British Airways Baggage

Carry-On Allowance

British Airways passengers are allowed one (1) piece of hand baggage plus a laptop or handbag.

  • Your main piece of hand luggage must not exceed the dimensions 22" x 18" x 10" (56cm x 45cm x 25cm), including the handle, pockets and wheels. It must be able to fit into the bag gauge, available at the check-in area.
  • Your laptop or handbag must not exceed the dimensions 18" x 14" x 8" (45cm x 36cm x 20cm), including the handle and pockets and must be able to fit under the seat in front of you.

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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Checked Baggage Allowance

For travel on all flights EXCEPT to/from Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and connecting journeys between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada:

  • World Traveler, Euro Traveler, UK Domestic (Economy): 1 bag free weighing 23kg (51 lb)
  • World Traveler, Euro Traveler, UK Domestic (full-fare Economy): 2 bags free weighing 23kg (51 lb)
  • World Traveler Plus (Premium Economy): 2 bags free weighing 23kg (51 lb)
  • Club Europe (Business): 2 bags free weighing 32kg(70 lb)
  • First Club World (Business): 3 bags free weighing 32 kg (70 lb)
  • You may take bags up to the dimensions 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5" x 29.5" x 16"), including the handle, pockets and wheels. Any bags carried in addition to your free checked baggage allowance will incur an extra bag charge.

Excess Baggage

Passengers may pay for extra luggage at the airport; however, they may be charged at a higher rate.

When paying for extra luggage online, these prices apply to the first extra bag:

  • First Club World: £77/$119/€98
  • World Traveller Plus: £77/$119/€98
  • World Traveller Y class (full-fare Economy): £77/$119/€98
  • World Traveller: £34/$51/€43
  • Club Europe: £34/$51/€43
  • Euro Traveller UK Domestic: £34/$51/€43

When paying for extra luggage online, these prices apply to further extra bags:

  • First Club World: £77/$119/€98
  • World Traveller Plus: £77/$119/€98
  • World Traveller Y class (full-fare Economy): £77/$119/€98
  • World Traveller: £77/$119/€98
  • Club Europe: £34/$51/€43
  • Euro Traveller UK Domestic: £34/$51/€43

Overweight Baggage Fees

  • Bags between 51-70lbs (23-32kgs) departing from the US: $60
  • Bags between 51-70lbs (23-32kgs) departing from all other locations: £40 or local equivalent at check-in

Any single bag weighing over 70 lbs/32 kg will not be accepted and must be shipped separately as freight or cargo.

Contact British Airways World Cargo for more information

Oversize Baggage Fees

Any single bag measuring over 75in x 29.5in x 25.5in (190cm x 75cm x 65cm), including the handle, pockets and wheels will not be accepted and must be shipped separately as freight or cargo. Contact British Airways World Cargo for more information

Sports Equipment

Some checked items, such as surfboards and bicycles will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements while others may be checked in lieu of one of your checked bags. If you plan to travel with sporting equipment, contact British Airways directly to confirm packing regulations and fees or visit BA's Special Baggage Information Page.

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