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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.

HAND BAGGAGE

YOU ARE ALLOWED ONE ITEM OF HAND BAGGAGE WEIGHING NO MORE THAN 8 KG AND MEASURING NO MORE THAN:

 

  • 55 cm HIGH
  • 35 cm WIDE
  • 25 cm DEEP

SIZE AND WEIGHT

The hand baggage you bring on board with you may weigh no more than 8 kg and measure no more than 55 cm in height, 35 cm in width and 25 cm in depth including handles, side pockets and wheels.

Alitalia also lets you bring an accessory of your choice from the following:

 

  • Briefcase
  • Laptop computer
  • Handbag/Small Purse
  • Small Backpack

 

Before proceeding to the boarding gate, check the size and weight of your hand baggage with Alitalia ground personnel or by placing it in one of the baggage measurers near the check-in desk. The hand baggage of passengers who fail to perform this check may not be accepted on board.


Stopover staff will stick the new "Under the seat" label to small bags on all AZ flights operated with narrow-body aircraft departing from domestic stopovers to any destination, excluding those operated with ATR72 and Saab 2000 aircraft.

 

Notice regarding hoverboards: Please note that in the interest of safety for our guest and employees, Small Vehicles Powered by Lithium Batteries, such as Airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, minisegway, balance wheel Are not  accepted as checked or carry-on baggage

 

In order to ensure greater comfort on board and in compliance with safety standards, in the event of flights with a high load factor, your hand baggage may be collected at the boarding gate to be put in the hold. The airport staff will tag the baggage selected and issue the passenger with the receipt for baggage reclaim. This procedure is not followed for intercontinental flights.

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN THE CABIN

Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the cabin, such as: scissors, pencil sharpeners, pocket knives, and agricultural, scientific, sports and industrial (or similar) tools, as well as replica firearms. The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic cigars and electronic pipes is prohibited in the cabin. Lighters may only be brought on board on your person.

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN BOTH THE CABIN AND HOLD

 

Both the ICAO and IATA consider all substances and materials that, by their nature, may pose a threat to air transportation as items prohibited from being carried in either checked or hand baggage*.

These products are:

  • Briefcases fitted with alarm devices 
  • Compressed gases (refrigerant, flammable, poisonous and non-flammable) such as butane, oxygen, liquid hydrogen, camping gas and cylinders for breathing apparatuses 
  • Corrosive agents such as acids, alkalis, mercury and batteries with liquid components 
  • Explosives, weapons, firearms and ammunition not intended for sporting or hunting purposes, pistol caps, fireworks and rockets or realistic toy weapons 
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighters and fuel for the same, matches, paints and solvents 
  • Bottles of liquids even if perfectly packaged, such as oil, wine and vinegar
  • Other dangerous items such as substances that are magnetic, noxious, toxic or irritating or that have an unpleasant odor, oxidants such as bleaching powders and peroxides 
  • Televisions
  • Poisons and infectious substances, pesticides, herbicides and materials with pathogenic agents
  • Radioactive substances 
  • Alarm devices and any lithium batteries installed to power them 
  • Underwater flashlights containing batteries

 

U.S.A. NOTICE - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS: Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years' imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact your airline representative or click here.

 

FOODSTUFFS

Animal derived foodstuffs (meat, milk or products based on meat or milk) can be carriers of pathogens responsible for infectious diseases in animals.

There are strict veterinary procedures and controls governing the introduction of these products into the EU. Travelers must present such products for official checks.

More information is available from local health authorities.

Travelers with small amounts of these items for personal use are excluded if traveling from: Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland.

 

 

BAGGAGE ON FLIGHTS OPERATED BY OTHER PARTNER COMPANIES

For code share flights, please visit the website of the Partner Company operating the flight.

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 - Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Air

Other Partners - Air Baltic, AirberlinAir Corsica, Air Serbia, Azal, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Etihad Regional, Etihad Airways, GOL, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airlines, Luxair, Montenegro Airlines, SriLankan, Tap, Tarom

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 - Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Air

Other Partners - Air Baltic, Air Corsica, Air Serbia, Azal, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Etihad Regional, Etihad, GOL, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airlines, Luxair, Montenegro Airlines, SriLankan, Tap, Tarom