Q. What is the baggage allowance on my flight?

Your baggage allowance is determined by your airline and varies by destination and carrier. Please be aware that your baggage allowance may not always be the same for all flights in your itinerary and that allowances on UK domestic routes may be less than on international routes. Your baggage allowance can be found on your Cruise Personaliser.   

Baggage Allowance

Any person (including infants and children) who occupies a seat on a flight is entitled to the following allowances. If your baggage exceeds the maximum allowance you may be liable for an excess baggage fee. Please note that unless otherwise stated handbags and laptop bags are classed as 1 piece of hand luggage.

British Airways

Economy: 23kg per person
Hand baggage: 1 item per person only with a maximum weight of 23kg, plus 1 additional handbag/laptop bag. The maximum weight per bag is 23kg and you must be able to lift your bag unaided into the overhead locker. Please refer to the British Airways website for dimension guidelines or if you are travelling with infants.

Excess baggage: visit ‘manage my booking’ on the British Airways website to purchase additional baggage as soon as you have received your airline booking reference. You can obtain this by calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0843 374 0111 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge). Prices vary depending on route.


easyJet

Economy: please visit the P&O Cruises' Cruise Personaliser and the Flight pages to confirm your baggage allowance.


Hand baggage:  No weight restriction, 1 item per person only. Please refer to the easyJet website for dimension guidelines. You must be able to lift your bag unaided in to the overhead locker. 

Excess baggage: If you are travelling on easyJet you are able to purchase excess baggage using your flight booking reference which can be found on your flight confirmation. This is usually issued around 30 days prior to departure. To purchase excess baggage you need to contact easyJet directly on 0330 365 5000 where they will be able to assist you (please note that additional costs may vary). You are not able to purchase excess baggage online.  

 

Jet2

Economy: 22kg per person
Hand baggage: 10kg per person, 1 item only. For dimension guidelines please visit the Jet2 website.
Excess baggage policy:
Charter flights - excess baggage cannot be purchased.
Scheduled flights - please visit the Jet2 website, quoting your surname and cruise booking reference to purchase your additional baggage.


Thomas Cook Airlines (Fly-Mediterranean Summer 17)

Economy: 23kg per person
Hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. The advised dimension guidelines are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
Excess baggage: Please contact Thomas Cook Airlines UK Support team on 01733 224330 quoting your Flight Details and P&O Cruises booking reference.  Additional charges can be found in the table below. 

Fly Med Summer 17 - Thomas Cook Airline      One Way Cost Return Cost
Excess Baggage Charges Early Booking Price ( Booked 30 days or more prior to departure) 5KG £18 £36
  Booked Less than 30 days before departure 5KG £23 £46
  Early Booking Price ( Booked 30 days or more prior to departure) 10KG £30 £60
  Booked Less than 30 days before departure 10KG £35 £70
         
Sports Equipment Charges Early Booking Price ( Booked 30 days or more prior to departure) Golf Clubs £40 £80
  Booked Less than 30 days before departure Golf Clubs £45 £90
         
Diving Equipment Charges Early Booking Price ( Booked 30 days or more prior to departure) Diving Equipment £40 £80
  Booked Less than 30 days before departure Diving Equipment £45 £90

*All charges are subject to change.

 

James Martin Meals

Thomas Cook Airlines offer a selection of James Martin Meals, further details can be found using the link below. Please note for Summer 17 the Mid-haul menu is offered and additional charges apply as per the table below.

https://www.thomascookairlines.com/en/book-plan/extras/meals/mid-haul.jsp

Meals must be pre booked by calling the Thomas Cook Airlines UK Support team on 01733 224330 quoting your Flight Details and P&O Cruises booking reference.

 

    One Way Cost Return Cost
James Martin Meals Standard and Special Meals Early Booking Price ( Booked 30 days or more prior to departure) £9 £18
  Booked Less than 30 days before departure £10 £20
       
Child Meals Early Booking Price ( Booked 30 days or more prior to departure) £4.50 £9
  Booked Less than 30 days before departure £5 £10


*All charges are subject to change.

 

Thomas Cook Airlines (Fly-Caribbean)

Economy: 23kg per person. Thomas Cook will accept a maximum of 3 bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 23kgs. 
Hand baggage: Economy -  5kg per person, 1 item only. Guideline dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.


