Alitalia Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

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Alitalia’s basic baggage policy follows a general trend: free carry-ons plus traditional inclusions for checked bags (1 for Economy, 2 for Premium Economy, Business & First).

For Alitalia, added fees get more complicated when it comes to extra pieces and overweight/oversized baggage. As you can see in our tables below, this excess pricing is highly “route dependent”.

Alitalia Carry-On Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on: FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 36cm x 45cm x 20cm, such as a briefcase, handbag or laptop bag
  • Standard: 55cm x 35cm x 25cm
    up to 8kg (17.6lb)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Each infant is entitled to an additional bag of up to 10 kg
  • When booking a seat for your child you may also bring a child safety seat if it fits in between the arm rests of the airplane seat (42 cm/16.5 in)

Stroller Check Policy

  • Strollers will be sent to the destination free of charge, however Alitalia is unclear on whether the stroller must be checked with the other bags or if it can be checked at the gate.

Alitalia Checked Baggage Allowance

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg for Economy & Premium Economy;  32kg for Business and Comfort fares, and max linear dimensions of 158cm.

Light: for purchase 29-67 USD per segment
Economy: 1st bag included* (23 kg)
Premium Economy: 2 bags included (23 kg)
Business: 2 bags included (32 kg)
Comfort (Rome-Milan): 2 bags included (23 kg)

* 2 x 23kg bags are permitted on flights:

  • To/from Japan or Brazil
  • From the Maldives, Mauritius or New Delhi to Europe, the Middle East or North Africa
  • From India or the Middle East (excluding Israel) to the USA, Canada or Mexico

Lap Infant Checked Bag Policy

  • If the child is traveling in an accompanying adult’s lap, the adult is entitled to bring an additional checked bag of up to 10 kg.

Excess / Additional Baggage Fees (excluding USA, Canada and Mexico)

RouteExcess weight chargeExcess size charge2nd Extra Piece3rd to 6th extra piece
Domestic flights75 USD75 USD75 USD250 USD
Europe and North Africa75 USD100 USD75 USD250 USD
Middle East (excl. Egypt)95 USDn/a95 USD250 USD
Rest of world125 USD370 USD125 USD250 USD

Excess / Additional Baggage Fees (USA and Mexico)

  • Excess weight (from 23-32kg): 100 USD
  • Oversized (from 158-203cm): 300 USD
  • Additional pieces: 2nd piece 100 USD, 3rd-6th pieces 285 USD

Excess Baggage Fees (Canada)

RouteExcess Weight Fee
From Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa56 USD
To North Africa56 USD
To Middle East, Jordan and Israel75 USD
From Europe and Japan64 USD
From Egypt, India, South and Central America75 USD
To Europe, India, Japan, South and Central America90 USD
To Egypt149 USD

Oversized Baggage Fees (Canada)

RouteOversized Fee
From Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa, Egypt, South and Central America224 USD
To Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa, Egypt and Japan269 USD
From Europe and Japan187 USD
To Europe258 USD
To South and Central America276 USD

Additional Piece (Canada)

RouteAdditional Bag Fee
2nd piece from Europe64 USD
2nd piece to/from Israel and Jordan75 USD
2nd piece to Europe, South and Central America90 USD
3rd piece from Israel, Jordan, Middle East, India, South or Central America150 USD
3rd piece from Europe and Japan179 USD
3rd piece to Europe, Japan, India, South and Central America247 USD

Light Fare Baggage Charges (charged per direction)

  • Purchased online or with the call centre: 29 USD (57-67 USD for intercontinental flights)*
  • Airport ticket desk: 51 USD (57-67 USD for intercontinental flights)

*Reduced pre-paid baggage is not available on flights from Amsterdam, Belgrade, Corfù, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Havana, Ibiza, Menorca, Mykonos, Las Palmas, Olbia, Oran, Palma de Mallorca, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Podgorica, Santorini, Split, Tenerife, Teheran, Tirana, Tunis, Zurich. Baggage can only be purchased at the airport.

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Alitalia’s policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Alitalia does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay baggage online or via the mobile app.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay for baggage:

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

Get reimbursed for checked bag fees when flying Alitalia by using one of these three cards:

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 mile welcome bonus (worth $200) once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement! This is why we like this card.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne® with a larger 50,000 welcome bonus (worth $500) once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening and you'll earn 10X miles per $1 spent across thousands of hotels.

Exclusions & Waivers

MilleMiglia Members

  • may receive luggage perks dependent on status.

Skyteam Member

  • If you are an Elite or Elite Plus member of Skyteam, you receive an extra allowance (10 kg for Elite, 20 kg for Elite Plus), or one additional bag where the piece concept applies. This depends on routing.

 

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

FAQ

What is Alitalia baggage policy?

