UK Air Travelers Allowed 2 Bags (Some Airports)

Baggage rules relaxed at Heathrow, not Gatwick, others
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2008 7:18 PM CST
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(Newser) – Confusion may be the rule for air travelers in the UK, where some—but not all—airports have been allowed to drop a one-cabin-bag-per-passenger limit. Passengers at Heathrow and 21 other airports will be permitted to carry two bags for the first time since the tightening of airport security in August 2006, the Independent reports.

But 13 airports haven't made the cut: Passengers at Gatwick, Luton, and other airports that haven't proven they can handle the switch back to two bags remain saddled with the one-bag rule. Critics slammed the double standard as needlessly complicated: "There is massive potential for customer confusion," grumbled the CEO of discount airline EasyJet.