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Thomas Cook UK Baggage Report Card

Carry-On Allowance5 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance7 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees6 / 10
Overall Grade6.0 / 10
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Thomas Cook UK Carry On 2019 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

All passengers receive a hand baggage allowance of 5kgs when travelling on a Thomas Cook Airline flights. This cannot be combined together with other passengers or with any hold baggage. Each person is allowed 1 item only.

The size of the item cannot exceed 43 cm x 28 cm x 23 cm (17 x 11 x 9 inches) in size as recommended by Thomas Cook Airlines.

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

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

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2023

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Thomas Cook UK Checked Baggage Fees 2019 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

There are no size restrictions for your hold baggage, however there is a weight restrictions. No single case can weight any more then 30kgs. This is due to Health and Safety regulations for the baggage handlers.

Hold baggage can be combined between passengers providing they are all confirmed on the same booking reference. If passengers are travelling together but have separate booking references, you cannot combine the weight allowance.

If you wish to purchase baggage for your booking please contact your Booking Agent / Tour Operator to add this. You should be able to find contact details on your booking confirmation/invoice. Baggage can be added no later than 3 working days from your first departing flight, once within this period excess baggage charges will apply at check-in, this is subject to load on the day.

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist 2023

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2023

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

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Thomas Cook UK Overweight Baggage Fee 2019 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Any extra weight allowance you require over and above the baggage allowance you already have is then classed as excess baggage. You are able to pre-book excess baggage with Thomas Cook Airlines directly. Prices have been provided by Thomas Cook Airlines. Excess Baggage Cost:

Short/Medium Haul flights (flight time of up to 7 hours)
To add an extra 5 Kilos - GBP 35.00 per person per flight
To add an extra 10 Kilos - GBP 70.00 per person per flight

Long Haul Flights (flight time of 7 hours or more, Gambia is classed as long haul)
To add an extra 5 Kilos - GBP 70.00 per person per flight
To add an extra 10 Kilos - GBP 140.00 per person per flight

You can add baggage online or contact 0844 855 0515 outside of 3 working days before your first departing flight to purchase additional allowance at reduced rates to your booking.

Excess baggage charges will apply at the airport on the day of departure. These are listed below:
GBP 8.00 per kilo - Short/Medium Haul flights (flight time of up to 7 hours)
GBP 15.00 per kilo - Long Haul flights (flight time of 7 hours or more, Gambia is classed as long haul)

This is subject to load. Please note any one case cannot weigh any more then 30kgs due to lifting restrictions.

Infant Allowance
Bookings with infants (children under the age of 2 years when returning to the UK) travelling without a seat are provided with 10kgs of hold baggage. They are also able to take a pushchair/buggy or a car seat free of charge. If a travel cot is required this will charged at the above excess baggage rates. If the infant has a seat booked for them they loose the 10kgs baggage allowance, they would have to purchase baggage if needed.

If the infant travelling has the 10kgs allowance being used then they can take any 2 of the 3 other items free. (A pushchair/buggy can be carried free of charge on Thomas Cook Airlines irrelevant of the child's age)

Item 1 - A pushchair/buggy, Item 2 - A car seat, Item 3 - A travel cot
If all 3 items are required along with the 10kgs baggage allowance the 3rd item will be charged as excess baggage. This can be added before travel, at least 5 working days before the first departing flight. If this is not added before travel, excess baggage charges will apply at the airport between GBP 8-GBP 10 per kilo.

If the infant travelling is not using the 10kgs baggage allowance then all 3 items can be carried free of charge

Infants do not have a hand baggage allowance. If baby milk is required throughout the journey this will have to be kept in a clear container/bottle. When going through security, the clear container/bottle needs to be separated from hand baggage. If this is not done, the entire hand baggage will have to be searched. Milk will have to be tasted, from every container/bottle passengers have. Baby food is allowed on-board. This also has to be in clear containers/bottles.