Premium economy: 30kgs per person. Please be aware that individual bags should not weigh more than 23kgs for safety and handling purposes. Thomas Cook Airlines will accept a maximum of 3 bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 30kgs.
Premium economy - 10kg per person, 1 item only. Guideline dimensions are as above.


Excess baggage: Only available to book at airline check in. Additional charges can be found in the table below and apply even if you are 1kg over your baggage allowance. Please note that charges are round trip.


Thomas Cook Airlines Excess Baggage Additional Charges

5kg

10kg

Fly-Caribbean

£50*

£90*

*All charges are subject to change.


Thomson Airways (Fly-Mediterranean)

Economy: 23kg per person
Hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Guideline dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Excess baggage: Please contact Thomson Airways on 0203 636 1309 3-5 days prior to departure. Additional charges can be found in the table below. 

  

Fly Med Summer 17 - Thomson Airways

 

 

One Way Cost

Excess Baggage Charges

Pre Booked

5KG

£23*

 

Pre Booked

10KG

£46*

       

 

At the Airport   
(a zero tolerance policy applies)

Per Kilo

£15*

 *All charges are subject to change.

 

Thomson Airways (Fly-Caribbean)

Economy: 23kg per person. Thomson Airways will accept multiple bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 23kgs. 

Premium economy: 28kgs per person. Please note that  individual bags should not weigh more than 23kgs for safety and handling purposes. Thomson Airways will accept multiple bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 28kgs.

Hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Guideline dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Excess baggage: Please contact Thomson Airways on 0203 636 1309 3-5 days prior to departure. Please see the table below for additional charges. Please note that charges are based on return flights.

Excess Baggage Additional Charges

5kg

10kg

Fly-Caribbean

£35*

£70*

*All charges are subject to change.

Titan Airways

Economy: 23kg per person
Hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Guideline dimensions are 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
Excess baggage policy: Not permitted.

Please note that suit carriers form part of your standard baggage allowance. 

Virgin Atlantic

Hold Baggage
Economy: 1 bag (max weight 23kgs per bag)
Premium Economy: 2 bags (max weight 23kgs per bag)
Upper Class: 3 bags (max weight 23kgs per bag)

                                 
Hand baggage:
Economy/Premium: 1 item per person only with a maximum weight of 10kg.
Upper Class: 2 items per person with a combined weight of 16kg (max 12kg for individual bag).

Please refer to the Virgin Atlantic website for dimension guidelines or if you are travelling with infants.

Should you require more information you may find the following question useful: How do I know if I am travelling on a charter or scheduled flight?

Weddings

If you are getting married on board one of our ships, you are entitled to an additional 5kg per person extra hold luggage allowance if you are travelling on a Thomson Airways or Thomas Cook Airlines charter flight. This allowance applies to the wedding couple only and wedding dresses cannot be carried as hand luggage. Please call our Customer Contact Centre so we are able to notify the airline of this request.  

If you are travelling on a scheduled flight no additional baggage allowance can be guaranteed by P&O Cruises if you are getting married on-board. Please check with your airline for their individual policies on taking wedding items on a flight. If you would like to purchase extra baggage please follow the guidance above.

Golf Clubs

If you are travelling on our of our Thomson Airways or Thomas Cook Airlines charter flights, you are permitted to take golf clubs however we recommend you liaise directly with your airline regarding this.

If you are travelling with Thomson Airways you are permitted to carry golf clubs on your flight. However this must be arranged with Thomson Airways in advance; please contact them directly on 0203 636 1309 at least 7 days prior to departure.

If you are travelling with Thomas Cook Airlines, the charge to carry golf clubs is £110.00 per set on a return basis.  This service is only available to book at airport check in. 

We are not able to accommodate golf clubs on any of our other charter flights. If you are travelling on a scheduled flight please visit your airlines website directly for details of their policy regarding golf clubs.

Scuba Equipment

If you are travelling on one of our Thomson Airways or Thomas Cook Airlines charter flights, you may be entitled to carry 5kg of scuba equipment in your hold luggage if you can produce a valid scuba qualification or Padi certificate. Please contact our Customer Contact Centre to proceed with any requests.

You will also need to call Thomson Airways or Thomas Cook Airlines at least 7 days before your flight date to arrange excess luggage using the phone number above. Please be aware that additional charges may apply.

We are not able to accommodate scuba equipment on any of our other charter flights. If you are travelling on a scheduled flight, please visit your airlines website for their policy regarding scuba equipment.

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