Fly with Inghams comfort and convenience all the way!
Airport parking & hotels
Book with our partner, APH Airport Parking & Hotels and get up to 35% discount at all UK Airports, Airport Hotel Offers from only £35 per person including FREE parking or Meet and Greet valet parking at Airports from only £45. For further information and online booking, see APH Airport Parking & Hotels
Check-in desks open approximately 2-3 hours prior to departure and we recommend you check-in at least 2 hours before. Each passenger must check-in their own luggage as this is an important security check. You will need to produce your e-tickets and passports (e-tickets are checked against passports) and have your baggage weighed. Most airports no longer call out flight boarding details so you must watch the indicator board and individual TV monitors. Inghams cannot accept any responsibility for passengers who miss flights if they fail to check-in at the specified time shown on flight tickets.
Online check-in is now available on some of our scheduled flights to Europe and North America. We will provide you with an airline locator with your e-tickets approximately 2 weeks before you travel. You will then be able to access your booking via your airline's website 24 hours before departure and pre-book your seats or check-in online.
Online check-in is also not available with any of our charter airlines or low cost carriers. Where seats have been pre-booked on our charter services, exact seat numbers will be provided to you at check-in.
Luggage and Excess Baggage
Due to weight and volume restrictions, our airline partners impose the following baggage allowances per person.
Normally 15-20kg per person (excluding infants) but varies by airline. Your allowance will be shown on your e-ticket.
Low Cost scheduled flights
Carriage of one piece of baggage will automatically be reserved for you.
Other scheduled flights (Europe & Canada)
1 piece per person weighing up to 20kg (23kg on British Airways).
BA Club Europe & World Traveller Plus and Club World have an allowance of 2 pieces per person.
All airlines (including charter carriers) now strictly enforce these limits and will charge for excess baggage, either per kilo or by extra piece. Please check the airlines' websites for the most up-to-date information regarding baggage allowances.
Please note: All baggage restrictions are implemented and enforced by the airline - Inghams does not charge (or receive any revenue) for excess baggage.
Passengers (excluding infants) are allowed to carry ONE piece of cabin baggage on board free of charge. Handbag, briefcase, laptops, etc must be carried within your permitted 1 piece of cabin baggage. It should weigh no more than 5kg and not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. As a guide, your carry-on bag must be able to fit either underneath the seat or in the overhead compartment.
Due to ongoing security restrictions, only liquids in containers of 100mls or less will be permitted through the passenger security screening points. Liquid items must be carried in a transparent re-sealable bag (about the size of a small freezer bag).
Pre-book your Seating Arrangements
To ensure your party sits together, you can pre-book seats on many of our featured airlines. Full details and any applicable charges for each participating airline will be sent with your travel details. Please note that seats may be separated by an aisle due to aircraft configurations. Exact seat numbers are given at check-in. Should we cancel or change your airline to one that is not part of this scheme, we will of course issue a full refund.
Pre-book your seats* with Austrian Airlines up to 48 hours before departure on their website. Your contract for this service is between you and Austrian Airlines, not Inghams.
*Austrian charge for this service and any issues must be directed to them.
Essential medicines and medical equipment, eg hypodermic needles required for your holiday may be permitted onboard in larger quantities above the 100ml limit. Passengers must have a note from their GP supporting this.
Please check your flight tickets for full details. Meals are served on all transatlantic services. On most short-haul services within Europe a "Buy on Board" service is now offered.
Liquid baby food or sterilised water, sufficient for the journey, can be taken through airport security. The accompanying adult may be required to verify by tasting.
Charter & Low Cost scheduled flights
Flight supplements may apply on certain dates and routes. You will be advised of the actual price at the time of booking.
Other scheduled flights
Most scheduled airlines have several different 'booking classes' for the same seat. Depending on such factors as aircraft size, day/time of departure, a variable number of seats will be available in each booking class. Airlines operate sophisticated yield management systems and are constantly updating availability and prices. Our reservations system checks for the most up-to-date position. You may therefore be offered different supplements at different times. If you book early you have the best chance of obtaining the lowest price economy class seat.
