British Air bag fee

British Air and luggage

(Regarding April ’07, pg. 21), the baggage allowance for economy-class passengers on flights commencing in the U.S. for worldwide destinations is TWO bags, and British Airways is no exception to this rule. This ruling came into effect at the instigation of the U.S. government in the 1970s, and individual airlines are not in a position to opt out.

If the ticket is written USA/U.K./points in Europe/U.K./USA, all legs of travel are covered by the 2-bag rule (provided the travel is written and “fared” on the same ticket).

If separate tickets are issued for destinations beyond the initial transatlantic portion, then travel on British Airways on any of those portions is subject to the one-bag rule. For more, visit, under “Baggage.”


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