If you just make sure the handle is not extended, if that's what is required to keep you within the maximum dimensions permitted, then I don't see any problem.
I'm currently taking pain-killers and an anti-inflammatory (both in tablet form) and will need both on the flight.
I've just (today!) bought a sturdy plastic bag for this very purpose! Ah well, I'm sure I'll find a use for it!
thought I'd check out this thread for my son following the recent terrorism threat.
Do you have any more info. My son travels to Tenerife from Cardiff on Friday and was wondering whether there's anything he needs to be aware of.
the laptop also has the internet built in so it'll start sending signals trying to get the internet working?
and it will probs take time to turn off if the seatbelt sign comes on all of a sudden and im in the middle of a film or something
i was also wondering... has anyone had trouble with gettin them through secruity? like they've said you cant take it on the aircraft as hand luggage?
aaand one more question... can you only take the laptop... and thats the thing that counts as your 1 hand luggage?
For more on current hand luggage restrictions, please check out page 1 of this topic.
As for whether the laptop may be switched on in flight, that may be a question for the airline concerned, but specified electronic equipment is usually permitted for use except during take off and landing.
You can use your laptop during the flight but it must be WIFI DISABLED.
Kids use ours for listening to their music, watching DVDs, playing games etc.
As for only having one piece of hand luggage - get a laptop bag with lots of pockets and you'll be able to pop your other stuff - tickets, money, passports, small camera etc in the pockets of the bag
Just seen this thread - I was hoping to take some sandwiches for myself and youngest son. I can't eat before we take off - nerves I think.
Anyone come up against any problems?
Thanks for the reply.
It is going to be hard trying to choose a filling that could be classed as 'liquid' based
I will just have to hope that Boots have some sandwiches that are suitable airside. Been a veggie makes the choice limited but that is my problem.
I have bought sandwiches airside on numerous occasions over the past eight months and they usually have mayonaise or butter spread on them and I haven't had problems up to now. What is prohibited is anything of a liquid consistency and as Irene stated there aren't many sandwiches that could be classed as liquid based.
I am also a veggie and have usually found a choice, usually egg, cheese or salad. You can make your own of course.
Although it doesn't always suit everyone's tastes or budgets, I personally would prefer to buy any in-flight snacks airside at the moment in order to avoid these security issues, rather than take my own food or buy anything landside which may need examined by security.
Apart from the issue of choosing contents or fillings carefully, you also have to consider the problem of hygiene. All hand luggage contents are subject to electronic screening and possibly closer manual inspection. You have to bear in mind that with manual inspection, the security officer may have physically handled the contents of hundreds of bags before taking a closer look at your sandwiches. Even indirect or inadvertant contact, such as with the sandwich wrappings, has the potential to cause contamination. It's a not a very nice thought, but would you wrap your sandwiches in someone else's dirty underwear ? Depending on where the security officer's hands have been prior to inspecting the contents of your baggage, the consequences could be the same.
The choice may be more restricted and the prices slightly higher, but I would much prefer to buy airside after security checks.
The choice may be more restricted and the prices slightly higher, but I would much prefer to buy airside after security checks
Totally agree David! You're on holiday after all, you've spent all year watching the pennies to pay for the holiday, and as far as I'm concerned, once I've arrived at the airport my holiday has begun anyway - I always allow a little extra cash in my purse to buy bits and bobs at the airport, and as I've said before, the sweets/crisps/drinks in WHSmith and sandwiches in Boots (especially meal deals) cost no more at the the airport than on the high street.
Some liquids are allowed through airport security check points. There are however, restrictions on the quantity of liquids that can be taken through:
Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids, but only within separate containers each of which with a capacity not greater than 100ml.
These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag (about the size of a small freezer bag), which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag sealed. Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids.
The bag must be presented separately for examination at the airport security point.
I've started my packing and would just like someone to clarify whether or not all of the above still applies please.
I was planning/hoping to carry some bottles of suncream in my hand luggage due to the weight of my hold luggage but presumably that won't be possible as they're all in bottles of at least 250ml size.
Are mirrors permitted in hand luggage?
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