If you're flying, you can upgrade to Club Class on our British Airways flights to many European and Canadian destinations, which ensures a greater luggage allowance, more legroom and dedicated check-in desks to avoid the airport queues.
British Airways Club World from £2600 per person return (CANADA)
- Choosing Club World means travelling in comfort and freedom. Dedicated departure lounges and the Elemis Travel Spa (at London Heathrow) are designed to pamper you before your flight
- The new Club World seats are bigger, wider and more comfortable than ever - complete comfort guaranteed.
- The very best in local and international cuisine is served along with a dedicated wine cellar.
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £600 per person return (CANADA)
- For an affordable premium, enjoy the luxury of 20% more personal space than offered in economy. World Traveller with an additional seven inches legroom and a wider armchair style seat. Upgraded dining and additional amenities included.
Air Canada - Executive First from £2600 per person return
Club Class & Business Class British Airways & Swiss European Services from £150 per person return
Add a touch of luxury to your holiday by upgrading to Club Europe or Business Class on British Airways and Swiss scheduled flights. This upgrade offers:
- Special check-in desks
- Special lounges at UK and overseas airports
- Superior catering and complimentary drinks
- Increased luggage allowance
- Priority luggage handling
All supplements are in addition to the return flight rate and supplements shown in the Travel Information pages.
Please call Reservations on 01483 79 11 11 for latest prices and availability.
Fly from your local airport
Connecting Flights for Canada
British Airways via London Heathrow. Departures from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds Bradford and Belfast to connect with British Airways transatlantic flights from Heathrow.
KLM via Amsterdam. Departures from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Teesside to connect with KLM flights from Amsterdam - Prices on request.
Please note that there are a limited number of seats on these connecting flights so it is essential that you book early. All connecting flights must be added at time of booking via our Reservations Team or online when you will be given the latest flight times.
Connecting Flights within Europe
Via London with British Airways - from £75 return.
If you are travelling on a BA scheduled flight from Heathrow or Gatwick to Europe, we offer connecting flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Belfast.
To Zurich via Amsterdam with KLM - from £99 return.
Connecting flights from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Teesside to Zurich via Amsterdam.
If you encounter any difficulty when searching for availability, we recommend that you book Heathrow or Gatwick and then contact our Flight Operations department, send an email to our Operations department quoting your confirmed booking reference and the regional airport you wish to depart from.
Advanced Passenger Information (API)
The UK Government requires airlines to collect API for passengers on routes to and from the UK. Airlines will only provide each country's authorities with the relevant information required by them. However, some governments also require airlines to provide them with Passenger Name Records (PNR). Governments of some other countries also require API.
For most countries, API is restricted to the standard information contained in the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) in machine-readable passports which can be scanned or swiped at airport check-in and transmitted to the country concerned at the time the aircraft departs. However, some countries are now requiring additional information from passengers that isn't contained in passports, or they are requiring it earlier or both. We are legally required to collect your advance passenger information. You will receive further information before your departure when and how we need to collect your details.
More information can be found on the home office website.
Travel by air
We firmly believe your holiday begins the moment you leave home, so we have done everything we possibly can to make sure your journey to and from resort is as smooth as possible. With more regional flight departures than any other company, plus convenient resort transfers and the further options of train travel or self-drive holidays, we offer the range to ensure you can choose exactly what suits you best.
Fly Direct From 25 UK Airports
Our range of UK airports helps keep your journey times to a minimum, and for your added convenience, we can also arrange your airport car-parking or an overnight airport hotel for you in advance – see details below.
Inghams has negotiated special rates to selected destinations with the following European airlines:
- K.L.M. via Amsterdam
- S.A.S. via Copenhagen/Oslo
Flight details and full flight times will be given at the time of booking. You have a short flight from your UK airport to Amsterdam/Copenhagen/Oslo where you change aircraft before flying to your chosen destination. Your luggage is checked through to your final destination (except in Oslo, where you will have to reclaim your baggage).
