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United Kingdom Airports: Strict Carryon Rules

United Kingdom Airports: Strict Carryon Rules

Old Feb 14th 2007, 4:34 am
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Larry in Berkeley
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In addition to the new, restrictive weight limits for free checked
luggage on transatlantic/transpacific flights (now 23 kilos, down from
32 kilos per suitcase), departures from all UK airports are limiting
carryon baggage to ONE item.

In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
airports. Coats do not count.

In addition, at Heathrow earlier this month, my carryon was checked
for size using the little metal boxes that airports have (56x45x25 cm
maximum). This was at security, not at checkin. There was no check
of the weight (but, technically, this is maximum 7 kilos).

There is complete discussion of all this at http://
www.britishairways.com/travel/baggag/public/en_us

Larry at Morro Bay, California
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 7:11 am
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Tim.....
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"Larry in Berkeley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] oups.com...
> In addition to the new, restrictive weight limits for free checked
> luggage on transatlantic/transpacific flights (now 23 kilos, down from
> 32 kilos per suitcase), departures from all UK airports are limiting
> carryon baggage to ONE item.
>
> In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
> a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
> airports. Coats do not count.

Yep. And I know that I am not alone in welcoming this.
People who smuggle on the extra bag (or three) really
annoy me.

>
> In addition, at Heathrow earlier this month, my carryon was checked
> for size using the little metal boxes that airports have (56x45x25 cm
> maximum). This was at security, not at checkin. There was no check
> of the weight (but, technically, this is maximum 7 kilos).

The weight limit is sepcified by the airline.

More than one airline has no upper limit.

tim
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 2:53 pm
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Lennart Petersen
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"Larry in Berkeley" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected] oups.com...
> In addition to the new, restrictive weight limits for free checked
> luggage on transatlantic/transpacific flights (now 23 kilos, down from
> 32 kilos per suitcase), departures from all UK airports are limiting
> carryon baggage to ONE item.
>
> In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
> a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
> airports.
----------
Put the camera and other things in the ONE and you're o.k

Coats do not count.
>
> In addition, at Heathrow earlier this month, my carryon was checked
> for size using the little metal boxes that airports have (56x45x25 cm
> maximum). This was at security, not at checkin. There was no check
> of the weight (but, technically, this is maximum 7 kilos).
>
Usually my checked luggage is around 7kg and hand luggage much less than so
it's not much of problem but if those rules means there's more room for my
coat I can't but welcome them. Aren't there ships for bulk transports ?
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 10:46 pm
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Ulf Kutzner
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Larry in Berkeley schrieb:
> In addition to the new, restrictive weight limits for free checked
> luggage on transatlantic/transpacific flights (now 23 kilos, down from
> 32 kilos per suitcase), departures from all UK airports are limiting
> carryon baggage to ONE item.
>
> In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
> a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
> airports.

And BA charges lots of money beginning from the second checked item...

Regards, ULF
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 5:41 am
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Frank F. Matthews
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Ulf Kutzner wrote:

> Larry in Berkeley schrieb:
>
>> In addition to the new, restrictive weight limits for free checked
>> luggage on transatlantic/transpacific flights (now 23 kilos, down from
>> 32 kilos per suitcase), departures from all UK airports are limiting
>> carryon baggage to ONE item.
>>
>> In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
>> a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
>> airports.
>
>
> And BA charges lots of money beginning from the second checked item...
>
> Regards, ULF

Unless, fortunately, you are starting in North America or going to
there, and are traveling on a single ticket. I wonder just how you
establish this at checkin when you are on an e-ticket.

One interesting comment by BA is

"When traveling with more than one carrier, for example British Airways
and Qantas, the baggage policy of the operating carrier for the first
sector in each direction will apply. It is possible that there will be a
different carrier operating the first sector of your trip on the
outbound and on the return. In this case a different baggage policy may
apply to each direction."
 
Old Feb 16th 2007, 8:11 am
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Erilar
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In article <[email protected] .com>,
"Larry in Berkeley" <[email protected]> wrote:

> In addition to the new, restrictive weight limits for free checked
> luggage on transatlantic/transpacific flights (now 23 kilos, down from
> 32 kilos per suitcase), departures from all UK airports are limiting
> carryon baggage to ONE item.
>
> In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
> a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
> airports. Coats do not count.
>
> In addition, at Heathrow earlier this month, my carryon was checked
> for size using the little metal boxes that airports have (56x45x25 cm
> maximum). This was at security, not at checkin. There was no check
> of the weight (but, technically, this is maximum 7 kilos).
>
> There is complete discussion of all this at http://
> www.britishairways.com/travel/baggag/public/en_us

Thank you--I'm going to have to get OUT of the UK in May and am already
planning on what I can leave behind before I head over there.

--
Mary Loomer (aka Erilar)
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(There's nothing worse than ignorance in action.)

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Old Feb 16th 2007, 9:28 am
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Neil Williams
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Default Re: United Kingdom Airports: Strict Carryon Rules

On Feb 14, 5:34 pm, "Larry in Berkeley" <[email protected]> wrote:

> In the UK, ONE means ONE. In the rest of the world, you may also have
> a purse or camera case, perhaps a laptop. Not so leaving UK
> airports. Coats do not count.

Yes they do. Several coats may be seen as taking the proverbial, but
one coat is acceptable in addition to your hand luggage.

It is, however, one *bag* only, i.e. not one bag plus another personal
item.

Neil
 

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