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British Airways Baggage Allowance

British Airways Baggage Allowance

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British Airways luggage allowance and fees 2021

Flying with British Airways? Here is some useful information about British Airways baggage fees & luggage allowance.

ClassDimensionsWeightCostOther information
Cabin Baggage Allowance56cm x 45cm x 25cm23kgN/AN/A
Checked BaggageAllowance90cm x 75cm x 43cm23kg – 32kg£20 – £65*see excess baggage*
Excess BaggageAllowance90cm x 75cm x 43cm32kg£65 per bag*see excess baggage*

British Airways baggage allowance & fees

Carry-on baggage

British Airways passengers are allowed one piece of hand luggage and one personal item as carry-on baggage. The maximum size for hand luggage is 56 x 45 x 23cm and it must weigh no more than 23kg. The small item must be no larger than 40 x 30 x 15cm.

If your hand luggage is larger than this, it will be checked into the hold, and you will be charged for checked luggage.

Checked baggage

You can add checked baggage either during booking or at the airport, although be aware that booking at the airport will cost you more. You can expect to pay anywhere between £40 – £65 per bag.

The cost of travelling with checked baggage will depend on your route. Bags should not be heavier than 23kg or 32kg. The maximum British Airways baggage size is 90 x 75 x 43cm – anything larger than this will be classed as excess baggage.

Excess baggage 

Any bag exceeding 90 x 75 x 43cm will be counted as excess baggage and subject to an excess baggage fee of £65.

If your bag is heavier than 32kg it will be shipped as cargo. Please contact the airline directly for more information about this.

Contact British Airways

To get help with BA baggage allowance enquiries, you can contact British Airways directly on 0344 493 0787 6am – 11pm daily.

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