Everything you need to know about packing your bags: from hand baggage to checked baggage, special baggage to assistance in the event of a problem.



The hand baggage you bring on board with you may weigh no more than 8 kg and measure no more than 55 cm in height, 35 cm in width and 25 cm in depth including handles, side pockets and wheels.

ITA Airways also lets you bring an accessory of your choice from the following:

  • Handbag
  • Work backpack
  • Laptop computer

Before proceeding to the boarding gate, check the size and weight of your hand baggage with ITA Airways ground personnel or by placing it in one of the baggage measurers near the check-in desk. The hand baggage of passengers who fail to perform this check may not be accepted on board.

The groundcrew will provide an “Under the seat” label for all small luggage (no larger than 36 cm in height, 45 cm in width and 20 cm in depth) for all domestic and international ITA SpA flights for all destinations.

In order to ensure greater comfort on board and in compliance with safety standards, in the event of flights with a high load factor, your hand baggage may be collected at the boarding gate to be put in the hold. The airport staff will tag the baggage selected and issue the passenger with the receipt for baggage reclaim. This procedure is not followed for intercontinental flights.

WARNING: For many flight destinations there are specific restrictions on the transportation of specific items, equipment or devices. In certain instances carrying these items in a country may result in the application of sanctions. For further information we kindly invite passengers to refer to the Viaggiare sicuri website of the Farnesina (in Italian).

Notice regarding hoverboards: Please note that in the interest of safety for our guest and employees, Small Vehicles Powered by Lithium Batteries, such as Airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, minisegway, balance wheel Are not  accepted as checked or carry-on baggage.


Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the cabin, such as: scissors, pencil sharpeners, pocket knives, and agricultural, scientific, sports and industrial (or similar) tools, as well as replica firearms. The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic cigars and electronic pipes is prohibited in the cabin. Lighters may only be brought on board on your person.  


Both the ICAO and IATA consider all substances and materials that, by their nature, may pose a threat to air transportation as items prohibited from being carried in either checked/hold baggage or hand/cabin baggage.

These products are:

  • Briefcases fitted with alarm devices 
  • Compressed gases (refrigerant, flammable, poisonous and non-flammable) such as butane, oxygen, liquid hydrogen, camping gas and cylinders for breathing apparatuses 
  • Corrosive agents such as acids, alkalis, mercury and batteries with liquid components 
  • Explosives, weapons, firearms and ammunition not intended for sporting or hunting purposes, pistol caps, fireworks and rockets or realistic toy weapons 
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighters and fuel for the same, matches, paints and solvents 
  • In the cabin: Liquids, even if perfectly packaged (i.e.: oil, vinegar, wine etc.) if quantities are over what is allowed by EC 185/2010 Regulation
  • In the hold: Liquids not perfectly packaged (the packaging must avoid possible leakage damaging other baggage)
  • Other dangerous items such as substances that are magnetic, noxious, toxic or irritating or that have an unpleasant odor, oxidants such as bleaching powders and peroxides 
  • Televisions
  • Poisons and infectious substances, pesticides, herbicides and materials with pathogenic agents
  • Radioactive substances 
  • Alarm devices and any lithium batteries installed to power them 
  • Underwater flashlights containing batteries
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices

Liquids on board: the latest travel updates from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports

If you are departing from Rome Fiumicino or Milan Linate, there are some important travel updates that will help improve your check-in experience at the airport and will not only reduce airport waiting times but also allow you to travel without having to leave anything behind!


Thanks to the installation of latest-generation screening equipment at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports, you will no longer need to separate liquids and electronic devices. In fact, you will now be able to carry liquids over 100ml and over 1 liter in your hand luggage, as long as the weight does not exceed your overall hand luggage allowance.


The new scanners will be active on the following services:

-        ITA Airways passengers departing from Rome Fiumicino for all Schengen and non-Schengen area destinations (with the exception of the USA), who will need to check in at Terminal 1;

-        ITA Airways passengers departing from Milan Linate to all other destinations.


In all other cases, the regulations still in use to date will apply, which you can consult in the “liquids on board” paragraph that follows.

Liquids on board

The European Union and the ENAC have adopted security measures that restrict the amount of liquid substances transported in your hand baggage beyond the airport security gates and on board.

These measures apply to all passengers departing to any destination from airports within the European Union in addition to Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.

The following are considered liquids: gels, pastes (e.g. toothpaste), lotions, mixes of solid/liquid substances, contents of pressurized containers (e.g. shaving foam), hair gel, drinks, soups, jams, syrups, perfumes, shaving foam, aerosols and other products with a similar consistency.


As of January 31, 2014, new rules have come into force regarding the transport of liquids that can be brought on board.


You may: 

  • Carry a small amount of liquid inside your hand baggage in containers no larger than 100 ml or equivalent (100 g). The containers must be put into sealable transparent plastic bags with a capacity not exceeding 1 l or approximately 18 x 20 cm in size. Each passenger may carry on only one such plastic bag
  • Carry medicine and foodstuffs for special diets, including baby food; you may be asked to prove their authenticity and your need for these items
  • Carry liquids purchased at the duty free of any airport or airline. The duty-free liquid and receipt must be sealed at the time of purchase in a security bag that must not be opened until the final destination.
  • If you have a connecting flight at another airport, inform the security staff so that the liquids can be resealed in a new security bag

All other liquids, aerosols and gels must be put in hold baggage.

For more information, we suggest you to visit the website of the airport you are departing from.


Animal derived foodstuffs (meat, milk or products based on meat or milk) can be carriers of pathogens responsible for infectious diseases in animals.

There are strict veterinary procedures and controls governing the introduction of these products into the EU. Travelers must present such products for official checks.

More information is available from local health authorities.

Travelers with small amounts of these items for personal use are excluded if traveling from: Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland.



For code share flights, please visit the website of the Partner Company operating the flight.

Size, weight, and quantities on code share flights

The baggage policy of the marketing company, whose code is shown on the ticket, applies to all flights to/from the United States.

For code share flights, the baggage policy of the Partner Carrier operating the flight applies throughout the travel itinerary if entirely operated by the Partner. 

For more information on the baggage policy for connecting flights operated by different carriers, please contact the Customer Center.

The baggage policy of the marketing company, whose code is shown on the ticket, applies to all flights to/from the United States.

See the rules of our Partner Carriers:

SkyTeam Partners - Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern,  CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Air

Other Partners - Air Baltic, AirberlinAir Corsica, Air Serbia, Azal, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Etihad Regional, Etihad Airways, FlybeGOL, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airlines, Luxair, Montenegro Airlines, SriLankan, Tap, Tarom