Alitalia is a member of the Skyteam Alliance, flying from Italy to destinations around the world.
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One bag of up to 8kg is allowed as carry-on baggage. Dimensions are limited to 55x35x25cm.+ Show Full Policy
Personal belongings such as briefcases and portable computers are considered to be hand luggage which you can take onboard. This also applies to crutches and strollers; however these will have to be checked in, labelled and stowed in the hold if there is not enough space on board.
We would also like to remind you about the new overhead lockers that have been introduced on some of our MD80s, in order to offer you more practical storage for your hand baggage.
HAND BAGGAGE DIMENSIONS
You are allowed to carry only 1 piece of hand luggage onboard which must not exceed 8 kgs of weight and the following dimensions (including handles, side pockets and wheels):
PLEASE NOTE: in order to speed up boarding procedures, we invite you to verify size and weight of your hand baggage with one of the Alitalia representatives or by using one the bag gauges located near the Alitalia check-in desks before proceeding to the boarding gate.
Passengers who refuse or fail to carry out hand baggage check procedures before reaching the boarding gate, may be refused boarding.
For security reasons, you are not allowed to board with potentially dangerous articles such as scissors, cutters, Swiss army-type knives or tools and instruments for agricultural, scientific, sporting or industrial use and the like, nor can you board with any type of imitation or toy firearm.
Furthermore, it is forbidden to take cigarette-lighters on board all flights from Italy to the United States.
For more details about baggage, contact the nearest Alitalia office.
Classica passengers (economy) are allowed one piece of up to 23kg/50lbs on all flights. A second bag of 23kg/50lbs is permitted on flights between Canada and Western Africa, Canada and Southern America, and to/from Western Africa and Argentina, and flying to Brazil.
Please Note: Special rules apply for flying to/from Brazil. You're allowed 2 bags of 23kg/50lbs each when flying TO Brazil, but up to 2 bags of 32kg/70lbs each when flying FROM Brazil. This is the only time when there is a different allowance depending on which direction you are flying.+ Show Full Policy
The ticket price includes transport of baggage in hold up to a certain amount ("allowance"), which is based on booking class and destination. Baggage allowance shown in the table below has to been considered as a maximum weight per each single piece. Baggage allowance depends on date of ticket issuance not date of travel. Please note the dates in chart for allowance governing your ticket.
The table below shows the details of the baggage allowance for tickets issued beginning May 01, 2012.
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE FOR TICKETS ISSUED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2012
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE FOR TICKETS ISSUED FROM MAY 01, 2011 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2011
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE FOR TICKETS ISSUED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2011
The table below shows the details of the baggage allowance for tickets from/to USA/ Mexico issued beginning January 24, 2012.
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE FOR TICKETS FROM/TO NORTHERN AMERICA (USA/MEXICO) ISSUED WITHIN JANUARY 23, 2012:
Children aged 2-11 years: same allowance of adult passenger.
Infant aged 0-23 months: 1 piece with a maximum weight not exceeding 10 Kgs.
For children up to 11 year (before the 12th birthday) there is a free transportation of one stroller, applying on all destinations and booking classes.
ALLOWANCE FOR AIR ONE FLIGHTS SOLD BY ALITALIA
Adults and children (2-11 years):For tickets issued starting October 17, 2011, for travel beginning November 1, 2011, tickets booked in Y/B/M are allowed 2 pieces with a maximum weight not exceeding 20 Kgs. Tickets issued in W/L/H/K/V/T/N/S/Q/X/R are allowed 1 piece with a maximum weight not exceeding 20 Kgs.
Tickets issued prior to October 17, 2011. Adults and children (2-11 years): 1 piece with a maximum weight not exceeding 20 Kgs.
BENEFITS FOR EXCLUSIVE CLUB MEMBERS
Ulisse, Freccia Alata and Freccia Alata Plus members are entitled to an additional free bag when traveling on Alitalia, Air France, KLM and Delta operated flights. The maximum weight of the free bag may not exceed 23Kgs for tickets issued in Classica - Economy Class and Classica Plus - Premium Economy Class, and 32Kgs for tickets issued in Ottima - Business Class and Magnifica - Business Class.
For further details on costs please contact the Alitalia call center at 1800 223 5730.
Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?
Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept
Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist
Overweight fees are charged as flat-fees, not on a per kilogram basis. Your bags are considered overweight if they are between 23-32kg (50-70lbs). If over 32kg/70lbs, you'll be asked to repack into an additional bag. The overweight fee ranges from 55-100 EUR per bag, depending on the origin and destination of your flight.+ Show Full Policy
When your baggage exceeds in number, dimension and/or weight the allowance required, an excess baggage charge has to be paid to Alitalia at the ticket desks at airport, according to the rates listed 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; USD from USA and South America; CAD or equivalent from Canada.
EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGE FOR TICKETS ISSUED FROM MAY
01, 2011 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2011
EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGE FOR TICKETS ISSUED UNTIL APRIL
The table below shows the details of the excess baggage charge for tickets from/to USA/ Mexico issued beginning March 12, 2012.
EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGE FOR TICKETS ISSUED WITHIN MARCH 11, 2012
EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGE FOR TICKETS ISSUED WITHIN JANUARY 23, 2012
Excess baggage in number of pieces, sizes and weight can be added up: for example, if in addition to the two pieces allowed, there is a third piece which is also over foreseen weight, total cost of excess baggage charged will be 200+100 euros or USD.
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