Excess Bother - Why Don't British Airways Want to Check Your Bags?

20 September 2013

British Airways and Excess Baggage

Are you a seasoned traveller? Oh good. Hello. In which case, you may have heard the news that British Airways is abandoning free baggage allowances on certain European routes. If you check in a bag, you’re going to have to cough up.

This is part of British Airways’ stealth campaign to convince us that travelling light is better for everyone. It’s better for us because it’s cheaper and it’s better for them because it means shorter queues and less time spent in the loading bay. From September 24th, if you only have hand luggage for a number of key domestic and European destinations, you will be rewarded with a £10 discount. The destinations are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Of course, it’s not only BA who have introduced little caveats to encourage light travel. EasyJet and Ryanair have long had extra baggage charges in place leading some travel critics to accuse BA of transforming itself into just another low-cost carrier.

There’s no denying a trend is growing among airlines to deter passengers with excess baggage because to them, excess baggage means excess bother. This is where Seven Seas Worldwide comes in.

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