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FAQs What are the baggage rules for bmibaby flights?
FAQs what's my hand luggage allowance?

FAQs what can I take as hand baggage
FAQs what items are prohibited on bmibaby flights?
FAQs what happens if my bags are delayed or lost?
FAQs which bag do I pack valuables and/or medication in?
FAQs can I check in baggage over my allowance?
FAQs can I check in sporting equipment?
FAQs can I take my musical instrument?
FAQs do you accept animals for travel?
FAQs my bags are damaged following my bmibaby flight
FAQs can I carry my licensed firearm?
FAQs I am travelling with my infant who is under 2 years old. What baggage allowance do they have?

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What are the baggage rules for bmibaby flights?
A Baggage Fee is charged for the carriage of each item of Checked Baggage. Baby buggies, wheelchairs, scooters and walking frames are carried free of charge. The baggage fee is variable dependent on the length of the flight and may be prepaid at the current discounted internet rate of £12.99/€15.00 or £14.99/€15.00 per item of baggage/per one way flight when making your reservation online. If you wish to add baggage to your booking at a later date you can do this via the ‘manage your bookings’ section of the website, the call centre or when you arrive at the airport. Please note a £20.00/€20.00 charge per item will apply per one way flight for any bags added by the call centre or at the airport.  Each passenger can take a maximum of 5 bags per one way flight that must not exceed a combined weight of 18kgs.  Passengers travelling together on the same booking reservation, who have individually purchased bags, can pool their baggage weight allowance up to the equivalent of 18kgs per passenger.  Once this limit is reached then standard overweight charges as detailed below will apply. Please note passengers travelling on the same booking reservation must all check-in at the same time in order to pool the baggage allowance.

Infants under the age of 2 years (on the date of departure of each flight) are entitled to a 5kg baggage allowance, this will be added to the adult responsible for the infant. For children over 2 years, the price of flights and the baggage allowance is the same as for adults. Please note a pram/buggy will be carried free of charge. However the carriage of infant travel cots and car seats is permitted and may be prepaid at the current discounted internet rate of £10.00/€12.50 per item per one way flight when making your reservation online. If you wish to add baggage to your booking at a later date you can do this via the ‘manage your bookings’ section of the website, the call centre or when you arrive at the airport. Please note a £20.00/€25.00 charge per item will apply per one way flight for any bags added by the call centre or at the airport.

All baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance at 18kgs will be charged at the bmibaby excess baggage rate applicable as at the date of your flight. The current rate is £10.00/€14.50 per kilo on UK, Eire & International flights. Please note, the maximum weight of any one item of baggage is 32kg.

Outsize items requiring additional handling include canoes, surfboards, golf clubs, skis, bicycles, musical instruments and all other bulky equipment, will be charged at £17.99/€22.00 per sector per item when booked online, and will only be carried subject to space availability on the aircraft. Bicycles will only be accepted if suitably packaged.  All outsize items will officially travel stand-by. bmibaby will not be responsible for repatriation if there is a delay. Any item not listed above is subject to the standard excess baggage rate.

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what's my hand luggage allowance?
Each passenger (except infants) is permitted one standard piece of hand luggage, with maximum dimensions 55x40x20cm and a maximum weight of 10kg. Government restrictions apply, please see below for details.

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What can I take as hand baggage
You are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your cabin luggage or on your person. These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each. You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity.
At the airport you must:

  • present the plastic bag containing your liquid containers to the screeners at security checkpoints for examination
  • take off your jacket and/or coat. They will be screened separately whilst you walk through the metal detector.
  • remove laptop computers and other large electrical devices from your cabin luggage. They will be screened separately whilst you walk through the metal detector.
Liquids include:
  • water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • creams, lotions and oils
  • perfumes
  • sprays including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • gels, including hair and shower gels
  • contents of pressurised containers
  • pastes, including toothpaste
  • liquid-solid mixtures any other item of similar consistency
What does not change?

You can still:
  • pack liquids in bags that you check-in - the new rules only affect cabin luggage.
  • carry in your cabin luggage medicines and dietary requirements, including baby foods, for use during the trip. In this case, there are no restrictions on the quantity of liquids that you can carry.
  • buy liquids, such as drinks and perfumes, in an EU airport shop located beyond.
  • the point where you show your boarding pass. If they are sold in a special sealed bag, wait until you are screened before opening the bag. Here again there are no restrictions on the quantity of liquids that you can buy.
  • If your journey includes a transfer to another flight at an EU airport, you can still buy liquids either in an EU airport located beyond the point where you show your boarding pass or on board an aircraft operated by an EU airline. The liquids will be sold in a special sealed bag. Wait until you are screened at the [last] airport of transfer in the EU before opening the bag

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what items are prohibited on bmibaby flights?
Under no circumstances will bmibaby carry firearms either on board or as checked baggage.

