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Hand baggage


All of our customers flying with Thomas Cook Airlines will receive a complementary hand baggage allowance of 8kgs (10kgs for Premium Class customers). You can take one piece of hand baggage up to (H) 55cm x (W) 40cm x (D) 20cm in size.


General Allowances

  • In economy class, adults and children between 2 and 12 years are allowed to bring one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 8kg free of charge.
  • Childs Trunki Cases are accepted as hand baggage as long as this is associated to a child travelling. This cannot exceed 8kg in weight. If the weight limit does exceed this, the Trunki will have to be checked into the hold. This will then be part of your hold baggage weight limit, excess baggage charges may apply.
  • In premium class one piece of carry-on baggage weighing up to 10kg is free.
  • The dimensions of your carry-on baggage may not exceed (H) 55cm x (W) 40cm x (D) 20cm.





In addition to the above, customers can carry an extra piece of hand baggage fron the below list not exceeding 40 (H) x 30 (W) x 10 (D). This item is included within the hand baggage weight limit and must be placed under the seat (except exit or front rows).

Hand baggage cannot be combined together with other passengers or with any hold baggage.

• 1 laptop

• 1 overcoat or 1 blanket

• 1 small lady´s handbag or 1 small wrist-bag or 1 small bag with shoulder strap

• 1 umbrella

• 1 small camera and/or 1 binocular

• Assistive 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.

• Infant´s food for consumption during the flight


Travelling with Infants

If you're travelling with an infant, they don't have a hand baggage allowance, but they do have 10kg of check-in baggage allowance. However, any infant milk or baby food can be carried within your own hand baggage allowance of 8kgs. Please remember that this would need to be separated from your hand baggage when 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 require medical supplies for your trip, we recommend to have enough for the length of time it takes to get to your destination, plus one day, in your hand baggage. A medical certificate will be required for all medical supplies within all your baggage. All extra supplies required, we would recommend to pack suitably for hold baggage.


Gate Bag

At some UK airports, a charge for a Gate Bag will now be applied. This means if customers arrive at the boarding gate with more then one item of hand baggage (excluding airport shopping and any of the above mentioned additional items) the extra item/s will be taken and put into the hold. There is a fee of £65 per bag.

We recommend that you pack valuables such as cameras, jewellery, tablets etc. in your hand luggage.


Wedding Baggage

We want your special day to go as smoothly as possible so we recommend that important wedding accessories should to be packed into your hand luggage and meet the size and weight restrictions, or be packed suitably for loading into the aircraft hold.

If you have booked a Thomas Cook wedding package and are flying with Thomas Cook Airlines any additional items required by the Bride and Groom can be taken as hand baggage. The hand baggage allowance provided is 13kgs per person for the wedding couple only. This baggage must be split over two bags, one as 8kgs and the other as 5kgs. All hand baggage needs to be within the size restrictions of (H) 55cm x (W) 40cm x (D) 20cm.

This information supersedes any other hand baggage documentation you receive.