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Your baggage allowance

You have numerous baggage options when travelling with British Airways. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or off on a family adventure, there’s plenty of room for all your must-haves, including wheelchairs, pushchairs, skis and saxophones too.

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Hand bag

Hand bag

Up to 40 x 30 x 15cm (16 x 12 x 6in)

Up to 23kg (51lb)

Guaranteed in the cabin

You can bring a small bag for essentials like medication, mobile phones, other electronic devices and passports. This is guaranteed to travel with you in the cabin as part of your British Airways baggage allowance.

Cabin bag

Cabin bag.

Up to 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 18 x 10in)

Up to 23kg (51lb)

May need to go in the hold

A larger bag is allowed in the cabin, subject to space being available. Keep medication, travel documents and valuables in your smaller hand bag as well as electronic devices containing lithium batteries, spare batteries and power packs, as these are not allowed in the hold.

Standard checked baggage

Checked baggage

Up to 90 x 75 x 43cm (35 x 30 x 17in)

Up to 23kg (51lb)

Checked in to the hold

Your checked baggage must be checked in before you fly. Please clearly label all your checked bags inside and out with your name and contact details, such as a mobile number or email address.

Want to take more bags?

Three suitcases

If you need more than what’s included in the standard British Airways baggage allowance, you can pay to add extra baggage in Manage My Booking.

Extras for your British Airways baggage allowance

You can travel with all the things that are important to you, including musical instruments and sports equipment. You can also find out about excess baggage and unclaimed or lost baggage below.