British Airways Logo

British Airways Luggage Allowance

British Airways Cabin Luggage Allowance:

All travellers with British Airways have a hand luggage allowance of 1 standard bag plus 1 smaller item like a purse or a laptop. The size of the carry on luggage must be within 56cm x 45cm x 25cm for the standard bag, with a maximum weight of 23kg, and 45cm x 36cm x 20cm dimensions for your smaller item.

Travellers carrying infants are allowed another cabin baggage for the items the child might need during the flight.

All liquids should be placed in re-sealable transparent plastic bags and each individual container should have no more than 100ml.

British Airways Checked In Baggage:

Economy travellers are allowed to check in 1 luggage up to 23kg. Full-fare and Premium Economy can carry 2 bags up to 23kg each. Club Europe Business Class allows 2 items up to 32kg each and Club World Business Class up to 3 baggage of 32kg each.

In flights to Brazil, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, or connecting flights between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada, all Economy Class passengers are allowed 2 bags of 23kg each. Business Class travellers are allowed 3 items up to 32kg each.

Travellers with infants can take an extra bag, a collapsible pushchair and a car seat free of charge.

British Airways restriction on baggage dimension is 90cm x 75cm x 43cm.

If you want to take an extra bag there is a charge of £30 for Euro Traveller and Club Europe passengers, £34 for World Traveller customers and £77 for World Traveller Plus, Club World and First Class. These charges will increase to £35, £40 and £90 respectively if paid directly at the airport.

British Airways will carry a wheelchair regardless of its weight.

British Airways Oversize Luggage:

British Airways will check in your sports equipment as standard luggage at no extra cost, as long as it’s within your baggage allowance.

Bicycles and skis should be properly packed for air travel. Golf bags and surfboards should not exceed the 190cm x 75cm x 65cm dimension.

Passenger with a musical instrument can carry it in the cabin if it doesn’t exceed British Airways carry-on luggage restrictions of size and weight. Bigger instruments can be checked in as part of your baggage allowance or, alternatively, you can buy an extra seat.

Last updated on 29/01/2012 cannot be liable to any change in the airline baggage policy made after the last update