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    • hungledink
    • By hungledink 18th Jan 17, 8:40 PM
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    6kg hold luggage allowance
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    • 18th Jan 17, 8:40 PM
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    6kg hold luggage allowance 18th Jan 17 at 8:40 PM
    I just booked a flight with thomas cook, not realising (I need to learn to read small print) the hand luggage allowance is only 6kg where most airlines have at least 10kg.

    The dimensions of the cabin luggage for thomas cook are the same as they are for airlines with 10kg allowance, those dimensions being 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

    My bag fits the dimensions criteria but fully packed is just under 10kg.

    Has anyone flown with thomas cook recently? Do they weigh all hand luggage?

    I've frequently seen people try and take oversized bags on as hold luggage and they just get them put in the hold for free so before I pay for hold luggage I thought I'd see if anyone has any experience in this regard.
    Last edited by hungledink; 18-01-2017 at 8:44 PM. Reason: foolishness
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 18th Jan 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 8:42 PM
    I just booked a flight with thomas cook, not realising (I need to learn to read small print) the hold luggage allowance is only 6kg where most airlines have at least 10kg.

    The dimensions of the cabin luggage for thomas cook are the same as they are for airlines with 10kg allowance, those dimensions being 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

    My bag fits the dimensions criteria but fully packed is just under 10kg.

    Has anyone flown with thomas cook recently? Do they weigh all hand luggage?

    I've frequently seen people try and take oversized bags on as hold luggage and they just get them put in the hold for free so before I pay for hold luggage I thought I'd see if anyone has any experience in this regard.
    Originally posted by hungledink
    Please correct to avoid confusion!
    • hungledink
    • By hungledink 18th Jan 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 8:45 PM
    Thanks, should have gone to specsavers I think!!
    • trixie73
    • By trixie73 18th Jan 17, 9:09 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:09 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:09 PM
    Weve just been to lanzarote with Thomas cook. They didn't weigh the hand luggage on way out but they did weigh it on the way back.
    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 18th Jan 17, 9:16 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:16 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:16 PM
    It's a hit or miss with Thomas Crook. I've had mine weighed, overwight, walked away and gone to another checkin desk, sailed through
    travelover
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 18th Jan 17, 9:19 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:19 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:19 PM
    The rules apply to everyone. If you can't stay within them then pay to check a bag.
    It's irrelevant what other peoples experiences are because they may not be yours. Saying you were told on MSE that they haven't weighed other peoples bags won't help.
    • ThinkingOutLoud
    • By ThinkingOutLoud 18th Jan 17, 9:47 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:47 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 9:47 PM
    This is like will there be a ticket inspector or a traffic warden around ...

    Perhaps, you could find the cost to pay for a hold bag now and if caught, calculate the odds and decide if "you feel lucky" as Clint Eastwood put it OR if you don't want to sweat then cough up for peace of mind.
    Last edited by ThinkingOutLoud; 18-01-2017 at 11:14 PM.
    I am just thinking out loud - nothing I say should be relied upon!
    I do however reserve the right to be correct by accident.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Jan 17, 8:49 AM
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    • 19th Jan 17, 8:49 AM
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    • 19th Jan 17, 8:49 AM
    As Leylandsunaddict says, it doesn't matter what experiences other people have had.

    If you're the one person they choose to weigh hand luggage, are you going to say 'well, the people on MSE told me they'd never had their hand luggage weighed'?

    FTR, TC have weighed our hand luggage, going out from LGW and MAN.

    If they do weigh it, it will turn out to be an expensive decision to chance it.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 19th Jan 17, 9:01 AM
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    • 19th Jan 17, 9:01 AM
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    • 19th Jan 17, 9:01 AM
    Thanks, should have gone to specsavers I think!!
    Originally posted by hungledink
    If you really want to avoid confusion you should amend the thread title too.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 19th Jan 17, 10:33 AM
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    Can't you reduce the weight of your luggage? Use a lighter bag, buy toiletries at your destination, cram heavy stuff into your pockets?

    I was once 2kg over the hold allowance I'd purchased, my coat pockets had tears in the lining and I managed to fit enough inside to get me within the limit. I was finding stuff I'd forgotten about for months afterwards...
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 19th Jan 17, 11:56 AM
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    Thomson Airways only allow 5Kg hand luggage, unless you have Premium seats or are on a fly/cruise holiday.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Jan 17, 12:05 PM
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    Thomson Airways only allow 5Kg hand luggage, unless you have Premium seats or are on a fly/cruise holiday.
    Originally posted by HoofeHearted
    And Cathay Pacific and Qatar - among the best airlines in the world - have a 7kg limit (in Economy).
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 19th Jan 17, 9:33 PM
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    And Cathay Pacific and Qatar - among the best airlines in the world - have a 7kg limit (in Economy).
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Yes but you're not paying to put a case, or two, in the hold.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 20th Jan 17, 11:25 AM
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    Yes but you're not paying to put a case, or two, in the hold.
    Originally posted by bigadaj
    You are. They've included the cost in the price of the ticket, so everyone has to pay for checked luggage, whether they want it or not.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 20th Jan 17, 8:05 PM
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    You are. They've included the cost in the price of the ticket, so everyone has to pay for checked luggage, whether they want it or not.
    Originally posted by leylandsunaddict
    Not explicitly, and far less reason to carry large amounts in hand luggage.
    • ThinkingOutLoud
    • By ThinkingOutLoud 17th May 17, 8:23 AM
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    Of course. Cathay don't do short haul so to be fair - almost no one would not need a checked bag.

    And so imagine how relaxing it is not fighting to get you just permitted bag into the lockers. And I imagine they can cut turnaround time.

    But, of course you are paying indirectly for the cost of your bag being transported.
    I am just thinking out loud - nothing I say should be relied upon!
    I do however reserve the right to be correct by accident.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 17th May 17, 8:34 AM
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    A rather old thread with the OP asking about Thomas Cook hand baggage weight seems to have been woken up with another comment about Cathay Pacific?
    • ThinkingOutLoud
    • By ThinkingOutLoud 17th May 17, 8:35 AM
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    A rather old thread with the OP asking about Thomas Cook hand baggage weight seems to have been woken up with another comment about Cathay Pacific?
    Originally posted by Westin
    A rather old thread with a new comment has been commented on :-) and the comment was even relevant to the last point made.
    I am just thinking out loud - nothing I say should be relied upon!
    I do however reserve the right to be correct by accident.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 17th May 17, 12:33 PM
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    A rather old thread with a new comment has been commented on :-) and the comment was even relevant to the last point made.
    Originally posted by ThinkingOutLoud
    ..but not relevant to the thread.
    Two wrongs don't make a right.
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    • ThinkingOutLoud
    • By ThinkingOutLoud 17th May 17, 5:02 PM
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    ..but not relevant to the thread.
    Two wrongs don't make a right.
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    Er well why have you made that comment about me alone when I actually tagged onto the comments by HoofeHearted, Pollycat, bigadaj, or leylandsunaddict.
    If you are going to be quite so OTT - you should chide everyone.
    I am just thinking out loud - nothing I say should be relied upon!
    I do however reserve the right to be correct by accident.
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