Alitalia’s baggage policy allows a single piece to weigh up to 23kg for Economy and Premium Economy passengers and 32kg for Business and Comfort fares. Each bag must not exceed max linear dimensions of 158cm. The number of bags depends on your fare type with Light fares not including any checked baggage (purchase only), Economy allows 1 bag and Premium Economy, Business and Comfort allows 2 bags. For cabin baggage, Alitalia  allows 1 carry-on piece (55cm x 35cm x 25cm up to 8kg (17.6lb) and one personal item.

How many carry-on bags allowed on Alitalia?

Alitalia permits passengers to bring onboard 1 standard carry-on and 1 personal item. This is applicable for all cabin classes. A standard carry-on must piece not exceed 55cm x 35cm x 25cm or over 8kg (17.6lbs). The maximum size and weight for a personal item is undisclosed on Alitalia’s website but includes items such as a handbag or small briefcase.

Does Alitalia charge for checked baggage?

Alitalia charges for checked baggage if you have booked their Light fare. Fees range from $20-$40 per way and depend on the particular route. All other fares include 1 or 2 bags in the cost of the ticket with fees to add additional baggage on top of the free allowance.  Additional baggage charges are included above and are dependent on the route.

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12 comments

  1. jocelyn leonardo · December 12, 2018 · Reply

    I have booked a flight from Venice to Rome (2 one-way tickets) with Itinerary #——— (number hidden to protect privacy) in the amount of US$62.20 per adult. Does it include 1 check-in luggage for each traveller? If not, could I add one checked-in luggage for each and how much will it cost?

    • Hi Jocelyn, please be advised we are not Alitalia. We are Upgraded Points, a points and miles website dedicated to producing content of that nature as well as other travel related pieces such as this baggage fee article.

      Whether or not your tickets include baggage are dependent on the fare type you purchased (light, economy, premium economy, etc) and should be noted somewhere in your confirmation receipt. If you are still unsure, we suggest contacting Alitalia directly at 1 (800) 223-5730.

      Hope this helps…

  2. Sheila Bennett · February 27, 2019 · Reply

    I am a bit confused with your checked baggage allowance. In one section for economy travelers, from and to the US, I conclude that you are allowed two pieces of checked luggage without fees. But in another section, I am seeing one piece is allowed to be checked for free. Please let me know which is correct.

    • Hi Shelia, it looks like some information here has been confused (on our end). We’re taking a look and will update ASAP – thanks for the heads up!

  3. CHRIS CUDSI · May 10, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling from Geneva to Rome, then Rome to Athens. The main body of carry-on bag is within the sizes specified i.e. 55cm high. However the bag has fixed wheels that make the overall height a few centimetres longer. Is this acceptable? I bought the bag as it was advertised as 55cm high.

    • Catherine Luther · May 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Chris,

      As we’re not Alitalia, we can’t confirm whether your bag will be accepted unfortunately. However, going by the information they provide on their website, they do state:
      “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
      So if you do choose to take this carry-on then you would need to be prepared to check the bag if required.

  4. ARULANANDAN · May 17, 2019 · Reply

    PNR; RATWGU
    Kindly inform how we can book extra baggage online for our journey.

    • Catherine Luther · May 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Arulanandan,
      You can book excess baggage by logging in to your booking on Alitalia’s website or mobile app and visiting the ‘My Flights’ section.

  5. Madhu jain · May 26, 2019 · Reply

    Hi… we are two people traveling from Paris to New Delhi in Economy, but we have one pnr. How many checked-in bags and hand bags are allowed?
    We are not able to figure this out on the ticket… pls help.

    • Hi Madhu – first, please be advised we are not Alitalia, but we will attempt to answer your question as best we can.

      Second, baggage allowance is allotted on a per ticketed passenger basis. This means, even if you booked for 7 people on one reference (pnr) number, each ticketed passenger would still have their own baggage allowance.

      Since you have purchased two economy class tickets, each of you should be allowed the following free of charge:
      – one carry-on item (55cm x 35cm x 25cm up to 8kg)
      – one “personal item” (usually a purse, briefcase, or small backpack) able to be carried in the cabin as well

      Your free checked baggage allotment depends on whether you purchased a basic economy or premium economy ticket, and applies to each passenger:
      – basic economy: 1 bag (23kg, 158cm max linear dimensions)
      – premium economy: 2 bags included (23kg, 158cm max linear dimensions)

      Hope this helps!

  6. Malden · July 14, 2019 · Reply

    For a personal item on Alitalia, this page says the size limit is “undisclosed.”

    However, their web site says the current limit is 36 cm x 45 cm x 20 cm.

    • Catherine Luther · July 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Malden,

      At the time of writing, the information would have been undisclosed. Thanks for highlighting its availability now.

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