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Thomas Cook Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance5/10
Checked Baggage Allowance7/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade6.3/10

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Thomas Cook Carry-On Allowance 2018 ↑ Back to Top

All customers flying with Thomas Cook Airlines will receive a complementary hand baggage allowance of 6kgs.

You can take one piece of hand baggage up to 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size and children can take Trunki’s. One of the below items may be carried as additional cabin baggage per customer:-

One laptop
One overcoat or one blanket
One small ladies handbag or one small wrist-bag or one small bag with shoulder strap
One umbrella
One small camera and/or one binocular
Assisted devices of persons with disabilities
A reasonable amount of reading material for the flight
Duty free items purchased behind security control or as a pre-order from the operating carrier
Infants food for consumption during the flight

We recommend that you pack your valuables such as cameras, jewellery, electronic devices etc in your hand baggage.

Infants do not receive a hand baggage allowance. Infant milk or baby food are able to be carried within the parent/guardians hand baggage allowance. This would need to be separated from the hand baggage going through the security control. Milk/boiled water would need to be in a clear infant bottle and may need to be tasted.

If you have reserved a seat for your infant, you will need to bring your car seat on board.
The car/child seat must be able to fit between the armrests of the aircraft seat and your child and the child seat need to be secured according to the seat manufacturer’s instructions.

Children travelling in their own (booked) seat may bring the same amount of hand baggage as an adult and hold luggage can be booked for them.

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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If you are flying with Thomas Cook Airlines, the standard baggage allowance is 15kgs (20kgs on long haul flights and 23kgs to the USA).

If you have booked a Flexible Trips package your standard Baggage allowance can vary between 0kgs to 25kgs per person and will be displayed inside your holiday documents.

If you're travelling with more than one person, you can combine your baggage allowance together as long as any one case does not exceed 30kgs in weight (for lifting purposes). There are no size restrictions on checked-in baggage.

Luggage can vary from 0kg to 45kg per person. Your allowance will be displayed in your holiday documents.

Standard Package: 15kgs Included (An extra 10kgs can be purchased)
Style Holidays: 20kgs Included
Signature Holidays: 20kgs Included
Long Haul: 20kgs Included
Long Haul USA: 23kgs Included
Premium: 30kgs Included
Premium USA: 46kgs Included (Split over 2 x 23kgs bags)
Flight Only: 0kgs (baggage can purchased as an extra)
Hand Baggage: 6kgs
Infant Baggage: 10kgs

USA flight only fares include a 23kg checked baggage allowance and 6kg hand baggage and from May 2015 all long haul flights will include a 20kg luggage allowance, that’s good news for you!

If you're travelling with more than one person on a booking, you can combine your baggage allowance together as long as any one case does not exceed 30kgs in weight. Excluding flight only USA bookings where only one piece is allowed. There are no size restrictions on checked-in baggage.


A child younger than 2 years of age on the inbound journey who will be travelling on your lap, may bring 3 of the following either: 10kg luggage allowance, a stroller, a travel cot or a car seat (checked in to the hold).

Stroller or Buggy

It must be completely collapsible and have a protective cover but may not contain any other items.

Travel Cot

This will be checked into the hold.

Car/child seats

This will be checked into the hold.
If you have reserved a seat for your infant, you will need to bring your car seat on board.

Your child seat must show no defects and be approved for air transport and marked accordingly.

You need to reserve for the use of a car/child seat in advance. Please contact the customer help desk on 08448 798 880

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

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If you’d like to bring extra luggage on your holiday above your free baggage allowance, you can pay to check in up to 5 extra bags per person (weighing up to 45kgs each).

The best way to increase your allowance is before you fly – you can buy your additional baggage allowance online and avoid higher charges at the airport. Just head over to Manage your Booking on the Thomas Cook website if you'd like to buy additional baggage.

Thomas Cook Pre-bookable Excess Baggage Charges
Short Haul - 5kg/10kg - £15/£25
Medium Haul - 5kg/10kg - £18/£30
Long Haul - 5kg/10kg - £25/£45
Please note that on USA flights extra baggage in kgs cannot be added but an extra 23kg piece can be purchased for £50.

Thomas Cook Pay at the Airport Excess Baggage Charges
Haven't pre-purchased your hold baggage? Don’t worry it is possible to arrange this at the airport as one piece of 20kgs.

Short Haul - £50 (up to 20kg) + £14 / kg extra
Short Haul - £60 (up to 20kg) + £15 / kg extra
Short Haul - £70 (up to 20kg) + £18 / kg extra
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