Tuesday, October 30, 2012

British Airlines

 Size and weight of free baggage allowances

How large can my bag be?

Baggage dimensions. The maximum dimensions of the bag are
90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5in x 29.5in x 16 in), including the handle, pockets and wheels.

What to do with larger/bulky items

You may take bags up to the dimensions 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in), including the handle, pockets and wheels.
  • Any bags carried in addition to your free checked baggage allowance will incur an extra bag charge.
  • A heavy bag charge may apply to bags over 23kg (51lb).

What is my allowance?

2 bags not to exceed 51 lbs (23 kg)

Restrictions on the quantities of liquids, gels or pastes are:

  • they must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml (3.5 US ounces)
  • the containers must be carried in a separate, clear-plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag
  • the bag must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins) in dimensions
  • the bag must not exceed one litre capacity
  • the bag must be completely closed
  • the items must fit comfortably in the bag
  • the bag must be x-ray screened separately from other hand baggage at airport security points
  • before boarding, secondary searches may be performed if you are carrying liquids.
Duty-free goods containing liquids may be carried, provided they are purchased after the security screening point. We advise you to pack any duty-free liquids in your checked baggage where possible.
If you are departing the US or Canada, your duty-free liquids will be delivered to the boarding gate or pick-up point in the secure area in a Sealable Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB).

 Hand baggage allowance

  • You are allowed one piece of hand baggage plus a laptop or handbag.
  • A 23kg (51lbs) maximum bag weight applies and you must be able to lift the bag unaided into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin.
  • Please see below for sizes.

Hand baggage dimensions. Laptop bag dimensions.
  • Your main piece of hand baggage is up to the dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in), including the handle, pockets and wheels.
  • Your bag must fit into the bag gauge, available at the check-in area.
  • Your laptop or handbag is up to the dimensions 45cm x 36cm x 20cm (18in x 14in x 8in), including the handle and pockets.
  • Your laptop or handbag must fit under the seat in front of you.

Your maximum number of hand baggage items

Passenger Type of baggage allowed Weight
Adults and children   One bag
One laptop-sized bag, handbag or briefcase
23kg (51lbs).
You must be able to lift the bag into the overhead locker unaided.