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Find all the information you need for your baggage needs, including the weight, size and content allowance of your bags, as well as restricted and oversized items. Your packing, made easy.

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Your baggage weight allowance

Our standard checked baggage allowance is 23kg per bag. How many checked bags you’re allowed will depend on your booking, cabin class and Executive Club Tier status. All tickets on British Airways, BA Cityflyer and BA Euroflyer include a cabin bag and hand bag.

Cabin Checked bags
Economy Basic (cabin and hand bag only) 0
Economy (with checked bag) 1 x 23kg bag
Premium economy 2 x 23kg bags
Business 2 x 32kg bags
First 3 x 32kg bags
Gold and Silver Executive Club members, and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members, may be entitled to more checked baggage.

Your baggage size allowance

Your baggage contents allowance

You can travel with all the things that are important to you, including musical instruments and sports equipment.

Check your baggage allowance by destination

Whether you’ve booked a flight with us yet or not, you can enter your details in our search tool below and find out how much baggage you’re allowed to take on your flight, plus more detailed baggage information.

Baggage FAQ

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