Making my journey even smoother

Who doesn't enjoy that extra bit of comfort while travelling? As a Flying Blue member, you can spend your Award Miles on various flight-related services, such as an upgrade, extra baggage allowance, shopping or extra comfort on board.

Baggage award: the ease of packing everything you need

You have booked tickets for you and your partner to go skiing in Canada. Besides your ski equipment, you have a lot of other stuff to bring on your flight to Vancouver. With a baggage award, you can divide everything over 3 check-in bags and will not freeze during your stay in the mountains.

How many Miles do I need?

The number of Award Miles you need for a baggage award depends on your destination and the size or type of your extra baggage. For example:
Taking 1 extra bag (up to 23 kg) from Europe to the USA: 15,000 Miles
Taking your cat from Amsterdam to Barcelona: 15,000 Miles
Taking your scuba tank from Miami to Port-au-Prince: 4,000 Miles

Check out the rates for extra baggage and special items for your next flight.

What is a baggage award?

As a Flying Blue member, you can use your Award Miles to check in extra baggage with a baggage award. This means that on top of the standard baggage allowance, you can take more bags and pay for them with Miles. Learn more about the standard baggage allowance on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights.

You can purchase a baggage award when you’ve booked a flight that is operated by AIR FRANCE, KLM, Kenya Airways or Aircalin. The Miles rates for the extra baggage item(s) vary depending on your destination and the number of extra bags you wish to bring. Check out the rates for extra baggage.

In addition to extra baggage, AIR FRANCE and KLM also offer Flying Blue members the option to use their Miles for oversized baggage or special baggage. Baggage weighing more than 23 kg or bags that are bigger than 158 cm (l + w + h), would be considered as oversized baggage. Special items include pets or certain sports equipment, such as surfboards, bicycles or scuba tanks. Find out more about the rates for special items and sizes on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights.


How does it work?

Before you book your baggage award, make sure to check the standard baggage allowance stated on your ticket first. If you are an Elite member, you might also be able to profit from the extra baggage allowance that comes with your membership level. In case you do wish to book a baggage award, you can rest assured because it's very easy.

Want to arrange a baggage award for your flight(s) with AIR FRANCE or KLM?
• Extra baggage: arrange it online via Manage/Modify my booking at or My Trip at
• Oversized baggage or special items: please contact the Flying Blue Service Centre

Want to arrange a baggage award for your flight(s) with Kenya Airways or Aircalin?
• Extra baggage: please contact the Flying Blue Service Centre

Please be aware that baggage awards are arranged per one-way flight only. Therefore, if you have a return flight and want to take extra baggage both ways, make sure to book a baggage award for both flights.


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