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Checked baggage

These are the pieces of baggage that can be carried in the aircraft hold.

Carriage is free if certain conditions are met, although you can always purchase additional baggage.

Illustration of the maximum permitted dimensions for carry-on baggage

Maximum standard weight and measurements.

  • 23 kg (maximum 32 kg)
  • 158 cm (height+width+length)

Handle, pocket compartments and wheels included in the dimensions.

Baggage that exceeds 32 kg. cannot be transported.

An "excess weight charge" will apply to any item that weighs more than 23 kg. but less than 32 kg. (See table.)

Baggage receipts should be kept from check-in through to final destination.

Label your bags inside and out with your name and contact information.

There are some exceptions for IB Plus.

Long-haul flights

Flights to/from America (1), Asia, South Africa and Angola (2)

Reduced economy Full economy and business Business Plus
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You can check in 1 standard piece.

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You can check in 2 standard pieces.

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You can check in 3 standard pieces.

More Information on Additional Baggage

Flights to/from Africa and the Middle East

Flights to/from Africa (3) (except Angola and South Africa) and the Middle East

Economy Business Class
Business Club
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You can check in 1 standard piece.

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You can check in 2 standard pieces.

More Information on Additional Baggage

Domestic and European flights

Domestic and European flights (except London Heathrow)

Basic (4) Classic
Flexible
Business Class
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Pieces not permitted.

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You can check in 1 standard piece.

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You can check in 2 standard pieces.

More Information on Additional Baggage

Notes

(1) To/from Brazil, 2 pieces are permitted on all economy classes. Authorised weight per suitcase will be 32 kg. instead of up to 23 kg., with this benefit being applied to both the outbound and return trip.
To/from Colombia or Peru and with origin/destination Spain, 2 pieces of 23 kg.. Flights with code IB7XXX operated by Lan between Lima and Madrid are excluded.

(2) To/from Angola an allowance of 2 standard pieces is applied in economy class.

(3) A free baggage allowance for 3 standard items in Business and 2 standard items in economy applies to/from Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana .

(4) Flights with codes IB 3600 to 3999 (operated by Iberia Express). Tickets issued with discount for residents in the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla have 1 piece of 23 kg luggage free. To/from Tenerife, Las Palmas, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Athens 1 piece of 23 kg. is permitted in Express Economy.

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Exceptional cases

Tickets issued with fares for Canary Island, Balearic Island, Ceuta and Melilla residents
For children with a child or infant ticket
Travelling with connecting flights and/or flights with another airline

And remember

  • Maximum weight of 23 kg.
  • There is a special charge for pieces that weigh 24 kg. to 32 kg.
  • Pieces over 32 kg. are not admitted.
  • Special baggage is accepted in the hold.
  • Label your bags.
  • Keep your baggage receipt through to your destination.

See how this is applied on flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair
  • US Airways

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