New UK cabin baggage security requirements
British Airways is complying with the UK Government’s new security requirements for cabin baggage on direct flights from the following countries to the UK:-
- Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Tunisia (non-BA point)
All customers on direct flights from these destinations will not be able to carry laptops, tablets and larger mobile phones in their cabin baggage. Only mobile phones smaller than the following dimensions will be allowed in the cabin:- Length: 16cm x Width: 9.3cm x Depth: 1.5cm. Customers should either not travel with these larger items or check them into their hold luggage.
Advice for customers on Basic / Hand Baggage Only fares
On certain routes, for example Istanbul to London Heathrow, we sell a Basic fare which allows hand baggage only. If a customer with a Basic fare asks how the new requirements will affect them, please use the following information as a guide:
- For NEW bookings made from 22MAR17 onwards – Any customer who wishes to make a new booking on a Basic / Hand Baggage Only fare MUST be advised that the fare they are purchasing does not allow them to check a bag into the hold and customers must adhere to security legislation and therefore cannot carry laptops, tablets or larger mobile phones in their cabin baggage. To avoid incurring extra baggage costs, customers must be fully aware and agree to the restrictions before completing their booking. They will not be allowed to travel with any of the above items in their carry-on baggage.
- For EXISTING bookings purchased before 22MAR17 – Customer will not be allowed to travel with any of the above items in their carry-on baggage. If customers need to travel with these items then they will need to check them in. British Airways are currently discussing the options available to these customers with their legal and commercial teams, and will advise any updates in due course.
Advice for customers connecting in London on a direct flight from one of the listed countries
Customers with a connecting journey, e.g. IST-LHR-YYZ will not be able to carry these items in their hand luggage. Their checked bags will be through checked and so they will not be able to collect their bags in London and retrieve their electronic items for the 2nd leg of their journey.
Advice for customers connecting through another point on their way to the UK
Customers with a connecting journey, e.g. IST-VIE-LHR, the sector VIE-LHR on BA is not included in these guidelines but the customer will need to check with the operating carrier of their flight from IST to VIE for advice.
Advice for BA-125 ticketed customers on a direct flight to the UK with another airline
Customers with a direct flight on another airline from one of the listed countries, e.g. AMM-LHR on Royal Jordanian will need to check with RJ for advice.