Thomson Airways

Part of the TUI group, Thomson Airways is the world's largest charter airline. They fly from 19 British airports to a wide range of short-haul, mid-haul and long-haul destinations. Their most popular routes are European holiday spots like Algarve, Benidorm and Gran Canaria. They also offer long-haul flights to destinations like Las Vegas, New York and Mexico. Long haul flights are often on the state-of-the-art Thomson Dreamliner, an aeroplane with bigger windows, more headroom, and quieter engines.

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Why fly with Thomson Airways

How to Check-in

You can check in online two weeks before your flight on Thomson's Flight Extras website if you've booked a premium ticket (for example Premium Club, Seats with Extra Legroom, Seats with Extra Space, or Select your Seat). Otherwise, online check in opens seven days before. Online check-in closes six hours before scheduled departure when leaving the UK, but closes 25 hours before departure on your return leg. Airport check in is also available.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Wizz Air hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees

Cabin bag size:Economy: 42cm x 32cm x 25cm.

Wizz Air hand luggage weight allowance N/A.

Number of bags allowed on board One piece.

Cost to check in oversized luggage: Costs vary based on route.

Thomson Airways hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees

Hold baggage size: N/A.

Hold luggage weight allowance: No one item may exceed 23kg.

Number of hold bags allowed: Up to 3.

Cost of Wizz Air hold luggage: First 15kg-20kg free (depending on your flight). Extra 5kg per person costs £10 if purchased at time of booking.

You can find information on hand baggage weight, shape and size on our handy guide to hand baggage sizes and weight restrictions.


Aside from the Thomson Dreamliner, which has a very comfortable seat pitch of 33", Thomson Airways seating can be a little bit... cosy. The average seat pitch is 29", which is one inch of legroom less than easyJet and two inches less than Ryanair.

Booking Fees

Although there's no charge for debit card, there is a 2% credit card fee (capped at £95).

Service on board

Light bites, snacks and sandwiches are available to purchase on short-haul and mid-haul flights, with a hot meal included on flights to Lapland and Cape Verde. On long-haul flights (seven hours or more), hot meals and bar service are included in the ticket price with the option to buy extra food if necessary. If you're planning a special trip, you can call ahead to pre-book a full or half bottle of chilled Nicolas Feuillatte champagne to be served on board. The Thomson Dreamliner has seatback TV sets with a library of films and TV shows to enjoy.


Thomson Airways often tops the airline punctuality charts. Last year they took home the title for most punctual airline on the London to Alicante and London to Marrakech routes.

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How to contact Thomson Airways


0871 231 4787