KLM Carry-on Luggage

KLM what a carry-on

With a great Baggage Calculator webpage

                          By Chris Beasley  25th March 2019

It is always worth taking a more in depth look at rules and restrictions when it comes to an airlines carry-on items policy.

KLM have done an excellent job by deploying a Baggage Calculator check page.

However if you have followed the KLM link from our Airlines Table of Allowances, this will take you to their main ‘Your Included Luggage’ page. Please see that the airline say to check either the booking confirmation, the ticket or what is your online portal with them called My Trip.

It would be interesting to hear from anyone if they have had any experience of the allowance changing from that stated on the website. Does the ticket differ from the online published dimension, size and numbers for carry-on luggage.

The exact wording from KLM

Booked a flight? Check My Trip!

The actual baggage allowance can differ per flight. That’s why we show you the exact baggage details for your trip on several moments: when you’re booking, in your booking confirmation, on your ticket and in My Trip

View your allowance per KLM light

View the included baggage allowance per KLM flight and fees for extra and special baggage

KLM Baggage Calculator

The View your allowance per KLM flight mentioned above is a button which when clicked takes you to the page where the reader can find out detailed information regarding baggage

KLM Baggage Checker

The View your allowance per KLM flight mentioned above is a button which when clicked takes you to the page where the reader can find out detailed information regarding baggage.

Simply set the departure airport location, your destination and enter the class of ticket for that flight.

A very thoughtful tick box lets you see what the allowed items are if you are traveling with an under two year old infant.

In the section and below the You may take free of charge

There is a further set of options to choose the ‘account’, Flying Blue for example.

The result is you get a tailored guide as to exactly what can be carried onboard.

What about an oversized cabin bag

The exact wording from KLM covering this is

Large bags that do meet the hand luggage requirements may still need to be checked in at the gate, free of charge, due to limited space in overhead bins in the cabin. Please stow small bags underneath the seat in front of you.

We strongly recommend viewing your baggage allowance in My Trip for KLM flights. Please check the websites of other airlines in your itinerary for their (hand) baggage policy.

Childrens Baggage

Simply put, if a seat has been purchased the child or baby allowance will be the same as any other fare paying passenger.

There are additional rules in place for those under 2 years old.

The exact wording from KLM for Childrens Baggage

Children and babies travelling in their own booked seat may bring the same amount of hand baggage and check-in baggage as an adult.

For a child younger than 2 years who will be travelling on your lap, you may bring:

  • 1 item of hand baggage with baby care items: max. 12 kg (26 lbs) and max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm (22 x 14 x 10 inch)
  • 1 item of check-in baggage: max 10 kg (22 lbs)*


* The Light ticket option does not include check-in baggage for a child younger than 2 years on flights to and from the United States or Canada.

For Cabinbaggers, KLM do a good job in keeping their customers fully informed of the allowances for hand baggage carry-on.

The Baggage Checker webpage is one of the best pages of its kind. Being both simple to use and adding your requirements results in clear precise information given.

KLM also do not charge if you unwittingly arrive and have oversized the cabin bag. Such large items being placed in the hold, which is where they should be.