British Airways has announced that it will be extending its recently introducted policy on hand-baggage-only flights to all 32 short haul routes out of Gatwick. After trialing on just 5 destinations (Tunis, Jersey, Turin, Amsterdam & Dubrovnik), the new policy provides discounted fares for those passengers travelling only with hand-baggage.

With a far more generous allowance (a proper sized bag plus lap-top or handbag) than low-cost carriers such as easyjet, the airline’s primary short-haul competitor at Gatwick, and the same allowance for children and adults, British Airways hope that they will be able claw back market share and restore their Gatwick operations to profitability. The new fares go on sale from 2nd April.

British Airways Cabin Crew