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With so many airlines, it’s very easy to get confused about the baggage allowance… Between the low cost airlines and traditional airlines, like British Airways or easyJet, there are many differences when it comes to luggage dimensions and weight limits.

Keep reading to learn about the latest BA baggage allowance or check out the baggage allowances for other airlines.

British Airways baggage allowance

British Airways Hand Luggage Allowance

You are allowed one main piece of hand luggage and one personal item (e.g. laptop, handbag, etc.). The main piece of carry on luggage can weigh up to 23 kg and have the maximum dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles, pockets, and wheels. Bag gauges are provided at check-in where you can measure your cabin bag.

The one piece of personal hand luggage (laptop or handbag) must fit under the seat in front of you and can have the maximum dimensions of 45cm x 36cm x 20cm.

If you are travelling with an infant (under the age of 2), you are allowed one bag per infant. Discover more about infant baggage allowances.

British Airways Hand Baggage Only Fare

British Airways offers a special hand baggage only fare for selected routes on short and long haul flights. With this special fare, British Airways passengers do not have a checked baggage allowance included in the price of their ticket. The cabin bag allowance remains the same as on other flights; one main piece of hand luggage and one personal item.

Liquids in Cabin Luggage

There are several regulations regarding what can be included in your carry on baggage and what can not. Keep in mind that the word “liquid” covers a broader context than you might first think. For example, makeup,  peanut butter, hand lotions, and deodorants are also considered liquids.

British Airways Liquids Guidelines:

  • The liquid must be in a container that has a volume no larger than 100 ml. Don’t bring larger containers, even if they are mostly empty.
  • Pack all liquid containers in a 1 litre transparent plastic bag. The bag must be able to zip shut and cannot have dimensions larger than 20cm x 20cm.
  • You must take the bag out of your cabin luggage to show at the security check at the airport.

British Airways Checked Luggage Allowance

The BA baggage allowance for checked luggage depends on the class of travel, but all baggage must have the maximum dimensions of 90cm x 75cm x 43cm.

  • Euro Traveler or World Traveler (Economy) *: 1 bag of 23 kg
  • World Traveler Plus (Premium Economy): 2 bags of 23 kg
  • Club Europe, Club World, Club World London City (Business): 2 bags of 32 kg
  • First: 3 bags of 32 kg

*These allowances apply to all flights except to/from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, between Europe and Japan, connecting between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada, originating in Saudi Arabia to USA/Bermuda/Canada, and between London and Doha

British Airways new coronavirus safety measures for 2020

British Airways is committed to keeping their customers safe by introducing these new safety measures for flying during the coronavirus pandemic:

  • British Airways encourage all customers to check-in online before arriving at the airport, to keep queues short and minimise human contact.
  • If you can’t check-in online, there will be self-service kiosks and bag drop areas at the airport.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times, at the airport and throughout the duration of the flight.
  • You will be encouraged to self-scan your British Airways boarding pass where possible.
  • The air inside British Airways aircraft cabins are completely replaced every 2 to 3 minutes, passing through HEPA filters.
  • HEPA filters remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency.

We hope that these BA baggage tips were helpful and you have a smooth journey on your next British Airways flight!



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64 responses to “British Airways Baggage Allowance

  1. Hi we are travelling from Durban to Larnaca Cyprus, are we allowed 2x23kg of luggage

  2. Hi, I would like ask about allowed carry on baggage. When I will fight from Canada to Europe how many baggage is allow. For example when I will travel with one hand bag and other two baggage. It’s ok?
    Thnak you Jan

  3. I’ll be traveling to Moscow from Edinburgh through Heatrow airport with BA. Is checked baggage included? It’s economy euro and world traveller ticket.

  4. if two persons r travelling one adult and one is of 13 years old. How much baggage is allowed in british airways economy class from new delhi india to london uk.

