Luggage on your flight

A guide to your luggage allowances for holidays in Egypt and Tunisiaplus important information about what you can take on board an aeroplane in your hand baggage.

Security

You should pack your own luggage, and keep your luggage with you at all times. Unattended luggage will be removed and destroyed. Never carry packages or presents for anyone else.

Hand luggage

Most airlines allow only one item of hand luggage per person, subject to a maximum weight of 5kg, and no bigger than 45 x 28 x 22cm. You will be asked to show your hand baggage when you check in. If it does not meet these criteria, you will have to check it in.

Monarch Airlines flights allow one piece of hand baggage no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm and no heavier than 10 kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport OR two separate pieces of hand baggage, as long as the combined size is no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm and the combined weight no heavier than 10 kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.  

Sharp and dangerous objects

Sharp and potentially dangerous objects such as knives, scissors, tweezers and laser pointers may not be carried in hand luggage. They must be packed in your hold luggage. If you pack them in your hand luggage, they will be confiscated.

Liquids

Limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes can be carried in hand luggage:

  • containers must hold no more than 100ml
  • containers must be carried in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm
  • contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed
  • the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top
  • each passenger can carry only one of these bags
  • the bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point

Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full.

Essential medicines, including inhalers and liquid dietary foodstuffs

You are allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml in your hand baggage, but you will need:

  • prior approval from the airline and departure airport
  • supporting documentation from a relevant qualified medical professional (eg. aprescription or letter from your doctor)

Remember to take only what you need for your journey. Extra supplies and larger containers of medicine can go in your hold baggage.

Baby food and baby milk.

You are allowed to take baby food, baby milk and sterilised water in your hand baggage. This includes:

  • soya milk for babies
  • sterilised water for the baby (must be in a baby bottle)
  • formula, breast milk or cow milk specifically for babies
  • baby food of various consistencies

You are allowed to take enough for the journey. In some cases this may be over 100ml. The adult carrying the baby food or milk may be asked to verify it by tasting.

Hold luggage

All our brochure priced holidays include at least 20 kg per person luggage allowance. Additional baggage allowance can be purchased up to 7 days prior to departure; please contact your airline directly. If more than 20 kg, and not pre-booked, luggage will be liable to excess baggage charges Individual items of luggage must not exceed 30kg.

Sports equipment

Sports equipment, golf clubs and diving equipment are generally accepted by airlines, weight and space-permitting. You should contact the airline at least 24 days prior to departure to pre-book your sports equipment. Charges will apply, payable either at time of booking or at the airport. If not pre-booked, excess baggage charges may apply. We recommend that you have specific insurance for these items.

Valuables

We recommend that you pack any valuables such as money, credit cards, jewellery, keys, mobile phones and cameras, in your hand luggage, not your hold luggage. You should also ensure that you have adequate insurance cover againstloss or damage.




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