If you are a regular flyer on British Airways this might be welcome news for you.
“Airline passengers have a new incentive to squeeze all their luggage into a single carry-on bag. British Airways is changing its rules for cabin bags, increasing the maximum size by 40% and scrapping the existing 6kg weight limit.
From July 5, all British Airways passengers — whether flying in first class or economy — will be able to carry on one bag measuring up to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Until now, all airlines have quoted the maximum dimensions as 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. BA passengers will also be allowed to take on a laptop or briefcase, provided it will slide under the seat.
BA says it wants to encourage passengers to travel light. It is also responding to new security measures: the British Airports Authority has said that from “some time this summer”, it will no longer allow oversized cabin bags through security. Any passenger exceeding the new government-approved limit of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm will be sent back to check-in. ” [Via The Sunday Times]
The baggage policies in detail.