Flight and travel options

Add the finishing touches to your TUI Airways flight.

Seating options

Seating options

Food and drink

Food and drink

Luggage options

Luggage options

At the airport and hotel

At the airport and hotel

Seating options

Select your seat

Choose where you sit on the plane when you upgrade to Select Your Seat.*

If you buy any seat upgrade, including Select Your Seat, you can select seat numbers during the booking process using the seat map. You can also do it after your booking is confirmed by logging into Manage My Booking.

Just so you know, seats 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2D, 2E and 2F on our 737 aircraft fleet are narrower than other rows, the armrest is fixed and the tray table stows inside it. These seats may not be suitable if you're using an extension seatbelt.

To upgrade to Select Your Seat, visit Manage My Booking, pop into your local TUI Store or call us on 0203 451 2688.

If you’re not sure where you’d like to sit, why not take a virtual tour of one of our 787 Dreamliners? Just so you know, children under 12 will be seated with at least one adult in your party. This means either in the same row, one row in front or behind, or across the aisle. If this doesn’t happen when you check in, you can call us on 0203 451 2688.

*For full terms and conditions, visit the “Select Your Seat” section of our A to Z guide.

Premium seat upgrades

You can travel like a VIP when you book Premium. Here are just some of the perks*: 

  • Select your seats at time of booking

  • 25kg luggage allowance when flying with TUI Airways**

  • Priority bag drop at the airport

  • Fast-track through security

  • Lounge access at UK and Irish airports, and Melbourne Orlando International Airport

  • Priority boarding

  • Separate cabin right at the front of the aircraft

  • A bigger 38-inch seat pitch

  • Wider ergonomic seats with footrests and adjustable headrests

  • Premium drinks throughout your flight – except for Champagne and Prosecco

  • A four-course meal with a choice of main dish where available, followed by tea, coffee and liqueurs

  • A second, lighter meal, before landing

  • Noise-reducing headphones

  • Seatback entertainment with a wide selection of movies, TV shows and games

  • A Rituals® amenity kit

  • A pillow and a blanket on outward and return flights

If you’re travelling on a TUI package holiday or booking a TUI flight only, just select Premium seats when you book online and you’ll get to choose your seats from a plan of the plane. Or, once your booking is confirmed, you can log into Manage My Booking, pop into your local TUI Store or call us on 0203 451 2688 to upgrade.

*Excludes non-TUI package holidays, even when a TUI flight is included in the package

**For the full T&Cs, see our luggage allowance page.

Seats with extra legroom

Treat yourself to seats with extra legroom on your TUI Airways flight.

You’ll get up to two extra inches on your seat pitch, plus, you can choose your seats from a plan of the plane.

These seats are suitable for adults and children.

If you’re upgrading to Extra Legroom seats, you can select seat numbers during your booking using the seat map, or once your booking is confirmed you can log into Manage My Booking, pop into your local TUI Store or call us on 0203 451 2688.

Seats with extra space

Get comfy on your flight by booking Extra Space seats.

These include seats that are close to, or next to, emergency exit doors, behind a bulkhead or behind a dividing wall, giving you extra space, and often extra legroom, too. Adults and children aged 12 and over can book these seats in advance on a TUI Airways flight. If you’re flying with another airline, you’ll need to be 16 or over to book Extra Space seats.

If you’re upgrading to Extra Space seats, you can select seat numbers during the booking process using the seat map, or, once your booking is confirmed, you can log into Manage My Booking, pop into your local TUI Store or call us on 0203 451 2688.

There are a few things you need to bear in mind before booking these seats. In line with European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) regulations, emergency exit row seats must only be allocated to passengers who are able to move quickly and operate the emergency exit without difficulty in the unlikely event of an emergency. So, they’re not suitable for children under 12, anyone under the influence of alcohol, anyone requiring an extension seatbelt, or anyone travelling with an assistance animal.

Food and drink

Short and mid-haul flights

You can choose from a menu of light bites, drinks, hot food and sandwiches on our short and mid-haul flights of up to seven hours. There are meals suitable for those with dietary requirements, too, as well as a range of hot and cold drinks. If you’re travelling to Lapland, you’ll get a light meal included as part of your package.

Pre-order treats

For short and mid-haul flights, you can pre-order Champagne or TUI chocolate turtles. Just give us a call to add these to your booking.

Long-haul flights

On our long-haul flights – of seven hours or more – you'll get free bottle of water when you board, plus a main meal* and a lighter snack before landing. Your main meal will be served with a glass of wine, followed by your choice of tea or coffee. And you can choose what type of meal you need when you book. What’s more, sweet and savoury snacks are still available to buy onboard. Check out our long-haul experience page for more.

*We don’t provide meals for under-2s, so you’ll need to bring something with you.

Luggage options

Bigger hold luggage allowance

If you’re worried about tipping the scales, why not buy some extra space in your case before you go? It’s much cheaper than the charges you’ll face at the check-in desk for heavy luggage. You can visit our luggage allowance page for more information.

If you’re travelling on a package holiday, you’ll have the option to add an extra 5kg or 10kg per person, as long as you don’t exceed the maximum weight of 25kg per bag. Prices start from £18 for an extra 5kg both ways.

If you’ve booked a flight only, you’ll have the option to add 15kg, 20kg or 25kg per person. Prices start from £40 for 15kg both ways.

Just so you know, it's not possible to book extra baggage for your return flight while you're on holiday. It can only be booked before you travel, for both of your flights.

Select extra luggage when you book, or add it to your booking up until you’ve checked into your flight, by visiting Manage My Booking, popping into your local TUI Store or calling us on 0203 451 2688.

Sports equipment

Avoid hassle at the airport by making sure your sports gear is taken care of before you go. You’ll need to give us a call on 0203 451 2688 to book.

You can book in everything from skis and golf clubs to bikes and watersports equipment. We can also take care of musical instruments for you.

Below, you'll find the price per one-way flight for different equipment types:

  • Diving and scuba equipment from £30

  • Bikes from £30

  • Fishing rods from £20

  • Skis from £28

  • Golf clubs and other equipment from £27

Just so you know, prices may vary depending on your destination.

At the airport and hotel

Day-before bag drop

If you’ve got an early flight, or simply don’t want to lug everything around with you, you can check in a whole day early at Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Bristol airports. The best bit? It’s completely free.

For more information, read our check-in and airport FAQs.

Late check-out

If you’re catching an evening flight, hang on to a room for a little longer by booking late check-out.

Upgrade when you book with us, or add late check-out to an existing booking by visiting Manage My Booking, popping into your local TUI Store or calling us on 0203 451 2688.

Just so you know, you can only pre-book late check-out at selected hotels.

Assisted travel

If you need assistance at the airport or while you’re on holiday, you’ll find lots of information on our assisted travel page. Or, you can watch our helpful video.