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UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

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UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

Thought it might be useful to consolidate the various threads so far and when Members find out how individual airlines are applying the revised rules at approved airports, they could post here and so keep it updated in the hope it might help passengers confused about their forthcoming flights.

WorldVoyager's advice to contact your airline if in doubt still holds good though.

BA - One bag no bigger than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (22 inches x 17.5 inches x 9.85 inches) (including wheels, pockets and handles).In addition, one briefcase or laptop sized bag.

The maximum bag weight is 23kg and you must be able to lift the bag into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin unaided.

Easyjet and Ryanair - are still rigorously enforcing one bag.

Etihad - 2 bags each of standard size (like BA) but maximum weight 7kg each.

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1. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

Hi everyone

I am travelling with Air New Zealand shortly, and just called them to get an update. Unfortunately they are still going with the one bag rule.

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2. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

The maximum bag weight of 23kg is for hold luggage not cabin baggage.

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3. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

Not according to the email sent from BA to the OP of this post:

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4. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

It also states the same weight limit of 23kg for CABIN luggage on the BA website.

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5. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

It also states the checked baggage limit is 23kg. I think someone has screwed up somewhere!

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6. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

Not necessarily. They may both be the same. It may be that someone (with very strong arms) may want to pack 23kg into a small bag and hoist into the overhead locker so as to avoid the dreaded luggage carousels or, worse, BA losing the checked in item! I have Emailed BA to find out. I'll post response in due course.

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7. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

BA are allowing up to 23kg of carryon or cabin baggage: 'a maximum hand baggage weight of 23kg applies, and customers must be able to lift the bag into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin unaided.' Answer 2355 from askba.

Checked baggage for BA is different. At this time last year they intended to stop allowing checked bags of more than 23kg unless usurious fees were paid. That v silly policy faded away as it should have done. BA now requests pax to check bags that weigh 23kg or less but 'we will continue to accept a single piece of baggage weighing up to 32kg.' Ostensibly there will be a fee of £25 from November for bags weighing more than 23kg, but I think we must wait and see if this comes to fruition.

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8. Re: UK Cabin Baggage Rules - Post here when you find out

This is the reply received from BA which confirms that it IS 23kg hand luggage limit - if you can lift it - and also that any excess over the checked in allowance of 23kg WILL be charged:

"Following an announcement by the UK Department for Transport, British Airways will re-introduce its two-piece cabin bag allowance for passengers departing London Heathrow, London City, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester with effect from January 7th, 2008.

The changes mean that all customers departing from or transferring through London Heathrow will be able to carry two pieces of hand luggage through security from this date. Additionally, customers flying from outside the UK and transferring through Heathrow Terminals 1 and 4 can carry two bags through security at Flight Connections with immediate effect.

British Airways hand baggage allowance from the above airports is mentioned below:

One bag no bigger than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (22 inches x 17.5 inches x 9.85 inches) (including wheels, pockets and handles)

In addition, one briefcase or laptop sized bag. There is a max bag weight of no more than 23Kg. You must be able to lift your bag into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin unaided - if you are unable to do so, you will need to check it in as hold baggage. ****If checked in as hold baggage, excess baggage charges will apply if it takes you over your free allowance.*****

Other UK airports are expected to remove restrictions in line with new UK Department for Transport guidelines from January 7th, 2008 with dates to be confirmed. These airports include London Gatwick, Newcastle, Newquay and Jersey.

Customers flying from or transferring through other UK airports should check with the airline or with the airport operator before travelling. This includes customers who fly from another UK airport and transfer through Heathrow.

Restrictions on the quantity of liquids allowed through airport security search remain in place. You must ensure that all liquid containers do not exceed 100ml and are carried in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag that can be easily closed.

Other security restrictions also remain in place, such as the requirement for laptops and shoes to be screened separately."

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