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British Airways Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance9/10
Checked Baggage Allowance8/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade8.0/10

British Airways Carry-On Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

One carry-on bag is allowed, with maximum dimensions of 55x45x25cm. Officially there is a 23kg/50lbs weight limit on the carry-on bag, although it is not strictly enforced. The main limit is that you must be able to lift and place your bag into the overhead bins, so you will likely not want to even get close to the 23kg limit.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

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

British Airways Checked Baggage Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

All flights allow for 1 bag of 23kg/50lbs to be checked in free of charge for the lowest ticket levels (World Traveller Euro Traveller Domestic). Full-fare Economy tickets allow for 2 bags of 23kg/50lbs each.

Exceptions apply for flights to/from Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and connecting journeys between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada. On these flights, 2 bags of 23kg/50lbs are allowed for all seats, with higher limits for First and Club passengers.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

British Airways Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Please note that new Overweight Bag fees apply on tickets booked after September 30 2014. Bags weighing between 23-32kg (50-70lbs), you will now be charged 65/$100/75 per bag.

If you are planning on bringing additional bags above your allowance, it is recommended you purchase an additional bag allowance online in advance of your flight. The rate charged at the airport is significantly higher than the online rate.

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