From the 6th November the Department for Transport have announced new rules applying to all air travellers travelling from any European Union airport, as well those travelling from Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, regardless of their destination.
From the 6th November limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes can be included in carry on bags. These liquids must be held in individual containers not exceeding100ml (about 4 fl. oz).
The new security rules apply to the restrictions of liquids, gels and pastes air passengers may carry through airport security search points in cabin bags.
The Definition of liquids now allowed in a separate clear plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag that does not exceed 20 cm x 20 cm (8 inches x 8 inches) or one litre capacityincludes:
Water and other drinks, soups and syrups, shampoo, suntan lotions, toothpaste, hair gel, hair spray, creams, perfumes, liquid or aerosol deodorants, cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss.
These items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed.
At the airport security search.. remove the plastic bag from the cabin bag to be x-ray screened separately.
Passengers travelling on flights from the UK will now be able to take the same quantity of liquids through airport security search points in their cabin bags from this date.
ONE item only of cabin baggage is permitted through the airport security search point. The dimensions of your carry on bag must not exceed: max. 56 cm length, 45 cm width of and depth of 25 cm (including side pockets,handles, wheels, etc.).
All items carried by passengers will be x-ray screened. Other bags, including handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage. Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are allowed on the plane with you but will be subject to screening.
Important: a laptop bag will be regarded as your one item that is allowed in the cabin.
Musical instruments Musical instruments which do not fit in the permitted cabin baggage size are allowed as a second item of cabin baggage, and will need to be screened. Larger instruments (e.g. cellos) are also permitted into the cabin following screening. Check with your airline to find out if special arrangements for these large instruments need to be made.