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Trunki - has anyone had any problems taking them on as hand luggage?

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Jhs2226y, 2w agoPosted 6 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi
I would really appreciate some help, we have booked our flights with flythomascook.com and I am little confused if we will be able to take a Trunki on as hand luggage. The dimentions are slightly different (bigger) than the guideline says! But the Trunki does come hand luggage approved - has anyone else experienced any problems?
Thanks
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Jhs2226y, 2w agoPosted 6 years, 2 weeks ago
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Jhs222#1
"You are allowed one piece of hand baggage only which must not exceed 5 kg in weight or 43 cm x 28 cm x 23 cm in size. One piece of hand baggage includes handbags, laptops etc, anyone carrying any more than one piece of hand baggage will be referred back to check-in. " From flythomascook.com

Below taken from John Lewis
Please note: Hand luggage approved only.
Key Features
Age from 3-6 years
Brand Trunki
Capacity 18L
Colour Pink
Dimensions H31 x W46 x D20cm
Maximum user weight 50kg
Weight 1.4kg
dimebarsbanned 1 Like #2
different airlines have different rules

they are set by the airline, not Trunki or JL so 'hand luggage approved' isnt really worth the paper its printed on.

they might let you away with it if its not that much bigger but prepare to be disappointed. the worst case is they make you check it in and charge you for it
silenceisgoldenbanned 1 Like #3
Hi-my son has taken his last year on First choice airways, Ryanair, etc...we have never had a problem using it as hand luggage.
Mrs.Z 1 Like #4
That's a toughy - have you tried Google to see if anyone else has written about it?

Obviously you won't be wanting to check it in, as I expect you are planning to put your little one's bits and pieces in there for the flight.

If you can't find out for sure, can you just have a spare plastic bag to put everything in?
But then you might be charged extra if you have to check the bag in... I'm sorry I really don't know what to advise :thinking:
octobergirl 1 Like #5
you may have a problem _ I tried to take a suitcase (carry on) that was called a carry on case and sold as one, but it was a hard cover and would not go down the case measure thingy so they charged me £30 and I had to put it in the hold - then I saw lots of people with the same type getting away with it
kassy2005 1 Like #6
im taking my little girl with her trunki when we fly out on tuesday.. we go with thomson though & it looks like they are a bit more genorous with the hand luggage than thomas cook .
i hope you get it on ok but like has been said already you may have to check it in the hold
Mrs.Z 1 Like #7
Found this after a very quick look on Google you may be able to find more advice.

Maybe if they won't take it as hand luggage, you could tell them you are using it instead of a pushchair and so need to keep it till you get to the actual gate (as you would with a pushchair) then you can hand it over when you are boarding the plane and just empty the Trunki's contents into a plastic bag - you wouldn't get charges this way either if they allow you to do this

HTH :)
rach109 1 Like #8
Have seen these used on Thomson and Ryanair no problem
PenPink 1 Like #9
Mrs.Z
Found this after a very quick look on Google you may be able to find more advice.

Maybe if they won't take it as hand luggage, you could tell them you are using it instead of a pushchair and so need to keep it till you get to the actual gate (as you would with a pushchair) then you can hand it over when you are boarding the plane and just empty the Trunki's contents into a plastic bag - you wouldn't get charges this way either if they allow you to do this

HTH :)


:thumbsup: What a fab idea! My 3 kids are taking these on hols in july and the twins are only 2 so taking instead of pushchairs as we have over there. If there is a problem, will definatly say this!:)
katiegreen#10
How did you get on with flythomascook ? Did they allow it as hand luggage ? I have just been checking the dimensions, the depth of the case is only 2cm larger than they allow with the height and width both less than allowed. Would love to know whether they allow or not. Thanks
Paddy_o_furniture#11
Yeah me too. I fly with Thomas cook in a week or so and the nipper has a gruffalo trunki.
c.grex#12
how did people go on with the trunki and fly thomas cook?
Paddy_o_furniture#13
c.grex
how did people go on with the trunki and fly thomas cook?

No problems 2 years in a row
c.grex#14
thanks for the relpy
Ellisbird79#15
Just thought id reply with an updated point of view. I spoke to two people from Thomas Cook via their online 'chat' and they both said as long as our Trunki fits the dimentions, but as most have already said, officially it dosent. However, after looking up the answer via their 'FAQs it says the same dimentions again, but then says "and children can take Trunki's" So we will be taking my sons armed with this evidence if they try and stop us! :)) You can find that advice under 'hand luggage' Hope that helps x

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