We know how attached our young customers are to their teddies and toys, so in a bid to reduce the number of cuddly companions lost in airports around the UK, we’re giving them the chance to check them in before they jet off on holiday.
Pint-sized passengers will be given a themed boarding pass for their toy at the check-in desk. When they get to the boarding gate, staff will exchange it for a special VIB tag, which the young traveller can then have as a holiday keepsake.
With Gatwick Airport alone seeing as many as 30 lost toys handed in each month, hopefully the VIB check-in service will help to make sure much-loved companions aren’t accidentally forgotten on the plane, or left twirling around the luggage carousel.
The service is available for kids travelling with Thomson Airways from all UK airports to destinations in Spain, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, the Algarve, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Mexico and Florida.
Here’s what Carl Gissing, Thomson Airways’ Director of Customer Service had to say about the scheme…
“As a family-friendly tour operator, we like to make a fuss of children travelling on our holidays, both in resort and on their flight, and we are always looking for new ways to enhance our customers’ holiday experiences. We know that kids will love checking their toys in and taking home the VIB tag as a souvenir!”
What do you think of the VIB scheme? Do your little ones have a special travelling companion that they’ll be checking in? Let us know in the box below.