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IBERIA / BA Hand luggage only with O/W Emerald - confused!

IBERIA / BA Hand luggage only with O/W Emerald - confused!

Old Sep 22, 2023, 4:42 am
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IBERIA / BA Hand luggage only with O/W Emerald - confused!

Hi All

Have read lots on here and across the we but cannot get to the bottom of it and so far have had 3 conflicting responses from BA / IB / FB Forums

I booked an IB flight via IB website MAN-MAD , i was under the impression that i got a free hold bag being O/W Emerald and that only BA hang baggage only flights were exempt from the rule.

The flight was changed to a day earlier so i was rebooked MAN-LHR-MAD mixed Ba then IB metal. So now i will assume that i dont get any bags and have to pay (but theres no option via BA or IB site to pay for bags!)

What exactly is the rule? , IB bookings get bags regardless of who operates or ONLY IB Metal flights get extra allowange?

I booked all flights with IB through their websire with IB flight numbers and looks like im gonna have to fork out for baggage on them all as each boooking has a ba metal segment?

Other people on differnet FB groups say iberia metal hand bag only bookings still dont get an allowange but it clearly states 0 to 1 bags on the website unger oneword rules

Hopefully someone can clarify as i think paying prior to the airport is cheaper but then dont want to pay if i dont need to as its a total of 5 so could be a few across them all.

Thanks in Advance!
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 4:56 am
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I am not completely familiar with IB HBO rules, but on BA, even if you are Emerald, you do not get any baggage on a HBO fare. So de-link your status with the fare for HBO in terms of baggage. Seat selection, check in etc is all in accordance with status but not baggage.

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Old Sep 22, 2023, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by deerhunter290378
Hi All

Hopefully someone can clarify as i think paying prior to the airport is cheaper but then dont want to pay if i dont need to as its a total of 5 so could be a few across them all.

Thanks in Advance!
A total of 5 bags? Or 5 passengers?
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by rockflyertalk
A total of 5 bags? Or 5 passengers?
Sorry 5 separate bookings so just looking for 1 bag allowance
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 5:46 am
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Maybe read here

Guide to AJB Basic Economy fares
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 5:57 am
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IB HBO fares give to OW Emerald/Sapphire members 1 checked bag. It applies only to status members, not companions without status on the same booking.
I have no idea how this plays on a rebooking with BA as first flight.
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 6:00 am
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Facebook is a terrible place for reliable information.

IB metal only for the free checked bag. Because you now have a BA metal flight, especially as the first leg, you might have to pay.

However, because BA/IB (AFAIK) does not sell a HBO fare on the connecting flights, you might have been rebooked into "Plus" anyhow.
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 8:19 am
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IB HBO fares give to OW Emerald/Sapphire members 1 checked bag. It applies only to status members, not companions without status on the same booking.
I have no idea how this plays on a rebooking with BA as first flight.
Ok So because i booked with IB on their site ill get the allowance regardless of who is operating the flight(s)?

There are 2 of us on the bookings one sapphire one emerald so both have status
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Old Sep 22, 2023, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif
Facebook is a terrible place for reliable information.

IB metal only for the free checked bag. Because you now have a BA metal flight, especially as the first leg, you might have to pay.

However, because BA/IB (AFAIK) does not sell a HBO fare on the connecting flights, you might have been rebooked into "Plus" anyhow.
IB Deffinately sell HBO on the connecting flights thats what i booked

example of HBO Fare split IB and BA and sold by IB directly , this is what is so confusing?

https://www.google.co.uk/travel/flig...0SAggBIgAqAggD
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