British Airways Baggage Fees & Tips to Cover the Expenses

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British Airways utilizes a pretty classic baggage allowance system, dependent on cabin class.

Fees for additional luggage per piece depend on when you purchase your baggage allowance, your cabin class and lastly (at times), whether you’re flying out of Gatwick / Stanstead, or any other route.

The British Airways baggage policy can get a little confusing at times – we hope this clears it up a bit!

British Airways Carry-On Allowance

1 handbag/laptop bag: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size Restrictions:

  • Personal item: 40 x 30 x 15cm (16 x 12 x 6in), up to 23kg (51lb)
  • Standard carry-on: 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 18 x 10in), up to 23kg (51lb)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy:

  • 1 cabin bag for items required during the flight
  • Up to 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 18 x 10in), max. 23kg (51lb)

Stroller Check Policy:

  • One stroller per child can be checked at gate free of charge.
  • A small, fully collapsible stroller (with maximum dimensions of 46in x 15in x 15in when collapsed), can be taken to the gate and picked up outside of the destination gate on arrival.
  • Strollers that collapse down into a carry bag can be taken on board in place of your standard carry-on bag, providing it does not exceed the maximum carry-on bag dimensions.
  • Larger strollers checked at the gate will be available for pick up at the baggage carousel in the baggage hall.

British Airways Checked Baggage Allowance

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (51lb) for Economy & Premium Economy; 32kg (70lb) for Business and First Class fares and must adhere to max dimensions of 90 x 75 x 43cm (35.5 x 29.5 x 16in).

Hand Baggage Only / Basic: 0 bags included

Economy: 1 bag included (23kg/51lbs)*

Premium Economy: 2 bags included (23kg/51lbs)

Business: 2 bags included (32kg/70lbs)

First: 3 bags included (32kg/70lbs)

Children and infants (aged 2-11 with a booked seat): Same allowance as adult plus up to two items including a collapsible stroller, travel cot, car seat or carry harness.

Infants under 2 years: 1 bag (23kg/51lbs) plus up to two items including a collapsible stroller, travel cot, car seat or carry harness.

*2 bags included (23kg) for economy flights to/from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria or flights between Europe and Japan. Connecting between India and USA/Bermuda/Canada, or connecting from Saudi Arabia to USA/Bermuda/Canada. Flights between London and Doha have an allowance of 1 x 32kg. 

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

British Airways no longer publishes additional baggage charges on their website and advises passengers to use their baggage calculator tool as the fee varies by route. Below are example fees from searches that we’ve run using the tool.

Economy Hand Baggage Only (Basic)

RoutePurchased Online Purchased at the airport
Short-haul to/from London City AirportFirst bag: £25/$40/€35 – £40/$60/€55
Additional bags: £60/$90/€70
Short-haul to/from London Gatwick AirportFirst bag: £20/$30/€25 – £36/$56/€46
Additional bags: £36/$55/€46 – £46/$75/€56
Short-haul to/from London Heathrow AirportFirst bag: £25/$40/€35 – £48/$72/€66
Additional bags: £60/$90/€70
Short-haul to/from London Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, ManchesterFirst bag: £20/$30/€25 – £35/$55/€45
Additional bags: £60/$90/€70
Long-haul to/from USA, Canada, Mexico from London GatwickFirst bag: £40/$55/€45
Second bag: £60/$90/€70
Third+ bags: £120/$180/€140
First extra bag: £45/$60/€50
Second extra bag: £65/$100/€75
Third+ bags: £140/$200/€150
All other Long-haul flightsFirst bag: £60/$90/€70
Second bag: £60/$90/€70
Third+ bags: £120/$180/€140
First bag: £75/$110/€85
Second bag: £75/$110/€85
Third+ bags: £140/$200/€150


Euro Traveller (Plus and Plus Flex)

  • Flights to/from London Gatwick: £36/$55/€46 (online/ in advance); £50/$75/€65 (at the airport)
  • All other routes: £60/$90/€70 (online/ in advance). £65/$100/€75 (at the airport)

Premium Economy

World Traveller Plus

  • Each bag: £120/$180/€140 (online/ in advance); Each bag:£140/$200/€150 (at the airport)

Business & First Class

Club Europe

  • To/from London Gatwick or Stanstead: £36/$55/€46 (online/ in advance); £50/$75/€65 (at the airport)
  • All other Routes: £60/$90/€70 (online/ in advance); £65/$100/€75 (at the airport)

Club World and First Class

  • Each bag: £120/$180/€140 (online/ in advance); Each bag:£140/$200/€150 (at the airport)

British Airways updated their additional baggage fees at the end of 2018/early 2019. View their previous baggage fees here.

