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Kenya Airways Baggage Allowance

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Kenya Airways allows baggage to be carried inside the cabin and also as checked in luggage free of cost with certain limits to weight, size and number of pcs. These restrictions depend on the route of travel and cabin class of travel. Generally, it is the piece based system of baggage allowance which is adhered to by the airline.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Checked luggage allowance is dependent on route of travel and this is given in the table below:

 

 Routes/Special Passengers

 Economy

 Premier World

Africa - America/Europe

2 Pcs, 23kg max each

2 Pcs, 32kg  max each

Africa- Middle East/Asia

2 Pcs, 23kg max each

2 Pcs, 32kg  max each     


Within Africa Continent (East Africa and 5th freedom sectors)



Rest of African Continent


2 Pcs, 23kg max each



2 Pcs, 23kg max each

2 Pcs, 32kg  max each  

 

2 Pcs, 32kg  max each  

 

Domestic

1 Piece, max 23kg

1 Piece, 32kg  max each


Marine/Seamen/Military (for any route)


2 Pcs, 23kg  max each

2 Pcs, 32kg  max each

Sky Team Elite Plus & Elite 
(Platinum, Gold and Silver card holders)

+1 Piece Extra, max 23kg

+1 Piece Extra, max 32kg

 

Please note that the 5th freedom flights are those KQ operated flights which do not land at Nairobi. These include Accra-Freetown, Bangkok-Hong Kong, Bangkok-Guangzhou and Lusaka-Lilongwe, etc.

Holy Zam Zam water allowed up to 5 litres maximum. No check in bag shall be more than 32 kg weight and 158 cms dimensions (except Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Guangzhou where dimensions of bags can be 180 cms).

Hand Baggage

Cabin baggage allowance in economy class travel is of 12 kg which includes a cabin baggage of 55, 25 and 35 cms and 1 accessory item. The cabin baggage allowance for Premier World class of service is 2 pcs of same dimensions with 1 accessory item and total weight not exceeding 12 kgs.

Infants are allowed 1 cabin bag of same dimensions and upto 12 kg weight.

1 duty free shopping bag is also allowed in cabin.

Excess baggage charges

Despite the free allowance, there might be a need to carry more. You can carry more on Kenya Airways by paying up some fee which is dependent on route of travel and the number of pcs or the quantum of weight which is above free allowance.

Please note that all charges mentioned below are in USD, except for those flights which are being sold from Europe (whose charge is in Euro/GBP)

If carrying more number of pcs, then following charges are levied:

 

 

Piece/Bag

 1st Pcs

 2nd Pcs

 3rd Pcs and more

 Domestic

50

50

75

Intra - Africa 1/5th Freedom Sector

75

75

100

Intra -Africa 2

150

150

175

Africa 1-Middle East/Asia

175

175

175

Africa 2-Middle East/Asia

200

200

250

Africa -America/Europe

200

200

300

 

For carrying more weight per bag, more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg, the charges per excess kg would be:

 Domestic

4

Intra - Africa 1/5th Freedom Sector

6

Intra -Africa 2

6

Africa 1-Middle East/Asia

8

Africa 2-Middle East/Asia

8

Africa -America/Europe

15

 

There are special charges for carrying Scuba diving tank, Bike/Tandem upto 23 kg and for Arms and Ammunition.

For bags more than 32 kg but less than 50 kg, following rates are applicable:

 Domestic

150*

Intra - Africa 1/5th Freedom Sector

200*

Intra -Africa 2

350*

Africa 1-Middle East/Asia

350*

Africa 2-Middle East/Asia

350*

Africa -America/Europe

350*

Intra-Africa 1 countries are Kenya,Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Seychelles.

Sports Equipments

These are considered as a part of the check in baggage allowance with max allowable size limit of 300cms. 

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Ashish

Posted on 22-Feb-2017
Is the length, breadth & height of the bag specific or it can be of any size weighing 23 kg for economy class passenger traveling to Nairobi

Admin Reply :

Sum of dimensions of check in bag shall not exceed 158 cms

priya

Posted on 19-Feb-2017
Hello, i am flying from nbo to mba, what is the weight limit

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each for economy class travel. Cabin allowance of 1 cabin baggage and 1 accessory at total weight of 12 kg max for economy class travel. 

Arnavi Vinod sawant

Posted on 16-Feb-2017
I am traveling with my 4 month old baby, so can make requests at luggage counter to take my hand luggage with my checked luggage. Is it possible will they accept the request or not. Kindly update me so I can manage my luggage accordingly. Regards, Arnavi Sawant 9969538006

Admin Reply :

Cabin and check in luggages are generally not clubbed. 

Rose

Posted on 12-Feb-2017
Hello how many kilos does the airline give. And how much per extra kilo from Bangkok to Uganda?

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each are allowed fo recconomy travellers in the check in baggage. Please tell what excess baggage is being carried by you. 

David John Waters

Posted on 12-Feb-2017
We are flying Kenya airways from Nairobi to Livingstone 7.30 19th March 2017 . AND Livingstone to Cape Town 10.20 on 24th March Please could you let us know our baggage allowance.

Admin Reply :

2 pcs of 23 kg each incheck in and 7 kg cabin allowance per person.

Valerie chulu

Posted on 12-Feb-2017
Hello,am flying from Zambia

Admin Reply :

You are allowed 2 bag of 23 kg each in check in of economy class travel. 7 Kg cabin allowance.

Valerie chulu

Posted on 11-Feb-2017
Hello,I'll be travelling to Guangzhou for business for the first time. Is there a provision of paying for excess baggage in advance ?

Admin Reply :

From which place are you flying?

Mary Heywood Thomas

Posted on 19-Aug-2016
My suitcase is 147 total (height x width x length) and I will be flying from London to Kenya. Is this acceptable or will I have to pay a fee ? Thankyou for your time. Mary Heywood Thomas

Admin Reply :

It shall be fine since the total sum of dimensions are less than 158 cm. 

We apologise for being late in replying to you. We are in the process of upgrading our services.

adejoke

Posted on 22-Mar-2016
I want to carry Toshiba Led TV (24 inch) on flight from Haarare to Lagos, en route Nairobi. Is this allowed as part of checked baggage, hand luggage or how? Do I need to pay extra charges?

Admin Reply :

It will be taken as a part of check in baggage only. Your allowance is 2 bags of 23 kg each. If it is one these bags and within the weight and dimension limits, then it can be allowed free. 

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