Luggage allowance

Your luggage allowance will vary depending on what type of holiday you book with us. 

Package holidays flying with TUI Airways

Checked-in luggage

At least 20kg per person*

25kg for TUI BLUE, Sensatori by TUI BLUE, Holiday Village and A La Carte holidays*

25kg for Premium long-haul flying*

Checked into the hold

* If you’ve booked on or after the 21st December 2023. If you’re not travelling with TUI Airways or you’ve booked before 21st December 2023, check your booking confirmation e-mail or Manage My Booking to see your checked-in luggage allowance

Hand luggage

1 piece of hand luggage per person (excluding infants)

Up to 10kg

55x40x20cm

Plus, one small personal item e.g. laptop or handbag

Must be stored under the seat in front of you

Find out more about hand luggage guidelines

Checked-in luggage allowance

If you’ve booked on or after the 21st December 2023, all of our packages include at least 20kg of checked-in luggage when you fly with TUI Airways. If you’ve booked a TUI BLUE, Sensatori by TUI BLUE, Holiday Village, A La Carte or a TUI River Cruises package with TUI Airways flights, you’ll get 25kg of luggage allowance per person. It’s worth knowing that TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY. 

If you’ve upgraded to Premium on a long-haul flight with TUI Airways, children also get 25kg of luggage, regardless of the holiday type. Just so you know, all Marella Cruises and all Marella Cruise & Stay holidays have a 20kg luggage allowance per person.

If you’re not travelling with TUI Airways, or you’ve booked before 21st December 2023, check your booking confirmation e-mail or Manage My Booking to see your checked-in luggage allowance. 

Hand luggage allowance

You can take 1 piece of hand luggage per person (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg and with maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm on a TUI Airways flight.

You must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself.

You can bring a Trunki case as hand luggage, as long as it weighs no more than 10kg.

In addition to the piece of hand luggage, you can also bring one small personal item, like a laptop or a handbag, and this must be small enough to be stored under the seat in front of you. 

Flying with other airlines

If you're flying with another airline, you'll usually find details of your hand luggage allowance on your e-ticket or confirmation email. If you can’t see your luggage allowance, please contact your airline directly. 

Flying with children

If you’ve booked on or after the 21st December 2023, children over two years old will get at least 20kg of checked-in luggage and 10kg hand luggage when you fly with TUI Airways.

If you’ve booked a TUI BLUE, Sensatori by TUI BLUE, Holiday Village or A La Carte package with TUI Airways flights, they’ll get 25kg of luggage allowance per person.

If you’ve upgraded to Premium on long-haul flights with TUI Airways, they’ll also get 25kg of luggage, regardless of the holiday type.

Just so you know, all Marella Cruises and all Marella Cruise & Stay holidays have a 20kg luggage allowance per person. 

Flying with other airlines

If you’re not travelling with TUI Airways, or you’ve booked before 21st December 2023, check your booking confirmation e-mail or Manage My Booking to see the checked-in luggage allowance for children. Just so you know, TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY. 

Bringing a pushchair onboard

If you have little ones, you can bring a collapsible pushchair or a car seat on the flight at no extra charge. This can be checked in with your hold luggage when you drop your bags. If you'd rather keep it while you're in the airport, you can take it to the aircraft door where we'll put it into the hold, or if it weighs less than 10kg and is no bigger that 55x50x20cm, you can take it on board as hand luggage. If you do decide to take it as hand luggage, this counts as one piece of your total hand luggage allowance.

Please let the check-in staff know which you prefer on the day. 

Flight only

Hand luggage

If you’re just booking a TUI Airways flight, you can carry 1 piece of hand luggage of up to 10kg for free. The maximum dimensions of your hand luggage can be 55x40x20cm and you must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. In addition to the piece of hand luggage you can also bring one small personal item, things like a laptop or a handbag, and this must be small enough to be stored under the seat in front of you. 

Just so you know, TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY. 

Checked-in luggage

You can add checked-in luggage for an extra charge while you’re booking, or through our Flight Extras website if you’ve already booked. 

Booking your luggage allowance online is cheaper than paying at the airport. 

There's no luggage allowance for infants, regardless of seating type, and they can't be included in any pooling of luggage allowance. 

Flights with other airlines

If you're flying with another airline, you'll usually find details of your hand luggage allowance on your e-ticket or confirmation email. If you can’t see your luggage allowance, please contact your airline directly. 

Premium

Premium is available to book on long-haul TUI Airways flights. If you’ve upgraded to Premium on long-haul flights with TUI Airways, you’ll get 25kg of checked-in luggage and 10kg of hand luggage, regardless of the holiday type. You can do this while you’re booking. If you've already booked, you can log in to your customer account by visiting Manage My Booking or logging into your myTUI account

Premium benefits include selecting your seat at the time of booking your holiday, and a priority bag drop at the airport. You’ll also get a fast-track through security. On the plane, you’ll get a bigger 38-inch seat pitch, and wider ergonomic seats with footrests and adjustable headrests.  

