Those wanting to jet away on a short weekend away will no doubt want to save on luggage fees and cram their belongings into hand luggage. Meanwhile, others opting for the UK carrier on a long-haul flight are afforded a much larger allocation. Those on British Airway’s numerous benefits schemes can also indulge in additional extras too. With seemingly a host of different facts and figures when it comes to luggage, Express.co.uk has simplified the British Airways baggage regulations.
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What is British Airways’ cabin bag policy?
For British Airways passengers travelling on a hand baggage only ticket, customers are permitted to carry one piece of hand luggage and one small item – such as a handbag or laptop – on board.
Hand luggage must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and the small item must be no bigger than 40cm x 30cm x 15cm.
Both items can weight up to 23kg each.
Passengers can check in additional baggage, yet it will cost extra.
Those travelling with an infant or a child up to 11 years old can check in two items, such as a fully collapsible pushchair, a car seat or a travel cot for free for each infant or child.
What is British Airways’ hold luggage policy?
British Airways’ regulation for checked in baggage are that it measures a total of up to 90 x 75 x 43cm (35.5 x 29.5 x 16in).
This includes any handles, labels or pockets that may stick out of the main suitcase shape.
It is not possible for passengers travelling together to pool their weight allocations, as is the option with some airlines such as easyJet.
Yet the amount of bags that can be taken into the hold by each passenger does vary, the airline insists, depending on the cabin the passenger is travelling in, and their frequent flyer member status.
What perks do British Airways’ Executive Club and oneworld members have?
Silver and Gold Executive Club Members and equivalent members in other oneworld frequent flyer programmes get additional baggage allowances.
For Gold Members, this equates to one additional checked bag in any travel class.
For silver and oneworld flyers, there is a boost of two extra bags when travelling in economy.