Don’t get caught out at the airport – plan ahead to save time and money on all your baggage needs.
You'll find your extra and overweight baggage prices and details of your allowance in Manage My Booking, as well as your e-ticket receipt e-mail.
Use our calculator to get a guide price for baggage on an upcoming trip. Prices may change at any time but the price you pay is fixed on your 'ticketing date', which is usually the day you brought your flights but with some travel agents could be later.
If you purchase extra bags online and then change your mind, you can either change or cancel them and request a refund. You must do this online at Manage My Booking before you check in. We're unable to process any change or refund requests after you have checked in, at the airport or once the flight has departed.
If your hand baggage is over the weight limit, you will need to check it in and it will count towards your checked baggage allowance. If this then takes you over your free checked baggage allowance, or if you are travelling on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare, you will need to pay for extra baggage at the airport rate.
If your checked bag weighs more than your allowance you may be charged extra at the airport:
|Bag weight||Charge per bag|
65 GBP / 75 EUR / 100 USD / 100 CAD per overweight bag and one-way journey.
If you are leaving from a country that uses a different local currency, the GBP amount will be converted to the local currency. Payment by cash may incur a commission charge.
|Over 32kg (70lb)||
Not possible to check in; you will need to unaccompanied bags service
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Baggage allowances and policies vary by airline, even if you buy your flights through ba.com. Please note that payment by cash may incur a commission charge.