BA baggage changes outrages charities

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  1. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
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    The new baggage allowance changes on BA from tuesday now making news

    Full article at BA to charge £120 for each extra suitcase | Uk News | News | Telegraph

    Dave
     

  2. Febs

    Febs Established Member

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    Does anyone know if BA will enforce this for baggage that is checked through from another airline?

    I've always wondered about this - whenever I've flown Qantas (with whom I have extra allowance), I've never had a problem with my bags being checked through to my final destination, even if the connecting flights are on other (OW) airlines like BA, and I'm well over their allowance. (Perhaps I shouldn't admit this, but I once got 37kg checked through from Czech Republic to SYD, and that included a short flight on a prop plane :oops:).

    I'd imagine enforcing the penalty in a situation like this would be a somewhat difficult thing to achieve. Would they "hold your bags ransom" until you paid up?

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
  3. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    iirc, BA will be informing interline partners of the new restrictions and that they will be charging to the originating port when excess fees are not collected for interlined luggage

    Dave
     
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