British Airways Baggage Limits

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British Airways Baggage Limits
Baggage restrictions are an important consideration when packing for a trip. (luggages image by MLProject from

Baggage allowances vary from one airline to the next and with plane size and journey length. British Airways uses baggage guidelines which are similar to most major carriers.

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Checked Baggage

For checked baggage, British Airways allows each World Traveler passenger one piece up to 35.5 x 29.5 x 25.5 inches in size, with a maximum weight of 23.1 Kilogram. For World Traveler Plus passengers, two bags of the stated maximum size and a maximum weight of 23.1 Kilogram each are permitted. For Club Europe passengers, two bags of the standard size with a maximum weight of 31.8 Kilogram each are allowed, and for First Club World there is an allowance of three bags with a total of 31.8 Kilogram each.

Special Checked Baggage

If a passenger has extra bags to check on flights within Europe, the U.K. and Russia, there is a £26 fee per bag when checked in online, and a £32 fee per bag when checked in at the airport. If your bags are over 23.1 Kilogram and under 31.8 Kilogram the fee is £32 per bag. If your bags weigh more than 31.8 Kilogram the bags must be shipped as freight.

Carry-On Baggage

All British Airways passengers are allowed one carry-on bag and one handbag, briefcase or computer bag free of charge. Infants are allowed one bag in total. Carry-on bags must be 22 x 18 x 10 inches or smaller and handbags must be 18 x 14 x 8 inches or smaller.

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