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Is there a charge for taking hold (checked-in) baggage?

Yes, all customers booking scheduled flights (flight number ZB) have to pay for each piece of hold (checked in) baggage they take.

How much does it cost to take hold (checked-in) baggage?

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  • Book your hold baggage online in advance and save against the airport and contact centre rates!

  • Online (monarch.co.uk)  = From £9.99 / €11,99 to £26.99 / €31,99 per bag, per one way flight. Prices vary according to route.

  • Contact centre = £30.00 / €36,00 per bag, per one way flight

  • At the airport = £30.00 / €36,00 per bag, per one way flight

  • Please note: hold baggage charges are non refundable.

    IMPORTANT BAGGAGE INFORMATION: Every passenger has a maximum of 20kg of hold/checked-in baggage (upon payment of applicable bag charges) this is regardless of the number of bags booked per passenger. For example, if one passenger travelling books 3 bags, the overall weight allowance for the three bags must not exceed 20kg or excess baggage fees will apply. Vantage Silver/Gold members can carry up to a maximum of 30kg after which excess baggage fees will apply. You can increase your hold baggage allowance above 20kg in the following ways:-
  • by pre-booking excess baggage, which can be added to your booking in bundles of 3kg. Please see the "Can I pre-book and pay for excess baggage?" section below for details and charges.
  • by purchasing one of our air packs on or after Friday 12th April 2013* when making your booking. Increase your allowance to 23kg per passenger by purchasing our Essentials Pack; or a massive 26kg per passenger by purchasing our Extras Pack. Air packs must be purchased at the time of booking. Air packs are applied per one way flight and include the benefits of pre-allocated seating (the Extras Pack includes extra legroom seating) and online check-in. (*Air packs purchased prior to 12th April 2013 do not include the increased weight allowances. The Essentials Pack offers 20kg per passenger hold baggage allowance and the Extras Pack offers 23kg per passenger in this case).

Is hand baggage still free?

Yes, you have two options for hand baggage:

(a) One piece of hand baggage no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm (there’ll be a size gauge at the airport to check this) and no heavier than 10 kilos, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.


(b) 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 kilos, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.

This means there’s no need to choose between your bag and your laptop. And you won’t have to cram everything into one bag at the departure gate.


There is limited space onboard, and we are sorry but on busy flights we cannot guarantee that we can fit all baggage in the cabin. Taking two smaller bags and placing one under the seat in front of you will help to avoid your baggage being placed in the hold.


We’ve teamed up with Samsonite to offer you great hand luggage options which fit within our new dimensions. Click here for more information and to order today!

If you think your baggage is going to be overweight or too large, click here to add a hold bag to your booking now.

If your hand baggage does not comply with the restrictions, you will be charged £50 or €60 at the gate and your baggage will be placed in the hold. (You will be able to remove any essential items like keys, medication, travel documents or valuables first.)

If you have already checked in online and wish to add a bag, you will need to call our contact centre on 08719 40 50 40 (calls cost 10p per min plus network extras) or on + 44 8719 40 50 40 from outside the UK, Mon-Fri 08.00 – 20:00, Sat & Sun 09:00 – 17:30 (UK time).

Check-in opening times are 3 hours before boarding from the UK and 2 hours before boarding overseas.

Can I share a baggage allowance with a partner or travelling companion?

  • You may pool your baggage allowance with a partner/travelling companion (provided both passengers have paid the relevant bag fee). See examples:
    2 passengers travelling, paid 1 bag fee = 1 bag only up to 20kg
    2 passengers travelling, paid 2 bag fees = 2 bags up to 40kg in total, providing no one bag weighs more than 32kg.

infant bag allowanceI'm travelling with an infant - can I take extra hold baggage?

  • Passengers travelling with an infant will receive 10kg additional baggage allowance which can be combined with the adult 20kg allowance in one piece of baggage, subject to hold bag fee. Alternatively, the additional 10kg can be carried in a separate bag which will be exempt from any further charges. Please note that we will not accept a single bag that weighs more than 32kg.  Pushchairs will be carried in the hold of the aircraft free of charge and do not count as part of the hold baggage allowance. Pushchairs can be used up to the aircraft steps when you board and then loaded into the hold.

Can I pre-book and pay for excess baggage?                                                                                                      

  • You can pre-book excess baggage online before you fly and receive a discounted online rate. You can upgrade your 20kg bag to a 23kg bag for just £10.00/€12,00 each way. Additional kilos thereafter are charged at £10.00/€12,00 per kg.
  • Excess baggage booked via our call centre or at the airport will incur charges of £10.00 / €12,00 per kg.
  • Vantage Club Gold and Silver members receive an allowance of up to 30kg hold baggage per person.

  • 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.

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


(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 their permitted hand baggage allowance.

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 their cabin baggage allowance and, as with essential medicines, 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.  

These guidelines are applicable for all Monarch flights.


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