For airline travel, both domestic and international, the safety and security of customers and staff are an absolute priority. To make your journey as smooth as possible and avoid unnecessary delays, we suggest that you pay special attention to these security tips.
We would remind all passengers that each airline has their own policy regarding the amount of hand baggage allowed on their aircraft and other security procedures and we strongly recommend that information regarding this be sought directly from the Airline before travel.
To ensure your journey is a smooth one, please ensure that you read the latest regulations about what you can and cannot take on board the aircraft.
Usually one hand cabin baggage per passenger weighing not more than 7KG, plus one small handbag
Passengers will be allowed to take liquids, gels and pastes of 100mls or less in their hand baggage. These items must be contained within a small, transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which will have to be removed from their hand baggage and x-rayed separately.
The new rules stipulate that the plastic bag must not exceed one litre capacity per passenger - that’s around half the size of a standard A4 piece of paper and it must be sealable.
Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
Creams, lotions and oils
Gels, including hair and shower gels
Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
Pastes, including toothpaste
Any other item of a similar consistency.
If you are in doubt on any of the liquid, gels or pastes restrictions then pack them into your suitcase when you check-in your hold luggage.
electrical items / Laptops
Laptops and other complex items of electrical equipment have to be removed from hand luggage and screened separately.
and Baby Foods
Passengers will also be allowed to carry in their hand luggage medicines and dietary requirements including baby foods, for use during the flight.
note that; you may be asked for proof that these items are
Parents WILL be asked to sample baby milk and food and also those people with dietary requirements (these can be any size).
Passengers will be able to buy liquids including drinks and perfumes after security control, or on board an aircraft operated by an EU airline. If they are sold in a special sealed bag, passengers must not open them before they are screened otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the security checkpoint.
Forget - Before the airport
Before you arrive at the airport, make sure you have a valid passport (and visa where necessary) for your trip.
Many authorities require a passport that’s valid for at least six months from the time you fly.
Please check your ticket or travel itinerary, or contact your airline for advice on check in times. Generally, check in desks open 2-3 hours before the flight is due to depart.
Last Updated: September 2009