FAQs

Baggage Rules

What are the baggage rules for bmibaby flights?

A Baggage Fee is charged for the carriage of checked baggage. The standard baggage weight allowance is 22kg per person per one way flight (for bookings after 5th January 2011). Please refer to your booking confirmation or ‘Manage my booking’ online to confirm the baggage allowance weight you have purchased.

Baby buggies (subject to an infant/child under 5 years of age travelling), wheelchairs, scooters and walking frames are carried free of charge.

The baggage fee varies dependent on the weight allowance purchased and the destination. This may be prepaid at the current discounted internet rate. Rates start at £13.99/€17.00 per 22kg standard baggage weight allowance per one way flight and £9.00/€11.00 per each additional kg when making your reservation online. If you wish to increase your baggage weight allowance 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 22kg standard weight allowance and £9.00/€11.00 per each additional kg will apply per one way flight for any weight allowance added on-line or by the call centre.  

Passengers travelling together on the same booking reservation, who have individually purchased baggage allowance, can pool their baggage up to the equivalent of the total purchased weight allowance.  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 providing an infant/child under 5 years of age is travelling. Should an infant be travelling the carriage of infant travel cots and car seats will be permitted at the standard charge of £10.00/€12.50 per item per one way flight when added during the booking process providing that the weight and dimensions does not exceed that of standard hold luggage.

All baggage in excess of the purchased baggage allowance will be charged at the bmibaby excess baggage rate applicable as at the date of your flight. The current rate charged at the airport is £12.00/€15.00 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.

Please note any payment made at the airport may incur a handling fee