baggage - Other Baggage FAQs

if I book an extra seat (for comfort or any other reason) and pay for extra hold baggage without another passenger flying, can I use 2 baggage allowances?

No, all hold and hand baggage allowances are per person and therefore an empty extra seat will have no baggage allowance associated with it.

can you combine your hold luggage allowance?

Yes, your hold allowance can be shared between your traveling group as long as any 1 item of luggage does not weigh more than 32kg. For example 2 passengers travelling on the same booking can take up to 40kgs checked in baggage between them. Please note: Scheduled passengers (flight numbers starting ZB) must ensure that they have paid the relevant baggage charges. If only 1 passenger has paid the per bag charge only 1 bag can be carried up to 20kgs.

Please note hand and hold baggage allowances cannot be combined.

can you take a buggy/pram/travel cot into the cabin?

Buggies and pushchairs can be used right up to the aircraft steps at which point they will be put into the hold area of the aircraft. These can be collected on the baggage carousel in the arrival destination's airport

where should you pack aerosols and electrical items?

Electrical items such as hairdryers, etc and aerosols can be packed in your hold baggage.

if you're getting married abroad, is there anywhere to hang your wedding dress in the cabin?

Unfortunately we do not have any facility on-board our aircraft to hang wedding dresses. These should be either packed within the dimensions of hand baggage to be carried on-board, or packed for carriage in the hold. There is no additional baggage allowance given for wedding attire.

can I travel with my musical instrument?

If you wish to take your musical instrument onboard the aircraft for storage in the overhead locker, it can be carried as hand baggage, but not in addition to your standard hand-baggage allowance. You must ensure that it complies with our weight and size restrictions for hand baggage – explained within our hand-baggage guidelines and your instrument should be safely housed in its own carry case.

Larger instruments may be transported in the hold of the aircraft in a suitable case – excess charges and baggage fees may apply. Alternatively, you may purchase an extra seat for your musical instrument, provided it fits comfortably into the dimensions of a single, standard aircraft seat and can be strapped in using a normal seatbelt. For further information regarding carriage of musical instruments please contact one of our reservations team. Additional seats for musical instruments will need to be purchased via reservations or your tour operator – pre booked seat fees may apply.

can you carry a shot gun on a Monarch flight?

Yes, but Guns must be dismantled or rendered inoperable and must be carried in a suitable case. A shotgun/police certificate must be carried by the passenger.

All sporting guns will be loaded in the hold area of the aircraft. Please allow additional time for check-in, as enhanced check-in and screening measures may apply.

Please contact us if you intend to travel with such an item so that we can make the arrangements necessary to facilitate the carriage of this item.


should I put my name on my luggage?

Yes, please ensure that you have some clear identification on the oustside of your luggage and take care to identify the correct luggage from the carousel.

handling agent contact numbers: 

Station Agent Number Email
Alicante Iberia 0034966919013;
Almeria Swissport 0034 670 513212
Antayla Havas 0090 242 330 3800 Ext:1255 
Arrecife Clever 00 34 928 846102.
Barcelona Iberia 0034 934 013442
Birmingham Airline Lost Property 01279 810014 - Website Enquires only
Bodrum Havas 0090 252 523 0040 Ext:1255
Chania Swissport 0030 28210 65884
Corfu Swissport 0030 2661028722
Dalaman Havas 0252 792 5153 ext:1256
Faro Portway (00351) 289 889 407
Fiumicino Avia Partner 0039 06 6595 7249
Friedrichshafen DLH 0049 7541 2840
Fuerteventura Clever 00 34 928 860 506                         FUELL/A/CLEVER-HANDLING/D/COM          
Funchal Groundforce
Gatwick Excess Baggage  01293 503162  
Geneva Dnata 00 41 22 817 44 73   
Gibraltar  Gibair 00 350 200 44737
Goa Air Con 918322510467 / 918322501417   
Grenoble Litge 0033 476 655 524
Heraklion Swissport 0030 2810397384
Hurgarda IAB  002 012 22182395
Ibiza Iberia 0034 971 809 338
Innsruck  Tiroler 0043-512-22525-348
Kittilla   00 358 2070 88976
Larnaca LGS 00357 – 24008620.
Las Palmas Iberia  0034 928 579216  
Leeds Bradford  Servisair 07919553053  
Luton Menzies 01582 395635
Luxor IAB 002 012 22186489
Mahon Iberia 00 34 971 36 90 15 Mah/
Malaga Iberia 0034 952136929
Manchester Excess Baggage  0161 489 6031  
Milan Avia Partner 0039 3460728528
Mombassa Aero Tech 00 254 20 2048269
Munich Aerogate 0049 89 975 21370
Mytalini Swissport 030 22510 62080
Norwich Norwich International 01603 420635
Palma Iberia 00 34 971789972 and 971789973  
Paphos LGS 0026007258/0026007259 
Prevesa Swissport 00 30 26820 47506
Reus Iberia Items are returned to UK base  
Sanford SFB 00 407-585-4573
Sharm el Sheik IAB 002 012 22259300
Tenerife Iberia 0034 922 759 391
Tobago  PAS 00 1868-474-5623
Venice   0039-041 260 9227  
Zakynthos Swissport 0030 26950 37216

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