British Airways via Gatwick/Heathrow
For a £75 supplement we can offer connecting flights to airports shown in the table above from: Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. We recommend you book early in order to get the lowest tour operator economy booking class from Gatwick or Heathrow
"Scheduled/Low Cost" Carriers
Low cost airlines do not offer meals and drinks though sometimes these can be purchased on board. Flight baggage allowance is one piece of luggage at 20kg on Easyjet, flybe, Jet2, Norwegian and Thomson Airways. Ryanair is one piece of luggage at 15kg per person.
No-frills airlines do not offer meals and drinks though sometimes these can be purchased on board. Flight baggage allowance is one piece of luggage at 20kg on Easyjet, flybe, Jet2 and Thomson Airways. Ryanair is one piece of luggage at 15kg per person.
Complimentary food and beverages are continuously being reviewed by airlines and may no longer be offered free to economy class and charter flight passengers. All of our charter airlines (with the exception of Austrian Airlines) offer a ‘buy on board’ meal service.
All European flights (charter and scheduled), now limit each passenger to one item of checked in luggage weighing either 18 or 20kg. Exact details will be on your e-ticket
Pre-Bookable Seating Arrangements
To ensure your party sits together, you can pre-book seats on the following airlines: Austrian Airlines and Thomson Airways (Innsbruck, Salzburg and Verona only).
Simply reserve your seats at the time of booking up to 12 days before departure for a small charge of £9 per person return. Please note that seats may be separated by an aisle due to aircraft configurations. Exact seat numbers are given at check in. Should we cancel or change your airline to one that is not part of this scheme, we will issue a full refund.
UK Airport Car Parking
3 GREAT OFFERS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
1) Up to 35% discount at all UK Airports
2) Special Airport Hotel Offers from only £35 per person!
Including FREE PARKING
3) Meet and Greet valet parking at airports from only £45
Valet parking is ideal. Simply drive to the airport terminal where an APH representative meets you and takes your car to their nearby secure car park. On your return, your car is then delivered back to you directly at the terminal for you to drive straight off home.
For full details and to book online go to www.aph.com/inghams
Business/Club Class Upgrades
Business class upgrade rates are:
Heathrow to Zurich/Geneva £170 Birmingham/Manchester to Zurich £210
Why not pamper yourself?
Inghams can offer all clients travelling with British Airways the opportunity to upgrade. The lowest return supplements for this upgrade are as follows:
From Heathrow to:
|Pisa £190||Geneva £180|
|Salzburg £190||Milan £380|
Club Class upgrade includes:
• Special check-in desks
• Special lounges at your UK and overseas airports
• Superior catering and complimentary drinks, depending on time of day
• Increased luggage allowance to 2 pieces
• Priority luggage handling.
Long Haul (World Traveller Plus)
Calgary £600 Vancouver £600
Make your holiday that little bit more special by flying Premium Economy in the World Traveller Plus cabin which has a maximum of six rows meaning you can enjoy a more peaceful trip. Stretch out and enjoy complimentary bar service, in a larger seat with adjustable headrest, lumbar support, leg rest, more legroom and greater seat recline.
Flight-only Bookings & Transfers
We sometimes have flight seats available to sell on a flight-only basis on our charter flights to Italy and Austria throughout the season. As availability and prices will vary according to the date of travel and the time of booking, please see our flights only page for the latest up-to-date information.
Flight-only passengers may also book car hire or coach transfers to and from our featured resorts if required. Please note that coaches run to/from featured Inghams accommodation only, and please use the price panels on our resort pages to check that your preferred resort is indeed served by the flight you have chosen.
Private Transfers are also available for the ultimate speed and convenience, and you can pre-book a private taxi transfer with us from the airport to your hotel. We offer private taxi transfers to groups of two to six people booking a full package with accommodation. Prices are shown in the table to the right. If your group is larger than six people, please contact us for a quote. You can book a private transfer up to 14 days before departure, but we recommend you confirm this at time of booking to ensure it is reserved for you.
