Flying with Thomson Airways


It’s summer holiday time across most of Europe, so we focus on what travellers can expect if they are flying on Thomson Airways in the coming weeks.

About Thomson Airways

Thomson Airways is the world’s largest charter airline, offering flights to destinations around the world. The airline operates flights using a fleet of Boeing aircraft – including the latest B787 Dreamliner but within Europe the most commonly used aircraft are Boeing 737 and 757 models.

The seats onboard a Thomson Airways flight

The typical dimensions for Thomson Airways cabin seats provide a seat pitch of 28 inches, and seat width of 17.2 inches.


Checking in for your Thomson Airways flight

Traffic delays, longer than expected security queues are good reasons to make sure you get to the airport nice and early.

YES : Online check-in

Open for all customers from 7 days until 6 hours prior to departure

YES: Airport check-in

Opens 2 hours prior to departure, and close 1 hour prior to departure. Check in is free of charge

YES: Bag drop

Closes 45 minutes prior to departure (UK/Europe)

What baggage are you allowed on Thomson Airways ?

Don’t get caught out with expensive baggage charges … remember that airlines apply rules for a reason!

Checked-in Luggage

15kg baggage allowance (European package holidays)

Hand baggage

1 item of hand baggage (10kg / 56x40x25cm) OR 2 items as long as the combined weight / size dimensions do not exceed (10kg / 1 item of hand baggage (5kg / 55x40x20cm).

Laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 item of hand baggage. You must be able to lift your hand baggage into the overhead storage compartment yourself.

Excess Baggage charges

13GBP (16EUR) per kilogram

Food and drinks on your Thomson Airways flight

If you’re feeling peckish on your Thomson Airways flight, you can buy refreshments onboard
Extract sample of Thomson Airways onboard menu

Some example Buy-on-board prices

Bottled Water : £1.80
Tea : £2.50
Coffee : £2.50
Ham & Cheese Toastie : £4.00
Kids Snack Box : £4.30

Travelling with children on Thomson Airways

These are leisure and low-cost airlines, so don’t expect free gifts or activity packs for the little ones!
(Photo shows Emirates Cabin service)
Infants under 2 years old get a 10kg baggage allowance.
You can take a pushchair for free.
All aircraft have at least 1 washroom with baby changing facilities
There are no facilities for heating up baby food but staff can assist with heating baby milk.

» Read the Thomson Airways customer reviews

If you want to know more about flying with Thomson Airways, read the latest customer reviews.

Thomson Airways customer reviews

“Read a load of reviews complaining about legroom issues. I’m 6ft 4 and was absolutely fine on the plane. Ok it wasn’t the most comfortable I’d been in my life, but it’s like sitting on a coach for 4 hours. It’s bearable”
“I didn’t expect masses of legroom, I didn’t pay for extra space. I was fine. I was just grateful they didn’t lose my bag”
“The snack offerings do seem quite expensive, but the drink prices are on par with other airlines we have flown with who don’t offer complimentary drinks”

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