Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3304 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
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3225 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!
Jfr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3170 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.