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Additional and overweight baggage

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Additional and overweight baggage

If you have more bags than your free allowance or any of your bags are over the maximum weight or size limit, you should be aware of what arrangements you need to make before you travel.


Additional bags, which take you over your free allowance

Charges per additional bag up to 23kg (51lbs)

(including Algiers and Tripoli)
European and UK Domestic
Number of bags At the airport Online At the airport  Online
1st additional bag £40 per bag £32 per bag £35 per bag £28 per bag
Further additional bags £90 per bag £72 per bag
Departing from the US
1st additional bag $60 per bag $48 per bag $50 per bag $40 per bag
Further additional bags $140 per bag $112 per bag


In addition to your free allowance, you can pay to check in up to 10 extra bags per person.

Checked baggage allowances on codeshare, oneworld and alliance partners may differ. Charges may apply.

More information about pre-paying on-line through Manage My Booking

Items that are heavier than 23kg

For any bags you are checking in that are greater than the maximum allowable weight of 23kg (51lbs), you will need to pay a fee per bag.

This fee is in addition to any fees for extra checked-in bags.

Weight  Fee payable per bag 
More than 23kg (51lbs) and less than 32kg (70lbs) £30 or local equivalent at check-in
($50 from any US departure airport) 
More than 32kg (70lbs) More about freight or cargo

The following customers are entitled to a 32kg baggage allowance per bag at no additional charge:

  • Customers travelling to and from Brazil.
  • Gold and Silver Executive Club members.  
  • First, Club World and Club Europe customers on all routes.

Pets travelling with British Airways

British Airways can provide special assistance for your pets to travel using British Airways World Cargo.

More information about pets travelling with British Airways