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As a full service airline we include most things you will need for your journey as part of your ticket price, but there are a few extra things that we charge for.

This page gives you a summary of these optional extras with links to more information on

Optional extra charges on BA* codeshare flights operated by other airlines may differ from British Airways’ charges. For details please visit the operating airline’s website.

Find out more about American Airlines' optional extra charges

Find out more about Iberia's optional extra charges

Promotional upgrades

British Airways on occasion may offer promotional upgrades, either through Manage My Booking or on departure at the airport. Should an upgrade promotion be available, the price offered will be between $79-$1299.



On all our flights you are entitled to a free baggage allowance which will depend on the the class you travel in onboard and the type of ticket you book.

You can take extra bags with you for a charge. In most circumstances you can save money by buying your extra allowance online in advance.

Charges for extra baggage

If your bag is larger or heavier than the free baggage allowance you may be charged extra.

Charges for overweight baggage

Charges for oversized baggage
Medical clearance.

Medical clearance

Many people with existing medical conditions are able to fly without difficulty. Most medical cases are straightforward but others require individual assessment. In some instances, we may ask that you travel with a medical escort or with supplementary oxygen (for which a charge is made).

We have detailed guidelines for customers on as well as contact information for our Passenger Medical Clearance Unit who can help with any queries you may have about a journey.

Medical information