New EU Hand Baggage Restrictions

By | November 14 2006 | 19 Comments

I just got this e-mail from Aer Lingus and I’m posting it for your information as it’ll greatly impact on our ability to be beaut.ieful during and after a flight. Boo hoo! Truly air travel is no longer the glamorous affair it used to be…

The European Union has adopted new security rules that restrict the quantity of liquids, gels and pastes passengers may carry in their cabin baggage, effective immediately.

The new rules apply to all passengers travelling from any EU airport and it’s important to familiarise yourself with these new regulations.

  1. All liquid containers must be carried in a separate clear plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag that does not exceed 20 cm x 20 cm or one litre capacity.
  2. All items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely sealed.
  3. There is a limit of one transparent re-sealable plastic bag per person.
  4. At the airport security search, the plastic bag must be removed from the cabin bag and x-ray screened separately.
  5. Liquids must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml (approximately 4 fl. Oz) and may include:
    • Suntan lotions
    • Toothpaste
    • Hair gel, hair spray
    • Perfumes
    • Liquid or aerosol deodorants
    • Cosmetics
    • Water and other drinks
    • Soups
    • Syrups
    • Any other item of similar consistency
  6. There are two exceptions to the rules:
    • Baby food needed during the flight
    • Medicines needed during the flight

Exempt items must also be placed in a separate transparent re-sealable bag and presented separately at the passenger security screening area.

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19 Replies to "New EU Hand Baggage Restrictions"

  • Shauna says:

    Yeh it’s a bit much I think – hopefully they will relax those rules in a couple of weeks??

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    I hope so!! I’m going through the airport soon – what will I do without my STUFF! Are we not even allowed water?

  • Admin says:

    yeah you’re allowed 100ml of water. Which is about 2 mouthfulls, or a fifth of a small bottle.

  • Shauna says:

    Hmm, that sounds like a not so subtle ploy to make you buy drinks on board…I’d say Ryanair are delighted with this devolopment!

  • cathyfly says:

    i just got back from holiday and it was weird not pulling out my makeup bag to touch my face up 10 mins from landing! ;) or having fun with ‘product’ throughout the flight…

    The only makeup-type things you can really bring are powders/bronzer & brush, lip balm (in a pot not a gloss or tube), eye shadows. Though what good are these without their liquidy counterparts?!

  • beautfan says:

    Cathfly – you mention that you can’t bring a tube of lip gloss. Are you sure as this would be less than 100ml and in my view falls under the category cosmestics – it has the same consistency as lotion. Also I sthought that you could bring your double wear as this is less than 100mls.
    I’d appreciate if this could be clarified as I’m travelling soon – its only from Galway to Cork but I’d prefer to know in advance.

  • Admin says:

    I’d suggest phoning aer lingus just to be sure to be sure.

  • prudence says:

    It’s a long auld flight from galway to cork, you’d need your lipgloss alright!

  • glittergirl says:

    I think it’s desperate I hate not being able to touch up before I land – ya have to look your best in the airport ya know!

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