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Hand Baggage


Kenya Airways subscribes to the baggage security guidelines recommended by the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) and its member airlines.

Passengers  Business Class  Economy Class 
All Passengers 

1 piece of hand baggage 10kg  
Size:55X38X20cm  
Personal items

  • 1 Over coat
  • 1 Umbrella or walking stick
  • 1 Ladies hand bag
  • A reasonable amount of reading material
  • 1 Small camera
  • 1 Small laptop
  • A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches provided that the passenger is dependant on them  
 

1 piece of hand baggage 10kg
Size:55X38X20cmPersonal items

  • 1 Over coat
  • 1 Umbrella or walking stick
  • 1 Ladies hand bag
  • A reasonable amount of reading material
  • 1 Small camera
  • 1 Small laptop  
  • A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches provided that the passenger is dependant on them  
 
Infants not occupying a seat 

Free checked baggage allowance will remain

  • 10kg checked baggage
  • 1 piece of hand baggage
  • 1 fully collapsible stroller 
 

Free checked baggage allowance will remain

  • 10kg checked baggage
  • 1 piece of hand baggage
  • 1 fully collapsible stroller 
 


You must be able to activate any electronic devices (e.g. cd players, laptops, video cameras) at the securiy checkpoint. If you are unable to do so, you must pack these items in your checked baggage.

Electrical devices: 

  • Cellular telephones cannot be used at any time during the flight. All cellular telephones must be switched off.
  • Devices that are permitted on board are: voice recorders,  calculators, laptop computers, hand held CD players,  hand-held electronic devices, computer games and photographic equipment
 

Please note that if you are traveling with electronic items as part of your carry-on luggage, you will be expected to demonstrate that the device is operational at security. If you do not have a power source for your electronic item, please ensure you pack your electronic item as checked luggage.


Examples of items permitted in carry-on baggage include: 

  • Electronic equipment such as cell phones, portable music players, laptops
  • Non-metallic nail files
  • Syringes or needles for personal medical use with needle guard in place. These have to be accompanied by the medication in its original labeled container
 

For Your Convenience
Before proceeding to the departure area, please check and ensure that your hand baggage quantity, weight and dimensions meet the recommended guidelines.

The airport authorities have placed hand baggage sizers at check-in counters and at the entrance to departure halls. Please use these sizers to ensure that your hand baggage size conforms to the stated measurements.

If your hand baggage does not conform to the size specified, airline personnel may disallow entry into the departure area. You will then have to return to the check-in counter.

Should you need further assistance, please consult our airline passenger handling staff or your travel agent.

What is an LRT baggage tag?
A Limited Release Tag or LRT is a special type of baggage tag that is attached to non-standard pieces of luggage such as strollers and sporting equipment. This includes baggage, which is oversized, fragile, perishable, or unsuitably packed, bags presented damaged at check-in, security removed items and bags checked in late, which might not be loaded on the flight. LRTs releases the airline from liability should this item become damaged