Baggage FAQs

How much hold baggage can I take when travelling on an Sale/Classic/ClassicPlus ticket?

When travelling on a Sale, Classic, or Classic<i>Plus</i> ticket, as part of your free baggage allowance, you can check-in one piece up to a total weight of 20kgs.

How much hold baggage can I take when travelling on an Executive fare?

When travelling Executive fare, as part of your free baggage allowance, you can check-in two pieces each weighing 20kgs.

How do I pre-book sporting equipment such as golf clubs or a bicycle or musical instruments?

You can pre-book golf clubs, skis and boots, snowboards and bicycles etc by calling our customer contact centre UK 0330 333 7998 International +44 330 333 7998.  Alternatively you can pay at the airport on departure. Please note fees may apply and these items are carried subject to availability.

What are the excess baggage rules

All passengers travelling on a bmi regional Sale, Classic or ClassicPlus fares are entitled to check in one item of baggage weighing up to 20kg as well as one item of hand baggage (see above).

If you are travelling on an Executive fare, you can check in up to two bags, with a maximum combined weight of 40kg and carry two pieces of hand baggage to the airport (see above).

Passengers can pay for excess baggage at the departing airport or alternatively you can pay via our Customer Contact Centre:

Customer Contact Centre details

Tel (UK Callers): 0330 333 7998 (Calls to this number are free of charge)

Tel (International Callers): +44 330 333 7998

Telephone lines are open:

  • Monday to Friday: 06:30 – 20:00
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 09:30-13:00, closed between 13:00-13:30, and then open from 13:30-17:30

Opening hours during bank holidays may vary.

Email address: customercare@bmiregional.com

Please note excess baggage is charged at a rate of £10 per kilo or local currency equivalent

What is the baggage allowance for infants?

Infants have an allowance of one piece of free hold luggage up to 10kg, plus one fully collapsible stroller. Infants do not have a hand baggage allowance.

Do you carry firearms

Firearms can be carried free of charge if weight is within the baggage allowance permitted (20kg Sale, Classic, and ClassicPlus and 40kg for Executive fares). Anything weighing over the permitted baggage allowance will be charged at a flat rate of £50 (or local currency equivalent) per passenger per sector.

Customers will be required to have the relevant documentation when carrying firearms.

What is the fee if I have sports or musical equipment that I wish to bring

Passengers travelling on an Executive fare can take a piece of sporting equipment or other exceptional items of baggage as part of their baggage allowance as long as it is within the total combined allowance of 40kg.

Passenger travelling on a Sale, Classic and ClassicPlus fares will be charged a flat handling fee of £30/€45 per sector for any item over their free baggage allowance, with a maximum weight for each item of 20 kgs.

If the sports or musical equipment weighs over 20kg, a fixed £30/€45 per sector fee applies on all Sale, Classic and ClassicPlus fares.

The following are examples of some of the most popular items that are classed as sporting equipment*:

  • Golf  – one pair of golf shoes & one golf bag with clubs
  • Skiing/ Snowboarding – one pair of skis/poles/boots or snowboard and boots
  • Bicycles
  • Fishing – one tackle box, rucksack, backpack, anglers basket, one rod bag or box
  • Surfboards/ Sailboards/ Water Skis
  • Canoes

Do you carry bicycles?

Bmi regional do carry bicycles. To check in your bike, it should be properly packed into a box. You should follow these guidelines before checking them in:

  • Handlebars must be fixed sideways in line with the crossbar
  • Pedals must be turned inwards or removed
  • Front wheel must be removed and fixed to rear wheel
  • Tyres do not have to be deflated for carriage.

What are the hand baggage rules with bmi regional?

Each customer flying on a Sale, Classic, or ClassicPlus Fare can bring one main piece of hand baggage onboard weighing up to 12kg, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop bag, baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional’s discretion. Hand baggage must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.

Each customer flying on an Executive Fare can bring two main piece of hand baggage onboard weighing up to 12kg, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop bag, baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional’s discretion. Hand baggage must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.

Larger pieces of hand baggage will have DAA tags ( ‘Deliver At Aircraft side’) attached to them at check-in or the gate. This tag is used for items that don’t fit in the overhead locker. These items are placed in the hold and passengers are then able to collect those items at the aircraft side on arrival.