British Airways Reduces Baggage Allowance For Business Class (Club World) Tickets Purchased From May 10th 2016

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In it’s most recent move of making flying a little bit less attractive, British Airways reduces the baggage allowance for their Club World Business Class Passengers from three to two pieces.

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The new regulation is valid for all tickets purchased after May 10th 2016 with frequent flier benefits for extra baggage allowance still applying.

British Airways published the information on their website (access here).

For flights purchased from 10 May 2016, the free checked baggage allowance for Club World and Biz Bed customers will include two pieces, with each weighing a maximum of 32kg.

The existing allowance will be honoured for any bookings made prior to 10 May 2016.

Gold Executive Club Members will still be entitled to an additional free bag and Club World and Biz Bed customers will be able to check in a third bag, if required, for £120/$180/€140 if pre-booked online or £140/$200/€150 when purchased at the airport. *Except on flights from Brazil (US$120 for each piece of luggage).

BAEC Gold members and oneWorld Emeralds are still entitled to an an additional piece of baggage.

Sometimes it makes a difference for people who travel with a lot of material for professional reasons or for example moving to another country who were so far able to take advantage of British Airways very generous baggage allowance.

Conclusion

I doubt this allowance was ever being taken advantage of to such a level that it would really make a dent. Many Business Class passengers don’t even check in any baggage. I can see some markets such as Africa where passengers take excess amount of baggage but if someone holds a Business Class ticket then why not?

On the other hand, BA was overly generous with this policy and probably just wants to align themselves with the competition. At least their hand baggage allowance is still very good without the ridiculous weight limitation to 7KG.

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