BMI (British Midland Airways) is a large English airline flying throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.
|Carry-On Allowance||8 / 10|
|Checked Bag Allowance||7 / 10|
|Excess Baggage Fees||6 / 10|
|Overall Grade||7.0 / 10|
Business: 2 pieces; max size 55x40x23cm, plus one personal item*
Economy: 1 piece; max size 55x40x23cm, plus one personal item*
Hand baggage must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. If your hand baggage exceeds this size, you will be asked to return to check-in and check the bag into the hold.
Note: *You must be able to lift your cabin bag unaided into the overhead locker. You may take into the cabin one personal item such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop (in a thin satchel) or baby-changing bag. Personal items are accepted at bmi's discretion.
Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam: Safety regulations affecting the carriage of liquids in hand baggage are in place at Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam airports in line with current UK regulations. No liquids exceeding 100 ml may be carried in hand baggage. Up to 10 litres of holy water in a single container (shrink wrapped and secure) is permitted as hold baggage to the UK in addition to normal allowance. The holy water container cannot be carried as hand baggage.
Baggage allowances and charges for codeshare services may differ from the bmi standard. Operating carrier terms and conditions apply
Make sure you have your tickets, passport and other important documents, plus medication, car keys, valuable items and money in your hand baggage (we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to such items placed in your checked baggage).
Please note that if you are travelling from or transiting through an airport where the single hand baggage allowance remains in place, you are only permitted one piece regardless of your personal allowance.
All coats and jackets must be removed and screened as cabin baggage
Items normally carried in cabin baggage such as books, medicines in non-liquid form, keys and travel documents may be carried in the cabin bag as long as they fit into the specified dimensions
Pushchairs and walking aids, including wheelchairs are permitted but must be security screened
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Unlimited pieces, max total weight 30kg
(Cairo, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Tripoli, Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir 40kg)
Unlimited pieces, max total weight 20kg
(Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Tripoli, Casablanca‡, Marrakech‡ , Agadir‡ 30kg)
bmi Gold, Silver Diamond Club and Star Alliance Gold members
1 piece up to 10kg plus 1 fully collapsible stroller.‡
Saudi Arabia - UK: Up to 10 litres of holy water in a single container (shrink wrapped and secure) is permitted as hold baggage to the UK in addition to normal allowance. The holy water container cannot be carried as hand baggage.
Baggage allowances and charges for codeshare services may differ from the bmi standard. Operating carrier terms and conditions apply.
%u2020 Please note for routes to and from London Heathrow: One fully collapsible stroller weighing 5 kgs or less is permitted to be taken to the gate and will be returned to you at the aircraft side. Prams and travel systems which are bulky and weigh over 5kg should be checked in and a member of staff will direct you to the bag drop area and you should collect it from the baggage carousel on arrival.
Winter sports allowance: Customers are permitted to take a winter sports allowance in addition to normal baggage allowance on Manchester/London Heathrow - Basel.
%u2021 Sporting goods may be included as part of the free allowance in Economy for flights from London Heathrow to/from Casablanca and Marrakech.
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Items that exceed your baggage allowance will be charged as excess baggage.
The above charges in other currencies may fluctuate depending on the exchange rate at the time of calculation.
If you are travelling on non-bmi operated (codeshare) flights, or connecting to a codeshare flight, excess baggage charges will apply and are calculated on an individual route sector basis - please contact our reservations centre on 0844 8484 888 for advice.
If your journey has been booked on a single ticket but requires that you go via another location i.e. Edinburgh-Heathrow-Berlin you will only be charged once outbound and once inbound. If you choose to book the same journey but on separate tickets i.e. Edinburgh-Heathrow and then Heathrow-Berlin, you will be charged GBP 9/EUR 11 per kg for your first sector and GBP 11/EUR 13 for the second sector of the journey.
If you are travelling in Business or Flexible Economy you can take a piece of sporting equipment or other exceptional item of baggage as part of your baggage allowance as long as it is within your total allowance.
Business, Flexible Economy (UK, ROI and HAJ from LHR):
Free if within baggage allowance. If in excess of baggage allowance: GBP 30/EUR 34 fixed fee, per item, per sector.
Economy (bmi operated routes only):
A flat rate of GBP 30 per item, per sector will be applied. If the item is over 20kg but under 32kg then an additional GBP 30 per item, per direction will apply.
Sporting goods may be included as part of the free allowance in Economy for flights from London Heathrow to/from Casablanca and Marrakech.
Please note that if your journey has been booked on a single ticket but requires that you go via another location i.e. Edinburgh-Heathrow-Berlin you will only be charged once outbound and once inbound. If you choose to book the same journey but on separate tickets i.e. Edinburgh-Heathrow and then, Heathrow-Berlin you will be charged GBP 30/EUR 34 per item for each sector of the journey. In this case you would be charged twice on the outbound and twice on the inbound journey.
Travelling with a wheelchair
If you are travelling in a wheelchair please consider the type of assistance you require from the list below and contact us on 0844 8484 888 at least 48 hours prior to travel. This will ensure that we can make the necessary arrangements to help you make the most of your journey.
Wheelchair assistance required when you are unable to walk long distances
Wheelchair assistance required when you are unable to climb aircraft steps
Complete wheelchair assistance right from Check-in to your seat on the aircraft.
Companions providing assistance will be required if you cannot independently:
Reach an emergency exit unaided
Go to the toilet unaided
Unfasten a seat belt
Retrieve and fit a life jacket
Fit an oxygen mask.
Preparing battery powered wheelchairs for travel
Dependant upon the type of wheelchair/mobility aid being used, a number of safety measures should be taken before your flight.
Wheelchairs powered by dry-cell batteries: Please ensure the wheelchair is protected from inadvertent operation
Wheelchairs powered by wet-cell batteries: Please ensure the wet-cell battery is removed prior to boarding. Protect the battery terminals to prevent short circuits by covering the terminals with electrical insulating tape or plastic caps. Ensure that the battery is securely fastened and installed in the wheelchair/mobility aid battery tray.
Non-folding wheelchairs may not be carried.
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