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Old 18th April 2008, 12:29   #376
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Trans-Atlantic flights always have a higher baggage weight limit.
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If your flight is going-to/coming-from US you can carry two bags each weighing 23kgs. Did you mean 30 kg per bag ?
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Currently the baggage limit should be two pieces of maximum 23 kgs. each. And they are very strict about the 23 kgs. part at airports abroad.
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If you have doubts about BA's baggage allowance, please check their website: they are quite strict! Americans seem to have demanded a higher allowance than the rest of us, so I can't give advice based on my own BA-to-UK experience. I think, though, that the max. weight per bag is 23K, on account of worker health regulations.

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Terminal 5 operates a fully automatic bag-losing system.


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BA currently accept bags upto 32 kg but will restrict to 23kg after Nov. They have a curious hand baggage policy - dimensions are as per the standard airline size but it states that the weight is upto 23 kg and must be able to be lifted into overhead locker.
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Weird... the last time I looked (would have been last September), there was size, but not weight restrictions on hand baggage, other than the 'must be able to lift un-aided' clause.
This stuff seems to change at the drop of a hat (hat? carry on? allowed? Or a security risk, maybe...). Important to check before each trip.

Guys where can I check the exact permissible baggage limit?

I checked their website and their description is as confusing as their baggage handling capabilities - British Airways - Baggage essentials
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Old 18th April 2008, 13:16   #377
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Handbaggage details over here

Checked baggage over here

How long is your stop over? Since you will be switching terminals, there a likelihood of your bags going AWOL if your transfer is less than two hours. Ask for priority tags.

At SFO, if your bags do not appear, the BA staff sit at a counter on the left as you exit Immigration. Is someone meeting you at SFO? Make sure you give oyur details and get a case number.
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Handbaggage details over here
Checked baggage over here
Thanks a ton Ajit. Now I got it very clear:

For checked in baggage:
- 2 x 32 kgs with dimensions of (H+W+L): 158cm (62in)

For hand baggage:
- 1 x 23 kgs 56x45x25cm (22x17.5x9.85in) (including wheels, pockets and handles) plus --
- 1 x laptop bag.

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How long is your stop over? Since you will be switching terminals, there a likelihood of your bags going AWOL if your transfer is less than two hours. Ask for priority tags.
Stop over is for 3 hours approximately. I shall opt for priority tags nonetheless.

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At SFO, if your bags do not appear, the BA staff sit at a counter on the left as you exit Immigration. Is someone meeting you at SFO? Make sure you give oyur details and get a case number.
Thanks for the precise guide. I am now confident that team-bhp can provide much more info than the BA call center agent I spoke to! Yes my colleague is picking me up at SFO.

Great help there Ajit. I am so thankful.
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I can confirm to you that almost all other airlines offer @ pcs of 23kgs each when travelling trans-atlantic.

I can also confirm to you that currently ONLY British Airways allows 2X32 kgs and this is 100% confirmed too.
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Terminal 5 operates a fully automatic bag-losing system.
Ohh god, I just got my ticket and it states (unfortunately) that I fly out from LHR at Terminal 5.

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I can confirm to you that almost all other airlines offer @ pcs of 23kgs each when travelling trans-atlantic.

I can also confirm to you that currently ONLY British Airways allows 2X32 kgs and this is 100% confirmed too.
Thanks a bunch Sam.
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Ohh god, I just got my ticket and it states (unfortunately) that I fly out from LHR at Terminal 5.

Thanks a bunch Sam.
I would n't worry - they have got their act together. T5 is nice to hang out in if expensive. reminds me a bit like Munich

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Terminal 5 - This counter was open but no one, meanwhile around the corner only two counters were open and 100 people in line
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Ahhh...Wagamama's at the airport too! Nice Japanese food!
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Ahhh...Wagamama's at the airport too! Nice Japanese food!
One of my favourites. I got in early to have a meal there but since the gate was not announced, i decided to wait since the furthest gate took 30 min in the mayhem. In the end, all i had was a sandwich!
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Oh air deccan would never do something so cheap. They might charge u Rs500 per visit to the restroom though
Nah.. Thats the fee you will have to pay to a Deccan air hostess in order to change their facial expression from a smirk to a smile .

I guess the reason behind the permanent smirk on their face is because they are probably heavily underpaid compared to King Fisher, even though they wear similar uniforms and work for the same guy now.
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Or take the Air France from Bangalore with transit in Paris. This is my office's fav airline and no complains heard till date.

T-BHP meet can be done in Bangy anytime too.. And the stay
CDG is one of the worst airports in Europe (now Heathrow seems to want to compete), so I would not advice it... And AF is an avg airline which is hardly very helpful or efficient. If you speak French, it is probably different :-)

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FYI, IndiGo now charges Rs 100/- extra if you want to take the Emergency Exit seat.
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FYI, IndiGo now charges Rs 100/- extra if you want to take the Emergency Exit seat.
More leg room ? but they do not recline..do they ?
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More leg room ? but they do not recline..do they ?
Depending on the aircraft, you may get an emergency exit with a recline button.

I don't care.

In a one hour flight, the window to use the recline button is 15 minutes - tops.

Let me explain
The first 15 minutes the seat belt sign is on.
Then when its off, the meals are served, your chair needs to be upright so as to not inconvenience the guy eating behind.
The last 15 minutes, the seat belt sign is on.
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Anyone travelled by Goair? The last time i was leaving by Indigo in mumbai there was mayhem in the Go Air counter as there was some sort of delay in their flight and i could hear people hearing that my flight should leave before his etc etc
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