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NellyPS posted Dec-2011

I've just been browsing a few deals on the Thomas Cook website and they include up to 15 kilos of luggage - so basically your ski boots and what you wear to go skiing (ok may be a slight exageration)

I struggle to stay below the usual 20kg, anyone know if its just Neilson that are cutting back?

OldAndy
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posted Dec-2011

Flying with Thomson, Crystal holiday = 23kg
One bag, no pooling of limits

and Nelly - very poor rant, I'm sure you could do better.
A few ....
Who do they think I am ..
and ...
B****y jobsworths
and ...
They are as bad as potato air ...
etc etc etc would help.
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Tony_H
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posted Dec-2011

All Thomas Cook flights are 15kg, and you have to pay extra to top up to the "normal" 20kg. Its not a Neilson, its Cooks across the board and has been in place for some while.
Thomson standard baggage limit is 20kg, not come across 23kg except on long haul routes.
BA is 23kg, including skis if you want to take 1 combined bag.
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OldAndy
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posted Dec-2011

Tony_H wrote:Thomson standard baggage limit is 20kg, not come across 23kg except on long haul routes.

Interesting ....
Nelly's question made me wonder what I had paid for so I went and looked at T's&C's where it said 23kg!
Which, I admit, I thought was quite high being used to 20kg and even 15kg unless flying with a proper airline!
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Tony_H
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posted Dec-2011

You 100% sure about that? Thomson Airways is usually 20kg limit, with a single bag limit of 23kg over which they will refuse to take it on board. Expect to pay for the extra 3kg at some airports.
Just checking as you don't want to find out when its too late :wink:
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Smokey Barr
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posted Dec-2011

"no pooling of limits"

And this, imo, is why fat people should be charged more. Or to put it a politer way, everyone charged according to total combined weight of luggage and person.

Jbakes87
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posted Dec-2011

I'm flying with easy jet whilst going on a crystal holiday. Got 20Kg's for the main bag but had to pay £50 for ski carriage, only gives me an extra 12Kg's each way but as long as your combined weight doesn't exceed 32Kgs then its fine. Taking my ski boots on as hand baggage, I'm hoping its not a jobs worth behind the desk at 7am in the morning when I go and they let it all go through without a hitch. I've had mixed experiences when flying with easyjst, just depends whos on the check in desk.

Snapzzz
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posted Dec-2011

OldAndy wrote:Flying with Thomson, Crystal holiday = 23kg
One bag, no pooling of limits


Well that depends on how you pack.

We get 20kg per suitcase and then ski carriage. It doesn't really state the weight of the ski carriage except that the bag should only contain skis + poles.
Balls to that. my ski bag is packed with one set of skis, poles, 2 pairs of ski boots and my apres boots, prob some towels too.

From what i understand no one ever really gets the ski bag weighed or checked.

That leaves plenty of space in my case for my other clothes and essentials.

Then there is my hand luggage which is a rucksack full of heavy stuff like my laptop.

I think we will be fine.
Skied: Arinsal, La Plagne, Alpe D'huez, Flaine, Les Arcs, Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Sauze, Courchevel, Val Thorens
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Topic last updated on 24-December-2011 at 11:23

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