I was thinking last night about the times I have flown BA and paid for an extra bag or two online before flying and I got thinking.....
Is there not a weight issue with this or at least a potential one?
I fly regular trips LHR > EZE via GRU and I imagine that the 744 goes pretty heavy if not MTOW most times. Now what would happen if every passenger paid and took an additional 2 or 3 bags at 23Kg each....I know its not likely but not totally impossible.
I guess the questions are:-
- Is there a quota whereby they say ok - "we can allow 240 (for example) more extra bags to be possibly bought online for checkin assuming thet will ALL weigh 23Kg each?
- How do BA limit potential overweights (plane wise) with a system like this with the potential to add much extra weight?
- Could you arrive at checkin and be told you cant check in a bag you have paid for because of weight issues?
Hope the question isnt too general....just thought it might be interesting to learn....
Thanks all as always