British Airways 2023 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with British Airways on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your British Airways baggage allowance and fees.

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British Airways 2023 Baggage Allowance and Fees

If you’re travelling with British Airways on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your British Airways baggage allowance and fees.

British Airways Hand Baggage


All customers are permitted to carry one piece of hand luggage and one small item (handbag, laptop) on board. Hand luggage must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and the small item must be no bigger than 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. Both items can weight up to 23kg each.

If your hand baggage exceeds the limit, it will be checked into the hold. This can be added to your checked baggage allowance. However, if it exceeds this, you will be charged the airport’s excess baggage fees.
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Baggage TypeSize RestrictionsWeight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Cabin Baggage56 x 45 x 25cm23kgN/AAirport fees apply if oversized or overweight
Checked Baggage90 x 75 x 43cm23kg - 32kg depending on route/ticket type£20 - £65 depending on route/ticket type*see excess baggage*
Excess Baggage90 x 75 x 43cm32kg£65 per bagN/A

Adding Extra Baggage To Hand Baggage Only Flights

If you are travelling with hand luggage only booking, you can add additional checked bags for a fee. These fees will depend on your route and are per one way journey. Each bag can not exceed 23kg in weight.

LuggageOnline PriceAirport Price
First Bag£20 - £40£40 - £65
Each Additional Bag£36 - £60£40 - 65
Bags On Connecting Flights£65£40 - £65

British Airways Checked Baggage


The amount of checked baggage each customer is allowed depends on your booking; the route, fare and ticket type. Each piece of luggage must not be larger than 90cm x 75cm x 43cm including any pieces of the luggage that stick out (handles, wheels etc). Each piece of luggage has a weight allowance of either 23kg or 32kg depending on your route/ticket.

The following table outlines the British Airways baggage allowances per ticket type. This applies to all flights except to/from Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and connecting journeys between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada.
Ticket TypeBaggage Allowance
World Traveler Euro Traveler Domestic Eco (Economy)1 bag at 23kg
World Traveler Y Class (full-fare Economy)2 bags at 23kg each
World Traveler Plus (Premium Economy)2 bags at 23kg each
Club Europe (Business)2 bags at 32kg each
First Club World Biz Bed (Business)3 bags at 32kg each

British Airways Extra Baggage


Each passenger can check-in up to 10 pieces of luggage per flight, including the allocated checked luggage allowance that comes with their flights. For example, if you get one piece of free checked luggage on your flight, you can add up to nine extra pieces.

Prices range from £36 to £120 per piece of luggage when booked online and £40 to £140 when booked at the airport. Overweight bags will face a fee of £65 per bag, unless over 32kg. Anything heavier will have to be shipped separately as cargo. For a full outline of extra baggage charges, see the price comparison table below.

British Airways Musical Instruments and Sporting Equipment


Instruments and sporting equipment can be carried as part of your checked baggage allowance or extra purchased checked baggage. In certain circumstances, British Airways may carry heavier items  up to 45kg and 190cm x 75cm x 65cm.

Pieces over 23kg, however, may incur an extra charge.

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