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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
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


(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

On tickets issued with fares for Canary Island, Balearic Island, Ceuta and Melilla residents, an excess weight surcharge of 15 will apply on the first suitcase, except for flights with code IB5000. In no case will pieces of baggage that exceed 32 kg. be accepted.*

* Particular individual pieces of baggage, such as musical instruments, television cameras, commercial spare parts, etc., weighing 32 to 45 kg. may be admitted, with the consideration of special excess weight and applying a surcharge of - 150 USD 150.

For children with a child or infant ticket

Discount tickets for minors, i.e., children (aged 2 to 11) or infants (under 2 travelling with an adult) will have the same allowance as an adult and may also cover a foldable stroller or a car seat.

Travelling with connecting flights and/or flights with another airline

Please remember that each airline establishes an allowance that passengers can carry on their flights at no extra charge and in accordance with the weight, dimension, contents and conditions of each company. You can find the details of the airline that operates your flight at bookings management. Check with the operator to confirm your baggage allowance and other restrictions.

The allowance that is best for the customer with an Iberia ticket directly to the final destination will be applied, even if the flight involves several connecting legs. If you are travelling with different tickets, the corresponding allowance for each one will apply.

If you are travelling on an IB5XXX flight with an Iberia or Iberia Regional connecting flight, the Iberia baggage carriage conditions will apply throughout the whole journey to your destination, both in terms of baggage allowance and excess weight.

If you are travelling on an IB5XXX flight and/or in transit between IB5XXX flights, the free baggage allowance will be one piece of baggage weighing 23 kg. When the weight of the piece is more than 23 kg, every kilo over will be subject to a €12 surcharge, up to a maximum of 32 kg.. The surcharge per additional piece is €70 on domestic routes and €90 on international routes and Canary Islands, payable at the airport plus €12 per kilo of the weight of that piece.
If you are travelling to/from Algeria, the baggage allowance will be a maximum of 1 x 30kg item per passenger (infant included).

The policy of the operator is that these surcharges for excess baggage kilos or pieces apply to each leg flown and not to trips (departure-arrival airport).

If you are travelling on a code-share flight, i.e., if your flight number is in the IB-4000 or IB-7000 series, you will have the baggage allowance that appears on your ticket for each flight. For excess weight, excess baggage, etc., the baggage regulations of the company that operates the flight will apply.

If your ticket includes an Iberia flight and a flight with another airline, the baggage allowance of the company that operates the most significant flight will apply. If Iberia is the first company, the allowance that appears on the ticket will apply. If you bought separate tickets with different airlines, the baggage allowance of the respective operator will apply to each ticket.

If you are flying with JetBlue (B6) from Santo Domingo to Puerto Rice (or vice versa), remember that this company does not allow you to carry anything in the hold other than:
Passengers flying in economy, with two pieces of 23 kg each.
Passengers flying in Business class, three pieces of 23 kg each.
In no case can you carry or buy extra baggage or excess weight.

Additional baggage allowances offered by each airline will only be valid for that airline’s flights.

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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