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British Airways baggage policy and allowance

British Airways

British Airways Plc, Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UK, UB7 0GB.

+44 20 8738 5050


Founded - 1974

Key people - Alex Cruz


British Airways

British Airways baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

British Airways Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with British Airways? Find solutions you need to know about British Airways baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

British Airways passengers are permitted to bring on board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the British Airways overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the British Airways overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry-on size limits of British Airways.

Due to limited overhead space, British Airways passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on board the British Airways aircraft.

Limits apply to certain routes. Visit the British Airways website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the British Airways website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with British Airways, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, British Airways may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on British Airways official site

This may vary between routes. Visit the British Airways website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with British Airways, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the British Airways website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

British Airways permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on British Airways flights. Due to the size of the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, British Airways will be considered overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by British Airways. Please visit the British Airways website directly.

British Airways on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic UK flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the UK.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of British Airways carry-on luggage.

British Airways baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is British Airways' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

British Airways' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on British Airways Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on British Airways flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on British Airways are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on British Airways.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. British Airways oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on British Airways?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active UK military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with British Airways' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a British Airways sponsored credit/charge card.

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