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Extra bag prices for flights to and from London Heathrow
We have made some changes to our extra bag prices on flights booked from 31 January 2019. The changes apply to hand baggage only (Basic) fares between London Heathrow and selected European destinations.
As a full service airline we include most things you will need for your journey as part of your ticket price, but there are a few extra things that we charge for.
This page gives you a summary of these optional extras with links to more information on ba.com.
Optional extra charges on BA* codeshare flights operated by other airlines may differ from British Airways’ charges. For details please visit the operating airline’s website.
Find out more about American Airlines' optional extra charges
Find out more about Iberia's optional extra charges
British Airways on occasion may offer promotional upgrades, either through Manage My Booking or on departure at the airport. Should an upgrade promotion be available, the price offered will be between $79-$1299.
Charges and service fees
When you book, change, cancel or refund your ticket you may be charged a fee. This may also apply to redemption bookings. The information below outlines some of the charges that may apply.
Find out more about our current service fees
If you are an Executive Club member making a booking different service fees apply to redemption flights.Find out more about redemption service fees
On all our flights you are entitled to a free baggage allowance which will depend on the the class you travel in onboard and the type of ticket you book.Charges for oversized baggage
You can take extra bags with you for a charge. In most circumstances you can save money by buying your extra allowance online in advance.
Charges for extra baggage
If your bag is larger or heavier than the free baggage allowance you may be charged extra.
Charges for overweight baggage
All our available seats at the time of check-in are free for everyone from 24 hours before your flight departs.Seating policy
However you may prefer to choose your seat as soon as you make your booking and there could be a charge for this. Our seating guide will give you more details on any applicable charges.
Many people with existing medical conditions are able to fly without difficulty. Most medical cases are straightforward but others require individual assessment. In some instances, we may ask that you travel with a medical escort or with supplementary oxygen (for which a charge is made).Medical information
We have detailed guidelines for customers on ba.com as well as contact information for our Passenger Medical Clearance Unit who can help with any queries you may have about a journey.
If you would like to travel with your pet then it must be booked as cargo and travel in the hold. The charges for transporting pets will vary based on the size of container needed, the weight of your pet and the distance being travelled. Our charges will be quoted when you reconfirm your flights.IAG Cargo
More detailed information about transporting animals can be found on the website of our cargo company, IAG Cargo.
You can now order your indulgent main meal in advance for your next British Airways flight in economy (World Traveller), sourced locally from reputable suppliers and freshly prepared before your flight.
If you are flying in First, business (Club World) or premium economy (World Traveller Plus), you can make your meal selection from the on-board menu between 30 days and 24 hours before your flight, for no extra charge.Find out more about our paid meal service