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Avoid Airport Delays this Easter

Do your bit to help minimise airport delays this busy Easter Holiday and plan for the security procedures at check-in.

Introduced in November 2006 the regulations restrict passengers to small quantities of fluids that must be displayed and carried in clear, sealable plastic wallets. Delays can result from a passenger arriving unprepared and needing to re-pack or make adjustments to their luggage.


Follow the security guidelines and pack sensibly before you set off. Spend a little more time on your packing and check your bags for liquids before you start off. Here are the current security regulations regarding liquids:

Limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes can be included in carry on bags. These liquids must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml (approximately 4 fl. oz).

Baby milk and liquid baby food (the contents to be tasted by the accompanying passenger).

The Definition of liquids 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 capacity includes:

Shampoo, creams, suntan lotions, toothpaste, hair gel, hair spray, perfumes, liquid or aerosol deodorants, cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss, water and other drinks, soups and syrups.

These items need to fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed.

Think about what you pack before you fly and arrive at the airport early, at least 2 hours before your flight.