Checked baggage weight allowance & fees

We are flying within Italy with Al'italia, but I can't seem to find a consistent answer regarding the weight limit is for checked baggage for travel within the country. I have heard that it is 25lbs, but the Al'italia website says 50lb/25kg. I find it very hard to believe that it is that high. Does anyone know for sure? Are there any fees for checking luggage like there is in the US?

Posted by Tim
Knoxville, TN, USA
3780 posts

If that's what their own website says then print it out and take it with you to checkin.

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6888 posts

50lbs is about right for checked luggage. You should be fine.

Posted by Edgar
Medford, OR, USA
1589 posts

25 kg? The 50 pounds per bag sounds consistant with US carriers. US carriers would usually round the metric to 23 kg, slightly more generous than 50 pounds weight. 25 kg would be approximatley 55 pounds.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
12575 posts

The British Alitalia webpage on baggage allowance is pretty clear. Everything is in kilos because this is Europe. I'd be surprised to see anything in pounds and ounces. 23kg or 32kg depending on class of travel and the destination. So its a minimum of 23 kg. That's 50 pounds, 11 and a third ounces. Doesn't include the muscleman.

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
5586 posts

20 kilos is pretty standard. The tighter restrictions are usually on hand baggage, which may be limited to as little as 5 kilos (11 lbs.) and a single piece (no additional items, like purse or computer).