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thomson/first choice flights.

just a heads up for those travelling soon. they are weighing your HAND BAG AND CARRY ON BAG TOGETHER, if they are over the total weight (5 or 7k whatever your allowence is) then the cabin bag has to go in the hold and charged as extra baggage. ALSO when you get to the boarding gate they are WEIGHING ANY SMALL CARRY ON CASES AGAIN ,in case you have bought and put more weight in them at duty free shops and the total weight must not exceed your allowence with your hand bag. !!!!!!!!!! dont get caught out thinking to buy stuff and avoid the allowence of overweight.

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31. Re: thomson/first choice flights.

i think your duty free bag is ok. its the weight of a handbag along with a trolley case i think they are trying to cut out people who are over loading into there trolley cases to get more weight in luggage.

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32. Re: thomson/first choice flights.

emma - the way I read it is that they were weighing ALL your hand luggage including Duty Free when you got on the Plane - that would be big news in the UK as I have never, ever seen them do that before and it would change or even kill off duty free.

Ask BAA about it - they make alot of their profits from Duty Free and other sales at the Airport, without that they would have to make huge changes to their financial structure and charge airlines more.

The poster is now saying that duty free is not affected so it seems they are trying to catch out people who are loading up their hand luggage with clothes etc. rather than putting them in their case.

Also it doesn't sound like they are making a charge even if they did put your hand luggage in the hold.

snooks

Edited: 2:38 am, October 08, 2012
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33. Re: thomson/first choice flights.

Thanks bg. I'm sorry to hear your sad news, take care and safe travels home.

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34. Re: thomson/first choice flights.

Thomsons has a one bag policy for hand luggage. If you have a hand bag and a carry on bag, and they decide to weigh hand luggage, they will weigh both together because the handbag is supposed to be inside the other bag. It's been that way for years.

When boarding you are allowed one bag (5kg or 7kg) and a duty free bag.

When people are doing day before check in they aren't having their hand luggage checked so they do tend to put a lot more weight in than they should. Presumably Thomsons have finally woken up to the fact that people are abusing this service, and are trying to put a stop to it by gate checking. Wheeled cases possibly get singled out because they are easier to handle with more weight in than something you either carry or put over your shoulder.

If you're flying anywhere with Ryanair your duty free has to go in your one piece of hand luggage and it still has to be the correct weight!

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35. Re: thomson/first choice flights.

So really this only applies to people who are trying to take over their Hand Luggage limit onto the plane and does not affect Duty Free or your normal allowances?

It appears they are not charging any excess though and just putting it in the hold and seems to be random. So affects hardly anybody.

snooks

Edited: 3:14 am, October 09, 2012
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