British Airways crack down on hand luggage
British Airways has reduced the size of hand luggage after claiming that passenger bags were getting so big it was causing regular flight delays.
The airline, which allows each person to have two bags in the cabin, is almost halving the size of the “personal” bag.
Thousands of BA passengers will be affected by the tighter restrictions which will be enforced later this month.
From August 18, passengers will be limited to personal bags no bigger than 40x30x15cm – compared with the current maximum of 45x36x20cm.
It could lead to many travellers having to buy new luggage or even buying smaller laptops.
The size of the main piece of hand luggage – which is often a wheel-on bag – will remain the same at 56x45x25cm.