How lenient is BA in F for a carry-on?

Old May 16, 2024, 11:07 am
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Question How lenient is BA in F for a carry-on?

I have a hiking rucksack which is (HxWxD): 70 x 36 x 25cm. Is that too big for a carry on in F?
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Old May 16, 2024, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by GodAtum
I have a hiking rucksack which is (HxWxD): 70 x 36 x 25cm. Is that too big for a carry on in F?
Backpackers in F?! I bet you wont even be wearing a tux.

BA seems to be blind to whatever you have on your back or over your shoulder so I strongly doubt youll have an issue.
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Ugh, rucksacks in F? I hope its at least Gucci.
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Off on a gap yah?
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Never taken the dimensions but I have a 30L 1-day pack that has never received any scrutiny from crew/gate staff or any tutting from tux-wearing fellow passengers.
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A more serious response than my earlier one I have a Berghaus Arte 45 and Ive taken that on board (not in F, naturally ) and Ive had no problem. Although it wasnt full to bursting so I was able to demonstrate it squished.
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Are you backpacking around Japan OP ?
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Hard to tell. Your length is vastly over (over 25% too long) but width is below limit. The issue is that with that length your bag will effectively occupy a whole luggage compartment as it will have to be put along the length.
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Hard to tell. Your length is vastly over (over 25% too long) but width is below limit. The issue is that with that length your bag will effectively occupy a whole luggage compartment as it will have to be put along the length.
Potentially problematic on board the 787-9 or 787-10 as the cabins have overhead lockers above the A/K seats only
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Originally Posted by GodAtum
I have a hiking rucksack which is (HxWxD): 70 x 36 x 25cm. Is that too big for a carry on in F?
I have seen far more piss-taking carry-on than that in F. You will be ok. Connecting flights in CE or equivalent, maybe less so.
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Originally Posted by Prospero
Potentially problematic on board the 787-9 or 787-10 as the cabins have overhead lockers above the A/K seats only
Yes, exactly that is my worry. And since there are only two rows, it's not as if there were many degrees of freedom - on those, there are really 4 lockers for 8 people and the OP would take a whole one...
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Potentially problematic on board the 787-9 or 787-10 as the cabins have overhead lockers above the A/K seats only
And the refurbished 77Ws too, I think?
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Originally Posted by GodAtum
I have a hiking rucksack which is (HxWxD): 70 x 36 x 25cm. Is that too big for a carry on in F?
You will almost certainly get away with it.
If you don't it may get checked into the hold, but CC will do everything they can to accommodate you before that happens.
So don't put anything essential\valuable in it like meds or electronics just in case.
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Old May 17, 2024, 12:33 am
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If it were me, Id pack the contents into two large malleable stuffsacs that can be removed and tessellated into the overhead lockers much better. Then the empty bag could go into the suit cupboard by your seat.

i have a 70L frameless backpack that i use as carryon, but the absence of frame means it easily squashes into lockers (or under seats) as long as its not full.
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