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Cancellation Of BA's New Baggage Policy  
User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 518 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

With the heightened security alerts on-going, does anything think as I do, that BA may be forced to cancel their new Baggage Policy that was due to take effect in October?

(This is the policy that restricted hold baggage compared to previous allowances, and introduced a no-weight restriction for carry-ons).

A major rethink is on the cards before October I'd guess.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31259 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
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It will depend both on how long the "no carry-on" policy remains in effect for ex-UK flights and whatever the subsequent carry-on policy is defined to be, I imagine.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

Well, the baggage Policy is not BA's if any one recalls the other threads on the subject, its a BAA policy that BA is complying to.
Why cant they contine with the baggage policy for hold luggage. As stated all over, the stingent policys in place at the moment may be tempory. No one knows what is going to happen


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

My prediction: The restrictions on hold baggage will go into effect and the ban on carryon remain.
That way the airlines can make a killing from overbaggage charges.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

My wife works in load control here on the Isle of Man. Today she was trying to trim a Dash 8 and a Saab 340 with the extra bags that this security state has generated. It was touch and go.

If this "no hand baggage" becomes general policy, people are just going to have to pack less. Although what's going to happen once the flood of claims for damaged bags + lost electronic equipment starts to snowball is anyones guess!

As to the baggage policies in place, or due to come into place, well, I would imagine both BAA and BA (and others) will have to review them. If you want people to continue to fly then there has to be a compromise. Not on security, but baggage and the amounts thereof.

I can see the dedicated suitcase makers jumping on the bandwagon very soon with "secure" laptop cases, "damage proof" camera cases and "theft proof" mobile phone holders!

Oh, and travel insurance will rocket! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Quoting TCXDegsy (Thread starter):
and introduced a no-weight restriction for carry-ons).

That will surely have to be changed.
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
Today she was trying to trim a Dash 8 and a Saab 340

Whos 340 was that?

Alex

[Edited 2006-08-11 20:00:12]

[Edited 2006-08-11 20:00:40]

User currently offlineJfr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Many airports will have a hard time handling the incremental increase in checked bags per flight, assuming the restrictions continue. A lot of them have BHS systems which are at high utilization levels already.

The reduced area / weight available for cargo/freight could become a hardship for airlines as well.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 5):
Whos 340 was that?

Loganair 340, BA Connect Dash 8

Andy  old 



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