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 FlyBe, there are many differences when it comes to luggage dimensions and weight limits.
Keep reading to learn about British Airways baggage allowance or check out the other airlines luggage size and weight limits here.
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 luggage.
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 traveling with an infant (under the age of 2), you are allowed one bag per infant. Find more information about infant baggage allowances here.
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. But still have the same cabin luggage allowance of 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 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 liter 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 number of checked items and weight 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, between London and Doha
We hope that these tips were helpful and you have a smooth next British Airways flight!