It can be so tempting to overpack when you are getting ready for your holiday. After all, you want to look and feel your best, and you can only do that if you have options! Unfortunately, you’re not able to take your entire wardrobe when you are packing. Not only will you not have space, but it will also cause your luggage to become overweight.

TUI has various luggage weight requirements based on the type of fare you booked, as well as the type of holiday you are going on. Typically, all-inclusive holiday travelers, as well as cruise and ski travelers, have slightly higher weight allowances, and here’s all you need to know.

Ultimately, TUI has to be strict on luggage weight requirements because if they aren’t, it could cause the flight to be heavier than expected, which can impact its flying and safety. While size requirements can be flexible, weight requirements should not be when you are flying on TUI or any other airline.

What are the TUI Weight Requirements?

The TUI weight requirements depend on the type of trip you are taking. Here are several common options.

  • Package Holiday: 10 kg for hand luggage; 15 kg to 20 kg for checked luggage. You can purchase additional weight up to 25 kg for a single bag.
  • Flights only: 10 kg for hand luggage. You need to purchase checked luggage. It is not included in the fare, so make sure to get the luggage that meets your weight requirement.
  • Ski Holidays with Crystal Finest 10 kg for hand luggage;  20 kg to 23 kg for checked luggage.
  • Marella Cruises:10 kg for hand luggage; 20 kg to 23 kg for checked luggage.

Again, you may be able to purchase additional weight for your luggage, and if you are traveling with other passengers, you may be able to share weight between your group. Also, if your luggage is close to the weight requirement, you may be able to transfer items between your luggage and personal item to avoid the fees.

If you are traveling with a child under the age of 2 years old, you can also bring a pushchair and car seat. These will not count against your weight requirement as they are necessary for the safety of your child.

Will TUI Check My Bag Weight?

When you check in at the airport, you will be required to weigh your checked bags. This is where you may be required to pay additional fees for overweight luggage. You cannot get away with not weighing this bag.

You may also be required to weigh your personal item, especially if it looks like it weighs more than the allowed 10 kg. It depends on the customer service agent, the airport, how busy the desk is, and how packed your flight is. Just because you make it through check-in without weighing your bag doesn’t mean that you won’t have to later.

Ultimately, it’s up to you if you want to take the risk that TUI will weigh your hand luggage or personal item. If they do and it’s more, you will need to pay for it. It may be easiest to avoid the extra fees by planning for them in advance. By booking additional luggage weight online in advance, you will save money.

If you have questions, please contact TUI’s customer service team. Also, the airline is required to provide reasonable accommodations, so if you have any medical devices or other special needs, you may be able to carry them on or gate check the items free of charge, and they wouldn’t count towards your weight allotment.


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