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Thomson Airways Ltd

About Thomson Airways Ltd

Thomson Airways is the biggest charter airline in the world and is based in Luton in the United Kingdom. It is also the UK's third biggest carrier, with only British Airways and easyJet flying more passengers annually. It was founded in 1962 as Britannia Airways and started using the current name in 2008 after a merger between TUI's Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways.

Thomson Airways flights are operated out of the airline's bases in Newcastle, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Dublin, Inverness, Liverpool, East Midlands, Aberdeen, Exeter, Manchester, London Luton, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Belfast, Edinburgh, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff and Doncaster Sheffield. It utilises a fleet of 60 aircraft to fly to nearly 100 destinations.

Thomson Airways tends to operate flights on behalf of tour companies, meaning that most of its flights are to popular tourist destinations. These include Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, Port Louis in Mauritius, Marrakech in Morocco, Cancun in Mexico, Orlando in the U.S., Goa in India and Phuket in Thailand. Closer to home, routes also include Dubrovnik, Corfu, Venice, Alicante and London.

Online check-in

Passengers on a Thomson Airways flight can check in online and print their boarding cards up to 14 days before departure. At this time, passengers are also able to ask for assistance at the airport, select a seat for their flight or buy additional checked luggage allowance while checking in online. Once they've checked in online, passengers can drop off their luggage at the airline's counters, which open between 2 and 3 hours before a flight. At Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham airports, passengers can even drop off their bags the day before they fly, reducing hassle and check-in times at the airport.

Hand luggage allowance

Passengers can bring 1 item of hand luggage weighing up to 5 kg on most Thomson Airways flights. On some flights, this is increased to 7 kg and if this is the case, it will be plainly indicated on a passenger's booking confirmation. Its dimensions however cannot be bigger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm, as it must be able to fit into the overhead storage or under a seat on the plane. Personal items such as laptop bags, camera bags or handbags, will not be accepted separately and must fit inside a passenger's hand luggage bag. Passengers must be able to place their carry-on bags into the overhead lockers without assistance.

Checked baggage allowance

If passengers have a Thomson Airways flight-only booking, they will not have a checked luggage allowance. If they wish, passengers can add a luggage allowance to their booking online. On package holidays flying with the airline, the basic allowance is 15 kg per passenger, although some bookings have an allowance of 20 kg. This will be made clear during the booking process. In addition, any passengers who book a Premium Club ticket are allowed up to 23 kg. Young children under 2 may bring up to 10 kg of baggage as well as a stroller.

Thomson Airways passengers travelling together on a single booking may pool their allowances, but there is a maximum weight limit for any one bag of 23 kg. Sports equipment must be booked by passengers 2 months ahead of their flight. This can only be done by calling the airline's customer service desk. There are fees in place for anyone who goes over their luggage allowance.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Thomson Airways
  • IATA code: BY
  • Year Founded: 1962
  • Headquarters: Luton, United Kingdom
  • Website: thomson.co.uk

Latest customer reviews on Thomson Airways Ltd flights

4.2 /5
Total reviews based on: 17
London
Muğla Dalaman
Gatwick - Dalaman Havalimani ( LGW - DLM )
4.0 /5
Lauren
Date 2018-10-02 City England Age Under 30 Class Economy

I wasn’t sat next to my partner on the flight to dalaman we were sat isle and isle not comfortable at all!! And on the way back also not say next to one another so not happy about that at all!!

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Cancun
London
Cancun - Gatwick ( CUN - LGW )
5.0 /5
G
Date 2018-05-20 City Romania Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very easy,straight booking experience

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Montego Bay
Gatwick - Sangster ( LGW - MBJ )
5.0 /5
Ness
Date 2018-05-20 City Birmingham Age 31-50 Class Economy

When I start to pay money out for luggage and return tax which I didn't know about....might as well I did take an unchartered flight to Kingston as I live in St Thomas

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Split
Manchester International - Split ( MAN - SPU )
5.0 /5
Paul
Date 2018-05-17 City Birmingham Age 31-50 Class Economy

Good flight with leg room, no need to pay for the better seats beforehand, they were allocated for us.

5.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Saint Lucia
Gatwick - Hewanorra ( LGW - UVF )
5.0 /5
Judy
Date 2018-05-11 City Slovakia Age 31-50 Class Economy

It was perfect

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Tenerife
Gatwick - Sur Reina Sofia ( LGW - TFS )
3.0 /5
Keefy M
Date 2018-05-08 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Not a bad flight but we were drenched waiting on the tarmac in order to board the plane and had to suffer wet clothing for 4 1/2 hours. Not very nice experience.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Orlando
Gatwick - Orlando Sanford International ( LGW - SFB )
1.0 /5
Angus
Date 2018-05-08 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Never book with this company. A simple change to your flight will cost you 100% fee. I will never book with them again.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Lanzarote
Luton International - Lanzarote ( LTN - ACE )
5.0 /5
CM
Date 2018-05-02 Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flights on time, friendly staff, good value for money, smooth landings, quick security at airport

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Orlando
Manchester International - Orlando Sanford International ( MAN - SFB )
4.0 /5
Clyde
Date 2018-04-29 City Nottingham Age 51-70 Class Economy

Tui outbound great return kids running in galley banging into aircraft doors nor challenged by staff but fellow passenger. I also paid for extra room seat but people sat next to me when flight took off didn't pay extra again not challenged

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Cardiff
Tenerife
Cardiff-Wales - Sur Reina Sofia ( CWL - TFS )
4.0 /5
Dessie
Date 2018-04-27 City Cardiff Age Over 70 Class Economy

Impossible to put anything in the hard slots on the back of the seat in front. Would be nice to have the mesh pockets that you can at least put your book in.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Paphos
Gatwick - Paphos International ( LGW - PFO )
3.0 /5
TD
Date 2018-04-24 City UK Age 51-70

Easy jet seats did not recline,very uncomfortable,basic seats.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
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