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Does anyone know if I can take a backpack onto a BA flight instead of a wheeled cabin suitcase?  It is not particularly large, and is not framed.  It may even be able to under the seat in fron, not sure about this.

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Sylvia

I don’t see why you cannot take a back pack, I usually have a back pack as my hand luggage, BA should have a breakdown on size requirements so check the website, if you take a back pack you might not be able to take a handbag as well as hand luggage, I usually put that in my case for the evenings.
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You'll be fine to take a backpack. You can take 2 pieces of cabin baggage on BA, their allowance is overly generous in my view!

1 handbag/laptop bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 40 x 30 x 15cm / 16 x 12 x 6in)

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1 additional cabin bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm / 22 x 18 x 10in)
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(11/02/2019, 12:17 PM)nixon Wrote: Sylvia

I don’t see why you cannot take a back pack, I usually have a back pack as my hand luggage, BA should have a breakdown on size requirements so check the website, if you take a back pack you might not be able to take a handbag as well as hand luggage, I usually put that in my case for the evenings.
Cindy
Thank you Cindy,

General consensus of opinion seems to be that it is possible.  With BA I usually take a suitcase for the hold, and also a handbag and wheeled suitcase on board.  You are right about the BA website, the backpack falls well within the cabin measurements, so I am coming round to the idea that it can be substituted for the wheeled suitcase I usually have.
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(08/02/2019, 12:03 PM)sjm533 Wrote: Does anyone know if I can take a backpack onto a BA flight instead of a wheeled cabin suitcase?  It is not particularly large, and is not framed.  It may even be able to under the seat in fron, not sure about this.

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Sylvia

Sylvia,

Yes you can.  BA's cabin bag requirements state 1 bag (56x45x25cms) plus 1 handbag/laptop bag (40x30x15cms) so as long as your backpack is within the size requirements you will be fine with it.

I've travelled quite often with a backback instead of a wheeled cabin suitcase and never had any problems.

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So long as it fits their cabin baggage dimensions,shown on their website,it will be acceptable.
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Post: #7
Thank you everyone for your replies.  You have all confirmed what I hoped, and thought.  Since I need it when i get to my destination, I might as well fill it and carry it, instead of having it take up suitcase space.

Thanks again.

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