Reply To: BA: Improved Baggage Allowance For Full Y Passengers

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British Airways is handled by Swissport at Newcastle, so they are contractually-obliged to follow BA’s rules.

The rules for the carriage of bicycles are actually rather generous:

(click on ‘Instructions for packing certain types of sporting equipment’)

However, you will still officially be limited to 23kg, and if the contents of the bike case, plus the case itself, weigh up to 32kg in total then the additional charge will be £40 at the airport.

In view of this, and if the bike and case alone, but together, weigh less than 23kg, then you may be well-advised to prepurchase an extra bag for the flight, for £28.

Simply log into Manage My Booking at and make the arrangement there:

Of course, the aircraft may be lightly-loaded on the day and Swissport may let you off, but the rules are clear, quite generous and the above suggestion could yet save you time and some money. Good luck!

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