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Some will have noticed this thread referred to the *Premium Cabin* fare sale. Others, such as Airpocket, quite obviously did not.
He is, incidentally, not only wrong in what he states about Jet’s baggage allowances, but also misleading in his selective price comparisons.
Nonetheless, if you check the Jet Airways website you will see that exUK, the checked baggage allowance for non-status passengers in Economy is, in fact *28kg* and not 46kg as you erroneously state.
It appears AirPocket has confused the JetPrivilege additional baggage allowances with the standard allowances, though to be fair the layout of the site does make this rather confusing.
In addition, Jet restricts hand luggage to 7kg, whereas BA only requires that hand luggage must be “easily lifted into the overhead bins”.
So, BA’s checked allowance is marginally (5kg) less than Jet’s, but BA’s hand luggage allowance is apparently more generous (within sensible limits).
You are quite right to state that Jet is marginally less expensive than BA on the dates you selected.
But this is not always the case. I selected random dates. Departing October 14, returning October 21, for instance, costs £383 on Jet and just £318 on BA in this sale.
BA would cost even less if you chose to use the 10% shareholder discount.
Jet also will start using Terminal 4 at LHR from mid-October, so probably best to avoid that changeover period if possible.