British Airways Frequent Flyer Extra Baggage Allowance & Heavy Bag Charge Exemptions

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When I was checking in at the first class area of the Terminal 5 couple of weeks back, I came across this fantastic cheat sheet that the check in personnel are using for baggage allowances and exemptions.

British Airways Frequent Flyer Extra Allowance & Heavy Bag Charge Exemptions

The chart is from 2013 and there have been some developments on countries that allow two free checked bags that I have noted below. Why not have a simple chart like this on

You can access BA’s web page for baggage allowance here.

Note that HBO (Hand Baggage Only) fares that were introduced after this chart was made do not include free checked baggage allowance for anyone regardless of status.

Here are the country updates:

British Airways Baggage Allowance


Seems that British Airways is rather easily waiving the Heavy Bag Charges for elite members and those flying in on premium cabins. I wish that all the airlines would make charts such as this available on their websites.