TUI is a full-service tourism company, so you have better allowances when you book your entire holiday with them instead of just a flight. While there are baggage allowances, they are less strict with their holiday travelers than they are with their flight-only travelers.

If you are a flight-only traveler, you may be subject to additional fees if your luggage is bigger than allowed, and here’s everything you need to know.

What Is the Luggage Size Allowance on TUI?

TUI offers standard luggage allowances when you fly with them. This is similar to other airlines, so there should be no surprises.

  • Hand luggage: 55 x 40 x 20 cm. This includes the wheels and handles, and your hand luggage should weigh no more than 10 kg.
  • Checked luggage: 80 x 25 x 60 cm. This includes the wheels and handles. The weight requirement will vary by trip and fare. Be sure to check your ticket or confirmation to see what your weight limit is.

You can always pre-purchase additional luggage or weight to add to your suitcase prior to departure. You can do so online or via phone or in person. This will save some time as you’re checking in for your trip.

Will TUI Check My Bag Size?

There are bag slots available at the airport for you to test your piece of hand luggage. If TUI staff believe that your bag may be too large, they will ask you to slide your bag to check it. If it is too big, then you will be asked to check it either at customer service or at the gate. You will be subject to additional fees if you need to check your bag at the airline’s request.

Many staff members have developed an eye for the right-sized bags, so it may be difficult to sneak on a larger bag. Additionally, the bag must be small enough to fit in the overhead bin. If it does not, then you will need to check your bag with no exceptions.

It’s best to measure your bag prior to packing to make sure it fits, or simply plan to check your bag to avoid any potential mishaps at the airport.

Does My Personal Item Need to Fit in My Hand Luggage?

In some cases, you will need to fit your personal item in your hand luggage during your travels. Check your confirmation to see if you are allowed an additional personal item in addition to your hand luggage on your trip.

Again, you don’t want to take the risk that you will need to check your items at the last minute if they don’t fit.

So, How Strict Are TUI on Luggage Size?

It depends on the airport and the TUI staff member on how strict they will be when checking luggage. However, you may not want to take the risk if you are traveling on a budget because all last-minute checked bags will be subject to high fees in order to check it.

TUI’s hand luggage requirement helps ensure that the bags fit comfortably within the overhead bins. Additionally, it helps make sure there is space for all travelers who want to carry on their bags instead of checking them.

If you have any questions about the size of your hand luggage and if it will fit, you should measure it. If you are in doubt, err on the side of caution and size down. This will ensure that your bag is small enough to meet the requirements but big enough that you’re able to carry on everything you need for your holiday!


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