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You'd be surprised what you can fit in a suitcase when you fly with us. Our with-baggage fares include at least one bag per person of up to 23kg. All you have to do is make sure the zip shuts.
If you already have a booking with us, the easiest way to check is to log into Manage My Booking where your personal allowance has been worked out for you.
Check your allowances in Manage My Booking
Alternatively, for allowances on British Airways flights, refer to the tables below according to your intended class of travel.
If you are travelling on a UK Domestic or European shorthaul flight, to and from London, you can travel light and make a quick getaway with our hand baggage only fares. These don't include a checked baggage allowance but everything else is covered by the great-value price, including free online check-in, allocated seats, the same generous hand baggage allowance, and refreshments on board. Infants and children on a hand baggage only fare may still check a fully collapsible pushchair (stroller) and a car seat.
If your plans change, you can arrange to check in bags for an additional fee.
Check our baggage prices on hand baggage only fares
If your journey is partly or entirely with another airline your allowance may differ. See Allowances on other airlines below for details.
A checked bag can be up to 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5in x 29.5in x 16in) — including any bits that stick out, like the handle, pockets and wheels.
Larger items of up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in) can be carried for an additional over-sized bag charge. (Currently, we waive this charge so you do not pay it.) Any items bigger than these dimensions will require separate shipping as cargo.
We have special arrangements for sporting equipment like skis and surfboards and large musical instruments. In many cases these can be carried as part of your free baggage allowance.
Carrying sporting goods and musical instruments
How to ship bulky items as cargo
We can't make packing fun but with our inclusive baggage allowances at least you'll have one less thing to worry about.
max 32kg (70lb) each
Same as adult allowance
1 fully collapsible pushchair (stroller)
and 1 car seat
1 standard-sized bag
Flying to and from Ghana,
Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria
and Sierra Leone
max 23kg (51lb) each
Connecting between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada
Flying on a World Traveller
fully flexible ticket (Y class)
All other journeys
(except hand baggage only fares)
max 23kg (51lb)
Some members of frequent flyer programmes receive a greater allowance. See the frequent flyer section below for details
Flying to and from Brazil
1 fully collapsible
max 23 kg (51lb) each
Some members of frequent flyers programmes receive a greater allowance. See the frequent flyer section below for details
and 1 cars seat
Club World London City
Executive Club Gold and Silver members and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members receive additional checked-baggage benefits when flying on British Airways flights.
Executive Club Gold and oneworld Emerald members
Executive Club Silver and oneworld Sapphire members
If your journey includes flights in more than one class, the more generous allowance will apply to your whole journey (unless the flights are on separate bookings then each class's allowance will apply to the individual flight). For example:
It's possible to take more bags than your free allowance for an additional fee. You’ll get the best rate if you pay online in advance.
More about taking extra bags
Bags between 23 and 32kg (51–70lb) may incur additional charges depending on your allowance. Any bag over 32kg (70lb) will require separate shipping as cargo.
More about overweight bags and charges
You can take as many mobility aids, such as a wheelchair, as you need for personal use, which we'll carry free of charge on top of your free baggage allowance.
Guidance on carrying wheelchairs
Baggage allowances and policies can vary by airline — even if you buy your flights through ba.com. If your journey includes a flight with an airline other than British Airways, your checked baggage allowance may be different:
For details of checked baggage allowances on American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines, please follow the links below.
American AirlinesFinnairIberiaJapan Airlines
For other airlines, please refer to their websites or contact them directly.
Find out which airline you are flying with in Manage My Booking