British Airways reducing free baggage allowance

British Airways is reducing the free baggage allowance for its trans-Atlantic economy class passengers.

World Traveller (economy class) passengers who take trips to or from the Americas (except Brazil) from October 7th or later will get only one free checked bag instead of the current two, according to the policy change announced Friday, July 31. On the same date sports equipment such as skis and bicycles will be counted in the total.

It appears that competitor Virgin Atlantic is still following the existing practice of allowing economy class passengers to check-in two bags. For passengers from India, the Gulf carriers have the most generous baggage rules.

The new policy will not affect British Airway’s first class and Club World (business class) passengers, who will still be allowed to check three bags when flying to and from the Americas.

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