We can’t make packing fun but with our flexible and inclusive baggage allowances we think we can at least make it a little easier. We have all the information and advice you need to prepare for your trip right here, from details of your allowance to hints and tips on what and how to pack.
If you do need to take more baggage, you can pay for it in advance on ba.com, making great savings on the price you would pay at the airport.
We have a generous free allowance for hand baggage which you take onto the aircraft.
Size and weight limits apply, so please find out your allowance before you travel.
There is a range of restrictions and allowances for the liquids you may take with you, based on the countries that you visit.
Please check the details carefully, to avoid having to give up any items before you board.
Allowances for checked baggage vary depending on which cabin you are travelling in and the route you are taking.
You can take extra bags with you for a charge, and can save money when you pay online before you fly.
There are some items which you may not take with you, or which require special handling.
Check this page before you travel, so that you don’t have any problems when you check in.
We carry a range of sporting equipment, from skis and scuba to cycles and surfboards.
There are some restrictions and special packing instructions, please check carefully before you fly.
While we make every effort to ensure your bags arrive in good shape, problems do sometimes occur, for a variety of reasons.
We will do everything we can to resolve anything that goes wrong.
If you like to travel light, why not take advantage of our door-to-door baggage service?
Our partner, First Luggage, will collect your bags from your home or office and deliver them to your destination. All you need to do is arrive and unpack.
This service is available to everyone, and when you book you will receive a 5% discount.
Click an airline logo below to find out more about their services.