BA Carry on weight limit

Jul 13th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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BA Carry on weight limit

British Airways web site mentions size limit for carry-on but no weight limit. Anyone can help with an update?
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Jul 13th, 2007, 08:15 PM
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There is no weight restriction for cabin luggage on BA, only size limitations. I know because I asked this same question about a month ago! The carry on weight restriction was apparently removed when the limits for checked luggage were tightened.
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Jul 13th, 2007, 08:33 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I've not been able to check Fodor's regularly and a quick search didn't bring it up. I'm flying from Venice to Amsterdam via Gatwick and am trying to go carry-on only.
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Jul 13th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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"The carry on weight restriction was apparently removed when the limits for checked luggage were tightened."

yes - in the "old days" I had a hard time doing carry-on only on BA w/ its strict 6 kilo limit for cabin bags in coach. Bu that was discontinued when the carry on rules were changed last year.
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Jul 13th, 2007, 10:44 PM
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I'm curious if airlines actually weigh your carryons? I've never seen that. I was sort of holding my breath on our recent Venice/Amsterdam Transavia flight. They allow only 5 Kgs per person for carry on. I had put the heavier items in the backpack and in my other carry on, hoping not to go over the 20 kg limit of checked luggage. I have little doubt that my packpack weighed considerably more than 5 kg, but no one every weighed it -- and I saw others with carryons it looked like they could barely lift!
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Jul 13th, 2007, 11:36 PM
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Oh - yeah. . . Every time I've flown Virgin, Ryan Air and (before the change) BA my carry on has been weighed.
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Jul 13th, 2007, 11:44 PM
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Virgin weigh carry on, they are very strict on it. EasyJet used to, I don't know if they still do - I once had to check my laptop because it was 2oz over 5 lbs! Transavia do in theory, but I've never had my bag weighed. I believe Icelandair also weigh checkin baggage.
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Jul 13th, 2007, 11:45 PM
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Oops! That should have course have read I believe that Icelandair also weigh Carry on baggage. Sorry
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Jul 14th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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I flew BA recently. Theitr website said there was a weight limit for carry on, so I repacked my hand baggage and added more into my checked case. Then they never bothered to weigh it.

However, they seem quite inconsistent as to what rules they enforce when.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 05:51 AM
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Qantas will weigh carry on luggage if it looks heavy. 7 kg.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 06:09 AM
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<<< Theitr website said there was a weight limit for carry on >>>

Where, as for the last year or so there has been no weight limit except on some of the smaller (eg 12 seater prop jobs) they operate
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Jul 14th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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Noncomformist: "I flew BA recently"

How "recent" ? The weight limitations were eliminated quite some time ago.

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Jul 14th, 2007, 07:48 AM
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Air France also weights. Their carryon limit is 12 kg.
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