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British Airways' Baggage Allowance Policy changes

19 October 2017
When a customer is travelling on a return or stopover journey in mixed cabins, the Most Generous Allowance (MGA) applies for baggage ie. a customer travelling outbound in World Traveller,
but returning in Club World would receive the Club World baggage allowance on both sectors.
Effective from October 18, 2017 British Airways is removing the Most Generous Baggage Allowance.

For new bookings the customer will receive the baggage allowance applicable to the cabin they are flying in on a return/stopover journey. For example:


 Return  LGW-BGI World Traveller
2 x 32kg bags
1 x 23kg bag
 BGI-LGW Club World
2 x 32kg bags
2 x 32kg bags
 Stopover  EDI-LGW  Euro Traveller
2 x 32kg bags
1 x 23kg bag
 LGW-BGI  Club World
2 x 32kg bags 2 x 32kg bags

The most significant international operating carrier (MSIOC) rule will still apply on a single journey component involving a connection (less than 24 hours).


CPH-DXB: if Club Europe is booked on the CPH-LON sector and World Traveller on the LON-DXB sector, the World Traveller baggage allowance would apply.

If the connection is outside 24 hours this is classed as a stopover journey and the ticketed allowance for each sector would apply.

Impact on bookings following the removal of MGA

Existing bookings
The change will NOT impact existing bookings made prior to 18 October 17.
• MGA will be retained on all existing bookings.
• Voluntary/involuntary changes made to these existing bookings
will retain MGA.

New bookings
The change will impact all new bookings made on/after 18 October 17.
• All BA flights (short haul and long haul).
• No change to interline rules.

Charges for extra baggage
Your customers can take more bags than their allowance, which are charged per bag up to a total of 10 per person, including their allowance.