Iberia Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2018]

Iberia baggage fees

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While Iberia’s carry-on baggage policy is fairly standard, their checked baggage fees are a bit more complicated than the average carrier.

These fees vary by route, season of travel, cabin class and time of purchase, as you can see per our tables below, so check closely to determine your cost.

Iberia Carry-On Allowance:

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE
2 standard carry-on bags: FREE for Iberia Group Flights, Business Plus Long Haul Passengers

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: undisclosed
  • Standard: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm

* exceptions: Passengers traveling to/from London may take one 56x45x25cm piece of baggage* plus one personal object measuring up to 40x26x20cm on board, whether they are flying in Business, Economy or with a child, on a short or long-haul route.

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Discount tickets for minors, i.e., children (aged 2 to 11) or infants (under 2 traveling with an adult) will have the same allowance as an adult and may also cover a foldable stroller or a car seat.

Iberia Checked Baggage Allowance:

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (50lb) and max linear dimensions of 158cm (62”).

Flights to/from America, Asia*, South Africa

  • Reduced Economy: 1 standard piece
  • Full Economy & Business: 2 standard pieces
  • Business Plus: 3 standard pieces

* To/from Tokyo and Shanghai, 2 pieces are permitted on all economy classes.
** On IB26XX flights, the “most economy” fare does not include the extra baggage allowance

Domestic Spain & Europe (except LHR)

  • Basic*: pieces not permitted
  • Classic / Flexible: 1 standard piece
  • Business Class: 2 standard pieces

* Tickets issued for residents in the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla will have a discounted first piece at 50% of the standard price.

Flights to/from Africa* (except South Africa) & the Middle East

  • Economy: 1 standard piece
  • Business Class / Business Club: 2 standard pieces

* A free baggage allowance for 3 standard items in Business and 2 standard items in economy applies to/from Equatorial Guinea and Senegal.

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

Fares may vary depending on the date of travel.

High season: Summer: July and August. Christmas: 15 December to 10 January. Easter week: from the Friday before to the Tuesday after Easter week (inclusive)

Flights from/to USA, Mexico & Canada

Cabin1st extra piece2nd+ extra piecesOverweight
EconomyOnline: €64 / $85 / £56
Airport: €75 / $100 / £65
Online: €128 / $170 / £119
Airport: €150 / $200 / £140
€75 / $100 / £65
BusinessOnline: €128 / $170 / £119
Airport: €150 / $200 / £140
FREE

Flights from/to Central America, South America, Asia and South Africa*

CabinAdditional Baggage
(low season)
Additional Baggage
(high season)
Overweight
Reduced Economy1st extra piece
Online: €75/$82/£60
Airport: €100/$110/£80
1st extra piece
Online: €80/$87/£64
Airport: €100/$110/£80
€100/$110/£80
2nd+ extra pieces
Online: €140/$155/£110
Airport: €150/$165/£120
2nd+ extra pieces
Online: €160/$175/£125
Airport: €190/$210/£150
Full EconomyOnline: €140/$155/£110
Airport: €150/$165/£120
Online: €160/$175/£125
Airport: €190/$210/£150
€100/$110/£80
BusinessOnline: €140/$155/£110
Airport: €150/$165/£120
Online: €160/$175/£125
Airport: €190/$210/£150
FREE

*Except: to/from Spain with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Tokyo, Shanghai, Cuba and Brazil

Domestic Spain* & Europe**

CabinAdditional Baggage
(low season)
Additional Baggage
(high season)
Overweight
Basic
Economy
1st extra piece
Online: €15/$17/£12
Airport: €30/$33/£23
1st extra piece
Online: €20/$23/£16
Airport: €35/$39/£27
€60/$66/£47
2nd+ extra pieces
Online: €35/$39/£27
Airport: €60/$66/£47
2nd+ extra pieces
Online: €40/$44/£32
Airport: €65/$72/£50
Classic EconomyOnline: €35/$39/£27
Airport: €60/$66/£47
Online: €40/$44/£32
Airport: €65/$72/£50
€60/$66/£47
BusinessOnline: €35/$39/£27
Airport: €60/$66/£47
Online: €40/$44/£32
Airport: €65/$72/£50
FREE

* Except: from/to Canary Islands, Balearic Islands and Melilla

** Except: to/from Spain with Amsterdam Amsterdam (AMS), Birmingham (BHX), Cork (ORK), Krakow (KRK), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Gothenburg (GOT), Kiev (IEV), Malta (MLA), Manchester (MAN), Naples (NAP), Oslo (OSL), Rennes (RNS), Santorini (JTR), Stuttgart (STR) and London Heathrow.

For additional routes/fees, please see the Iberia website here.

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

Take care of checked bag fees on Iberia by using one of the cards below to offset the fees.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
💳 Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard®
Use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees. Rates & Fees
Chase Sapphire Reserve℠$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases).
Citi Prestige Card$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)

Exclusions & Waivers:

Iberia Plus Silver, Gold, Platinum and Singular cardholders may check one bag (up to 23 kg) in addition to their fare package allowance, free of charge. Also applicable to Oneworld Emerald cardholders and American Airlines/British Airways Sapphire members.

For tickets issues with resident’s discount on the Express fare, the first piece of checked luggage will be charged at 50% of the normal price. You can claim this discount when you book your flight or do check in online.


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

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