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baggage - baggage charges & allowances - scheduled flights to Freetown

You entitled to 46KG of checked in hold baggage per passenger on your booking. Each passenger is also entitled to 10KG hand luggage and must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (including handles and wheels).

  • Excess baggage charges are £15.00 per kilo at check in and £30.00 per kilo at the departure gate.

  • The maximum weight of any single item of hold baggage must not exceed 32kg.

  • The department for Transport has removed the single hand baggage restriction at certain UK airports from the 07 January 2008 - however this change does not affect airline's own hand baggage regulations and as such Monarch's hand baggage policy (outlined below) remains unchanged.

Baggage allowances may be subject to change at any time, so please double check these details prior to travel.

Take care to comply with our hand baggage restrictions or you will be charged £50.00 / €62,00 to have your bag put in the hold. One piece of cabin baggage per person to include handbags and laptops + one standard size carrier bag of goods purchased from the departure airport. Hand luggage dimensions must not exceed 56cm x 40cm x 25cm (including handles and wheels) and must not weigh more than 5kg.


(taken from www.dft.gov.uk)


Some liquids are allowed through airport security check points. There are however, restrictions on the quantity of liquids that can be taken through:

Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids, but only within separate containers each of which with a capacity not greater than 100ml.

These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag (about the size of a small freezer bag), which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag sealed. Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids which must fit comfortably within the single permitted item of hand baggage.

The bag must be presented separately for examination at the airport security point.

Remember that 'Liquids' includes:

  • Any containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines, see section below) will NOT be allowed through the security search point.
  • Most liquids of any amount may still be carried in hold baggage.
  • One lighter per person may be carried through central search. Lighters form part of the allowance of liquid in the litre bag and can either be placed inside the litre bag or screened separately provided they would fit into the bag. It is very important that passengers do not place the lighter into their cabin bag after screening - it must be carried on the person for the duration of the flight. Lighters are NOT permitted in hold baggage.
  • All drinks, including water, soup, syrups
  • Creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara etc
  • Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foam and spray deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpastes
  • Gels, including hair and shower gel
  • Any other solutions and items of similar consistency

Please note that liquids can usually be purchased beyond airport security search points, in the departures area, as these liquids are subject to a separate screening process.

Essential medicines

Essential medicines for the period of the trip may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit, but will be subject to authentication. Passengers must have obtained the prior agreement of the airline with which they are travelling and their departure airport. Passengers must also bring with them supporting documentation from a relevant qualified medical professional.

Essential medical equipment

Passengers are permitted to carry through airport security medical equipment essential for use during the period of their trip. Where possible the equipment should be contained within the ONE item of cabin baggage and again should be accompanied by supporting documentation from a relevant qualified medical professional.

Baby Food

Liquid baby food or sterilised water, sufficient for the journey, can be taken through airport security. The accompanying adult will be required to verify by tasting.

Essential Liquid Dietary Foodstuffs

Liquid dietary foodstuffs which are deemed essential can be taken through airport security and will be subject to verification by the passenger.

Laptops / electrical items

Laptops and other large electrical items (e.g. a large hairdryer) have to be removed from cabin baggage and screened separately. A laptop bag that is not contained within the one piece of cabin baggage is regarded as the one allowable item of cabin baggage.

These guidelines are applicable for all Monarch flights.

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