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Baggage ALLOWANCE AND POLICY

CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Each baggage can have a maximum size of 62 inches (the sum of height + width + depth) and a maximum weight of 50 or 20 lbs., depending on the travel class and destination as detailed in the following table.

Travel class

Baggage

Light

No baggage allowance

Economy

1 x 50 lbs.*

Premium Economy

2 x 50 lbs.

Business

2 x 70 lbs.

Comfort (Rome-Milan)

2 x 50 lbs.

*to/from Japan 2 x 50 lbs. To Brazil 2 x 50 lbs., from Brazil 2 x 70 lbs. To Iran 1x50 lbs., from Iran 1 x 70lbs.
From Middle East and India (excl. Israel) to United States, Mexico, Canada and vv.: 2 x 50 lbs.
From the Maldives and New Delhi to Europe, East Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and vv.: 2x50 lbs.

For the most up-to-date baggage information, visit Alitalia complete baggage policy  for travel from/to US  or for travel from/to Canada.

IATA Resolution 302 
For tickets issued on/after April 1, 2011, the new IATA Resolution 302 (Reso 302) shall apply for journeys involving interline transportation or code-share flights and will determine whose baggage policy shall apply. Unless otherwise agreed, the following 4 step process provisions, shall apply: 

  1. If all the participating carriers share the same published baggage provisions, those provisions shall apply.
  2. If all the participating carriers do not share the same published baggage provisions, the published baggage provision of the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) shall apply. In case of code-share flights, the MSC will be the operating carrier, unless that carrier publishes a rule stipulating that it will be the marketing carrier.
  3. If the MSC does not publish baggage provisions for a specific interline journey, the published baggage provisions of the carrier accepting the baggage at check-in shall apply;
  4. If the carrier accepting the baggage at check-in does not publish baggage provisions for a specific interline journey, a the interline baggage provisions of each operating airline sector by sector shall apply.

Stopovers
For itineraries including a stop-over, the policy of the operating carrier must be applied, with the exception of the tickets with U.S. point origin or destination.
The MSC (Most Significant Carrier)
For passengers with travel to/from U.S., the baggage provisions of the outbound MSC shall apply to the entire itinerary, regardless of stopovers. In case of code-share flights that include point in the U.S, the Most Significant Carrier shall be the marketing carrier. 

  1. For a travel between two or more IATA Tariff Conference areas (e.g. from Europe to Asia = from TC2 to TC3): The first carrier that crosses areas. 
  2. For a travel within a Tariff Conference area (e.g. within TC2 from Europe to Africa): The first carrier that crosses from one sub-area to another. 
  3. For a travel within a Tariff Conference sub-area (e.g. within TC2 from Italy to France): The first international carrier. 
  4. For a travel within own Country (e.g. Italy), the first operating check-in carrier. 
  5. For travel including a stop-over, each carrier involved in the itinerary, will be considered Most Significant Carrier and will apply its baggage policy for the portion of travel operated.
TC1
TC2
TC3
North America
Europe
South-East Asia
Central America
Africa
Japan - Korea
South America
Middle East
South Asian Subcontinent
Caribbean
Middle East
Southwest Pacific

 

Most Significant Carrier Map