Excess Baggage Fees

Overweight Fee: 23-32kg (51-70lb) £65/$100/€70
Oversized Fee: As of July 1, 2019, British Airways website states — “You can take larger items of up to 190 x 75 x 65cm (75 x 29.5 x 25.5in) as long as they weigh no more than your permitted baggage weight allowance. If the bag weighs more than your allowance, you will be charged extra at the airport. No bag can weigh more than 32kg.”

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to British Airway’s policy here. 

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

British Airways does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online.

Passengers need to log in to their booking on the British Airways website to do this.

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Exclusions & Waivers:

The extra allowances apply:

  • in any travel class for everyone on your booking as long as you as the qualifying frequent flyer is traveling on the booking
  • only on British Airways flights, except for hand baggage only (Basic) fares and group rate bookings

Executive Club Gold/oneworld Emerald: One additional free checked bag in any cabin class (excl. hand baggage only (Basic) fares); weight allowance of 32kg (70lb) per checked bag)

Executive Club Silver/oneworld Sapphire: One additional free checked bag but max. two bags per person when traveling in Economy (excl. hand baggage only (Basic) fares); weight allowance of 32kg (70lb) per checked bag

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.


How much can my suitcase weigh on British Airways?

When flying British Airways, all checked bags must not exceed 23kg (51lb) for Economy & Premium Economy passengers and 32kg (70lb) for Business and First Class passengers. Bags that are heavier than these standard allowances will be subject to excess baggage fees. Standard carry-on baggage cannot weigh more than 23kg (51lb).

Is luggage included with British Airways?

Luggage is included with British Airways on all fares apart from their Economy Basic fare (hand baggage only). The standard allowance is 1 bag (23kg) for Economy (apart from selected routes which allow 2), 2 bags for Premium Economy (23kg each), 2 bags for Business Class (32kg each) and 3 bags for First Class (32kg each).

How big can a carry-on bag be for British Airways?

British Airways allows passengers to bring 1 standard piece of carry-on that must not exceed 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 18 x 10in) with a maximum weight of 23kg (51lb). An additional personal item can be brought onboard that cannot be larger than 40 x 30 x 15cm (16 x 12 x 6in) with the same weight allowance as a standard carry-on piece.

How much is excess baggage on British Airways?

Excess baggage fees for British Airways depend on the route. If your bag exceeds the standard baggage allowance weighing 23-32kg (51-70lb) then you will be subject to a fee of $100. Baggage heavier than 32kg (70lbs) will not be accepted by British Airways. Baggage that is larger than the standard checked baggage allowance of 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5″ x 29.5″ x 16in”) is permitted up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75″ x 29.5″ x 25.5″) and BA states that they currently waive the fee but this might come into effect at some point in the future.

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  1. Howard Yarme · April 17, 2018 · Reply

    we are planning to travel from Boston to London, London to Zurich then returning to Boston during the month of June. We are two seniors, and will be looking for lower cost flight options.

    Our question now is about luggage. We usually travel with one small bag each. However we will be bringing a roll of prints with us on this trip. The prints can be rolled in a tube of 40 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter, actually 8 inches in diameter would be better. Can this be brought into the cabin, and if checked, how do we do this? Thank you

    • Gan Ean Kheng · August 12, 2019 · Reply

      I have bought a BA ticket from Barcelona to Penang Malaysia which includes a 23kg checked in baggage. How many pieces of hand luggage am I allowed to carry on board and what is the combined weight? I would like to add an extra bag. What is the minimum weight that I can purchase and how much is it? How should I add one bag?