  5. Hi, I want ask you about bagage.
    How much can I tacke with me when I travel to Teheran?
    Is it true that I can take with me 23 kg totaly? ( I mean hand bagage and cabin bagage)
    Can you explaine more about that!

  6. Being a traveler would like to say that this is a useful blogs for all travelers.

  7. I just t so much like this great kind of article and would really love to share it with mates for sure.

  8. I am travelling from Delhi to Heathrow. Pls tell how many baggages are allowed and how many kg

  9. What about connecting flight between India and USA? How many check in bag allowed?

  10. I contacted the team several times in order to add an additional bag to my booking. they gave me unreachable phone no. and none of the team support could get me solutions. web page very complicated to read

  11. Hi Friends,

    My checked luggage size is 48 x 77 x 33 cms(American Tourister 77Cm Hugo Grey Soft Luggage Strolley). Could someone advise if this luggage is considered as normal(free) in British Airlines.


  12. Hi, my wife will be traveling to USA from Chennai along with my 2 years old daughter. Is it possible to checkin the hand baggage too? If so will there be any charges for it?

  13. Hi, I am travelling from Bangalore to Stuttgart via London. As per the hand luggage rules I am allowed to carry a bag of dimensions 56*45*25. Is there any restriction on getting a rucksack of this dimension or should it be specifically a hand baggage

  14. Am planning to travel by british air ways by economy class this month. How many bags in cabin and for check in are allowed and what is the weight of each bag ?

  15. my booking states that i am allowed 2 x 23 kgs checked luggage.How does it work if its one bag exceeding 23kgs but not more than 46kgs 🙂

  16. How come I’m allowed 2 check baggages with BA with my up coming flight this Dec from Riyadh to Las Vegas Econmy flight and my wife you said only one check bag?

  17. I paid for extra baggage on a British Airways flight to the U.K from Australia and I want to know how to confirm it ? Does this allow me another 23kg?

  18. I am traveling to London Heathrow airport from Mumbai,India and I am a student so how many bags are allowed and of what weight?

  19. Hi, as mentioned on our blog post, you’re allowed to bring onboard: 1 handbag of up to 40cm x 30cm x 15cm/16in x 12in x 6in and 1 additional cabin bag of up to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm/22in x 18in x 10in. The maximum weight per bag is up to 23kg/51lb and you must be able to lift it into the overhead locker by yourself.

    For checked luggage, 1 bag at 23 kg of up to 90 x 75 x 43 cm.

  20. Hi, as mentioned on our blog post, you’re allowed to bring 1 handbag of up to 40cm x 30cm x 15cm/16in x 12in x 6in and 1 additional cabin bag of up to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm/22in x 18in x 10in. The maximum weight per bag is up to 23kg/51lb and you must be able to lift it into the overhead locker by yourself.

  21. Hi ,I m travelling from HYD To Montreal on 2nd Sept in BA can u plz tell me the cabin bag allowance .

  22. My wife will be traveling from Las Vegas to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia via London on economy. Exactly how many luggage check in and carry on bag and max weight is she allowed.

  23. I am a student travelling from Mumbai to Rochester. My 2 check-in bags are weighing 23.4 and 23.2 kgs. Will I be charged for the little extra weight I am carrying? Please advice.

  24. Hi, What are the Indian food items not allowed to carry…we should not carry dals???

  25. What is the maximum check in luggage and hand baggage for student from India to USA by British Airways.

  26. Hi Chintan. Thanks for writing. The baggage allowance depends on your class of travel. If you are travelling premium or full fare economy, you can have 2 bags at 23 kg each. If you are travelling domestic eco, you are allowed 1 bag of up to 23kg. And of course, maximum dimensions are all: 90 x 75 x 43 cm. Thanks and safe travels!

  27. I am travelling to London from Mumbai on 2nd April through BA0198 flight. I wanted to know in checked in luggage can I take 2 bags with total weight upto 23 kg or I am allowed only 1 bag totaling 23 kg.

