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Baggage

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

CHECKED BAGGAGE

Each baggage can have a maximum size of 158 cm (the sum of height + width + depth) and a maximum weight of 23 or 32 kg, depending on the travel class and destination as detailed in the following table.

Travel class Baggage
Light no baggage
Economy 1 x 23 kg¹
Premium Economy 2 x 23 kg
Business 2 x 32 kg
Comfort (Rome-Milan) 2 x 23 kg

¹ From Middle East (excl. Israel) to Usa and vv. 2x23kg.

USEFUL INFORMATION

WARNING: For many flight destinations there are specific restrictions on the transportation of specific items, equipment or devices. In certain instances carrying these items in a country may result in the application of sanctions. For further information we kindly invite passengers to verify with the country’s consular authorities the existence of any possible restriction before departure. 

 

We suggest that you 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. 

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. 

Passengers requiring Special Assistance and holding a Light Fare ticket can purchase checked baggage by calling the dedicated number one day before flight departure. 

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

ITA Airways 's liability limits for lost or damaged baggage is based on Montreal Convention 1999 unless a higher value is declared in advance. 

If you wish to extend these limits, find out how you can make a DECLARATION OF VALUE.

DECLARATION OF VALUE

ITA Airways 's liability limits for lost or damaged baggage do not cover damage to items of value, fragile or perishable items. 

You may, if you wish, extend the coverage offered by ITA Airways by paying an additional fee for a “declaration of value” for which an excess baggage ticket is issued citing the number of the tag on the baggage containing the item(s) of value.

The liability limits for each piece of checked baggage, both on entirely domestic or international flights, can be increased to EUR 500 by paying EUR 50 for each piece of baggage. The EUR 500 would be paid out by the Customer Relations Office, together with the amounts required under applicable regulations.

The declaration of value is accepted at face value and without verification of the actual value of the contents of the baggage and cannot cover items that are not acceptable as baggage or that cannot fit in the baggage, as per the provisions of ITA Airways ’s General Conditions of Carriage. Passengers cannot make a declaration of value for less than the fixed amount offered by the Airline in accordance with the above.

ITA Airways cannot accept a declaration of value for checked baggage if it will be transported by another airline along any part of the flight itinerary.

EXCESS WEIGHT AND PIECE CHARGES (USA EXCLUDED)

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 23 kg of weight (within 32 kg), for an extra piece of luggage or for a second piece of luggage in economy class.

Destination Excess weight1 Extra piece (2nd piece)1 Extra piece (from 3rd to 6th)1
Domestic flights 60 Eur / 75 Usd 
60 Eur / 75 Usd 
200 Eur / 250 Usd
Europe and North Africa (excl. Egypt) 60 Eur / 75 Usd 
60 Eur / 75 Usd  
200 Eur / 250 Usd
From Europe and North Africa to Egypt and viceversa 100 Eur /125 Usd 
100 Eur / 125 Usd 
200 Eur / 250 Usd
Middle East 75 Eur / 95 Usd 
75 Eur / 95 Usd 
200 Eur / 250 Usd
Rest of the world 100 Eur /125 Usd 
100 Eur / 125 Usd 
200 Eur / 250 Usd

1Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before).

EXCESS SIZE CHARGES (USA EXCLUDED)

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 158 cm of size, sum of height + width + depth (within 203 cm size, sum of height + width + depth).

Destination Excess charge*
Domestic flights 60 Eur/ 75 Usdd 
Europe, North Africa and Egypt 80 Eur /100 Usd
Rest of the world 300 Eur / 370 Usd

*Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

 

USA

EXCESS WEIGHT CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 23 kg of weight (within 32 kg).

Destination Excess charge*
All 100 Usd/85 Eur

EXCESS PIECE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for an extra piece of luggage or for a second piece of luggage in economy class (or a third piece of luggage in Economy class to and from Japan).

Number of pieces Excess charge*
2° piece 100 Usd/85 Eur
from 3° to 6° piece 285  Usd/240 Eur

OVERSIZE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 158 cm of size, sum of height + width + depth (within 203 cm size, sum of height + width + depth).

Destination Excess charge*
All 300 Usd/250 Eur

*Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

 

EXCESS PIECE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for for an extra piece of luggage or for a second piece of luggage in economy class.

Number of pieces Excess charge*
2° piece from Europe and East Europe 85
2° piece from/to Israel 100
2° piece to Europe and East Europe 120 
3° piece from Israel and Middle East
200 
3° piece from Europe, East Europe and Japan 240
3° piece to Europe, East Europe and Japan 330

OVERSIZE CHARGES

The following is a table of charges for baggage exceeding 158 cm of size, sum of height + width + depth (within 203 cm size, sum of height + width + depth).

Destination Excess charge*
From Middle East, Israel, North Africa and Egypt 300
To Middle East, Israel, North Africa, Egypt and Japan
360
From Europe, East Europe and Japan 250
To Europe, East Europe 345

*Values are in: EUR (from Europe, East Europe, Japan) or USD (from USA and/or any other country not listed before)

 

LIGHT FARE INFORMATION

Hand baggage that exceeds the permitted weight or size or baggage to be put in the hold is subject to a payment, per direction for the first bag, of a supplement of:

  • € 30 for purchases made on the ITA Airways website (in the “My Flights” section) and during online check-in, through call centers and authorized travel agents, € 50 per direction at airport ticket desks and check-in desks. For additional baggage to put in the hold, the standard baggage allowance applies.
  • € 50 for intercontinental flights from Europe to US, US$ 60 from US to Europe. For additional baggage to put in the hold, the standard baggage allowance applies.
  • It is not possible to purchase baggage online or through call centers at the reduced €30 fare for flights operated by other carriers or departing from the following airports: Amsterdam, Geneva, Tirana, Zurich.
  • In case the baggage service is purchased at the airport, an additional charge may be requested as defined by the Airport Handler, which may vary based on the departure airport.
  • The fare also applies to one-way  and round trip flights.
  • The price can vary based on the moment of purchase of the baggage service.
  • Passengers requiring Special Assistance and holding a Light Fare ticket can purchase checked baggage by calling the dedicated number one day before flight departure.

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN THE HOLD

The  following items are not permitted in checked baggage: electronic cigarettes, safety matches, small cigarette lighter (permitted only on one’s person) power banks, and spare lithium ion batteries.

Size, weight, and quantities on code share flights

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. 

For more information on the baggage policy for connecting flights operated by different carriers, please contact the Customer Center. 

The baggage policy of the marketing company, whose code is shown on the ticket, applies to all flights to/from the United States.

See the rules of our Partner Carriers:

Partner SkyTeam - Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern,, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Air

Altri Partner - Air Baltic, Air CorsicaAir Serbia, Air Seychelles, All Nippon, Azal, Blue Air, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Etihad Airways, GOL, Hainan, Kuwait Airlines, Luxair, Montenegro Airlines, Pegasus Airline, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, SriLankan, Tap, Uzbekistan Airways, Virgin Australia