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Old Dec 15, 18, 7:53 am
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Just bear in mind that if your box is damaged, BA may not be so willing to compensate you as it would if your suitcase was damaged.
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Cardboard boxes are not designed to run down airport conveyors, through x-rays and other security screening apparatus and then be loaded in ULDs or as bulk.

So if your box gets torn as it trundles down a conveyor and your items spill out, BA may not pay out if you then try and open a Damaged Property Report (DPR) and may try and say that a cardboard box is unsatisfactory as baggage.

That said, I have travelled numerous times on BA and other airlines with boxes without problem but one should try and ensure they are sturdy and shrink wrapped to survive the journey.

​​Routes into Africa often see many pax checking in poorly prepared boxes or very cheap disposable bags and then getting upset when their baggage arrives damaged!
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