The hand luggage allowance is common for all economy-class passengers and business-class travelers on British Airways flights. In this article, you will find out the detailed hand luggage rules of British Airways in 2023.
British Airways hand luggage weight and size
British Airways allows you to travel with one cabin bag on the plane. It can be a trolley carry-on, duffel bag, backpack, or other type of travel bag.
The British Airways cabin bag size should be up to 56x45x25cm (22x18x10in) including wheels and handles.
The allowed cabin bag weight is up to 23 kg (51lb).
A cabin bag is allowed into the cabin, subject to available space. Some cabin bags could be transported in the plane’s cargo hold due to a lack of space in the overhead lockers on fully booked flights.
Additional hand luggage on British Airways flights
British Airways allows all passengers to bring the second small bag as free additional hand luggage. It can be a handbag, small backpack, or laptop bag.
The second hand luggage bag should fit 40x30x15cm (16x12x6in) dimensions and weigh up to 23 kg (51lb).
You can bring a small bag into the cabin. It is guaranteed.
Hand luggage rules for British Airways Economy Basic
British Airways Economy Basic tickets have no specific hand luggage rules. Passengers with Economy Basic tickets can travel with two bags as other British Airways passengers. They can bring on board:
- one cabin bag, dimensions 56x45x25cm (22x18x10in), weight up to 23 kg (51lb),
- one small bag, dimensions 40x30x15cm, weight up to 23 kg (51lb).
Liquids in hand luggage on British Airways flights
British Airways has no specific rules for the liquids in hand luggage. It depends on the airport of your departure. Most European airports allow passengers to carry up to ten containers with liquids in hand luggage. The containers must have a volume of up to 100 ml. London Heathrow Airport is following this rule.
Some airports have new security equipment and allow more liquids in hand luggage. For instance, if you depart from Helsinki Airport, you can bring 2 liters of liquids in hand luggage.
Check the specific rules on liquids on the website of the departure airport.
All British Airways passengers can bring two hand luggage bags free of charge:
- one cabin bag, dimensions 56x45x25cm (22x18x10in), weight up to 23 kg (51lb), the bag is allowed into the cabin, subject to available space
- one small bag, dimensions 40x30x15cm, weight up to 23 kg (51lb), the small bag is guaranteed into the cabin.