  28. Hi Simi, thanks for reaching out to us with your inquiry. British Airways allows passengers that fly on economy to have 2 checked bags, up to 23kg and one carry-on luggage that must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in) including handles, pockets and wheels. We hope you have a great holiday!

  29. Hi, I m travelling from Chennai to Chicago, how much in check in n how much in cabin Baggage s allowed for economy tkt

  30. Hi, Mathukar. You are allowed one cabin bag and one personal bag on your British Airways flight. Cabin baggage may not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and your personal bag must not be larger than: 45cm x 36cm x 20cm. You are also allowed 1 bag for your checked baggage allowance, a max of 23kg. We hope that was helpful. Happy travels!

  31. Hi, I am Traveling to Halifax, CANADA from HYDERABAD, INDIA in Economy class. Please mention how much luggage can i carry ( Cabin luggage + Check In Luggage)

  32. 1. BA 276 K 15JAN
    HYDLHR HK1 0655 1210 O*

    2. BA 205 K 15JAN LHRMIA HK1 1450
    2000 O*

    3. AA 922
    K 15JAN MIALPB HK1 2354 #0731 O

    as per the above flight details what will be the baggage allowance

  33. Hi, I’m flying Brazil to Barcelona with BA, can you tell me what is my checked luggage allowance please? Thank you.

  34. Hi, Ras. Thank you for your query. The number of checked baggage and the weight of the baggage depends on the class of travel. Please refer to the blog portion “Checked Luggage” for more details. Also, for baggage dimensions, you are correct. We hope you enjoy your trip!

  35. plz specifically is it correct that on a flight to kolkata from Boston via mumbau take two checked in baggage’s measuring 90x75x33cm weighing 23 kg each Besides the carry on baggage as allowed

  36. I am a catholic priest travelling back to Uganda, with one checked luggage max 20kg, hand luggage and mass-kit 8 kg. I traveled with them on Fly-be from Dundee to London Stansted. Is it okey with BA?

  37. short answer, yes. Just bear in mind that wheels are included in size of cases given on British Airways site

  38. google British Airways baggage allowances and is very easy site to follow giving weights and sizes of luggage for cabin luggage and hold luggage.
    Good luck

  39. I’ll be traveling this month from Holland to Goa, India with British airways via London, Heathrow, change plane (still BA) to Mumbai and from Mumbai thru Jet Airways to Goa. How many kilograms of hand baggage am I allowed to carry?

  40. Hi @disqus_FWRLOKcOyb:disqus, According to the Thomson Holidays website:
    “You’re entitled to a 15kg baggage allowance on our package holidays.
    Certain types of holiday come with a bigger allowance of 20kg – this is
    clearly shown whilst you’re booking if it applies.”
    If you’re not completely sure it doesn’t hurt to double check directly with them 🙂 Here’s their contact page: https://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/legal/contact-us-package-holidays.html

  41. I’m travelling to Benidorm on a BA charter flight for Thomson Holidays and I have been told that my allowance is only 20Kg. Is this correct?

  42. If travelling from Gatwick to Algiers by Business class how many bags & what is the max total weight please can one person can take? .
    My student has been in the Uk for 3 months & has purchase lots , we call her shopaholic… Please can you confirm the weight & how many bags

  43. Hi have booked a flt with your selves from malta to uk, what is the allowance for the luggage please?

  44. Hi, what should be the weight of the hand bag in kgs which we carry in the flight excluding the 23 kgs 2 bags each by luggage.what is the total weight in kgs we will be able to carry by British Airways from Abu dhabi to Canada ontario.

  45. Can you tell me baggage allowance for British Airways travelling from YVR to CDG (economy class) I think you are allowed only 1 checked baggage, right?

  46. Normally, we are allowed one main piece of hand luggage (max23 kg), one checked luggage (max23kg) and one personel item (handbag, backpack or briefcase). Totally 46 kg+personel item,right?

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