Most airlines will allow you to take your child's push chair all the way to the boarding gate. Please advise the check in staff that you have a pushchair so that they can give you a special baggage label. When you reach the boarding gate you will be shown where to place your push chair. On arrival you will normally collect your push chair from the baggage reclaim hall along with the rest of your baggage.

If you are not travelling with Thomas Cook Airlines UK please contact the carrier directly for infant flight information.

Sporting Equipment
If you are travelling on a sporting holiday and wish to take sporting equipment with you, eg, Golf Clubs, this has to be added separately with the airline you are travelling with. Sporting equipment CANNOT be used in combination with the normal baggage allowance. If you are travelling with Thomas Cook Airlines and wish to add sporting equipment, all sporting equipment has to be added outside of 3 working days before your first departing flights.

Any other sporting equipment not listed will be charged at excess baggage rates.
Charges will apply both from the UK and overseas destinations at the equivalent local currency if not stated as below:

Short haul flights Mainland Spain, Balearic Islands, Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland GBP 10 per kilo (EUR 12 per kilo)

Mid haul flights Canary Islands, Gambia, Egypt. Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus GBP 12 per kilo (EUR 14 per kilo)

Long haul flights Canada, USA, Cuba, Mexico, Caribbean, India GBP 15 per kilo (EUR 20 per kilo)

Long haul flights GBP 12 per kilo Flights to Canada GBP 10 (USD 20 CAD) per kilo Flights from Canada GBP 10 (USD 20 CAD) per kilo Flights from USA USD 22 USD per kilo.

All excess baggage is subject to load and cannot be guaranteed.

If you have your own wheelchair, this will be carried free of charge in addition to your normal baggage allowance. Since a wheelchair is carried in the hold and collected in the baggage reclaim area, we advise that it is adequately insured against loss or damage since the airline liability is limited.

Wherever possible you will be able to stay in your own wheelchair/mobility aid to and from the aircraft side. If required you will be transferred to another wheelchair to take you to your seat on the aircraft.

If you are a wheelchair user who cannot manage stairs or are unable to walk, please contact us, in order that we can make arrangements and advise on the facilities available for getting on and off the aircraft, as these can vary depending on the destination you are travelling to.

The airline needs to know about the size (including height, width and length) and weight of your wheelchair and whether your wheelchair is collapsible, foldable or rigid, so please have these details to hand when you tell us you are bringing it with you. For health and safety reasons, airport staff are unable to manually lift equipment up and down stairs or narrow ramps.

Please note that you cannot travel with wet-cell batteries for any purpose other than for powering wheelchairs. Dependant upon the type of wheelchair/mobility aid being used, a number of safety measures will need to be taken before the flight and you will need to provide information to enable airport staff to assist you.

If you are a wheelchair user or have reduced mobility, we recommend that you contact us directly as soon as possible after booking has been confirmed on 0844 855 0515 no later than 48 hours before first departing flight, to request assistance service at airports. If you do not request this in advance we and the Airline cannot guarantee that this.

Wedding Information
Wedding dresses and other such important accessories should be packed suitably for loading into the aircraft hold. This cannot be taken as cabin baggage. No excess baggage will be charged if you have booked a Thomas Cook wedding package with your Thomas Cook holiday. Passengers need to contact Thomas Cook Airlines Pre-Travel Admin department directly on 0844 855 0515 to arrange this.

This applies to the Wedding Party only not including any guests and is only for Thomas Cook passengers. If this is not arranged in advance, excess baggage charges will apply at the airport check-in on the day of departure. Please note all flights will be closed 3 working days before your first departing flight.

Please note this does not apply to flight only bookings.

Charity Baggage
If you are travelling as part of a Charity or for Charity reasons, and wish to add additional baggage this also needs to be added with the airline you are travelling with.

For Thomas Cook Airlines an allowance of 10kgs per person can be added to the booking for Non Registered Charities and 20kgs per person for Registered Charities.

Proof of this is required before any baggage will be added to your booking. For more information please contact 0844 855 0515 for Thomas Cook Airlines.

Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019
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