      • Catherine Luther · August 13, 2019 · Reply

        Hi Gan,

        BA allows passengers to carry onboard 1 personal item (up to 23 kg) and 1 standard carry-on (up to 23 kg).

        For checked luggage, an additional bag would cost £60/$90/€70 (online in advance) which can weigh up to 23 kg. This is the only option for purchasing additional baggage – BA does not allow less weight to be purchased.

  2. Steven Jack · July 10, 2018 · Reply

    Since when did BA flight out of Stanstead? I’d be interested in you giving a run down on their routes?

    Plus are they stopping flying from their main hub of Heathrow? You make no mention?

    Perhaps they are handing LHR T5 over to Ryanair and swapping slots at Stanstead?

    • Christine Krzyszton · July 10, 2018 · Reply

      Erin may want to weigh in on this as well but I do know that British Airways flies from Stansted Airport in the summer to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza. I did some research and found that they started flying from there in 2016.

    • Harwinder Singh · July 16, 2019 · Reply

      I am scheduled to fly from New Delhi to Toronto in economy class. I was told I can carry 7 kg. as a carry on bag and two bags weighing 23 kg each for checked luggage. Now I have been told that I carry 23 kg as a hand bag and 2 bags 23 kgs each as checked baggage. Is that correct?

      • Hi Harwinder,

        Are you flying in standard economy class or premium economy? If you’re flying standard economy you should be able to bring 1 personal item, 1 carry on bag, and 1 piece of checked luggage at 23kg each, free of charge.

        Thanks for reading!

  3. Hilary Gibbs · October 31, 2018 · Reply

    I am currently booked on a flight to London which does not include a checked bag. I received an email from British Airways saying that I could purchase that privelige for less than at the airport if I did it online through that email. I had to buy to find out the price, so I haven’t said yes yet..
    Do you have any idea how much that is likely to be?

    • Jeff Brownson · October 31, 2018 · Reply

      Hey Hilary, an email that won’t give you the price seems really suspect to me and is something I have never heard of. I would worry that someone is trying to scam you and certainly would not purchase the checked bag through that link. If you contact British Airways either online or over the phone, they should be able to give you up to date pricing for your flight and either confirm or deny that the email in question came from them.

  4. T.M. Joseph · April 30, 2019 · Reply

    Sir, we are traveling on July 01, 2019 from Hyderabad, India to Tulsa, OK, USA & back to Hyderabad on July 26th, from SFO, CA.
    Is the checked baggage only one pc at 23 kg or 2 pc at 23kg each / customer? Kindly clarify, please.

    • Catherine Luther · May 2, 2019 · Reply

      Hi T.M. Joseph,

      British Airways has a checked baggage allowance of 2 x 23kg pieces per Economy passenger for flights connecting between India and the United States. If you would like to refer to this on BA’s website, it is stated under the section ‘Checked baggage in economy’ and then ‘Flights between specific destinations’.

      • Hello, how much is the allowance weight for additional baggage on British Airways with business class?

        • Hi Reza – as clearly noted in the post above under the “Additional / Excess Baggage Fees” section:

          Club Europe
          To/from London Gatwick or Stanstead: £36/$55/€46 (online/ in advance); £50/$75/€65 (at the airport)
          All other Routes: £60/$90/€70 (online/ in advance); £65/$100/€75 (at the airport)

          Club World and First Class
          Each bag: £120/$180/€140 (online/ in advance); Each bag:£140/$200/€150 (at the airport)

    • Saurabh · July 21, 2019 · Reply

      I am travelling to Aberdeen from Delhi in economy standard. Can you please tell me what is the maximum baggage (hand and check in baggage) that I can carry?

      • Catherine Luther · July 22, 2019 · Reply

        Hi Saurabh,

        Economy passengers are permitted to bring 1 x 23 kg checked bag (90 x 75 x 43cm,) 1 x standard carry-on (56 x 45 x 25cm, 23 kg, and 1 x personal item (40 x 30 x 15cm, 23 kg).

