Alitalia Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

Alitalia baggage fees

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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: undisclosed
  • 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 €20-€40 per segment
Economy: 1st bag included* (23 kg)
Premium Economy: 2 bags included (23 kg)
Business: 2 bags included (32 kg)
Comfort: 2 bags included (32 kg)

*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:

For flights to and from the US, Eva Air uses a maximum piece and weight system for their baggage allowance:

ClassPiece System (To/From the US and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America.)
Business/Premium Laurel/Royal Laurel2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 32 kg(70 lb)The sum of the three dimensions of each piece may not exceed 158 cm(62 in)
Premium Economy2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 28 kg(62 lb)
Economy2 pieces, each baggage shall not exceed 23 kg(50 lb)
*Infant not entitled to a seat (All classes)1 piece with same weight of baggage allowance in an adult traveling class.

*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 Egypt10085150300

*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 Europe85120120345
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)

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

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:

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.


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  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…

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