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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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    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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    • Westin
    • By Westin 17th May 17, 5:29 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by ThinkingOutLoud
    Possibly because they all added comments at the time the thread was active back in January, but you have waited until Mid-May to add a pointless comment?
    • ThinkingOutLoud
    • By ThinkingOutLoud 17th May 17, 5:34 PM
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    Possibly because they all added comments at the time the thread was active back in January, but you have waited until Mid-May to add a pointless comment?
    Originally posted by Westin
    So I wasn't aware that while a thread was open that you were not allowed to comment. Is this some rule you and you mate want to impose - but have failed to achieve?
    Has it occurred too you that I didn't see the thread at the time - so I didn't wait. Wrong.
    It is your post that is pointless. Wrong.
    I am just thinking out loud - nothing I say should be relied upon!
    I do however reserve the right to be correct by accident.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 17th May 17, 6:02 PM
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    So I wasn't aware that while a thread was open that you were not allowed to comment. Is this some rule you and you mate want to impose - but have failed to achieve?
    Has it occurred too you that I didn't see the thread at the time - so I didn't wait. Wrong.
    It is your post that is pointless. Wrong.
    Originally posted by ThinkingOutLoud
    Posting something (usually irrelevant) on a dormant thread to put it back at the top of the list is called necroposting, and it's generally considered to be bad forum etiquette.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 17th May 17, 6:15 PM
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    Why do people need more than 6k hand luggage?

    Hopefully this will be a the start of airlines reducing carry on. Fed up of going on flights where there isnt enough space for peoples "hand luggage" and we miss our allocated departure slot.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th May 17, 6:22 PM
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    Why do people need more than 6k hand luggage?

    Hopefully this will be a the start of airlines reducing carry on. Fed up of going on flights where there isnt enough space for peoples "hand luggage" and we miss our allocated departure slot.
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    Some people travel without hold luggage, especially if going away for just a few days.

    We've done trips to various cities with just hand luggage.

    When we are away for a 2. 3 or 4 week holiday and have hold luggage, we can manage easily with 5kg of hand luggage.

    FTR, the OP had various answers to his question and if he had any sense he would have made sure his hand luggage was within TC rules.

    For the benefit of ThinkingOutLoud, various other airlines were mentioned because the OP posted this - which is not accurate.
    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.
    Originally posted by hungledink
    • ThinkingOutLoud
    • By ThinkingOutLoud 17th May 17, 9:35 PM
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    Posting something (usually irrelevant) on a dormant thread to put it back at the top of the list is called necroposting, and it's generally considered to be bad forum etiquette.
    Originally posted by leylandsunaddict
    Fair enough - thanks for explaining the other posters' ire.
    It was not what I was doing or why I posted. I thought there was something unsaid about why different airlines have differing policies and the advantage of smaller carry on limits to turnaround times seemed unmentioned.
    I have NO reason or desire to put this thread anywhere. So the unfounded accusations and the manner of them are wrong and pointless.
    I am just thinking out loud - nothing I say should be relied upon!
    I do however reserve the right to be correct by accident.
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 18th May 17, 10:38 AM
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    Why do people need more than 6k hand luggage?

    Hopefully this will be a the start of airlines reducing carry on. Fed up of going on flights where there isnt enough space for peoples "hand luggage" and we miss our allocated departure slot.
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    What I would like to see is the overhead lockers being allocated with the seat numbers. I hate when there is someone elses stuff in the locker above my seat and the owner is sitting elsewhere.


    6k seems low to me but I have no concept on luggage weight, the past few times I've travelled I've not had to weigh my case, I just put it in the slot at the check in to ensure it's within the dimensions. I don't have luggage scales and not going to buy one anytime soon either.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 18th May 17, 10:56 AM
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    What I would like to see is the overhead lockers being allocated with the seat numbers. I hate when there is someone elses stuff in the locker above my seat and the owner is sitting elsewhere.


    6k seems low to me but I have no concept on luggage weight, the past few times I've travelled I've not had to weigh my case, I just put it in the slot at the check in to ensure it's within the dimensions. I don't have luggage scales and not going to buy one anytime soon either.
    Originally posted by AubreyMac
    What I'd like to see is airlines penalising those people who think rules don't apply to them and manage to take hand luggage that is over the stated dimensions and/or over the stated weight limit.
    And take more than the number of items they are supposed to.

    If airlines did do that, you'd probably find that you'd have room above your seat for your own within-weight, within-size case.

    Going over the maximum hand luggage weight could turn out to be quite a lot more expensive than buying a set of luggage scales if your bag is overweight and has to be checked into the hold.
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 18th May 17, 11:07 AM
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    What I'd like to see is airlines penalising those people who think rules don't apply to them and manage to take hand luggage that is over the stated dimensions and/or over the stated weight limit.
    And take more than the number of items they are supposed to.

    If airlines did do that, you'd probably find that you'd have room above your seat for your own within-weight, within-size case.

    Going over the maximum hand luggage weight could turn out to be quite a lot more expensive than buying a set of luggage scales if your bag is overweight and has to be checked into the hold.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    What about people who wear everything and stuff pockets etc then take off once on plane and stuff the overhead lockers? They are an issue too.


    That's currently how people get around the weight or size limit right?


