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British Airways Cuts Cabin Luggage Allowance


British Airways has announced it is cutting the cabin luggage allowance for customers on its flights.

The maximum size of main carry-on bags will remain unchanged, but smaller second bags such as handbags will be capped at 40x30x15cm, British Airways said.British Airways cabin luggage allowance

British Airways said there had been “an increase in customers travelling with hand baggage that exceeds their allowance” in recent months.

The change will come into force “in the coming weeks”, the airline added.

Currently, passengers can board flights carrying one bag of up to 56x45x25cm, weighing up to 23kg, plus another bag up to 45x36x20cm.

A British Airways spokesman said the new guidelines – which apply to all customers – meant the latter changing “ever so slightly”.

He said overloading of hand baggage caused delays as staff removed bags from the cabin.

Last month, a teenager from Scotland collapsed with heat exhaustion after wearing 12 layers of clothing to avoid paying a £45 ($72) extra luggage fee.