  5. Frances Richardson · May 26, 2019 · Reply

    I am leaving Australia in September to Manchester and I am just wondering what my hand luggage weight is as I have been told its only 7kg from Australia in economy class and now reading your comments its 23kg. So please an answer on this, it would be helpful, thanks Fran

    • Catherine Luther · May 27, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Frances,

      The hand luggage allowance is 23kg for British Airways, up to a maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 18in x 10in. You are also permitted to bring a personal item that they state can weigh up to 23kg (maximum size 40cm x 30cm x 15cm (16in x 12in x 6in.)

      • Joe Leong · June 2, 2019 · Reply

        When I read that cabin allowance was 23kg (very generous), I thought it meant the combined weight of the two carry-ons. Now I found out that each of the two bags can weight up to 23kg (extremely generous). Both my bags for this summer to UK are within the permitted size.
        Incredible !!!

    • Joe Leong · June 2, 2019 · Reply

      I am used to the 7kg limit on most airlines and as a photographer, I find this extremely limiting. BA’s 23kg limit is perfect. Looks like I shall fly BA more often.


  6. Deborah O'Callaghan · May 28, 2019 · Reply

    I will be flying from Heathrow to Yangon, Myanmar in July. My flight to Doha is BA then from Doha to Yangon is on Qatar Airways. Does the 60GBP excess baggage per case still apply if I wish to use this?

    • Hi Deborah – not exactly sure what you mean by “if I wish to use this”… do you mean if you end up having baggage that is in excess of BA’s limits?

      Usually, you have to adhere to the baggage limits of each airline you’re flying with, regardless of who you booked with. So, BA’s limits should apply on the BA leg and Qatar’s limits should apply on the Qatar leg… does that make sense?

  7. harsheela · June 2, 2019 · Reply

    Hi am booked on Cathay (bag allowance 30kg total one or 2 bags) from shanghai to Johannesburg. Then BA johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. I have one through ticket from Shanghai to Port Elizabeth. How would my baggage allowance work in this case withe the BA part of baggage?

    • Catherine Luther · June 3, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Harsheela,

      If you have a ticket booked through to Port Elizabeth, then your baggage allowance for the full journey would be for the most significant carrier, that would be Cathay Pacific in this case.

  8. Cathy-Ann Henry · June 14, 2019 · Reply

    If I am traveling from Edinburgh to London Heathrow then to Frankfurt and my luggage is overweight what would be the cost?

    • Catherine Luther · June 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Cathy,

      If your bag is overweight (23-32kg (51-70lb) you would be charged £65 for the journey through to Frankfurt, providing you don’t have a stopover of more than 24 hours at London Heathrow.

  9. Olasimbo olokowo · June 15, 2019 · Reply

    How much does an extra bag cost on BA from Lagos to Toronto.

    • Catherine Luther · June 16, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Olasimbo,

      Providing the two flights have been booked on one ticket with British Airways, the cost of an extra bag would be £120/$180/€140 when booked online before your flight or £140/$200/€150 when booked at the airport.

  10. How many kg of hand luggage and checked baggage included in a price of British Airways flight ticket from Sweden to Philippines?

    • Catherine Luther · June 16, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Janet,

      These are the baggage allowances for the different cabins:

      Checked luggage:
      Hand Baggage Only / Basic: 0 bags included
      Economy: 1 bag included (23kg/51lbs)
      Premium Economy: 2 bags included (23kg/51lbs)
      Business: 2 bags included (32kg/70lbs)
      First: 3 bags included (32kg/70lbs)

      Hand luggage:
      Personal item: 40 x 30 x 15cm (16 x 12 x 6in), up to 23kg (51lb)
      Standard carry-on: 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 18 x 10in), up to 23kg (51lb)

  11. Raymond · July 2, 2019 · Reply

    I will be flying from Hong Kong to UK very soon, but I have a package measuring 82cm x 82cm x 52cm. Can it be checked in?

    • Hi Raymond, it looks like your package exceeds BA’s limits for checked baggage: 90cm x 75cm x 43cm. Even if they utilized max linear dimensions instead of set height/length/depth, you would still be over by about 8cm.

