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Two suitcases and carry case.

Your checked baggage allowance is the total number of bags, their size and weight that go into the aircraft hold. This varies depending on the cabin you're travelling in, your frequent flyer member status and other factors.

If you already have a booking with us, the easiest way to check your allowance is in Manage My Booking. Otherwise, you can find more information in the tables below.

British Airways and BA CityFlyer flights

A checked bag can be up to 90 x 75 x 43cm (35.5 x 29.5 x 16in), including any bits that stick out, like the handle, pockets and wheels.

The weight limit applies to each bag. It's not possible to split the total weight across multiple bags.

Ways to increase your checked baggage allowance

Travelling on other airlines

If your journey includes a flight with an airline other than British Airways, your checked baggage allowance may be different:

  • If every flight in your journey has a BA code (e.g. BA1234) you will get British Airways’ checked baggage allowance, even if some or all of the flights are operated by other airlines (so-called 'codeshare' flights).
  • If every flight in your journey has another airline’s code, you will get that airline’s baggage allowance.
  • If your journey includes a mix of BA and other airline codes (e.g. AA1122 or IB3210) you will get the allowance of the most significant carrier – usually the airline operating the longest part of the journey.

Other airlines

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  • American Airlines logo.
  • Finnair logo.
  • Iberia logo.
  • Japan Airlines.
  • Qatar Airways.