    Also, once passed the check in and security, I've seen people do big shops at duty free.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 18th May 17, 11:28 AM
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    What about people who wear everything and stuff pockets etc then take off once on plane and stuff the overhead lockers? They are an issue too.


    That's currently how people get around the weight or size limit right?


    Also, once passed the check in and security, I've seen people do big shops at duty free.
    Originally posted by AubreyMac
    It may be that we take different types of flights.
    We usually have hold luggage included in the ticket price and if it isn't, we'd pay to take a checked bag.

    I've never seen anyone in a coat with many pockets on a flight.

    The way people usually get around the weight or size limit is to ignore it and hope for the best.

    It's tedious to read the many posts on TA - 'how strict is airline x with hand luggage?'
    FFS, read what the website says and stick to the rules.
    Why do they think the rules don't apply to them?
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 18th May 17, 2:52 PM
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    It may be that we take different types of flights.
    We usually have hold luggage included in the ticket price and if it isn't, we'd pay to take a checked bag.

    I've never seen anyone in a coat with many pockets on a flight.

    The way people usually get around the weight or size limit is to ignore it and hope for the best.

    It's tedious to read the many posts on TA - 'how strict is airline x with hand luggage?'
    FFS, read what the website says and stick to the rules.
    Why do they think the rules don't apply to them?
    Originally posted by Pollycat

    My last flight was with Ryanair (got back last week from wonderful Krakow). Only recently (I only fly about once every year or 2) I have noticed a weight limit on the cabin luggage on top of the size limit. Last summer I flew with Easyjet who didn't have a weight limit (but might do now). My Krakow trip was the first time I travelled with only the cabin case, it is surprising how much you can actually fit with careful packing.


    I agree that anyone who chances it risk paying extra, everyone is warned afterall. It's hit and miss and I guess checks can be random (though I agree it should be consistent and more strict/regular).


    If I was over my limit, I'd rather throw some clothes etc away and re-buy them. I don't think any item I own is worth more than what the charge is for hold luggage anyway.

    Didn't Martin Lewis himself suggest a specific type of jacket with lots of hidden pockets?
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 18th May 17, 2:59 PM
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    Easyjet don't have a weight limit but Ryanair always have. Same goes for Jet2, TCX, Thomson, Monarch, BA, VS etc.
    • stephb34
    • By stephb34 22nd May 17, 8:21 AM
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    On Saturday I was in Kefalonia and there was screaming, shouting and a right commotion. They obviously had more than the one hand luggage each. The woman left behind her handbag, shoes and other items because it wouldn't fit in the case. The man was jumping up and down on the cases to make it fit in the bag sizer, they finally managed it but what a disgrace they were. They then let them through to board but the plane sat for ages on the runway and the police turned up not sure if it was for them or something else.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd May 17, 8:23 AM
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    On Saturday I was in Kefalonia and there was screaming, shouting and a right commotion. They obviously had more than the one hand luggage each. The woman left behind her handbag, shoes and other items because it wouldn't fit in the case. The man was jumping up and down on the cases to make it fit in the bag sizer, they finally managed it but what a disgrace they were. They then let them through to board but the plane sat for ages on the runway and the police turned up not sure if it was for them or something else.
    Originally posted by stephb34
    Why Oh Why are some people incapable of understanding that rules on luggage apply to them as well as everybody else?

    Or are they just too stupid to read the rules in the first place?
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd May 17, 9:26 AM
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    What I would like to see is the overhead lockers being allocated with the seat numbers. I hate when there is someone elses stuff in the locker above my seat and the owner is sitting elsewhere.

    Originally posted by AubreyMac
    Ha, me too. I had my laptop bag and coat in a locker above my seat a few weeks ago, some moron got on the plane late, couldn't find anywhere for his huge case so threw (yes literally) my coat in a locker half way up the plane.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd May 17, 9:50 AM
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    Ha, me too. I had my laptop bag and coat in a locker above my seat a few weeks ago, some moron got on the plane late, couldn't find anywhere for his huge case so threw (yes literally) my coat in a locker half way up the plane.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Rude !!!!!!!
    What did you do/say?
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 26th May 17, 5:36 PM
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    What I would like to see is the overhead lockers being allocated with the seat numbers. I hate when there is someone elses stuff in the locker above my seat and the owner is sitting elsewhere.
    Originally posted by AubreyMac
    This used to irritate me too until I found out that as the crew board first their luggage goes into the overhead lockers first. Then supplies like head sets and blankets etc. are also put into some of the overhead lockers. So quite a few times people cannot put their hand luggage in the overhead locker directly above their seat because it is already taken up by the aforementioned. They are therefore forced to place it in a free locker elsewhere.
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    • Aletank
    • By Aletank 26th May 17, 8:51 PM
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    Planes overhead luggage compartments have been made bigger lately due to more people choosing to just have carry on luggage, in turn the hold compartment must be less used, airlines save money with baggage handler costs etc.
    Why don't they design the planes to have a compartment in every foot space that fits a carry on size bag in, like a trap door.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 26th May 17, 10:31 PM
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    ...Why don't they design the planes to have a compartment in every foot space that fits a carry on size bag in, like a trap door.
    Originally posted by Aletank
    That would impede evacuating an air craft in an emergency.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 27th May 17, 7:55 AM
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    That would impede evacuating an air craft in an emergency.
    Originally posted by richardw
    I suppose it depends on the design. Sometimes not having "containers" gives more storage space anyway.
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