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flythomas cook

South Yorkshire
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flythomas cook


We have just booked our holiday & just wondered what Thomas cook are like to fly with.

Do they weigh hand luggage?

Are they strict with sizes/weight?

London, United...
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1. Re: flythomas cook

Like most other charter/LCC operators.



Leyland, United...
Destination Expert
for Playa Blanca
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reviews: 44
2. Re: flythomas cook

Yes the weigh hand luggage, and yes they are strict with sizes/weights, which can only be a good thing.

Watford, United...
posts: 4,711
reviews: 12
3. Re: flythomas cook

Hesitant1 - you wouldn't want them to be lax with luggage size would you? Imagine if there was no room in the overhead bin for your hand luggage if others carried on oversized bags.

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My TC flight earlier this year hand luggage was also checked at departure gate, Hesitant1. A few people thought with only hand luggage and online check-in they would avoid a hand luggage check, they were busy rearranging bags prior to boarding.

Aberdeen, United...
posts: 9,744
reviews: 11
5. Re: flythomas cook

Yes they definitely DO,no they are not lax about it too,every bodys luggage gets weighed,

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Thanks for that really helpful

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Thanks for the feedback at least everyone will have room then.

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Yes I agree it is a good thing, wasn't 100 % sure but everyone will have space then.

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reviews: 28
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Exactly, never flown with them before just wished I'd read the reviews before we booked re delays etc

Thanks for your reply

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reviews: 28
10. Re: flythomas cook

Thanks for the reply do they let you take on duty free as extra or does it have to go in hand luggage?