BA has reviewed the ‘personal bag’ allowance and from 18 August 2015, this will be rebranded to a ‘handbag/laptop sized bag’ and a smaller allowance will apply to all customers including staff travelling on personal travel concessions. The additional cabin bag remains the same size. The allowance for infants under 2 is 1 additional cabin bag onlyFrom this date, the size of the ‘handbag/laptop bag’ must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm and this bag must be placed under the seat in front on you (except in the Club World and First cabin). A yellow tag will be provided for this bag which must be visible for ground colleagues and operating crew to check. Yellow tagged bags will be guaranteed on board.

On busy flights where there may be lack of space to stow all cabin bags, staff passengers, if asked, must comply with colleagues request and check their bag into the hold at the gate. This will then assist our commercial customers to stow their bags and ensure an on time departure. In preparation for this event please ensure any articles that maybe needed on board (valuables/medication etc.) are in the handbag/lap top sized bag.

Full details of baggage allowances can be check on