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Thomson Airlines

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3.0 of 5 stars 616 ratings 51% recommend

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3.0 of 5 stars Value
3.0 of 5 stars Check-in experience
3.0 of 5 stars Punctuality
3.0 of 5 stars Baggage handling
2.0 of 5 stars Seat comfort
3.0 of 5 stars In-flight service
2.0 of 5 stars In-flight amenities
2.0 of 5 stars Reasonableness of fees

About Thomson

Thomson Airways, with its headquarters at Luton Airport, is the world's largest charter airline. It offers scheduled and charter flights from the UK to more than 80 destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Thomson Airways traces its roots back to the founding of its predecessor, Euravia Ltd., in 1962. In 2008, Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways merged, and the merged company changed its name to Thomson Airways.

In 2010, Thomson Airways was honored as the Most Environmentally and Socially Responsible Airline at the British Travel Awards and the Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the World Airline Awards.

Class of Service

Thomson provides two classes of service on its flights.

Premium Class

Passengers traveling in Premium Class on long-haul flights enjoy a 9-inch widescreen with entertainment on demand, complimentary noise-reducing headsets, priority check-in and boarding, free alcoholic beverages (other than champagne), a four course meal and a snack before landing. Passengers may take advantage of day before check-in at certain airports.

Standard Class

Passengers traveling in Standard Class on long-haul flights enjoy leather seats, an amenity pack, a 7-inch widescreen featuring movies, television programs and games, complimentary headphones, and a complimentary meal and snack. Passengers can choose a seat with extra space for a fee. Standard Class passengers may also take advantage of day before check-in at certain airports.

Food and Drink

Complimentary meal service is provided to all passengers on long-haul flights. On short-haul flights, passengers will have the option to purchase hot and cold beverages, as well as light bites or more substantial snacks.


Passengers on long haul flights have personal seat-back entertainment systems, featuring movies, television programs, audio programming and games. Premium Class passengers enjoy on-demand entertainment on 9-inch widescreens, while Standard Class passengers have 7-inch widescreens.

View Thomson seat maps at SeatGuru.com.

Aircraft seat map

The Fleet

Thomson's fleet includes the following aircraft types*:

A321 - Thomson has a mix of A320 and A321s for shorter haul flights.
- The few remaining B737-300s in Thomson's fleet can seat up to 148 passengers, while the newer B737-800s in its fleet can seat up to 189 passengers.
- Thomson has over twenty B757s in their fleet, seating 230 passengers.
- The B767s in Thomson's fleet are flown on both short-haul and long-haul flights in a variety of different configurations.

Thomson has eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners on order and expects to begin taking delivery in 2012.

*Please note that Thomson might have multiple configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.

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