British Airways extends hand baggage only offering

British Airways extends hand baggage only offering

British Airways is to extend its range of “hand baggage only” fares to all of its 32 short-haul routes at Gatwick Airport.

The new type of fare, which launched last month, is already proving popular with customers on the initial five destinations from Gatwick – Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Tunis and Turin.

Customers can now take advantage of the new fares on all of British Airways’ short-haul destinations from Gatwick. 

The fares are on sale for travel from April 2nd, 2013.

Peter Simpson, director of Gatwick for British Airways, said: “The new fares have been very well received by customers and we have now decided to make the discounted prices much more widely available.

“We are confident that they will prove popular during the busy summer season as short-haul customers continue to take advantage of our generous two-bag hand luggage policy.

“Those who still want to check in a bag will simply pay the same price they do now.”

Customers choosing the “hand baggage only” fare can continue to take advantage of the airline’s hand luggage allowance and carry on a good-sized case (56cm x 45cm x 25cm), plus a handbag or laptop bag.

Children enjoy the same hand luggage allowance as adults, so families can take advantage of the new fare by combining their allowances.