All you need to know about baggage allowances with Thomson Airways
Your baggage allowance will vary depending on what type of holiday you book with us.
You’re entitled to a 15kg baggage allowance on our package holidays. Certain types of holiday come with a bigger allowance of 20kg – this is clearly shown whilst you’re booking if it applies.
You can take 1 piece of hand baggage weighing up to 5kg and with maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm. On some holidays you’re allowed 7kg – this will be clearly shown whilst you’re booking if it applies. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand baggage. You must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. You can bring a Trunki case as hand luggage, as long as it weighs less than 5kg.
If you’re just booking a flight, you can carry 1 piece of hand luggage of up to 5kg for free. The maximum dimensions of your hand luggage can be 55x40x20cm and you must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand baggage.
You can book checked-in baggage for an extra charge whilst you’re booking, or through our Flight Extras website if you’ve already booked.
Booking your baggage allowance online is cheaper than paying by phone or at the airport.
Upgrade to Premium Club on Thomson Airways flights and you’ll get a baggage allowance of 23kg as well as 7kg hand baggage. You can do this whilst you’re booking or by visiting our Flight Extras website.
Infants under 2 years old get a 10kg luggage allowance with Thomson Airways. You can also take a pushchair for free. If you’re not travelling with Thomson Airways, you’ll need to check with your airline.
Whether you’re booking a package holiday or a just a flight, you’ll get the option of upgrading from the standard baggage allowance. You can do this whilst you’re booking, or by using our flight extras website if you’ve already booked.
For Thomson Airways flights, you’re allowed to pool your luggage allowance with anyone else travelling on your booking. However, each bag can only weigh up to 23kg.
If you’re taking sports equipment with you, you’ll need to call us at least 2 months before you travel on 0871 231 4787 to pre-book it onto your flight. Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras. If you don’t pre-book, we may refuse to carry your equipment when you get to the airport.
Protecting your sports equipment:
We recommend you insure your sports equipment for its replacement value and make sure it’s securely packed with zip compartments padlocked. If you’re taking a bicycle, we recommend you use a bicycle bag. Handlebars must be turned inwards, pedals removed, tyres deflated and the bicycle must be wrapped in plastic or cardboard.
If you’re carrying diving equipment and you show your diving certificate at check-in, we’ll give you an extra 5kg baggage allowance free. If you’ve got more equipment, you can check it in for an extra charge.
If your instrument is larger than the maximum hand baggage dimensions, you’ll need to check it in for an extra charge. We recommend you mark the instrument as fragile and advise check-in staff to handle with care. See our Conditions of Carriage for full details.
If you’re going on a ski flight, you can check-in up to 20kg of baggage and carry 1 piece of hand baggage up to 5kg. Or if you're staying in a Premium property, you can take up to 23kg hold luggage and 7kg hand luggage.
The maximum dimensions of any piece of hand luggage are 55x40x20cm and you must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand baggage.
If your luggage is heavier than your baggage allowance when you check in, you’ll need to pay an excess baggage charge.
• Shorthaul and midhaul flights: £13 or €16 per kilogram.
• Longhaul flights: £18 or $27 per kilogram.
Just so you know, charges may vary depending on the season you're travelling in. If you’re paying by credit card, you’ll also need to pay a credit card fee.
Take a look at our Baggage Guidelines page for details on what you can and can’t take as baggage on our flights. You’ll also find details with your tickets.