      HOWEVER, British Airways website currently states: “You can take larger items of up to 190 x 75 x 65cm (75 x 29.5 x 25.5in) as long as they weigh no more than your permitted baggage weight allowance. If the bag weighs more than your allowance, you will be charged extra at the airport. No bag can weigh more than 32kg.”

      So, it appears you’ll be able to check this in, providing it’s within the weight restriction and does not include any prohibited items.

  12. Daniel Palti · July 8, 2019 · Reply


    Please let me know how many kilos can I check in if I hold a business class ticket to Tel Aviv? Can I check in 2 pieces of luggage with each one weighing 32 kilos or can I check in 2 pieces amounting together to 32 kilos?


  13. Waleed Akbar · July 17, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling from Berlin via Heathrow to Islamabad Pakistan on British Airways in Economy class.
    I would like to know about my baggage limitations. How much weight am I allowed to take with me is it 23 kg + 1 hand carry or 2*23kg + 1 handcarry??

    Please let me know asap.

    • Stephen Au · July 17, 2019 · Reply


      Keep in mind we are not British Airways, so you should double check directly with them in addition. If you’re flying in economy, you should be able to take 1 bag (as outlined in this post you commented on). If you’re flying in basic economy, you are not allowed any checked bags and are only allowed a carry-on.

  14. Scott Hidden · July 18, 2019 · Reply

    We are traveling to AMS on KLM on an overnight flt from Boston in late August. We arrive at 9:15am. We have a BA flt to Gatwick at 10:15pm the same day we arrive AMS and are planning on spending the day in the city. My question is how early can we check our bags with BA? We would like to drop them with BA after we clear customs rather than having to put them in storage. Can’t find this info anywhere. Sent request to BA and the response did not answer question.

    • Catherine Luther · July 18, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Scott,

      It’s usually 3 hours before a flight but this can vary between airports, airlines, and check-in assistants. It’s worth enquiring when you arrive and if you get turned away, then you have the option of luggage storage at Schiphol for €9 per bag, per day.

  15. NISCHAL MEHTA · July 23, 2019 · Reply

    How much do I have to pay for extra baggage per kg from Mumbai to Phoenix

    • Stephen Au · July 23, 2019 · Reply


      As we covered in the article, the charge will be $90 for the first bag if purchased online or $100 at the airport. The second one is also $90 if purchased online or $100 at the airport. From the third one on, you’ll pay $140 if purchased online or $200 at the airport.

      • Jun Doerr · September 27, 2019 · Reply

        I am flying business class from Baltimore to London, can I bring a bag on board that is 23 inches by 11 inches by 11 inches?

  16. Pauline neill · July 27, 2019 · Reply

    Hi I was wondering if anyone can help. I’m using British Airways to travel to London then Qatar Airlines to Doha then Perth one way to Immigrat. On BA I’d 23kg but Qatar is 32kg – surely I get to use the 32kg as BA is just a short flight? Please help me.

    • Hi Pauline, as a general rule you’ll be restricted to the weight allowance you’re given with each carrier. BA won’t give you any type of pass or waiver for the extra weight just because you’re flying Qatar on a different/connecting flight.

      We often fly a short hop to an airport where we can fly a longer hop and have to make sure our bags are within the lower weight allowance in order to not incur excess fees on the short hop.

  17. Hi

    I would like to take a painting with me which measures 100 x 100 x 10 cms and weighs 5kg. Please let me know if I have to pay extra baggage? I’m travelling from Mumbai to London and will have one checked in bag weighing about 18 kgs.



    • Catherine Luther · August 5, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Bal,

      If you’re flying in Economy then you will have a free checked allowance of 1 x 23 kg bag. British Airways does not allow you to split your weight allowance across multiple pieces so you will need to purchase another piece. BA states that you can check a piece up to 190 x 75 x 65cm so we advise you give BA a call to find out if this applies to max linear dimensions, in which case the item would be fine.

  18. Hi, I want to book LAX – London with Economy ticket by British Air and it says “hand bag only”, so how many pieces and weight limit is that? Thanks!

