Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 11 Jul 2014
Total posts 30
I am a Qantas Gold travelling to Paris for Christmas with British Airways. On the way back I have a 8 hour layover in London (all one ticket). I am looking to check in a further bag in London with Christmas presents from the family. This is in addition to the one I will have checked in in Paris. While my baggage allowance is 1x 23kg bag plus my OW Sapphire gets me another 1x23kg bag.
I am trying to understand if I can check in an additional bag during the layover? I wont exceed my 2x23kg bag allowance
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 136
Originally Posted by JTG
Not a definitive response. But I don't see why you couldn't. Obviously you'll be clearing immigration to so do. But I would have thought this is ok, so long as your under your total allowance. I've done something similar with Qatar at Doha when I checked an additional bag after Mrs Ourmanin decided to check how well her credit card worked in Qatari stores (very well). Our other bags had gone straight through. We stopped for just under 24 hours and added an additional bag when we checked in for second flight. Try contacting BA via their online web form and hopefully then you'll get a written response which can be shown at LHR in the event staff at check in have a different idea.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 508
Can't see why not as you are not exceeding your limit, and they can see your other bag on the system
Member since 10 Jul 2019
Total posts 7
You shouldn't have any issues, however worse case check you can check your luggage to LHR, pick them up and then re check once you have your additional bag.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 25 Jul 2013
I'm at Beijing airport right now and just observed a customer doing exactly this. Different airport, different airline, but does demonstrate that it is technically possible for the airline/airport IT systems to accommodate.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 169
Yes you absolutely can. BA will just tag your bag and send it
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