Transfers to your resort
- Transfer to your accommodation from the airport is normally by coach, except in Switzerland and Constance. Occasionally this will be by or include transport by minibus, taxi, train or boat. Guests travelling to different resorts may be on the same coach, and the transfer itinerary may include dropping off guests at resorts en route.
- Approximate distances and transfer times from overseas airports to resorts (excl. time at the airport) are shown on each resort page. Journey times may vary due to traffic and weather conditions. Times given are only a guide.
- It may be necessary to wait for guests arriving on other flights, but we try to keep waiting time to a minimum.
- In a few Austrian/Italian resorts it may not be possible for the coach to reach the hotel due to the layout of the resort centre. We will try to arrange for the hotels to send a taxi/minibus to collect you and/or your luggage.
Transfers and Travel in Switzerland
Transfers to Swiss Resorts and Lake Constance
Transfers in Switzerland via Zurich and Geneva airports are by train, using the excellent Swiss Federal and mountain railways. Your journey may involve changes of trains, and some transfers also involve travel by a local bus, boat or cable car. Zurich and Geneva have railway stations within the airport. Onward transfers within resorts to/from your accommodation are included by taxi/minibus/bus where necessary. Swiss trains, railway stations etc operate a ‘no-smoking’ policy. Some competitors charge
£115 per person for rail transfers in Switzerland.
First-class rail tickets are available for Swiss transfers (and Constance, Germany) at a supplement:
• £33 Single-centre holidays
• £33 ‘Mont Blanc Express’ (upgrade applies on Swiss trains only from Martigny to Visp)
• £40 Single centre holidays to Bregenz, Lindau & Lochau•£63 Glacier Express, Golden Pass & William Tell Express (3-centre holidays)
• £83 Two-centre combinations
NB. Must be booked at time of confirmation.
Swiss Half-Price Card
Worth over £80, this card is included in the holiday price for all Inghams guests travelling to Switzerland. This entitles you to a 50% reduction on first or second class travel on most of the Swiss Transport network, including all mainline railways, regular public and postbus routes (not PTT excursions), most lake ferries and steamers and many cable cars and mountain railways. NB Half-Price card not included for guests travelling to Lindau, Lochau & Bregenz. When pre-booking a ‘Swiss Pass’, this is issued in addition to your Half-Price card & resort transfer ticket.
Fly-Luggage – Switzerland (Optional)
Swiss Railways operate a service which enables you to send your luggage all the way from your UK airport, on check-in, to your hotel in Switzerland. This service is available to all guests flying to Geneva or Zurich airports at an extra cost of £14 per item each way. Please purchase at time of booking.
• Check-in your luggage at your UK airport, with fly-rail baggage label attached.
• Please note: Your luggage will normally arrive at your hotel the morning after you arrive in Switzerland, so it is vital that you carry an overnight bag with you with all essentials.
• Luggage will arrive in resort at the railway station and be collected and brought to your accommodation for you by your Inghams representative (system varies by resort).
• Luggage normally needs to be sent from your Swiss resort back to the airport the day before your flight home. Your Inghams representative will arrange this for you.
• Please note: You may only be able to send your luggage as far as Geneva or Zurich airport. For security reasons you may need to collect it at the airport railway station and check-in for your flight with it as normal.
• If you are flying with Swiss International Airlines, you can normally send you luggage back to your UK airport without collecting it at the Swiss airport. Please note that this service is not included in the basic holiday package.
Two Centre and Multi-Centre Holidays
Luggage registration within Switzerland between centres is not included but can usually be arranged locally for a small charge, if required.
Swiss Classic Tour - Transportation of one piece of luggage per person is included from Lucerne to St. Moritz, St. Moritz to Zermatt and Zermatt to Grindelwald only.
Regional Connecting Flights
Booking scheduled flights from regional airports may not be possible until 10 months prior to departure, when airlines release their availability.
If you encounter any difficulty when searching for availability, we recommend that you book Heathrow or Gatwick and then contact our Flight Operations department on 01483 79 11 78 or send an email to our Operations department quoting your confirmed booking reference and the regional airport you wish to depart from.