We offer infants and children their own equally generous baggage allowance, which includes things they need, like a pushchair (stroller) and car seat.
When you travel with us, your child (aged 2-11) has the same hand baggage allowance as an adult.
If you are travelling with an infant (under 2), you'll be able to bring an extra bag for them, included in your allowance, with the items that they may need during the flight.
When you pay for a seat for your infant, they are booked as a ‘child’ and are given the allowance a child would receive, which is the same as an adult.
You cannot combine your baggage allowances, so please make sure you know the number of bags per person, plus size and weight limits for hand baggage.
Airport security will vary around the world, so please check what restrictions your airport has in place for carrying baby milk and food in your hand baggage.
You’ll be able to take liquids through security that meet the general restrictions. When you’re travelling with a baby, you may also take milk and formula in baby bottles, which can exceed the liquid measure restrictions.
Your child will have the same free checked baggage allowance as you, which will vary depending on which cabin you are travelling in.
If you are travelling with an infant (under 2), they are given one free checked bag, as per the adult weight and size limit for that travel class. This does not apply if you are travelling with your infant on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare.
You cannot combine your baggage allowances, so please make sure you know the number of bags per person, plus size and weight limits for checked bags.
In addition, you can also take up to two of the following items free of charge (as checked baggage):
If you’re travelling from London Heathrow Terminal 5, check in at our family area located in Zone A. With direct access to oversize baggage belts for car seats and pushchairs, and games to keep the little ones entertained, it will make check in easier for all the family.
When it comes to pushchairs, the size is all important if you want to be able to collect your pushchair at the aircraft door on arrival.
If you have a small, fully collapsible and lightweight pushchair/stroller (with maximum dimensions of 117cm x 38cm x 38cm/46in x 15in x 15in when the pushchair is collapsed), you will qualify to take this right to the aircraft door and collect at the aircraft door at most airports.
Please arrive at your departure gate no later than 45 minutes before departure time, and prepare to pre-board the aircraft.
The staff will put your pushchair into the hold and will do all possible to return it to you at the aircraft door. Pushchairs that fold down into a carry bag, such as the Yo-Yo Zen and are within the maximum hand baggage dimensions, can be taken on board in place of, but not in addition to, your larger cabin bag. As with all larger cabin bags, this is not guaranteed to travel in the cabin, but our staff will make every effort to accommodate it so long as space is available.
All other, larger pushchairs, including double and multi-piece pushchairs can be taken to the departure gate, however, on arrival you must pick up these larger pushchairs at the baggage carousel in the baggage hall.
Please be aware that walking distances at airports can be long, and if you bring a pushchair that does not fit within the criteria to be collected at the aircraft door, you should be prepared to transport your child to the baggage carousel by another method. Many parents find slings useful to carry their baby whilst keeping hands free for baggage.
You may take the car seat on board the aircraft, if you have booked a seat for your infant or child and intend to secure the car seat into it.
Please check car seat dimensions and safety requirements so that you know your car seat will fit safely into the aircraft seat.
Let AirPortr pick up your bags from your London location and check them in for your flight with the AirPortr + Bag Check-In service, exclusive to British Airways customers. Available for the wider London area and flights departing from Heathrow and Gatwick, except flights within the UK.