Alitalia Baggage Fees (And How to Avoid Paying Them)

Alitalia baggage fees

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: undisclosed
  • Standard: 55cm x 35cm x 25cm
                       up to 8kg (17.6lb)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Unable to determine additional Carry On allowance

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 €20-€40 per segment
Economy: 1st bag included*
Premium Economy: 2 bags included
Business: 2 bags included
Comfort: 2 bags included

*to/from Japan 2 x 23 kg. To Brazil 2 x 23 kg, from Brazil 2 x 32 kg. To/From Middle East 2 x 23 kg. To/From Egypt 2 x 23kg.

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.

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

USA, Canada & Mexico Excluded

RouteExtra PieceOverweightOversized
Domestic Italy€60€60€60
Europe & North Africa€60€60€80
Middle East€75*€75€300
Rest of the World€100300€300
Japan & Brazil€100€200€300

* For the Milan Malpensa-Abu Dhabi route, the charge for each piece in excess is €140

US & Mexico*

Route1st Extra Piece2nd Extra PieceOverweightOversized
To / From South & Central America,
Israel, North Africa
To Europe, East Europe, Middle East,
Jordan, Japan, China, Korea
From Europe, East Europe, Japan8524085250
To / From Egypt100285150300

*Per Alitalia Website – Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan, Korea and China), CAD (from Canada) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)


Route1st Extra Piece2nd Extra PieceOverweightOversized
To Europe & Eastern Europe85330120345
From Europe & Eastern Europe10024085250
To South & Central America120330120370
From South & Central America undisclosedundisclosed100300
To Japanundisclosed330120360
From Japanundisclosed24085250
To Middle East, Jordan and Israel100undisclosed100360
From Middle East, Jordan, & Israel 10020075300
To North Africa100undisclosed75300
From North Africa100undisclosed75300
To Egyptundisclosedundisclosed200360
From Egyptundisclosedundisclosed150300

*Per Alitalia Website – Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan, Korea and China), CAD (from Canada) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

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:

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
$100+ in baggage fees? Pay for them with Arrival+ miles.
Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year
Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year
Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 airline fee credit per calendar year

Exclusions & Waivers:

MilleMiglia Members may receive luggage perks dependent on status.  

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

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card