|Knives with blades of any length||Household cutlery|
|Tweezers||Hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons)|
|Toy/replica guns (metal or plastic)||Catapults|
|Knitting needles||Sporting bats|
|Billiard, snooker or pool cues||Darts|
Glasgow Airport Security
Enhanced security measures means that checking in can take longer than it used to. It is advised that you arrive at the airport in plenty of time:
- International flights - check in at least 3 hours prior to departure
- European flights - check in at least 2 hours prior to departure
- Domestic flights - check in at least 90 minutes prior to departure
Hand Luggage - What Not To Pack
You should always check the exact hand luggage allowance with your airline prior to packing. Most airlines have a hand baggage measurement gauge at check-in.
Take only one piece of hand luggage and make sure that your hand luggage does not contain:
If items are confiscated at security control, you will not be compensated and, with the exception of unusual circumstances, the confiscated items will not be returned.
Syringes that are needed for diabetics and other medical reasons will only be allowed in hand luggage if you can prove the medical necessity. You may wish to phone the airline in advance to find out what they require as proof of your medical condition.
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.
New rules were put in place regarding the security restrictions at UK airports on 22 September 2006. The revised security measures allow for:
- An increase in the size of the hand baggage permitted onboard (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). Please check with your airline as hand luggage restrictions may vary.
- 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. Please check with your airline.
Other bags, such as handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage unless otherwise specified by your airline.
All items carried by passengers will be x-ray screened.
Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted but will be screened.
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).
Some liquids (e.g. gels, lotions, pastes, liquid cosmetics, foams and foodstuffs) are now allowed through airport security check points. The following restrictions on the quantity of liquids are in place:
- Liquids may only be carried within separate containers with a capacity not greater than 100ml each.
- 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 placed in the tray and presented for examination.
Liquids that cannot be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed in 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 aerosols including shaving foam and spray deodorants
- Pastes, including toothpastes
- Gels, including hair and shower gel
- Any other solutions and items of similar consistency
Essential medicines and baby food may be permitted in larger quantities above the 100ml limit, but will be subject to authentication.
Also, you may take on board liquid items of any size that are purchased after the security check in the Departure lounge. However, they need be given to you in a special sealed bag at the time of purchase. Do not open this bag until you have reached your final destination. You should also retain your proof of purchase throughout your journey. You will be required to show it at all transfer points.
All Luggage - What Not To Pack
In addition to the restrictions on what is allowed in hand luggage, there are a number of items that must not be taken on board an aircraft, either as hand luggage or in the hold. Please do not pack the following anywhere in your carry on or check in luggage:
|Flammable liquids and solids||Oxidisers|
|Organic peroxides||Gas cylinders|
|Infectious substances||Wet car cell batteries|
|Instruments containing magnets||Instruments containing mercury|
|Non-safety matches, fire lighters, lighter fuel||Paints, thinners|
|Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller||Acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda|
|Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper||Radioactive materials|