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Old 9 Sep 21, 08:14 AM  
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BA baggage charges help please

Hi all. If i book economy basic any idea how much to pay to add checked baggage and choose seat later? Is there any difference other than that between Economy Basic and Economy Standard? The BA site is driving me to the brink of madness this morningÖ..!
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Old 9 Sep 21, 08:23 AM  
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I think I saw £65 for baggage -you don't get free seat booking with BA unless you are quite high up in executive card. They range from about 30-40 per person per leg. As I said not sure on exact costs.
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Old 9 Sep 21, 08:31 AM  
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On the MCO route, it's currently £50 for your first bag. The baggage allowance page on BA has a fee checker for other routes. If everyone wants a bag, it's usually much the same price to book a standard ticket instead.

Seat prices vary a lot depending where in the cabin you want. Unfortunately there's no checker prior to purchase although you might be able to see it in a dummy booking. Someone else mentioned £60 to book a seat recently.

Basic also boards the plane last which can be a significant disadvantage if the flight is busy and you're trying to find space for your carry on.

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Great thankyou. I know itís only an educated guess but would those prices be each way?
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Yes, they are each way.
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Thatís really useful thankyou. Definitely better to go standard from the off then 🙂
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Old 9 Sep 21, 11:56 AM  
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If you are a larger family sharing bags, it can save you a bit as you're only booking the bags you need. But if you're checking one bag per person anyway, definitely no reason to choose basic over standard since there's no cost benefit.
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We recently booked Edinburgh to Heathrow then on to Miami. Seat selection starts from £6 for the regional flights and starts from £29 for the Miami flights. The £29 is for the middle four seats near the back, things get more expensive the further forward you go and also for the three or two window seats. We would be £70 pp to book seats, at the moment unsure whether to book or wait till 24 hours before the flight. I suppose I could keep an eye on the seat map and see if it's booking up. Also wondering if the free seat selection which opens 24 hours before flight would apply from our Edinburgh flight which may give us a jump on the people only flying from Heathrow.
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We recently booked Edinburgh to Heathrow then on to Miami. Seat selection starts from £6 for the regional flights and starts from £29 for the Miami flights. The £29 is for the middle four seats near the back, things get more expensive the further forward you go and also for the three or two window seats. We would be £70 pp to book seats, at the moment unsure whether to book or wait till 24 hours before the flight. I suppose I could keep an eye on the seat map and see if it's booking up. Also wondering if the free seat selection which opens 24 hours before flight would apply from our Edinburgh flight which may give us a jump on the people only flying from Heathrow.
Yes, seat selection opens on your first flight for connections. So if EDI>LHR>MIA is on a single ticket, check in and seat selection for both flights will open at 24 hours from the EDI flight.
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