BA First – bags allowance

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    BobbyOrange
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    Hi. I am travelling First to Barbados next week and I see the carry-on allowance is the same for First as economy. This seems mean. Does anybody know how flexible BA are with this as I have a tight connection the other end and would like to bring on a decent sized bag?


    GoonerLondon
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    Its less about the airline – more about what security screening will allow through. I’ve taken through 2 carry ons for First and been fine – an overnight holdall type bag and a standard Trolley type.


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    I am pretty sure that – in the UK at least – the restrictions about the maximum size of bags are set out by the DoT/CAA (in liaison with key providers such as BAA). This seems to be the case:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Publictransport/AirtravelintheUK/DG_078179

    This was why the single carry on item was enforced at all airports until the middle of 2008.

    Now, you are allowed one decent sized rollaboard and a “personal item” (large laptop size bag with papers seems to be fine). Carriers may choose to enforce more restrictive size and weight allowances, as they see fit.

    The size restrictions on BA flights are set out below, weight allowances are not applied, and apply regardless of ticketed cabin:

    http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bagcabin/public/en_gb

    I suppose the size restriction is very much driven by what will fit through a scanner.

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