Everything you need to know about preparing your bags: from hand baggage to checked baggage, special baggage to assistance in the event of a problem.

YOU ARE ALLOWED ONE ITEM OF HAND BAGGAGE WEIGHING NO MORE THAN 8 KG AND MEASURING NO MORE THAN:

  • 55 cm HIGH
  • 35 cm WIDE
  • 25 cm DEEP

SIZE AND WEIGHT

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.

Alitalia also lets you bring an accessory of your choice from the following:

  • Briefcase
  • Laptop computer
  • Handbag

Before proceeding to the boarding gate, check the size and weight of your hand baggage with Alitalia ground personnel or by placing it in one of the baggage measurers near the check-in desk. The hand baggage of passengers who fail to perform this check may not be accepted on board. 

 

NewFrom October 14, 2015, gate staff will apply the new "Under the seat" tag to small baggage for all domestic and international flights departing from Fiumicino.  


Remember that, in order to ensure greater comfort on board, the final decision on hand baggage placement will however be made by the flight crew.

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN THE CABIN

Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the cabin, such as: scissors, pencil sharpeners, pocket knives, and agricultural, scientific, sports and industrial (or similar) tools, as well as replica firearms. The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic cigars and electronic pipes is prohibited in the cabin. Lighters may only be brought on board on your person. Please see the items prohibited in the cabin.

BAGGAGE ON FLIGHTS OPERATED BY OTHER PARTNER COMPANIES

For code share flights, please visit the website of the Partner Company operating the flight.

CHECKED BAGGAGE CANNOT EXCEED 23 OR 32 KG IN WEIGHT, DEPENDING ON THE TRAVEL CLASS AND DESTINATION, AND 158 CM IN SIZE (THE SUM OF HEIGHT + WIDTH + DEPTH).

At check-in, your baggage will be weighed and tagged with your name, itinerary, airport codes, flight numbers and dates. You will use the tag receipt to identify your baggage upon arrival and, should your baggage be lost, it will make it easier to track. We suggest that you also put your own personal luggage tag on the baggage, including your contact information, so that you can be reached in the event of a problem. 

Alitalia's liability limits for lost or damaged baggage are based on the 1999 Montreal Convention, unless a declaration of value is signed before the trip.
If you wish to extend these limits, find out more about how you can make a DECLARATION OF VALUE

SIZE, WEIGHT AND AMOUNT — BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Make sure your baggage is strong enough and does not exceed the maximum allowed size: 158 cm (height + width + depth).
Cardboard boxes may be accepted as checked baggage, provided they are labeled with the passenger's name, wrapped in cellophane and comply with the maximum allowed size. 

Depending on your destination, travel class and the ticket issue date, you may bring one or two pieces of baggage weighing no more than 23 or 32 kg. Any excess in terms of the allowed number of items, weight and/or size can be covered by paying for extra baggage allowance, which you can purchase at the airport from the Alitalia ticket desk or online during check-in, with a 20% discount.

Passengers who have requested special assistance may purchase extra baggage allowance with a 20% discount by calling the dedicated number within 24 hours of their flight departure time.

Please note that, for safety reasons, each item of baggage may not weigh more than 32 kg.

LIGHT FARE INFORMATION

For tickets bought with the Light fare, there is a charge for hold baggage:

  • For domestic and international flights*, the fee per journey leg is EUR 15 on the Alitalia website or via the call center and authorized travel agencies and EUR 30 for purchases made at airport ticket desks and check-in desks.
  • The following variations apply to the light fare only for flights from Rome to Paris
    • For hand baggage that exceeds the permitted weight or size or for baggage to be put in the hold, a supplement of EUR 20 per journey leg is payable on the Alitalia website and of EUR 30 per journey leg for purchases at airport ticket desks and check-in desks.
    The following variations apply to the light fare only for flights from Paris to Rome
    • For hand baggage that exceeds the permitted weight or size or for baggage to be put in the hold, a supplement of EUR 30 per journey leg is payable for purchases at airport ticket desks and check-in desks

  • *From Ancona to Rome and Milan Linate, from Brindisi to Rome and Linate, from Bologna to Rome, from Bari to Rome and Linate, from Comiso to Linate, from Catania to Rome, Linate, Naples and Pisa, from Rome to Florence, Genoa, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Perugia, Palermo, Pisa, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme, Turin, Trieste, Venice and Verona, from Milan Linate to Naples, Palermo, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme and Trieste, from Naples to Palermo, Turin and Trieste, from Reggio Calabria to Turin, and from Lamezia Terme to Turin.

