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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:

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:

Prohibited Items

ScissorsRazor blades
Knives with blades of any lengthHousehold cutlery
TweezersHypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons)
Toy/replica guns (metal or plastic)Catapults
Knitting needlesSporting bats
Billiard, snooker or pool cuesDarts

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:

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).

Liquids

Liquids

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 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:

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:

Prohibited Items

Flammable liquids and solidsOxidisers
Organic peroxidesGas cylinders
Infectious substancesWet car cell batteries
Instruments containing magnetsInstruments containing mercury
MagnetronsFireworks
Non-safety matches, fire lighters, lighter fuelPaints, thinners
Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkillerAcids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
Creosote, quicklime, oiled paperRadioactive materials