Kenya Airways is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. It provides both domestic and international flights throughout Africa and around the world.
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|Checked Bag Allowance||8 / 10|
|Excess Baggage Fees||7 / 10|
|Overall Grade||7.7 / 10|
Kenya Airways subscribes to the baggage security guidelines recommended by the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) and its member airlines.
You must be able to activate any electronic devices (e.g. cd players, laptops, video cameras) at the security checkpoint. If you are unable to do so, you must pack these items in your checked baggage.
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.
Restrictions for Hand Baggage
Passengers are not allowed to carry the following items in their hand baggage for passengers' safety and security reasons. To minimize inconvenience, you are advised to check in or put these items in your checked baggage instead:
Knives (including hunting knives, swords, and pocket knives)
Scissors and any other sharp/bladed objects (e.g. ice-pick, nail clippers) considered illegal by local law
Weapons such as whips, baton, or stun gun
Toys guns/gun shaped items or look-alikes, hand-cuffs
Sporting equipment such as baseball/cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, billiard cues
Devices with spillable batteries
Aerosols (hair sprays, perfumes, medicines containing alcohol) not exceeding 0.5KG/L per article and 2.0KG/L in total weight
Any other items which are deemed security hazards by local law
Any other items that resemble or have similar functions to the above items
Please note that these items will be retrieved at the boarding gate by the local authorities and depending on local conditions, the items may not be returned to you
E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2023
Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023
Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane
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.
CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE PIECE CONCEPT
To/ From Europe
CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE WEIGHT CONCEPT
For tickets issued under the Weight Concept, the XBAG charges under the Weight Concept will remain applicable.
To and from Africa to Middle East, Asia and Far East
To and from Middle East, Asia and Far East to Africa
First Class and Premier Class passengers are allowed three pieces of 23kgs (50lbs) each whose three dimensions shall not exceed a total of 158cms (62 inches) (L+W+H) for each bag.
Economy class passengers are allowed two pieces whose total dimensions shall not exceed 158cms (62 inches) (L+W+H) for each bag.
For ease of handling, the maximum weight of each piece of baggage shall not exceed 32 KGs (70 lbs).
Heavy tag must be used for pieces more than 23kgs.
Passengers arriving from wide body aircraft and connecting narrow body aircraft may have some of their baggage delayed due to weight restrictions
Maximum pieces/weight per person on wide body aircraft
Maximum 10 pieces per person per flight where piece concept apply or 300kg where weight concept apply, if exceeding advance arrangement with carrier must be made prior to departure
Maximum weight per person on narrow body aircraft
Maximum 100kg where weight concept apply, if exceeding advance arrangement with carrier must be made prior to departure
Wide body - B777, B767
Narrow body - B738, B737, B733 & E170
Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?
Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept
Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist 2023
Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2023
Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays
Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023
EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGES
To/ From Europe Piece Concept
For Weight more than 23kg but not above 32kg, a charge of EUR/USD 100.00 for equivalent in local currency applies
For each extra piece not exceeding the maximum allowed weight and size, a charge of EUR/USD 200.00, for equivalent in local currency applies
Bags above 32kgs have to be forwarded as freight
Rates per kilo in USD
For all itineraries that have PW sectors and KQ is the MSC apply KQ baggage policy.
For sectors that the policy does not cover, normal IATA baggage rule will apply and for any excess weight the IATA rates should be used, that is 1.5% of the IATA full economy fare for the sector
5th Freedom Excess Baggage Rates
The rates are not directional. They apply equally both ways e.g. DXB - NBO and NBO - DXB will have same charge per kg
Same rates and excess weight allowance are applicable for staff
Sports equipment as per passenger handling manual (PHM)
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
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