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Extra and overweight baggage

Suitcases and bags.

There's a definite art to packing but even the most talented people sometimes end up with more gear than they can fit in their allowance. A heavy bag can incur an extra charge at check-in or need shipping separately as cargo. Buying extra baggage allowance is an easy, cost-effective solution and we offer some great rates for any situation.

Extra bags with British Airways

Our extra baggage service includes:

  • Up to 10 bags (including your free allowance) per adult or child (you cannot order extra bags for infants under 2).
  • Discounts for paying online before you check in for your flight, if operated by British Airways, BA Cityflyer or Openskies. Discounts are not available if your flight is operated by another airline. (Due to restrictions in some countries, it is unfortunately not possible to buy extra bags online for all routes. See our current extra bag charges for details of the prices to purchase at the airport.)
  • Letting you simply turn up with your extra bags to pay the airport rate at bag drop but please be aware this will be a higher rate.
  • Special online first-bag rate for people on hand baggage only fares.
  • Each extra bag can be up to the same size and weight as a standard checked bag -- see our checked baggage allowance page for details.

The rate you pay is based on when your ticket is issued. For ba.com bookings that's usually as soon as you make your booking. In some instances, such as travel agent and tour operator bookings, your ticket can be issued at any time, so please contact the booking agent to check the issue date before confirming which rate applies to you.

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Our current extra bag charges
Travel class Online in advance At the airport
1st additional bag Other additional bag 1st additional bag Other additional bag

UK Domestic
Euro Traveller

(hand baggage only)

£20/$30/€25 £34/$51/€43 £40/$60/€50  £40/$60/€50

UK Domestic
Euro Traveller

(with inclusive allowance)

£34/$51/€43 £34/$51/€43 £40/$60/€50 £40/$60/€50

World Traveller


(one-bag allowance)

£55/$85/€64 £120/$170/€128  £65/$100/€75 £140/$200/€150

World Traveller


(two-bag allowance)

£120/$170/€128 £120/$170/€128 £140/$200/€150 £140/$200/€150

World Traveller on some routes*

Advanced purchase not available $120 $120
Premium economy

World Traveller Plus
Prem Plus

£120/$170/€128 £120/$170/€128 £140/$200/€150 £140/$200/€150

World Traveller Plus on some routes*

Advanced purchase not available $120 $120
Business and First    
Club Europe  £34/$51/€43  £34/$51/€43  £40/$60/€50  £40/$60/€50


Club World

Biz Bed

£120/$170/€128 £120/$170/€128 £140/$200/€150 £140/$200/€150
First and Club World on some routes Advanced purchase not available $120 $120

Charges are per one way. Charges shown are in UK pounds, US and Canadian dollars and euros. Charges will be converted to the local currency at the airport when necessary.

*On some routes, we are prevented from offering discounts for paying online before you check in for your flight, but you will be able to purchase an extra bag allowance at the airport.

Overweight bags with British Airways

If you get to the airport and find your bag is over your weight allowance you may be charged extra.

Bags over 32kg cannot be checked in and must be shipped separately as freight or cargo.

There are no weight limits or overweight charges for personal wheelchairs, mobility aids and medical equipment but please check our special assistance information for some rules and requirements.

Our overweight baggage charges
Bag weight Charge per bag
23-32kg (51-70lb)*

£40 or local equivalent at check-in

($60 from any US airport)

Over 32kg (over 70lb)

Not permitted. Bags over 32kg must be shipped separately as freight or cargo.

How to ship heavy items as cargo

Charges, shown in UK pounds and US dollars, will be converted to the local currency where necessary.


*Some customers are entitled to a 32kg allowance. See the checked baggage page to work out your allowance.

Extra and overweight baggage on other carriers

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, the extra and overweight baggage charges may be different:

American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines logo.

For details of charges on American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines and US Airways, please follow the links below. For other airlines, please refer to their websites or contact them directly.

American Airlines
Japan Airlines
US Airways

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