What size bag am I allowed to take and how many?
Customers travelling on a flight FROM the UK must comply with UK Department
for Transport restrictions, which are:
ONE industry-sized cabin bag no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
Customers travelling TO the UK may take with them as hand baggage, one industry-sized
bag, no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and one laptop computer bag, briefcase or equivalent.
What are the dimensions in inches?
The imperial conversion is not accurate but your cabin bag should be no bigger than 22 inches
x 17.5 inches x 9.85 inches (approximately).
NEW EU LIQUID POLICY
What are the new rules on liquids?
The new EU rules on liquids apply to all air passengers travelling from any EU airport, including
UK airports, as well those travelling from Albania, Kosovo, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland regardless of their destination.
The changes will be effective from November 6, 2006.
The changes means that limited quantities of liquids must be held in individual containers not
exceeding 100ml (approximately 3.5 fl. oz).
Limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes may include:
Shampoo, suntan lotions, creams,
toothpaste, hair gel and hair spray, perfumes, cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss, water and other drinks, soups and
syrups and other items of a similar consistency.
All liquid containers must be carried in a separate clear plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag
that does not exceed 20 cm x 20cm (8 inches x 8 inches) or equivalent to one litre capacity.
Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed.
At the airport security search, the plastic bag must be removed from the cabin bag and x-ray
screened separately.The following is information from the British Air site concerning
VIRGIN ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS: Two pieces of luggage per passenger, each weighing up to 23kg (51lbs). When added together,
the three dimensions of any piece of luggage must not exceed 158cm (62in). You are allowed to carry one piece of hand luggage
onto the plane. This must be able to fit under the seat in front of you, which means it must not be larger than 23cm x 36cm
x 56cm (9in x 14in x 22 in) and should not weigh more than 6kg (13lbs).
However, remember we are only allowed 33 pounds on our flight from the Serengeti to Arusha. If needed we can leave
our larger, more heavy items in our hotel luggage room and pick them up before we fly out of Nairobi.
Folks, i've been on several BA flights.....on fully packed flights (every flight London-India sectors) the crew takes
away all carry-on bags with wheels, even if it is within the weight limits. This is for both club and world traveller sections.
Passengers are made to take out all essentials like medication etc etc., at the gate and the crew puts it in along with the
checked in luggage.