    From Rome to Athens, Berlin, Barcelona, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Valencia, London Heathrow, London City, Istanbul, Warsaw, Bucharest, Tbilisi, Algiers, Cairo, Amsterdam and Paris, from Milan Linate to Düsseldorf, Berlin, Barcelona, London Heathrow, London City, Warsaw, Bucharest, Tbilisi, Amsterdam and Paris, from Milan Malpensa to Algiers, and from Venice to Berlin.

      ITEMS PROHIBITED IN THE HOLD

      Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the hold, such as matches, lighters, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic cigars and pipes (these items are only permitted to be carried on your person). Spare lithium batteries may not be placed in the hold.

      ARE YOU AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB MEMBER?

      Discover all the advantages of size, weight and quantity of baggage allowed on the special page of the club you belong to.

      Always remember to give your MilleMiglia code during the booking stage or enter it during online check-in.

    ALL OF THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, DIPLOMATIC BAGS AND URNS. CHECK WITH BAGGAGE ASSISTANCE.

    SPORTS EQUIPMENT

    Sports equipment weighing 23 kg or less is considered normal baggage and is included in the baggage allowance. Sports equipment exceeding 23 kg is subject to the normal excess baggage fee. 

    Surf and windsurf boards and tandem bikes are an exception to this rule.

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    MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

    All musical instruments the sum of whose dimensions (height, width, length) does not exceed 115 cm and whose length does not exceed 115 cm, and with a maximum weight of 8 kg, can be carried free of charge on board, in a special hard case, instead of hand luggage.

    Instruments, such as cellos, which do not exceed the following dimensions: 52x40x135 cm (width, depth, height) and weight of 32 kg, must be carried in the cabin paying an additional fee (this service is not available for passengers travelling with a Light Fare). The booking must be made at least 48 hours before the day of departure.

    Passengers wishing to carry their own musical instruments on board Alitalia flights must arrive at check-in at least 60 minutes before it closes.

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    WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION

    Weapons and ammunition are not included in the baggage allowance. They must be registered during check-in, subject to payment of a flat-rate surcharge based on the flight destination. Each passenger is allowed to carry a maximum of 20 kg of weapons and a maximum of 5 kg of ammunition.

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    DIPLOMATIC BAG

    A diplomatic bag is a sealed bag accompanied by a diplomatic courier who declares it as such during check-in.

    URNS

    All the necessary information on how to transport urns in the cabin on our flights.

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    ALL THE CONTACTS AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW SHOULD YOUR BAGGAGE BE DELAYED, TAMPERED WITH OR LOST.

    For assistance with your baggage issues when in Italy: 

    DELAYED OR LOST LUGGAGE

    If you should not get your luggage upon arrival, please go to the airport Lost & Found office of your destination city and fill in a Property Irregularity Report (P.I.R.). You will be given a copy of the report and, if you are not a resident of the city, a kit containing some basic necessities including toiletries. Find out what you need to do to send a claim.

    If your luggage is not found nor returned to you 45 days after your P.I.R., you can consider it permanently lost. 


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    DAMAGED LUGGAGE

    If your luggage was damaged during the journey, go to the airport Lost & Found office of the arrival city where the personnel on hand will do everything they can to help you. Depending on the type and extent of damage to your luggage and on your country of residence, Alitalia will give you a coupon towards the purchase of Alitalia tickets or a new piece of luggage with the same characteristics as the one that was damaged chosen from a catalog of merchandise produced by a leading luggage manufacturer. 


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    MISSING ITEMS

    Is there something missing from your luggage?

    Go immediately to the airport Lost & Found office for assistance and send a report within 7 days of filing the Property Irregularity Report (P.I.R.) or 21 days after having received your luggage if the theft was ascertained following a delayed delivery.


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