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can i put my handbag inside my cabin bag ? (i am flying with Thomsons)

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1. Re: hand luggage

You will have to, as you can only take one piece of hand luggage which can be no more than 5kg.

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Thank you for taking the time to reply to my query. I am surprised I even had to research this! As most women carry handbags, I would have thought that this would be basic information supplied by the tour operator/airline.

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You think a tour operator or airline should have to specifically tell you that you're allowed to put a hand bag in your hand luggage? It's just plain common sense.

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You don't have to research it - Thomson tell you on their faq page that you have to put your hand bag in your cabin bag. Easier to look it up than ask on here really.

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And you may find, as we did, that when you are at the airport the person on security will just assume you're flying with Thomson (we weren't) and insist you cannot go forward unless you put your handbag into your carry on case. Which I did, and then promptly took it out again once we were around the corner, as our airline had no such requirement.

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<<I am surprised I even had to research this! As most women carry handbags, I would have thought that this would be basic information supplied by the tour operator/airline.>>

How hard did you research it?

It seems pretty clear on Thomson's website.

I'm a woman and carry a handbag.

But not when I'm travelling.

My handbag goes inside my cabin baggage from the time I step into my taxi to the time I board the aircraft and it stays in my cabin baggage which goes under my seat - regardless of which airline I fly with.

I work on the principle that the least number of items I have with me, the less potential there is to leave something behind.

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If I’m flying with a cabin bag - which I don’t with Thomson as I only use them for long haul twice a year - then I try to fly BA for the extra personal item as I want to have a decent sized handbag on a city break.

If I can’t and it’s EasyJet, I pack a longchamp and just have a very small handbag at the airport which I make sure can fit in the cabin bag. This holds my kindle, passport, phone, lip balm, pen & earphones. Anything else isn’t necessary for a short flight and can remain in my cabin bag. I take it out of my cabin bag (it’s kept in the front pocket so takes all of 5 seconds) and tuck my it in the seat pocket in front of me or have it under the seat.

Edited: 24 September 2017, 09:30
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