When you’re passing through an international airport, there are a few tips which you can use to ensure that you get through airport security without any hassles.
How to get through airport security stress free:
1. Pack any liquids over 50ml in your checked in luggage
Due to international aviation regulations, you’re not permitted to carry any liquids over 50ml in your carry on bag, so make sure to pack any larger liquid items such as perfume or body spray in your checked in luggage.
2. Place all of your liquid based products in a clear sandwich bag
Some international airports require you to place all of your liquid items in a clear plastic bag, separate to your carry on bag when you pass through security in order to board an international flight. So it’s well worth placing your liquid items such as makeup products in a clear sandwich bag to make passing through security a breeze.
3, Carry your medication in their original boxes
If you plan on traveling with prescribed medication, it’s well worth keeping your medication in their original boxes in your carry on luggage, that way security won’t mistake your medication for a banned drug and can quickly look up the name of your medication if they have any doubts.
4. Don’t pack any aerosol based products in your carry on luggage
All aerosol cans are banned on flights. So don’t attempt boarding a plane with an aerosol deodorant or sunscreen in your carry on luggage.
5. Don’t try passing through security with any items which may be seen as being a weapon
Items which may be seen as a potential weapon such as a metal fork or knife or a swiss army knife are banned from all flights.
6. Do yourself a favor and opt for shoes which you can easily slip on and off
As many airports around the world will require you to take your shoes off when you pass through security, it’s well worth opting to wear shoes such as loafers or ballet flats which you’ll easily be able to take off and put back on again.
Examples of luggage restrictions:
While each airline is free to set it’s own luggage restrictions, continue reading to discover a few examples of luggage restrictions. Do keep in mind that most airlines around the world have a 7kg limit for carry on luggage. If you find you have too much luggage you can always safely leave the items with Left Luggage, as their services are secure and monitored.
Checked in baggage limits:
Emirates checked in luggage limit varies between 20-30 kg depending on your departure airport and whether you’re traveling in economy, business class or first class.
Etihad allows all passengers to check in bags which weigh up to 23 kg in weight.
3. Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic also allows individuals to check in bags which weigh up to 23 kg.
If in doubt most airlines allow you to check in bags which weigh up to 23 kg. So you should have no trouble trying to check in a bag under 23 kg.
So if you want to get through airport security without any hassles, it’s well worth using the handy guide listed above to ensure that you pass through security quickly.