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regular low fare flights from Faro to

Bournemouth, Coventry and

Doncaster, has recently announced a

new baggage policy that gives customers

flexibility on how to use their

baggage allowance, whether it be in

the aircraft cabin or in the hold.

This comes at a time when many low

fare airlines are implementing policies to

make customers pay extra charges for

each item of baggage they put into the

hold of the aircraft.

The new policy, which came into effect

on April 24, recognises that passengers’

baggage needs are dependent upon the

duration of the trip and the reason for their

journey. With customer feedback showing

that over 92 per cent of people admit

that waiting at the baggage carousel is the

most stressful part of air travel, the increased

cabin baggage allowance, from bags a better deal for passengers

5kg to 10 kg, will enable many passengers

to carry their travel belongings in the

cabin, enabling them to quickly exit the

airport terminal and get on with their trip.

This flexible approach to luggage is

Thomsonfly’s next step in ensuring it offers

the most practical, cost effective and

enjoyable flying experience. The policy

gives each passenger a free baggage

allowance totalling 25kg, of which up to

10kg can be hand luggage if they desire.

In packing trials by Thomsonfly staff, it

was found that 10kg was more than adequate

baggage allowance for a break of

up to four days.

Jo Orgill, marketing

manager for Portugal and Spain, said: “We

recognise that we attract customers who

are travelling for very diverse reasons. For

example, someone on a weekend break to

Bournemouth may wish to carry only hand

baggage, which ensures a speedy exit from

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Examples of other forthcoming

events are:

• Sightseeing day trips to Seville, with

some occasions having the option of an

overnight stay.

• Cork factory tours

• Wine tasting day tours in the Alentejo

with lunch

• Wine tasting at the Adega do Cantor – a

unique opportunity to visit the winery that

produces Sir Cliff Richard’s wine Vida Nova.

To register your interest in any of the

above events, or if you would like some

stress-free travel to be organised, call Fiona.

Call Algarve Travel Solutions for your:

• Charter and schedule flights

• Late availability and flight specials

• Holiday accommodation

• Car hire

• Transportation to and from airports

• Event organising

• Golf trip

• Crew changes for yachts

All enquiries are welcome!

The strongest benefit of Algarve

Travel Solutions is the high level of customer

service and attention to detail,

combined with a friendly attitude and flexibility

within the business. The service is

very personal, with in-depth research to

provide the best possible options to meet

every client’s needs. Everything is made

as simple as possible and explained in

straightforward terms to provide easy,

comfortable and dependent travel.

With the support from Resort and UK

suppliers, and especially you the customer,

Algarve Travel Solutions is growing

from strength to strength.

Over the coming weeks, more regional

airports will be operating their charter flights.

Algarve Travel Solutions has some special

one-way flights to various destinations including

Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow.

Seats from 60 euros including airport taxes.

All subject to availability at time of enquiry.

So, for those May flights, call now!

For any Algarve travel plans, a general

chat or even a cup of coffee, call

Fiona Dransfield on 919 700 998, e-mail

[email protected] or visit

• Fiona Dransfield has worked

extensively within the travel industry

and can provide the best possible

options to meet every client’s needs

the airport and gives them maximum time

in the resort. However, someone going on

a two-week holiday to stay with family and

friends is more likely to need a suitcase

put in the aircraft hold.”

She continued: “The new policy offers

maximum flexibility and we don’t believe

customers should pay more for this service.

We also do not see why they should

be restricted to carrying 5kg of hand luggage

as long as the size of their bag

meets with the requirements and fits in

the overhead compartments.”

This new policy is in line with the regulations

set by the Department for Transport

for maximum dimensions of hand

baggage, which were issued three weeks

ago and which are due to come into force

by the summer.

For more information and to book flights

visit Those without

internet access can call 214 159 122.