British Airways Introduces Hand Baggage Only Fares at Heathrow and London City

British Airways is extending its hand baggage only fares to passengers at Heathrow and London City airports.

The carrier introduced the new option at Gatwick initially on five short-haul routes to Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Tunis and Turin. The airline then extended it to all of its routes from Gatwick. 

The airline now plans to introduce the fare for travel fbetween Heathrow and nine short-haul route — Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris (Charles de Gaulle and Orly), Rome, Rotterdam, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Lower fares for hand baggage-only customers will also be available from London City to Amsterdam, Stockholm, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Fares will typically be £20 cheaper for a return ticket or £10 one way, said BA.

Passengers choosing the hand baggage-only fare can carry on a good-sized case (56cm x 45cm x 25cm), plus a handbag or laptop bag on board.