With the increased security measures in place at all airports it’s important to pack with this in mind to avoid unnecessary delays at airport security.
Wherever possible you should pack liquids in your hold baggage, as there are restrictions on the amount you can take in your hand baggage. Here’s a reminder on what you can and can’t carry in your hand baggage.
If you need certain liquids during the flight, you can take them into the cabin in limited quantities as follows:
Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full.
One lighter per person may be carried on a flight. Lighters are considered to be liquids and should be put inside the plastic bag or screened separately. You must keep the lighter on your person throughout the flight.
It is very important that you do not:
Essential medicines, including inhalers and liquid dietary foodstuffs
You are allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml in your hand baggage, but you will need:
Baby food and baby milk
You are allowed to take baby food, baby milk and sterilised water in your hand baggage. This includes:
The amount must be sufficient for your trip only and you will be asked to taste the liquids or purees by a security officer. There are no limits on powder formula and bottled water is available in shops after security.
Liquids bought at the airport
You can take into the aircraft cabin any liquids you buy after passing through security, as these items go through a separate screening process. This includes bottled water, wines and spirits and fragrances and cosmetics of any size.Posted : Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 08:45