Find out more about Premium upgrades.

Marella Cruises

Flying with TUI Airways

You get 20kg hold luggage included when you book a Marella Cruises and Marella Cruise & Stay holiday and fly with TUI Airways. Under 2s get a 10kg allowance, too, and you can store a folding pushchair in the hold for free. You can share your allowance with others on your booking, as long as no single bag weighs more than 25kg. 

As for hand luggage, you can take one item weighing no more than 10kg and measuring no more than 55x40x20cm onboard. You’ll need to be able to lift it into the overhead storage compartment yourself. In addition to the piece of hand luggage, you can also bring one small personal item, like a laptop or a handbag, and this must be small enough to be stored under the seat in front of you. 

Just so you know, TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY. 

Bonded luggage

If your cruise is sailing from Barbados, your luggage will be transported from the airport to the ship as part of our bonded luggage service. If this applies to you, it’ll be noted in your booking confirmation – it’s important to check, as it’s only available at certain times. You’ll receive a luggage label 14 days before you travel, which you’ll need to secure to your luggage. Once you’ve checked in, it’ll be security sealed and transported for you – you won’t need to collect it at the airport, as it’ll be delivered straight to your cabin. 

Luggage with other airlines

If your cruise includes flights with a different airline, you’ll usually find details of your luggage allowance on your e-ticket or confirmation email. Some airlines don’t give infants their own allowance – please check with the airline separately if you’re unsure.

TUI River Cruises

If you’ve booked a TUI River Cruises package with TUI Airways flights, you’ll get 25kg of luggage allowance per person. Just so you know, TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY.

You can take 1 piece of hand luggage per person weighing up to 10kg and with maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm on a TUI Airways flight. You must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. In addition to the piece of hand luggage you can also bring one small personal item, things like laptops, handbags or a briefcase and this must be small enough to be stored under the seat.

If your TUI River Cruise includes flights with a different airline, you’ll get up to 23kg. This varies by airline, and you’ll usually find details of your luggage allowance on your e-ticket or confirmation email. 

Ski holidays

Checked-in luggage

Each passenger gets 20kg of checked luggage (infants get 10kg luggage allowance). 

If you're travelling with infants or young children, you can take two pieces of equipment (such as a travel cot, pushchair or car seat) free of charge. These must be checked into the hold, though pushchairs can be taken to the boarding gate and then given to staff to place in the hold. 

Hand luggage

Each passenger also gets 10kg of hand luggage. The dimensions of hand luggage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20cm. If your ski boots fit within these restrictions, then they may be carried as your one piece of hand luggage.

Weddings

Couples who’ve booked one of our wedding packages will get 25kg checked-in luggage allowance each when flying with TUI Airways. This is valid if you’ve booked on or after 21st December 2023.

Just so you know, TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY. 

Find out more about our wedding packages

Extra luggage tips 

Adding extra luggage 

Whether you’re booking a package holiday or just a flight, you’ll get the option of upgrading from the standard luggage allowance with TUI Airways. You can do this while you’re booking, or by logging into Flight Extras if you've already booked. If you’re not flying with TUI Airways, you’ll need to check with your airline.

Pooling your luggage allowance 

For TUI Airways flights, you’re allowed to pool your hold luggage allowance with anyone else travelling on your booking. However, each bag can only weigh up to 25kg. 

Excess luggage

If your luggage is heavier than your luggage allowance when you check in for a TUI Airways flight, you’ll need to pay an excess luggage charge at the airport. For bookings that don’t include any checked-in luggage allowance, you'll be charged at the rates below. 

Excess luggage charges 

• Short and mid-haul flights (less than seven hours): £55 per 15kg bag and £14 per kilo. 

• Long-haul flights (over seven hours): £75 per 15kg bag and £18 per kilo. 

• For bookings that do include a checked-in luggage allowance, if you exceed this you’ll be charged per kilo as above. 

Charges may vary depending on the season you're travelling in. If you’re not flying with TUI Airways, you’ll need to check with your airline on excess luggage charges. Just so you know, TUI Airways flights have a flight number that starts with TOM or BY. 

Larger items

Sports equipment

If you're taking sports equipment with you, you'll need to call us as soon as possible on 0203 451 2688 to pre-book it onto your flight. If you don't pre-book, we may refuse to carry your equipment when you get to the airport.

We recommend you insure your sports equipment for its replacement value and make sure it's securely packed with zip compartments padlocked. If you're taking a bicycle, we recommend you use a bicycle bag. Handlebars must be turned inwards, pedals removed, tyres deflated, and the bicycle must be wrapped in plastic or cardboard. 

Diving equipment

If you're carrying diving equipment and you show your diving certificate at check-in, we'll give you an extra 5kg luggage allowance free. If you've got more equipment, you can check it in for an extra charge.

Musical instruments

 If your instrument is larger than the maximum hand luggage dimensions, you'll need to check it in for an extra charge. We recommend you mark the instrument as fragile and advise check-in staff to handle it with care.

See our Conditions of Carriage for full details.  

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