Airline Baggage Fees Comparison

Airline Baggage Fees

Airline Baggage Fees Comparison

Airline baggage can be an absolute minefield. You’ll of course, know this if you’ve ever taken luggage on a flight before….

There’s no standard cabin allowance, no set weight for checked baggage and no typical charge for excess baggage. Each and every airline has its own set of rules – confusing rules – which makes it very difficult to know how much you can take with you on your flight and more importantly, how much it will cost.

To make life a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up the top UK airlines and outlined their checked baggage charges and excess baggage fees. With this handy chart, you can see how much you stand to pay for your luggage on each airline.

And if you want more information on any of the airlines, just click the links within the table.

Airline Baggage Price Comparison

Airline15kg20kg30kgExcess ChargesMore Info
Ryanair£15£25£125£10 per kgRyanair Baggage
EasyJet£17£17£24£10 per kgEasyJet Baggage
Flybe£18.50£19£49£15 per kgFlybe Baggage
Aer Lingus£20£25£54£12 per kgAer Lingus Baggage
Jet 2£21£21£117£12 per kgJet 2 Baggage
Virgin Atlantic£34£34£74£40 per bagVirgin Atlantic Baggage
British Airways£36£36£36£65 per bagBritish Airways Baggage
EmiratesFREEFREEFREE£63 - £315 (depending on weight)Emirates Baggage
My Baggage£16.99£16.99£16.99NoneLuggage Shipping

As you can see from the table, most airlines provide affordable checked baggage costs. However, if you go over your allowance and are forced to book excess baggage, the overall cost of your journey can absolutely skyrocket.

Even if you’re flying with Easyjet, which has some of the cheapest checked and excess baggage charges, if you exceed your luggage allowance by even so much as 5kg, you can end up paying at least £77 for just one piece of luggage.

SuitcasesAirline Baggage Alternative

It therefore makes the most financial sense to seek out a cost-effective airline baggage alternative. And that’s where My Baggage comes in…

At My Baggage we provide an excellent low cost luggage shipping service to 200+ countries worldwide. Our prices start at just £16.99 for a 30kg – that’s around half the price of many airlines for up to double the allowance.

Luggage shipping with My Baggage is an especially helpful solution if you are travelling with heavy or excess baggage – it’s the best way to dodge those hefty fees.

To find out more about My Baggage, our service and its features, click here.

 Find out how much it will cost to send your luggage with My Baggage. Get a quote now.



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