To ensure efficient handling of your luggage at the airport and on arrival in Val d’Isère, you are strongly advised to use our bright yellow luggage labels, which are available from the YSE Ace Handling representative at check-in at Gatwick. Please write your name and chalet clearly on the labels.
Luggage on our YSE flight is limited to 20kg hold baggage and 5kg hand baggage (maximum dimensions 43 x 28 x 23cm – please note this has changed) per person. No single item of luggage may exceed 23kg (if you are planning to share a suitcase!); therefore two people could have a combined total baggage weight of 40kg, one of 17kg and the other of 23kg. Of course, you can take more than one bag but the total must be no more than 20kg per person.
Ski boots and snowboard boots can be carried as hand luggage so long as they are in a bag that is within the above measurements and that this bag is the ONLY piece of hand baggage. If they are packed into a suitcase or in a ski boot bag, officially they will be weighed and form part of your baggage allowance. In practice, so long as they are in their own bag and you don’t put anything else in that bag other than ski boots, they will be weighed for plane weight purposes but won’t be included in your 20kg allowance.
In addition to the above you may take a set of skis or a snowboard (free of charge) as long as these are in their own separate bag that does not contain other items such as clothing or other equipment and only contains one pair of skis or a snowboard per bag. Any ski or snowboard bag that combines the skis/snowboard with clothing etc. will be weighed along with other hold baggage.
People who bring excess baggage (ie. over 20kg per person) should know that they may be charged £13 per kg, or that their bags might be refused.
Infants under 2 are entitled to 10kg of baggage allowance but no hand baggage. Pushchairs or baby car seats are carried free of charge (but not both). Car seats must be a maximum of 16″ wide with a quick-release 5 point harness if being used in a seat, please contact us to see if a seat is available for your baby. Please note there are only lap belts on our transfer coaches.
Please note that these baggage restrictions are not laid down by YSE but by Thomson Airways. They may be different from information on the Thomson Airways website about other Thomson flights.
The checked baggage allowance on the flights on 16 December is 23kg per person and skis and boots are NOT carried free of charge as they are on the YSE flight. If skis and boots take your hold baggage over 23kg, ski carriage can be purchased for the Easyjet flight in advance at £37 (more at the airport) but for the BA flight they must be declared and paid for at check-in costing £40. These are charges made by the airlines and out of out of YSE’s control.
These luggage details do not apply to guests flying outbound on 9 December 2018, inbound on 16 December 2018 and inbound on 28 April 2018. Guests are asked to book their own flights on these dates and each airline will have different baggage allowances. Please see the ‘First and last weeks of the season’ paragraph on the Flight Details page.
IMPORTANT HAND LUGGAGE REGULATIONS
Each passenger may carry one item of hand baggage up to 5kg, with maximum dimensions of 43 x 28 x 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.
Within your hand baggage you can carry small quantities of liquids if:
They are in individual container(s) no larger than 100ml (3.5 fluid oz).
The container(s) are carried within one transparent re-sealable or zip-top plastic bag with a capacity not exceeding 20cm x 20cm. You are responsible for providing your own re-sealable plastic bag.
The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably, they must be easily visible, and cannot be packed on top of each other. The bag must be completely closed.
- Water and other drinks, soups, syrups.
- Creams, lotions and oils.
- Gels, including hair and shower gels.
- Contents of pressurised container, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants.
- Pastes, including toothpaste.
- Liquid-solid mixtures.
- Any other items of similar consistency.
Hand luggage can include:
- Electronic equipment including mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players (such as iPods).
- Prescription medicines in liquid form, eg. diabetic kit.
- Baby milk and liquid baby food (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger).
- Laptop (must be removed from the bag for x-ray).
Once in the departure lounge passengers may purchase any item in any store and take it onto the aircraft as normal.
AVALANCHE AIR BAGS AND AIR BAG SYSTEMS
Many of our guests have enquired about taking the above on our Gatwick-Grenoble-Gatwick flight. The following information is supplied by Thomson Airways:
“Passengers may take an avalanche rescue backpack equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing not more than 200mg net of Division 1.4S and a cylinder of compressed non-toxic, non-flammable gas not exceeding 250ml. One air bag per person is permitted. This can be accepted as carry-on baggage or checked-in hold baggage.
Note: the backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot accidentally be activated. The airbags within the backpack must be fitted with pressure relief valves.”
Please call the YSE office to let us know you will be taking an avalanche pack on a YSE flight. You will also need to notify Thomson Airways and we will give you the number to call. We would prefer you to call Thomson because you will have all the correct details for your particular pack.
Please be sure to mention to the check-in staff if you are travelling with such an item.