In addition to the list of dangerous items listed below that are prohibited for carriage in baggage, the following items are also prohibited from being carried onboard in cabin baggage: Toy or replica guns (plastic or metal), catapults, household cutlery, knives with blades of any length, paper knives, razor blades, tradesmens tools, darts, scissors, tweezers, hypodermic syringes (unless a genuine medical need can be proven), knitting needles, sporting bats, billiard, snooker or pool cues. bmibaby does not permit ski boots to be carried onboard or as hand baggage, however ski boots are accepted as checked in baggage – see sporting equipment for more information.

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what happens if my bags are delayed or lost?
In the unlikely event that your baggage is lost, damaged or stolen whilst in the care of bmibaby or one of our ground handling agents, this should be immediately reported to the ground handling staff at the arrival airport.

bmibaby makes every effort to locate lost bags using a world-wide computer network designed exclusively for this purpose. Most delayed bags are located and returned within 48 hours. To track the progress on the location or delivery of baggage please call 0905 8 28 28 28 and choose option four. The baggage helpline can only view files from Nottingham East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. All other bmibaby stations track baggage via the local handling agent who will have access to a local telephone number to call.


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which bag do I pack valuables and/or medication in?
Passengers are strongly advised to carry personal belongings, valuables and medication on their person or in their hand baggage (subject to permitted baggage allowance).

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can I check in baggage over my allowance?
All baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance at 18kgs will be charged for at a standard rate at £10.00/€14.50 per kilo on UK & Eire flights and £9.00/€14.50 per kilo on International flights. Please note, the maximum weight of any one item of baggage is 32kg.

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can I check in sporting equipment?
Leisure equipment which requires additional handling including (non exhaustive list) such as bicycles, fencing equipment, fishing equipment, golf clubs, hockey equipment, musical equipment, paintball equipment, scuba equipment, skis and snowboards (ski or board shoes and poles are carried free of charge if carried with the relevant skis or snowboard), and toolboxes will be charged at £17.99 (€22) per sector per item on the website and £23.00 (€28) per sector per item when booked through the bmibaby call centre or airport. Larger items including Canoes, Hang gliders, Surfboards and Wind Surfboards will be charged at £24.99 (€31) per sector per item on the website and £30.00 (€38) per sector per item when booked through the bmibaby call centre or airport. These items will be carried subject to space availability on the aircraft and sports equipment bags must only contain the items for practising the sport. Ski boots that are checked-in without skis are to be booked as a pre-paid baggage item in the no. of bags drop down menu during the booking process and are subject to a £12.99/€15.00 or £14.99/€15.00 fee per sector per item when booked online.

PLEASE NOTE: bicycles will only be accepted if suitably packaged. The maximum weight of any of these items is 18kgs. All items will officially travel stand-by. bmibaby will not be responsible for repatriation if there is a delay. Any item not listed above is subject to the standard excess baggage rate.

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can I take my musical instrument?
Passengers can purchase an additional seat for musical instruments such as cellos. These can be accepted provided that they can be securely fastened in the aircraft seat. Additional seats must be purchased via the bmibaby call centre (0905 8 28 28 28) to obtain the standard published fare available for the requested dates of travel (subject to availability). All musical items will be charged at £17.99 (€22) per sector per item on the website and £23.00 (€28) per sector per item when booked through the bmibaby call centre or airport.

One (1) small musical instrument, which must fit in the overhead locker, will be allowed as a second item of cabin baggage (no items other than the instrument and its accessories may be carried in the case) this is strictly subject to the Captain's discretion. For musical items that you wish to be transported in the aircraft hold, please see sporting equipment and outsized items.

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do you accept animals for travel?
bmibaby currently only accept animals for travel through our cargo department, please follow the link below for more details.
http://www.flybmi.com/Cargo/en-gb/product-information/bmibaby-services.aspx

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my bags are damaged following my bmibaby flight
In the unlikely event that your baggage was damaged whilst in the care of bmibaby or by one of our ground handling agents, this should be immediately reported to the ground handling staff at the arrival airport.

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can I carry my licensed firearm?
bmibaby do not accept the carriage of any type of firearm.

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I am travelling with my infant who is under 2 years old. What baggage allowance do they have?
Infants under the age of 2 years (on the date of departure of each flight) are entitled to a 5kg baggage allowance, this will be added to the adult responsible for the infant. For children over 2 years, the price of flights and the baggage allowance is the same as for adults. Please note a pram/buggy will be carried free of charge.

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