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Your baggage information

Choose from a line-up of baggage options when travelling with British Airways, including hand baggage only fares.

Our standard checked baggage allowance is 23kg per bag. Discover how many checked bags you’re allowed on your trip. You’re also allowed a hand bag and cabin bag each, in these permitted sizes and weights.

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.

Travelling on partner airlines

If your flight number begins with anything other than ‘BA’ (e.g. AA123456X), you’re flying with one of our partners and your baggage allowances may be different.

If a journey with connecting flights includes ‘BA’ and other airline codes, your baggage allowance is generally determined by the airline that operates the longest flight in your itinerary.

SUN-AIR: You can take 1 checked bag up to 90 x 75 x 43cm (35.5 x 29.5 x 16in) and 23kg (51lb).
American Airlines
Japan Airlines
China Southern