British Airways Domestic - Special Baggage
There is no additional allowance for special baggage. British Airlines special baggage can be carried free of charge as part of your free checked baggage allowance. If the total number of bags exceeds the maximum weight then you will need to pay extra bag charges. Special baggage may be carried as long as it meets the dimensions and weight restrictions.
Due to handling complexities there are certain items that British Airlines does not accept as checked baggage:
- Windsurfing boards and sails
- Water skis that exceed the maximum dimensions
- Surfboards that exceed the maximum dimensions
- Kayaks and canoes
- Pole vaults
British Airlines will accept non-motorised bicycles of all dimensions provided they are packed in a recognised bicycle bag.
Diving equipment and golfing equipment will be accepted provided it is packed in a recognised kit bag and does not exceed the maximum dimensions and weight restrictions.
Travelling with firearms
British Airlines must be notified at least 72 hours before you travel if you are travelling with firearms. Travellers must have the required documentation and licences for your firearms and ammunition. When you travel with firearms and/or ammunition you must be at check-in at least 2 hours before your flight. Each case containing firearms and/or ammunition is subject to a £50 fee each way charge.
On the 25 August 1919 BA launched the world's first daily international scheduled air service between London and Paris. Today British Airways covers a route network of 216 destinations. British Airways is one of the world's most established and recognised airlines.