    • Catherine Luther · August 10, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Tara,

      Hand baggage only permits passengers to bring only 1 carry-on item (22 x 18 x 10in and up to 51lb) and 1 personal item (16 x 12 x 6in and up to 51lb). No checked luggage is included in this fare.

  19. angie klein · August 13, 2019 · Reply

    Can we carry on some fold up hiking poles that are 27″ long? They are too long to put inside my checked baggage.

    • Catherine Luther · August 14, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Angie,

      Regardless of the length, it is likely British Airways would not permit hiking poles to be transported as carry-on for safety reasons as they restrict many sharp and blunt objects. It’s best you give them a call to confirm their policy on this.

  20. Chatura Patuwathavithane · September 15, 2019 · Reply

    I bought a ticket from Sri Lankan Airlines to go from DFW to Colombo, where the DFW to London flight (and back) was on British Airways and London to Colombo was on Sri Lankan Airlines. Going to Sri Lanka they charged $100 for the 2nd baggage and I was told I do not have to pay for the 2nd bag for my return flight. But they charged me another $100 for the return flight from Sri Lanka. I would like to know whether it was a mistake and also why they charged me when I was told that for the return trip the second bag was free. Please reply. Thank you.

    • Catherine Luther · September 16, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Chatura,

      Please be aware that we are not Sri Lankan Airlines or British Airways and have no affiliation with these airlines. You will need to contact Sri Lankan Airlines directly to query if the charge was correct.

  21. mohamed shafik a m · September 19, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I have purchased extra baggage for British Airways from Chennai to London. They had charges around Indian Rupees 11,000. Now I don’t want that excess baggage. What is the procedure to cancel and get the refund amount? Will i get a refund?

    • Catherine Luther · September 19, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Mohamed,

      British Airways says “If you purchase extra bags online and then change your mind, you can either change or cancel them and request a refund. You must do this online at Manage My Booking before you check in. We’re unable to process any change or refund requests after you have checked in, at the airport or once the flight has departed.”

  22. Lev Krivts · September 22, 2019 · Reply

    I’m flying from Denver to Moscow through London (Heathrow). Should I take my luggage in London or can I get it in Moscow? How much will I pay for first checked bag to Moscow?

    • Catherine Luther · September 23, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Lev,

      If you booked the flights on 1 ticket then it is likely that your luggage will be checked through to your final destination (but you will need to check with the airline). Unless you booked a basic economy ticket, BA includes the first checked bag (23 kg) for free.

  23. Lev Krivts · September 23, 2019 · Reply

    I’m flying from Denver to Moscow through London (Heathrow). I will have two checked bags. How much I have to pay for second bag to Moscow. Considering I’m going to be a stop in London for 9 hours. I’ll pay for the second bag once or twice?

    • Hi Lev,

      If your travel is all on the same itinerary, then you will not need to pay to check your bag a second time.

      Thanks for reading!

      • Lev Krivts · September 24, 2019 · Reply

        Yes, my travel is all on the same itinerary. This means don’t need to collect my baggage in London, right? I’ll simply pick up my baggage in Moscow?

        • Andrew Kunesh · September 25, 2019 · Reply

          Hey Lev, that’s correct. So long as all of your flights are on the same ticket, you’ll collect your baggage in Moscow.

  24. Lev Krivts · September 29, 2019 · Reply

    Hi. I have a trip to Moscow from Denver through London. One same ticket for all travel. I will have 3 bags. I know that first bag is free. How much does it cost for the second and third bags?

    • Catherine Luther · September 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Lev,

      According to BA’s baggage calculator the second bag would cost $90 and the third bag $180 (if booked online) and $100 (first bag) and $200 (second bag) if purchased at the airport.

  25. I’ve purchased a BA flight from LHR-LAX which is hand-luggage only. I want to add checked baggage but because the agent bought it through FinnAir (operated by BA) the online systems on both BA and FinnAir won’t allow me to upgrade in advance.

    Will I definitely be able to purchase and check-in bags at the airport? No risk of being turned away because the hold is full or anything?

