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Baggage Allowance


Baggage allowance details shown are indications for Kenya Airways operated flights only and may be subject to change depending on aircraft operated on the day of travel.
Flights operated by other airlines under a Kenya Airways flight number may be subject to other baggage restrictions. 


 FREE CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE (Effective 1st October 2014)


 Special Category Passengers  Premier World  Economy
Africa -America/Europe/Asia/Far East&Middle East

2 Pieces, 32kg  max each

2 Pieces, 23kg max each

Intra Africa 2 (Rest of Africa)

2 Pieces, 32kg  max each     

2 Pieces, 23kg max each

Intra Africa 1 (East Africa)

2 Pieces, 32kg  max each   

1 Piece, max 32kg

2 Pieces, 32kg  max each

1 Piece, max 32kg

Marine/Seamen/Military (for any routing)

2 Pieces, 32kg  max each

2 Pieces, 23kg  max each
Sky Team Elite Plus & Elite 
(Platinum, Gold and Silver card holders)
+1 Piece Extra, max 32kg +1 Piece Extra, max 23kg



* As a mandatory standard each piece of checked in baggage shall have a name label that bears the passenger's name, physical address and phone number on the outside and also on the inside. Advise passengers that the name should be the same as the one mentioned on the ticket. An email address is also recommended.




Guests travelling from Jeddah are allowed to carry one bottle of Holy Water, Max 10 Litres. The bottle must be sealed with a plastic covering to avoid leakage. KQ has no liability on Holy Water, no claims shall be filed.




i. For ease of handling, the maximum weight of each piece of baggage shall not exceed 32kg (70Ibs) and total dimensions shall not exceed 158cms(62 inches) (L+W+H)


Exceptions: Under special conditions or authorization, non-normal item, motorizes wheelchairs, special sporting equipment may be accepted as checked baggage with exceeding weight of 32kg.

For bags originating from Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, total dimensions shall not exceed 180cms (71 inches) for each bag.


ii. For an infant or a child less than 12 years old, one may carry 01 collapsible stroller plus 01 car seat free of charge.


iii. Incapacitated passengers may carry one wheelchair or mobility device free of charge. 


iii. The actual free allowance of the guest may differ if code share or interline traffic is involved. In these cases, the allowance is automatically calculated in compliance with IATA Resolution 302.


iv. Free baggage allowance applied will be as stated on the e-ticket.

Interline and Code Share Allowance and Charging Policy 


Since IATA Resolution 302 determines the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) whose baggage allowance is to be applied when carriers involved in interline journeys or journeys with code share agreement apply different allowances:


i. The free baggage allowance shown on the ticket, the trip summary or in the check in system for interline or code share flights, whichever is accurate, is granted.

ii. Excess baggage charges are applied through to the final destination.

iii. The extra Flying Blue allowance is applied only when all carriers involved in the journey belong to the Sky Team Alliance