Class rating 5.6
- Boarding 6.8
- Seat for sitting 4.5
- Seat for sleeping 1.8
- Service 6.1
- Entertainment 2.7
- Food & drink 4.3
- Punctuality 7.3
- Baggage 6.9
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
Thomson Airways' short-haul fleet offer a standard seat pitch of 28-29 inches, which is the absolute minimum found on any UK aircraft. There are some opportunities for more comfort and legroom, but you will have to pay for them.
Seats at the exits and bulkheads are known as Extra Space seats. These are priced from £20 for short-haul and £40 medium-haul. Note that these can only be booked by able-bodied passengers and by children over 14. You cannot book them if any of the following factors apply:
Physical or mental impairment or disability
Age or sickness
Have difficulty moving quickly
Under 14 (whether accompanied or not)
Require an extension seatbelt
Under the influence of alcohol
Travelling with an assistance animal.
If any of these apply, the other option is Extra Legroom seats, which are fitted to the Boeing 757 fleet that fly to places like Egypt and Cape Verde.
Passengers upgrading to these seats get 33-34 inches of legroom, an increase of four to five inches. The Extra Legroom seats are not located at the emergency exit, meaning they can be booked for anyone, including children. They cost from £35 per person for a return flight.
Thomson Airways also charges if you want the certainty of seating your party together, although you cannot dictate exactly which seats this will be in. This costs from £15 per adult and £7 per child per return flight.
There is a snack trolley selling food and drink, but you will have to pre-book hot meals if you want them. These cost £15 each for adults and £10 for children up to 12. To see the onboard menu, click here.
Thomson Airways offers entertainment only on flights of more than seven hours, so if travelling short-haul, we recommend bringing your own entertainment, particularly if travelling with children.
To check fares visit flights.thomson.co.uk
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Myself and my wife have travelled with a few airlines now. This is the first time we've flown with Thomson. How pleasant it was , and a refreshing change to be treated like humans during the whole process. The cabin crew was excellent , and the pilot kept us informed every 20 mins or so exactly where we were, pointing out the local beauty spots as we were flying over... more
Nice flight but no inflight entertainment as they class it as short haul even though flight over four hours. Crew very helpful and pleasant. The seats comfortable in a 2-4-2 configuration. but would not have liked to sat in any of the middle two. Check in Staff at Manchester very good even though problems with computer system booking in. more