THOMSONFLY.COM, WHICH operates
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
Thomsonfly.com 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, Thomsonfly.com 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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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 www.thomsonfly.com. Those without
internet access can call 214 159 122.