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 and 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: 17.7 x 14.2 x 7.9 inches (45 x 36 x 20 cm) such as a briefcase, handbag or laptop bag
  • Standard: 21.6 x 13.8 x 9.8 inches (55 x 35 x 25 cm) up to 17.6 pounds (8 kg)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Each infant is entitled to an additional bag of up to 22 pounds (10 kg) if the accompanying adult has booked a standard fare. If the adult has booked a Light fare, then no cabin allowance is permitted for the infant.

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 50 pounds (23 kg) for Economy, Premium Economy and Comfort fares; 70 pounds (32 kg) for Business, and max linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm).

Light: for purchase $29-67 per segment
Economy: 1st bag included* (50 pounds / 23 kg)
Premium Economy: 2 bags included (50 pounds / 23 kg)**
Business: 2 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)
Comfort (Rome-Milan): 2 bags included (50 pounds / 23 kg)

* 2 x 50 pound (23 kg) bags are permitted on flights:

  • To/from Japan or Brazil
  • From Middle East and India (excl. Israel) to Usa, Mexico, Canada and vv
  • From the New Delhi to Europe, East Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and vv

**2 x 70 pound (32 kg) bags are permitted from Brazil

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

RouteExcess weight chargeExcess size charge2nd Extra Piece3rd to 6th extra piece
Domestic flights$75$75$75$250
Europe and North Africa$75$100$75$250
Middle East (excl. Egypt)$95n/a$95$250
Rest of world$125$370$125$250

Excess / Additional Baggage Fees (USA and Mexico)

  • Excess weight (from 50-70 pounds / 23-32 kg): $100
  • Oversized (from 62-80 inches / 158-203 cm): $300
  • Additional pieces: 2nd piece $100, 3rd-6th pieces $285

Excess Baggage Fees (Canada)

RouteExcess Weight Fee
From Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa$75
To North Africa$75
To Middle East, Jordan and Israel$100
From Europe and Japan$85
From Egypt, India, South and Central America$100
To Europe, India, Japan, South and Central America$120
To Egypt$200

Oversized Baggage Fees (Canada)

RouteOversized Fee
From Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa, Egypt, South and Central America$300
To Middle East, Jordan, Israel and North Africa, Egypt and Japan$360
From Europe and Japan$250
To Europe$345
To South and Central America$370

Additional Piece (Canada)

RouteAdditional Bag Fee
2nd piece from Europe$85
2nd piece to/from Israel and Jordan$100
2nd piece to Europe, South and Central America$120
3rd piece from Israel, Jordan, Middle East, India, South or Central America$200
3rd piece from Europe and Japan$240
3rd piece to Europe, Japan, India, South and Central America$330

Light Fare Baggage Charges (charged per direction)

  • Purchased online or with the call centre: $29 ($57-$67 for intercontinental flights)*
  • Airport ticket desk: $51 ($57-$67 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 bonus mile offer after spending $500 in the first 3 months. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement balance! We've highlighted 30+ benefits of the card.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne with a 60,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This card is full of benefits and perks and you can redeem your miles on travel (flights, hotels, even paying for baggage fees etc) or transfer your miles to over 10+ travel loyalty programs.

Exclusions & Waivers

MilleMiglia Members: Ulisse, Freccia Alata, and Freccia Alata Plus receive an additional 50 pound (23 kg) bag when traveling Economy and a 70 pound (32 kg) bag in Premium Economy or Business. 

Skyteam Members: Elite or Elite Plus members of Skyteam 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.

Frequently asked questions

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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  1. jocelyn leonardo December 12, 2018

    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

    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!


    • Hi. I bought an Alitalia ticket from Athens to Rome (one way) in Economy/Y class and added 1 First Extra Piece Light Fare / C for USD 28. I assume the First Extra Piece Light Fare/C means 1 checked in luggage. The question is for how many kilos? Greatly appreciate all the help many thanks beforehand.


  3. CHRIS CUDSI May 10, 2019

    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

      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

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


    • Catherine Luther May 17, 2019

      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

    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. 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

      Hi Malden,

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


  7. Hello, I am going to have a flight from Toronto to St.Petersburg with step point in Rome. Can I divide my checked baggage, can I have 2 pieces of checked baggages, which constitute 23kg. For example: 17 kg + 6kg?


    • Catherine Luther August 22, 2019

      Hi Semyon,

      Alitalia uses a piece rather than weight concept so you are only permitted to bring 1 x 23kg bag. The weight cannot be distributed between multiple pieces. As we’re not Alitalia we cannot confirm this for you 100% and advise you call them to confirm, but this is the usual rule for piece concept airlines.


  8. Hi, I will travel to Egypt with economy class ticket and I want to purchase another luggage. This will be the second one beside the allowed one. How much it will cost?
    Many thanks


    • Catherine Luther August 29, 2019

      Hi Amy,

      Where are you flying from?


      • I will fly from London


        • Catherine Luther August 30, 2019

          Hi Amy,

          I would think that Alitalia would include Egypt as North Africa, but as we’re not Alitalia we can’t confirm this 100%. As they don’t classify their region destinations on their website, it is best you give them a call to confirm this. If they class it as North Africa then the cost of a 2nd bag would be 60Eur / 75Usd / 95cad and if it is included within ‘rest of world’ then an extra bag would cost 100Eur / 125Usd / 160cad.


  9. I am a student flying from New Delhi to Rome to Venice, may I please know the baggage allowance?
    I read on your website that you provide 23kg *2 + 23kg for a person on student visa, ie, me.


    • Catherine Luther September 14, 2019

      Hi Vivek,

      Please be aware that we are not Alitalia – we are I haven’t found any any information regarding student baggage allowance on Alitalia’s website so we advise you contact the airline directly to query this.


  10. Hi, we have confirmed economy class ticket from Florence to Dhaka with the following connecting flights:

    Florence to Rome by Alitalia
    Rome to Kuwait by Kuwait Airways
    Kuwait to Dhaka by Kuwait airways

    The whole travel is under one PNR. In this case, are we allowed 2 checked in luggages for each traveler having 23Kg of each luggage for Alitalia? I saw Kuwait Airways is allowed 2 checked in luggage for each traveler.

    Look forward to have your kind suggestion.


    • Catherine Luther December 20, 2019

      Hi Dipu,

      Alitalia states “For code share flights, the baggage policy of the Partner Carrier operating the flight applies throughout the travel itinerary if entirely operated by the Partner.

      As your flight is not entirely operated by Kuwait Airlines, you’ll need to check your allowance with the airline you booked with (this is assuming you booked with Alitalia). If you booked with Kuwait Airlines, then their baggage allowance would apply being the most significant carrier.


      • Hi Catherine,
        Many thanks for your advice. My ticket provided by my agent shows two luggage for each traveler throughout the journey. You are right to check with Alitalia. I’m gonna do that. Many thanks again.


  11. Can I pay for excess luggage in advance?


  12. Roberto Romito July 3, 2020

    Can I bring my electric skateboard with me?


    • Hi Roberto,

      Yes, you should be able to as long as the battery does not exceed 300 Wh, or if the device that has two batteries, each battery must not exceed 160 Wh.

      Thanks for reading!


  13. Nancy M Scallan August 21, 2021

    I’m flying from Dulles to JFK and to Rome. I have a cpap machine I need to carry with me for sleep apnea. Since it’s for health should there be a charge. It’s not carry on.
    Could you let me know what the proceedure is for health devices?
    Thank you.


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