UK Department for Transport restrictions relating to size and number of cabin bags
Restrictions relating to the size and number of bags allowed through security search remain in place for all air travellers departing a UK airport.
Passengers must comply with UK Department for Transport restrictions, which are:

ONE cabin bag, no bigger than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (approximately 22 inches x 17.5 inches x 9.85 inches).
In addition, customers may now carry musical instruments through security search provided they can be x-ray screened.
Customers transferring onto an onward flight in the UK (domestic and international) must also comply with UK Department for Transport restrictions, which are:
ONE cabin bag, no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (approximately 22 inches x 17.5 inches x 9.85 inches).
Customers travelling from the rest of the world and ending their journey in the UK
ONE cabin bag, no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (approximately 22 inches x 17.5 inches x 9.85 inches).
plus one laptop or briefcase 

Please Note. You must be able to lift your bag unaided into the aircraft overhead locker. However, our cabin crew will assist customers with additional needs.
Please also note. A handbag (purse) does count as one piece of hand baggage.

Liquids must be carried in individual containers, not exceeding 100 ml (even if they are not full).
For further information on the carriage of liquids onboard, please 
click here Restrictions on other items allowed through security in cabin bags can be found here.

If your cabin bag exceeds the new dimensions or contains prohibited items, you will be asked to repack it or check it into the hold.  This may cause you an unnecessary delay.
If you have large electrical goods (eg laptops, digital cameras etc) in your hand baggage, please ensure these are easily accessible as you will be required to remove them for x-ray screening.
Go to ba.com baggage pages.
Can I take electrical items such as MP3 player, digital camera, film camera, mobile phone, video camera in my cabin bag?
Yes, provided it fits within a bag no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
Large electrical equipment such as laptops and large hair dryers must be removed from the cabin bag and placed in a tray for x-ray screening.
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Can I take my own food and drink onboard?
Customers can take solid food items onboard for consumption in-flight such as sandwiches, crisps, fruit and vegetables.
Drinks and liquid-based food items such as pasta sauces, gravies, stews and curries, jams and yoghurts may be taken through security provided they are stored in containers no larger than 100ml and are carried in a clear plastic bag.

Can I take contact lenses and solution in my cabin bag?
Customers can take onboard disposable contact lenses in sealed strips.  Non-disposable contact lenses may be taken onboard in holders that contain solution.  These do not need to be packed into the clear plastic bag.
Additional solution may be taken in a container no bigger than 100ml but this must be carried in the clear plastic bag.

Can I take cigarette lighters and matches in my cabin bag?
Cigarette lighters cannot be taken through central security search.
They may be purchased airside and carried onto the aircraft on the person unless customers are travelling to the USA.
Cigarette lighters must not be carried onboard flights to the USA.
Cigarette lighters must not be carried in the cabin bag or checked into the hold.
A small packet of safety matches is permitted to be carried on the person but must not be put in the cabin bag.

Can I take pens/pencils etc in my cabin bag?
Customers may take biros and fountain pens with an ink cartridge inserted.
Re-fills and additional ink cartridges not exceeding 100ml (3.5 fl.oz) may be put into the clear plastic bag or checked into hold luggage.

Can I take batteries in my cabin bag?
Yes.

Medicines in hand baggage

Can I take my essential medication in my cabin bag?
Yes.
Essential medication in liquid form (prescription or over the counter) may be carried in the cabin bag.  Customers may be asked to prove that the medicine is for an individual travelling and is required during the flight.
Medicines in non-liquid form may be carried in the cabin bag as normal, provided they fit into a bag no bigger than 56 cm x 45cm x 25cm.

Does essential liquid medicine need to be placed in the clear plastic bag?
We would advise customers to carry all liquids in the clear plastic bag.
However, if you need more than 100ml of essential liquid medicines during your flight this may be carried separately in your cabin bag.
Customers may be asked to prove that the medicine is for an individual travelling and is required during the flight.

Can I take insulin in my cabin bag?
Yes.

If I check my insulin in the hold will it freeze?
The temperature in the hold of a British Airways aircraft does not fall below four degrees Celsius, therefore medications such as insulin will not freeze.

Can I take a specially prepared drink if I have an allergy or special dietary requirement?
Yes, provided it is for a medical reason.
Non-medical related drink preparations may be taken through security in quantities of no more than 100ml and carried in the clear plastic bag.

Can I take walking aids such as wheelchairs/sticks onboard?
Yes.  All walking aids must be x-ray screened

Travelling with children

Can I take a separate bag for my children?
Yes.  Babies and children are allowed one bag each, which must comply with UK Department for Transport dimensions (56cm x 45cm x 25cm).

Can I take my car seat onboard for my children?
Yes.
 
Customers travelling with infants up to two years old can request a child seat or bassinet when bookings are made and up to 24 hours before departure.  These are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Can I take my pushchair through security?
Yes.  All pushchairs must be x-ray screened.

Can I take soft toys, games and activities to keep my children amused during the flight?
Yes, provided the items fit into a bag no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
Babies and children are allowed one bag each.

Can I take baby food/milk onboard?
Yes, but every bottle must be tasted by the accompanying adult.

Does my baby milk and food have to be placed in the clear plastic bag?
No.
If it is in quantities less than 100ml, we advise you to carry it in the clear plastic bag.

Can I take spare clothing and nappies for my children?
Yes, provided the items are not prohibited and fit into a bag no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
Babies and children are allowed one bag each.
Can I purchase duty free once I have cleared security?
Yes.
All customers may purchase any non-liquid item before or after security.
Liquid items must be purchased once customers have cleared security. Please 
click here  for information on the carriage of duty free liquids in hand baggage.
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