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Checked baggage

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

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.

The maximum weight of each item is 23 kg and you can pay a fixed fee for excess weight up to a maximum of 32 kg. Baggage that exceeds 32 kg cannot be transported.

If you need to take more luggage, you can purchase it prior to making a booking (a first additional suitcase), or afterwards at Booking management or during online check-in.

We suggest arriving 20 minutes before the recommended time if you are taking additional baggage.

You will enjoy a discount if you purchase it before going to the airport. Check the available airports where you can buy additional baggage at iberia.com.

There are some exceptions.

Exceptional cases

Price for excess baggage

This is a fixed rate payable whenever a bag exceeds 23kg but is less than the maximum 32kg permitted. The price only varies according to the destination.

Flights to/from Business Plus/Class  Premium Economy Economy

United States, Mexico and Canada

Free excess baggage

EUR 75/USD 100/GBP 65

EUR 75/USD 100/GBP 65

Latin America, Asia and South Africa

Free excess baggage

EUR 100/USD 110/GBP 80

EUR 100/USD 110/GBP 80

Domestic, Europe, North Africa and
Middle East

Free excess baggage

 

EUR 60/USD 66/GBP 47

Benefits for Iberia Plus members

Infinita Prime, Infinita and Platino members:

Free excess baggage on all flights operated by the Iberia Group (Iberia, Iberia Regional Air Nostrum and Iberia Express). For origin/destination or transit in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada, the flights may be operated by Iberia, British Airways or American Airlines.

Oro and Plata members:

Free excess baggage on all flights operated by Iberia.

Note: Sports equipment and musical instruments will always be considered part of the baggage allowance for Iberia Singular, Iberia Plus Infinita, Platino, Oro and Plata members. This benefit is NOT available to oneworld members.

Note: None of these benefits apply to IB26XX flights.

Iberia Plus Customers

Iberia Plus benefits
Long-haul flights

America, Asia and South Africa

Operated by Iberia. Journeys destination or transit in United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico or Canada can be operated by American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia.

Class Platino / Emerald Oro / Sapphire (3) Plata (4)

Business Plus

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free(1).

Overweight free.

Overweight free.

Premium Economy

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free(1).

Overweight free.(2)

Overweight free.(2)

Economy

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free(1).

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1 additional piece. Overweight free(2).

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1 additional piece. Overweight free.(2)

(1) Only for Iberia Plus Platino and American Airlines/British Airways Emerald cardholders. For Emerald cardholders belonging to other oneworld airlines, an additional item of luggage (23 kg) is allowed. On flights operated by the Iberia Group, you can also benefit from extra weight of up to 32 kg per suitcase.

(2) For Iberia Plus Oro and Plata.

(3) Iberia Plus Oro and oneworld Sapphire cardholders are allowed an additional item of luggage (23 kg) when their allowance is 0 to 1 bags.

(4) Iberia Plus Plata cardholders are entitled to free excess baggage and an additional bag when their allowance is 0 to 1 bags, on Iberia flights only.

Note: None of these benefits apply to IB26XX flights

Medium and short-haul flights

Domestic, European, African and Middle East flights

Operated by Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum.

Class Platino / Emerald Oro / Sapphire (3) Plata (4)

Business Class/Club

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free(1).

 

Economy

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free(1).

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free(2).

Icon of 1 suitcase

1 additional piece. Overweight free.(2)

(1) Only for Iberia Plus Platino and American Airlines/British Airways Emerald cardholders. For Emerald cardholders belonging to other oneworld airlines, an additional item of luggage (23 kg) is allowed. On flights operated by the Iberia Group, you can also benefit from extra weight of up to 32 kg per suitcase.

(2) For Iberia Plus Oro and Plata.

(3) Iberia Plus Oro and oneworld Sapphire cardholders are allowed an additional item of luggage (23 kg) when their allowance is 0 to 1 bags.

(4) Iberia Plus Plata cardholders are entitled to free excess baggage and an additional bag when their allowance is 0 to 1 bags, on Iberia flights only.

Note: Sports equipment and musical instruments shall always be considered within the allowance for Iberia Singular, Iberia Plus Infinita, Platino, Oro and Plata members. This benefit may NOT be extended to oneworld members.

Flights from London

Bags and other items exceeding 190 cm in length are not permitted.

Cash payments are not accepted at Heathrow airport.

Animals are not permitted in the cabin (PETC) on flights to London, or in the hold (AVIH) on flights to/from London. However, they are permitted to travel as cargo.

For children with a child or infant ticket

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

On flights to/from Bolivia, the baggage allowance for the infant ticket will be one item only.

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. You only can check your baggage for connecting different flights, provided that the locator or booking reference is the same.

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 surcharge, up to a maximum of 32 kg. The surcharge per additional piece is  payable at the airport plus the  surcharge 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 30 kg item per passenger (infant included).

If you are travelling to/from Algeria, the baggage allowance will be a maximum of 1 x 30 kg 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.

Flights with oneworld codeshare and associated companies

Checked baggage allowance of codeshare companies, i.e., oneworld and associated firms, can differ. For excess weight, excess baggage, etc., the baggage regulations of the company that operates the flight will apply. When you book you will find the details on the airline company that will operate your flight at bookings management. Check with the operator to confirm the baggage you can check in and other restrictions.

Maximum of additional pieces

There is a maximum of 10 pieces permitted to add to your free baggage allowance except on routes with particular restrictions. On flights involving Regional Air Nostrum (IB8000), only a maximum of 3 additional pieces of up 23 kg. will be admitted as excess baggage.

See how this applies on flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair