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Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
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British Airways Carry On 2023 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

All British Airways passengers may bring into the cabin 1 Cabin Bag and 1 Personal Bag as part of their carry-on allowance. (This does not apply to infants under 2 years old on a parent's lap, which are allowed 1 Cabin Bag with flight-essential items.)

Please note the reduced size limit of the Personal Item for 2023.

Maximum dimensions for the carry-on bags are as follows:

Cabin Bag / Hand Luggage
Up to 56 x 45 x 25 cm (22 x 18 x 10 in) including handles, pockets and wheels.

Personal Bag / Personal Item
Up to 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 in) including handles, pockets and wheels.

A 23kg (51lb) weight limit applies to all hand baggage and you must be able to lift the bag yourself into the overhead locker.

You could be asked at the boarding gate to check some or all of your hand baggage into the hold, because there might not be enough room to stow all hand luggage safely in the cabin. You won't be charged for additional luggage if the bag fits within your hand luggage allowance.


Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2024

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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British Airways Checked Baggage Fees 2023 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits




British Airways has a pretty complex checked luggage fee structure, as it offers a variety of cabins and multiple fare types within each cabin, so be sure to double-check how much luggage you may bring with you and the applicable fees for your route.

The most basic cabin type, what most airlines would call Economy class, is known with British Airways as Euro Traveller (Short-haul to/from Europe Economy Class) and World Traveller (Long-Haul International Economy class).

Within both Euro Traveller and World Traveller, you may purchase either a Basic fare (Hand-Luggage only, pay for checked bags), Plus fare (includes checked bags and some flexibility), or Plus Flex (extra flexibility). The luggage allowances for each fare class depend on the origin and destination of your flights.

British Airways also offers the World Traveller Plus cabin (Premium Economy) on long-haul flights, their Business class offering known as Club Europe and Club World, and First Class. All of these premium cabins include some free checked luggage allowance.

All standard checked luggage may measure up to a maximum of 90 x 75 x 43 cm, before incurring oversize baggage fees.

Exact fees may vary by specific route and date of flight, as well as your date of booking. The fees shown below are meant as a guideline for most routes. Please check directly with British Airways regarding the exact prices and baggage fees for your specific flight and ticket.

You can find the British Airways Baggage Fee Calculator at https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/baggage-essentials/checked-baggage-allowances.

Economy Class Luggage Allowance and Baggage Fees on British Airways
Euro Traveller - Basic (hand baggage only) - Within Europe
1st Checked Bag - 45 GBP online / 75 at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 75 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 75 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 75 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

Euro Traveller - Plus / Plus Flex - Within Europe
1st Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 75 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 75 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 75 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

World Traveller - Basic (hand baggage only) - Trans-Atlantic
1st Checked Bag - 80 GBP online / 95 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - 80 GBP online / 95 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 150 GBP online / 180 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 150 GBP online / 180 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

World Traveller - Standard - Trans-Atlantic
1st Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - 80 GBP online / 95 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 150 GBP online / 180 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 150 GBP online / 180 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

World Traveller Plus - Trans-Atlantic
1st Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

World Traveller - Basic (hand baggage only) - Other
1st Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 85 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 85 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

World Traveller - Standard - Other
1st Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 85 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

World Traveller Plus - Other
1st Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 23 kg / 50 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 23 kg / 50 lbs

Upper Class Luggage Allowance and Baggage Fees on British Airways
Club Europe - Business - Within Europe
1st Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 80 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 70 GBP online / 80 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs

Club World - Business - Trans-Atlantic
1st Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs

First Class - Trans-Atlantic
1st Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs

Club World - Business - Other
1st Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs

First Class - Other
1st Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
2nd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
3rd Checked Bag - Free - 32 kg / 70 lbs
4th Checked Bag - 130 GBP online / 155 GBP at airport - 32 kg / 70 lbs


Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2024

Wheelchairs: Flying with Wheelchairs on British Airways

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024


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British Airways Overweight Baggage Fee 2023 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Exceeding Your Hand Luggage / Cabin Bag Allowance on British Airways
If any of your hand baggage is over the size or weight limit, or you have more hand baggage than your allowance, it will need to be checked in and will count towards your checked baggage allowance. If the additional baggage then takes you over your checked baggage allowance, or if you are travelling on a hand baggage only fare, you will be charged for extra baggage at the airport rate.

Oversize / Extra Large Luggage on British Airways
If your checked luggage exceeds the maximum dimensions of 90 x 75 x 43 cm are accepted on British Airways, but you will have to check them in separately at the "out-of-gauge" bag-drop area. The maximum size of larger luggage is 190 x 75 x 65 cm.

You do not need to notify British Airways that you will travelling with larger luggage, simply show up at the airport earlier to ensure the bags get on the plane.

British Airways Overweight Baggage Fee / British Airways Heavy Luggage
Economy class passengers (Euro Traveller, World Traveller, World Traveller Plus) are limited to a maximum weight of 23 kg / 50 lbs per bag. If any of your bags exceeds this weight limit, up to a maximum of 32 kg / 70 lbs, you will be charged a Heavy Luggage / Overweight Baggage fee of 65 GBP / 75 EUR / 100 USD / 100 CAD. Local taxes may apply.



Last Updated: 04 Apr 2023
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