Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Getting ready for your holidays.

If you are travelling by plane you may need this and more info here:

Hand Luggage - New Security Measures.
Passengers are requested to be patient while additional security measures are in place, allow extra time for their journey and be prepared for possible delays. On 6th November new security measures came into effect for all passengers departing from UK airports.
Cabin baggage and size allowed
ONE item of hand baggage is allowed; dimensions: 56 centimetres long [approximately 22 inches], 45 centimetres high [approximately 17.5 inches], 25 centimetres deep [approximately 9.85 inches] including wheels, handles, side pocket.
All items of luggage which do not fit in the permitted cabin baggage size must be checked in to be placed in the aircraft hold.
Musical instruments which do not fit in the permitted cabin baggage size are allowed as a second item of cabin baggage, they will need to be screened and passengers should check with their airlines if special arrangements (e.g. purchasing an extra seat) for these large instruments will be required.
Laptops and other large electrical items (e.g. a large hairdryer) have to be removed from cabin baggage and screened separately. A laptop bag will be regarded as your one item that is allowed in the cabin.
Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted but will be screened.
LiquidsSome liquids (e.g. gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs) are now allowed through airport security check points. There are the following restrictions on the quantity of liquids:
Liquids may only be carried 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, which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cms x 20cms). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag must be sealed.
Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination. Liquids that can not be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into the hold luggage and checked in. Liquids of any amount can still be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold.Please note 'Liquids' include:
All drinks, including water, soup, syrups
Creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara etc
Sprays and pressurized containers including shaving foam and spray deodorants
Pastes, including toothpastes
Gels, including hair and shower gel
Any other solutions and items of similar consistency


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  2. The first time I had to make a transfer in Heathrow airport in London, I was a little frightened because it is one of the most important airports in the world, but as soon as my plane landed in London, I realised that there was nothing to get worry about: the personal was very kind and everything was perfectly indicated so everything was allright.

  3. These rules affect all airports in the European Union. If you buy something in the shops after de security control, you can carry it, but the bag must be sealed. But if you do a transfer after and you have to pass the security control again, this liquids will be removed.