    Second question: will I still be able to check-in online in advance and still be able to purchase and check-in an additional bag at the airport?

    • Catherine Luther · September 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Chris,

      According to the British Airways website you should be able to check-in online for your flight on either Finnair or British Airways’ websites, so this should also allow you to add luggage. I very much doubt that you would experience any issues with the hold being full.

      It’s worth giving British Airways a call to see whether you can add luggage prior to check-in – just make sure you’ve got the flight reference from the agent before you contact them.

      • Lev Krivts · September 30, 2019 · Reply

        I have three bags that I will pay for at the airport. I know the first bag is included, the second bag is $100, but how much is the third bag?

        • Hi Lev,

          That depends on what route you will be flying. If you can provide your route details with us I can give you that price you can expect to pay for your third bag.

  26. Lev Krivts · October 3, 2019 · Reply

    Hi. I have a flight from Denver to Moscow through London. In London, I will stay for 21 hours. I will have three bags. The first bag is included, the second bag is $100 because I’m paying at the airport, how much will my third bag cost?

  27. Hi,
    I am traveling from Manchester to London Heathrow and I have one hand baggage weighing 6 kgs, and one checked bag weighing 25 kgs. I want to know how much they charge per kg you are over, and I also want to bring an additional checked bag. How much should I have to pay for an additional bag?

    • Hi Smitul,

      Bags that are overweight, or extra bags, heading to London Heathrow may cost from $42-$72 for the first bag, and $90 for any extra bags thereafter.

      Thanks for reading!

  28. Chyne Balderas · October 15, 2019 · Reply

    My sister will be traveling from Dubai to Gatwick via different airline then heading to Bermuda with BA. Will BA accept checked luggage from other airline so she doesn’t need to exit to security then check her luggage again in Gatwick?

  29. Vamshi Krishna · October 20, 2019 · Reply


    Can I check in a 50-inch Samsung TV as extra baggage on British Airways?
    If yes, then what would be the procedure to do so? I am traveling from IAD Washington Dulles to HYD India.


    • Catherine Luther · October 21, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Vamshi,

      There is no information on the British Airways website that states TV’s are not accepted. Most airlines allow passengers to check a TV providing it adheres to their size restrictions. You may have to sign a limited release form in case the TV is damaged in transit. As we’re not British Airways we can’t confirm these details for you so your best bet would be to call the airline directly.

  30. Jean Pierre Biko · October 22, 2019 · Reply

    I wish to have clarification on baggage allowance. I want to book a flight from Geneva (Switzerland) to Montreal (Canada), Premium Economy. They mentioned that there is free 2x23kg checked bag allowance. Does this mean that I am allowed to carry on 46kg in two separate bags (23kg/ one Bag)?

    Thank you for your response

    • Catherine Luther · October 22, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jean Pierre,

      This would mean that your checked allowance would be a total of 46 kg that must be split across 2 x 23 kg bags.

  31. Steve Donaldson · October 26, 2019 · Reply

    Hi Catherine

    I am travelling from Leeds to Auckland, but flying BA from Leeds to Heathrow, then with Air Malaysia from Heathrow to Malaysia, then again with Air Malaysia on to Auckland.
    We have a luggage allowance of 20KG, however, wanted to know if we could upgrade 1 of the suitcases from 20KG to 32KG at the Airport? (as unable to get any sense from either Airline as i am travelling with more than 1)

    I heard from ‘a friend’ that I can potentially pay £60 at Leeds with BA to upgrade to 32KG, and this would also apply for the Malaysia flights?

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


  32. Good day,
    Our family (3 people) will fly from Heathrow to Edinburgh. We will have one big suitcase for check-in (50lb). Do we have to pay for it (online or in airport) or one suitcase is included in the price per ticket.
    And 1 carry-on per person is free, isn’t it.
    Thank you

    • Catherine Luther · October 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi JT,

      1 piece of checked luggage is included in the ticket provided you have not purchased an economy basic fare.

      Within the cabin, 1 personal item and 1 standard carry-on is permitted per passenger.

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