British Airways baggage policy

Cabin bags

You can take ONE cabin bag per person on board, you can also take one small personal item on board, this could be a small handbag or a slim laptop case that fits comfortably under the seat in front of you. The weight limit must not exceed 23kg, British Airways also ask that you are able to lift it into the overhead locker by yourself.

The maximum size cabin bag size permitted is 56x45x25cm, including handles and wheels.Cabin bags should be placed in the overhead lockers or if small enough under the seat in front of you.

It’s worth remembering that cabin space is very limited, in the event the overhead lockers are full, all remaining cabin bags will be put into the aircraft hold and will be available for collection at the baggage carousel at your destination. 

If you are carrying any medicines that you will need during the flight, we advise that you have these already separated in a small clear bag, we also suggest you keep any travel documents and ID papers on you.

The British Airways hand baggage policy is strict and will be verified before you board the aircraft. If the cabin bag is bigger than the maximum 56x45x25cm (including handles and wheels), they will not be allowed in the cabin, oversized bags will have to checked into the aircraft hold at the applicable airport charge.


Hold luggage

Applicable to each customer purchasing hold luggage including children. A standard hold bag must weigh no more than 23kg, You can buy extra weight up to a maximum of 32kg per bag once you have made your initial reservations with us.

No single item can weigh more than 32kg.