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Baggage

Baggage on Carousel

Make sure you know your free baggage allowance and what you are permitted to take in your luggage before you travel.

Hand Baggage

To ensure a hassle-free experience at the airport, please familiarise yourself with the following information about hand baggage allowances and what you are permitted to take in your luggage.

**As of 2 July 2014, there are new security measures announced by the UK Department of Transport on some routes into and out of the UK. Passengers may be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Therefore, all bmi regional passengers are advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.**

General Allowance

The following hand baggage allowances are available on all bmi regional operated flights:

Economy 

Each customer travelling in Economy is entitled to bring one main piece of hand baggage onboard weighing up to 12kg, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop (in a thin satchel), baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional's discretion. The larger items should have DAA tags attached to them at check-in or the gate.

Hand baggage must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. You will not be allowed to pass through security with hand baggage, which exceeds the specified dimensions. Any customer attempting to do so, will be redirected to check-in and asked to check in their bag into the hold.

Economy Flexible

Each customer travelling in Economy Flexible is entitled to bring two main pieces of hand baggage onboard, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop (in a thin satchel), baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional's discretion. The larger items should have DAA tags attached to them at check-in or the gate.

DAA stands for ‘Deliver At Aircraft side’ and this tag is used for items that don’t fit in the overhead locker and are taken from the passenger at the gate or cabin and placed in the hold. Passengers are then able to collect those items aircraft side on arrival. 

Hand baggage does not have any weight restrictions but must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. You will not be allowed to pass through security with hand baggage, which exceeds the specified dimensions. Any customer attempting to do so, will be redirected to check-in and asked to check in their bag into the hold.


Flights booked with Other Airlines (codeshare flights)

Please be aware that the hand and hold baggage allowance offered by our flight partners may differ from the bmi regional allowances shown on our website. For the specific terms and conditions of bmi regional's flight partners, or any other airline sold on bmiregional.com please contact the relevant airline, or visit their website directly before travelling.

If you are travelling on non bmi regional operated (codeshare) flights, or connecting to a codeshare flight, excess baggage charges will apply and are calculated on an individual route sector basis. 


Connecting Flights & Through Check-In

Only customers on connecting flights with itineraries issued on a single ticket with one booking reference, are entitled to qualify for the through check-in service (subject to minimum connection times). This ruling applies to all connecting flights.

  • bmi regional to bmi regional
  • bmi regional to other carries
  • Codeshare flights

This means that passengers with connecting journeys using separate tickets are not eligible for the facility of the through check-in service, or, the through tagging of baggage service.



Items You May Bring Onboard 

Flight Essentials

Please make sure you have packed the following in your hand baggage:

  • Flight tickets and boarding passes
  • Passport and any other important documents
  • Medication
  • Car keys
  • Money
  • Valuable items

We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to such items placed in your hold baggage.

Liquids

Government and airport authorities enforce strict rules and regulations regarding the carriage of liquids. Liquids can be taken through airport security check points, but there are restrictions on the quantity of liquids that can be taken through.

Find out more about the amount and type of liquids you can carry in your hand baggage

Medication

Liquid medicines and baby food deemed to be essential for the flight and verified as authentic, may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit. Such items must be removed from the bag and placed in a tray for separate screening.

Medicines in non-liquid form may also be carried in your hand baggage.

Special Items

Pushchairs and walking aids (including wheelchairs) are permitted, but must be security screened.

Passengers with reduced mobility may carry one wheelchair and / or other assistive devices that they are dependent upon, free of charge.

Find out more about how we can help customers who require special assistance

Other Items

In addition to the liquids permitted in one transparent re-sealable bag you can take the following in your main hand baggage:

  • Laptops / Electrical Equipment
    Including laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players, portable music and DVD players, digital and film cameras, video cameras, etc. All larger electrical equipment (for example, a large hairdryer) will need to be removed from your hand baggage and x-ray screened separately.
  • Solid Cosmetics
    For example, compact powder and lipstick (not lip gloss)
  • Baby Milk and Liquid Baby Food
    These items are permitted in your hand baggage; however, the contents of each bottle or jar must firstly be tasted by the accompanying passenger.


