direction on Alitalia website, call centers and of €45** per direction for purchases through ticket offices and check-in at the airport.
  • The fare is applicable only on direct Alitalia flights operated by Alitalia aircraft on all domestic routes, except for routes under the territorial continuity system and on selected international flights

 

 

**The price can vary based on the moment of purchase of the baggage service. If a passenger with Light fare purchases hold luggage at the airport, an additional charge may be applied depending on the departure airport (defined by the Airport Operator)

 

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN THE HOLD

Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the hold, such as matches, lighters, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic cigars and pipes (these items are only permitted to be carried on your person). Spare lithium batteries may not be placed in the hold. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile devices are banned from all the Alitalia’s flights for safety reasons.

ARE YOU AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB MEMBER?

Discover all the advantages of size, weight and quantity of baggage allowed on the special page of the club you belong to.

Always remember to give your MilleMiglia code during the booking stage or enter it during online check-in.

Size, weight, and quantities on code share flights

CODE SHARE FLIGHTS

For code share flights, the baggage policy of the Partner Carrier operating the flight applies throughout the travel itinerary if entirely operated by the Partner.
For more information on the baggage policy for connecting flights operated by different carriers, please contact the Customer Center.

The baggage policy of the marketing company, whose code is shown on the ticket, applies to all flights to/from the United States.

See the rules of our Partner Carriers:

SkyTeam Partners - AeroflotAerolíneas ArgentinasAeromexicoAir EuropaAir FranceChina AirlinesChina EasternChina SouthernCSA Czech AirlinesDelta Air LinesGaruda IndonesiaKenya AirwaysKLMKorean AirMEASaudiaTaromVietnam AirlinesXiamen Air

Other Partners - Air BalticAirberlinAir CorsicaAir SerbiaAzalBulgaria AirCroatia AirlinesCyprus AirwaysEtihad RegionalEtihad AirwaysGOLJet AirwaysKuwait AirlinesLuxairMontenegro AirlinesSriLankanTapTarom