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Iberia & BA connecting flight what baggage allowance?

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Old Dec 3, 18, 11:34 am
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Iberia & BA connecting flight what baggage allowance?

Looking at flight from LPA to LHR connecting at MAD in CE, we're Silver too. 1st part operated by Iberia then 2nd operated by BA. It says Iberia weight restrictions may apply, all I can see is 23kg each whereas obviously BA is 32kg (we're flying out with 32kg allowance as direct BA flight) but the table is very confusing. I've also read that the major carrier or longest leg weight allowance might apply, but unfortunately the Iberia leg in time is longer. Can anyone advise for definite what allowance we will be entitled to on the first leg, as obviously that would dictate all the other legs as we would be more restricted. Hope this makes sense. Thanks
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Old Dec 3, 18, 11:46 am
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The journey is all within one IATA subarea and Iberia is the airline with 1st international segment, so Iberia's allowance applies

The IB allowance is either zero pieces of 23kg or 1 piece of 23kg depending upon the fare

If holding status that allows for 1 additional piece then that will increase to a maximum of 2 ; the weight alowance of 23kg applies per bag

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Old Dec 3, 18, 12:03 pm
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LPA-MAD on IB is a domestic sector.
Therefore won't the MAD-LHR on BA allowance be the first international sector that applies?
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Old Dec 3, 18, 12:14 pm
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This is why I'm confused, both answers sound plausible!
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Old Dec 3, 18, 12:39 pm
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If LPA-MAD is a domestic route them BA's allowance will apply

BA's allowance is also 1 bag (max. 23kg / 51lb) ( see https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...age-allowances )

The section for BA Silver/Gold where the additional weight allowance is mentioned also has the stipulation

"They apply to British Airways flights only and are not available to infant Members who are travelling without their own seat. Not available on group rate bookings"

There is the OneWorld allowance of an additional 1 piece of 23kg for silver/gold members
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Old Dec 3, 18, 12:42 pm
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In CE the BA allowance is usually 32kg not 23kg I believe , we only want 1 bag each but we're normally over 23kg!!
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:10 pm
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In CE the BA allowance is usually 32kg not 23kg I believe , we only want 1 bag each but we're normally over 23kg!!
Ah - if in business class , then the BA allowance is 2 bags (max. 32kg / 70lb per bag) - if holding BA Gold status then 1 extra piece appllies

Does your ticket state the allowance? if not might be worth trying the QF manage booking - it is quite good for baggage allowances ime
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And the IB business allowance also appears to match that of BA. Details can be found here
So long as you're on one thru ticket as opposed to separate tickets/bookings then the 2x 32kg rule will apply if you're in Business/Club.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:36 pm
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No not booked ticket just looking but need to know for definite before booking. What is QF?
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:46 pm
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And the IB business allowance also appears to match that of BA. Details can be found here
So long as you're on one thru ticket as opposed to separate tickets/bookings then the 2x 32kg rule will apply if you're in Business/Club.
Thanks, looks like due to 2 words "including connections" that it would be 32kg as it would be on one booking yes.
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Originally Posted by charlieboy77 View Post
And the IB business allowance also appears to match that of BA. Details can be found here
So long as you're on one thru ticket as opposed to separate tickets/bookings then the 2x 32kg rule will apply if you're in Business/Club.
That special page no longer applies, now that LHR-MAD IB flights are IB coded.
This is the standard page: https://www.iberia.com/gb/luggage/al...aggages-search
Detailed info under

Travelling with connecting flights and/or flights with another airline

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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by paulaf View Post
No not booked ticket just looking but need to know for definite before booking. What is QF?
QF is qantas
32 kg should apply, but this being spain.... even when you know the rules the staff sometimes donít and make it up...
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
That special page no longer applies, now that LHR-MAD IB flights are IB coded.
This is the standard page: https://www.iberia.com/gb/luggage/al...aggages-search
Detailed info under

Travelling with connecting flights and/or flights with another airline

Gosh that's hard going to understand, now I'm back to thinking it's 23kg!! Help.
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Are you on BA, IB or a combination of flight numbers? Does your ticket number start with 125 or 075? Do you have status?
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:57 pm
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Are you on BA, IB or a combination of flight numbers? Does your ticket number start with 125 or 075? Do you have status?
Not booked ticket yet 1st leg says operated by Iberia then 2nd is BA, yes Silver. It's 13th April LPA-MAD-LHR departing 13.55 arriving LHR 20.55 if that helps. Many thanks so confused!
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