Prohibited Hand Baggage Items

There are sets of items that are prohibited from being carried in the cabin of an aircraft, or on the person. Customers are asked to remove such items from their hand baggage. Please see our Prohibited Baggage Items section for more information.

As of 2 July 2014, there are new security measures announced by the UK Department of Transport on some routes into and out of the UK. Passengers may be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Therefore, all bmi regional passengers are advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.

Security Check Area

Customers should bear in mind the following points to help make the passage through the airport as efficient and comfortable as possible by bearing in mind the following points:

  • Limit quantities to what may be needed in the cabin for the duration of the flight
  • When possible, put liquids in hold baggage
  • Prepare the re-sealable bag of liquids before arriving at the airport
  • Contact the airport or airline to answer any queries before travelling to the airport
  • Be ready to hand over your re-sealable bag of liquids for screening when approaching the security check point, as it will be screened at the same time as other hand baggage
  • All coats and jackets will have to be removed, ready to be screened
  • Metal items, including wallets, will be placed in plastic trays and scanned separately
  • When approaching the security check, please ensure that any laptops or other large electrical items stored in your hand baggage are ready for separate screening

Duty Free / Departure Lounge Purchases

Customers may carry liquid items of any size that are purchased after the security check point, in either the departure lounge or on board the aircraft. Most duty free or similar purchases will be given to customers in a special sealed bag. This must not be opened until the customer has reached their final destination. Proof of purchase should also be given and placed inside the sealed plastic bag, as this is a requirement at transfer points.

Please Note: Additional restrictions may apply when a customer is connecting from a non-EU carrier or transferring at a non-EU airport.

Further Information

We ask for your co-operation in the screening process, by allowing sufficient time and being prepared before you arrive at the airport. Only pack essential items in your cabin baggage and pack your liquids, gels and such items in your hold luggage.

For additional information please visit:


Hold Baggage

To ensure a hassle-free experience at the airport, please familiarise yourself with the following information about hold baggage allowances and what you are permitted to take in your luggage.

Economy

Customers travelling on an Economy ticket are each entitled to a checked baggage allowance of up to 1 piece, with a maximum weight of 20kg.

Economy Flexible     

Customers travelling in Economy Flexible, are each entitled to two pieces of hold baggage - the total combined weight of all bags must not exceed 30kg.

Sports equipment may be included as part of the free allowance.

Infants

Infants are entitled to one piece of hold baggage, with a maximum weight of 10kg, in addition to one fully collapsible stroller. 

Find out more about travelling with children

Carry Cots

Carry cots must be stowed in hold of the aircraft; however, under very special circumstances, we may allow for it to be carried in the cabin. The baby must however be removed from the cot during travel.

Find out more about travelling with babies

Prams / Infant Travel Systems

Prams and infant travel systems must be fully collapsible. Should it not be possible to accommodate a pram on the aircraft, it will instead be carried on the next available flight.

Please Note: You are not required to deflate any tyres on your pram or infant travel system.

Find out more about travelling with infants


Weight Limit for a Single Piece of Baggage

All customers travelling to and from the UK, are not permitted to check in any bag that weighs in excess of 32kg (70lbs).

The maximum weight limit of 32kg for any individual piece of baggage, does not affect the total combined weight of all bags you are entitled to check in. It is instead a safety measure aimed at reducing injuries to baggage handling staff.

Any item over 32kg should be referred to bmi regional cargo. Please contact us on the following number for more information:

Tel (UK Callers): 0844 4172 600

Tel (International Callers): +44 330 333 7998

Prohibited Hold Baggage Items

There are sets of items that are prohibited from being carried in hold baggage. Customers are asked to remove such items from their baggage. Please see our Prohibited Baggage Items section for more information.

Further Information

We ask for your co-operation in the screening process, by allowing sufficient time and being prepared before you arrive at the airport. Only pack essential items in your cabin baggage and pack your liquids, gels and such items in your hold luggage.

