Our Guide To Baggage Allowance For KLM

KLM Baggage Allowance Guide

Whether you're a seasoned globe-trotter or a first-time flyer, understanding KLM's baggage allowances is your ticket to a hassle-free travel experience. At Tripp, we're all about making your travels as smooth and stylish as possible. So, buckle up as we dive into the ultimate guide to KLM's baggage policies, peppered with top suitcase recommendations from our collection that are perfect for your next adventure.


Embarking On A Journey With KLM

Since its inception in 1919, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been a pioneer in the aviation industry, setting standards for innovation, customer service, and environmental stewardship. With its rich heritage, KLM is one of the world's oldest and most esteemed airlines and offers flights to over 500 destinations worldwide, connecting continents and cultures efficiently and gracefully.

KLM's fleet, a blend of modern efficiency and comfort, is designed to provide passengers with an exceptional travel experience. From the cutting-edge Boeing 787 Dreamliners to the Airbus A350s, every aircraft in KLM's fleet is equipped with the latest in aviation technology, ensuring a safe, smooth, and sustainable journey across the skies.

As you step aboard a KLM flight, you're welcomed into an environment crafted around your comfort and convenience. Whether you're flying Economy, Premium Comfort, or Business Class, KLM's cabins are designed to cater to your needs, with ample legroom, exquisite dining options, and an entertainment system that offers endless hours of movies, music, and more.

KLM's commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of its operations. From biofuel initiatives to reducing waste on board, KLM is dedicated to minimising its environmental impact, making it a responsible choice for the eco-conscious traveller.

With a focus on customer satisfaction, KLM offers flexible baggage policies, ensuring that whether you're travelling light or with ample luggage, your journey will be as seamless as your destination is memorable. KLM's dedication to providing a superior travel experience makes it not just an airline but a gateway to the world, where every flight is a chapter in your global adventure.


Navigating KLM's Baggage Allowances

Hand Baggage: Pack Smart, Fly Easy

KLM's cabin baggage policy ensures you have everything you need within arm's reach. The allowances vary depending on your travel class, but the goal remains the same: to keep your journey comfortable and convenient.

  • Economy Class: You're allowed one piece of hand baggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) and one accessory, such as a small handbag or laptop bag (40 x 30 x 15 cm), with a combined weight of up to 12 kg.
  • Premium Comfort & Business Class: Step up the luxury with two pieces of hand baggage, each adhering to the same size restrictions as Economy, and one accessory. The total weight can go up to 18 kg for Business Class passengers, ensuring you have all your essentials (and a little more).

Tripp's Recommendation:

Our Lite 4W Cabin Suitcase is a dream companion for the overhead bin, combining elegance with practicality. For that extra accessory, the Style Lite Graphite Backpack not only adds a touch of sophistication but also keeps your gadgets secure.



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Checked Baggage: The Long Haul Essentials

KLM generously accommodates travellers with a robust checked baggage policy tailored to the specifics of your ticket and destination.

  • Economy Class: Depending on your ticket type, you might be able to check in one bag up to 23 kg and 158 cm (L+W+H) for free. Light ticket holders, remember to pack light or be ready to purchase extra baggage allowance.
  • Premium Comfort Class: Enjoy the privilege of two checked bags, each up to 23 kg and 158 cm, ensuring you have everything you need for your journey.
  • Business Class: The epitome of travel luxury allows you two checked bags, but with a heftier allowance of up to 32 kg each, perfect for those longer stays or extra outfits.

Tripp’s Recommendation:

Our Holiday 7 collection offers durability and style for those checking in baggage, with sizes to suit every need. The integrated TSA lock and dual wheels make navigating through airports a breeze.



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Special Considerations: Little Extras That Matter

Are you travelling with infants or do you have a Light ticket? KLM has thought of that, too. Infants on laps get a 10 kg baggage allowance and Light ticket holders might be asked to check in their hand luggage (free of charge) if space is tight.


Pro Tips For A Smooth Journey

  • Measure Up: Ensure your baggage meets KLM's size and weight restrictions to avoid any last-minute fees or hassles.
  • Pack Wisely: Use Tripp's range of suitcases and bags to organise your belongings efficiently and travel in style.
  • Stay Informed: Always double-check your baggage allowance on KLM's website before you fly, as policies can change.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To help you further, we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about KLM’s baggage restrictions.


What is the baggage allowance with KLM?

KLM's baggage allowance varies by ticket type and travel class. In Economy Class, you're typically allowed one piece of hand baggage plus a personal item, with a combined weight of up to 12 kg and one checked bag up to 23 kg for Standard or Flex tickets. Premium Comfort Class passengers can enjoy two pieces of hand baggage and two checked bags, each up to 23 kg. Business Class travellers are allowed two pieces of hand baggage with a combined weight of up to 18 kg and two checked bags up to 32 kg each.


How many bags am I allowed on KLM Airlines?

The number of bags you're allowed on KLM depends on your travel class and ticket type. Economy passengers can bring one hand baggage and one personal item, with the possibility of one checked bag, depending on the ticket. Premium Comfort Class and Business Class passengers are allowed more, with two pieces of hand baggage and two checked bags, adhering to the weight and size limits specified.


Is KLM strict with baggage allowance?

Yes, KLM is known to be strict with its baggage allowance, ensuring that all passengers comply with the size and weight restrictions for both hand and checked luggage. It's important to measure and weigh your bags before arriving at the airport to avoid any additional charges or the need to repack at the check-in counter.


Can I buy extra luggage allowance with KLM?

Absolutely! If you need more than your allocated baggage allowance KLM allows you to purchase extra luggage allowance online before your flight or at the airport. This can be a convenient option for those travelling with more items or returning home with souvenirs.


What is the carry-on size for KLM?

For KLM flights, the carry-on baggage must not exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm, including handles and wheels. Additionally, you're allowed one personal item, such as a handbag or laptop bag, with a maximum size of 40 x 30 x 15 cm. These size limits ensure your items can fit comfortably in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.


Set Off In Style With Tripp & KLM

Armed with this guide and Tripp's stylish, durable luggage options, you're all set for a seamless travel experience with KLM. Remember, the right preparation can make your journey not just about the destination, but a memorable part of your adventure.

Safe travels, and don't forget to explore our collections to find your perfect travel companion.


Set Off In Style With Tripp

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All details in this blog were correct when writing (March 2024). However, please always check with your airline before travelling as their allowance may change


Posted by Emma Smith
22nd March 2024

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