For additional information please visit:

Electronic Equipment

The following items may be used during the flight; however, only while the seat belt sign is switched off:

  • Laptop computers
  • Electronic games
  • Calculators
  • CD players
  • Cassette players
  • Video cameras

Currently mobile phones should not be used at any time during flight, as they may cause interference.

Firearms

bmi regional will not allow customers to retain custody of firearms and other weapons in the cabin of the aircraft.

Firearms are carried free of charge on bmi regional services, but only if within your baggage allowance.

The firearm will be carried subject to correct documentation and clearance by Customs or the Police and certain conditions. Firearms and other weapons will only be accepted for carriage under the following conditions:

  • Any firearms should be unloaded, that is, free of ammunition
  • They can only be accepted as hold baggage
  • They must be packed in a hard shell container
  • A firearms label must be attached and signed by the passenger

Please contact reservations on 0844 4172 600 if you have any queries about baggage.

* Direction of travel is defined as to the final bmi regional operated destination.

Fragile Articles

Fragile articles have to be adequately packed to prevent damage.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones may not be used at any time during the flight.

Mobile phones must be switched off once the aircraft doors are closed. You are not permitted to leave your mobile phone in standby mode.

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments can be carried as hold baggage, free of charge, as long as the instrument(s) remains within your allocated size and weight allowance. Excess baggage rates apply if the allowance is exceeded.

Certain instruments, such as cellos, can be carried in the cabin, subject to an additional seat being purchased, as follows:

  • One item per passenger permitted
  • Charge the same fare for the instrument as the passenger (excluding tax)
  • Choose two adjacent seats - one for the passenger and one next to the passenger for the cello
  • Cello to be secured by the safety belt with extension if necessary
  • Maximum weight of the item - 75kgs with the centre of the mass no more than 30cms above the top of the seat cushion
  • No seats adjacent to an emergency exit may be used

Please Note: Double Bass must be carried in the hold of the aircraft at all times.

Valuables

bmi regional cannot be held responsible for transportation of valuables (i.e. money, jewellery, stocks and bonds etc) in hold baggage, unless covered by private insurance. Evidence of this must be shown during check-in.

Wheelchairs / Mobility Aids

Wheelchairs and mobility aids (manual or battery operated) are free of charge.

bmi regional is committed to providing the best care possible for our customers requiring extra assistance. If you need assistance, please let us know when you make your booking, so arrangements can be made at the airport.

Baggage Allowance

Economy

If travelling on an Economy ticket you will charged a flat rate of £30 per item, per sector for any sports equipment you wish to take with you, which weighs up to 20kg†.

Economy Flexible

If travelling on an Economy flexible ticket, you can take sports equipment with you, free of charge, as long as it does not exceed your 30kg baggage allowance.

If however, you have exceeded your free allowance, you will charged a flat rate of £30 per item, per sector, for any item you wish to take with you, which weighs up to 30kg.

What Type Of Sports Equipment Can I Take?

The following items are categorised as sporting equipment when travelling on bmi regional operated flights:

  • Bicycles
  • Canoes
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Footballs / Basketballs / Rugby Balls, etc.
  • Golfing Equipment
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Skiing Equipment, Snowboards & Avalanche Rescue Backpacks
  • Surfboards, Sailboards & Water Skis

Find out more about travelling with sport equipment


Missing Baggage

If you have misplaced your bag or belongings in the airport terminal, please contact the airport for assistance.

Delayed or Damaged Baggage

If you find that your baggage is damaged or has not arrived at the baggage arrivals, please contact a bmi regional staff member immediately. Details of your baggage will be taken and assistance offered.

If your baggage is delayed, you will be given a ten-character WorldTracer reference number. We will start to trace your bags and when found we will contact you and arrange a convenient time for delivery.

If you wish to speak to a baggage agent, please telephone the number given to you at the time your baggage was reported missing, or call us on +44 (0) 844 4172 600.