When you’re packing for a flight, it can be difficult to know what you can and can’t take in your hand luggage when you go through security. There are many limits on what can be packed and what must be packed in checked baggage instead.
From cash limits to electronics, the list of do’s and don’ts can seem confusing, especially for infrequent travelers. And there’s nothing worse than going to security, realizing you’ve bought a brand new water bottle and need to ditch it.
Here are the do’s and don’ts of going through security at London Luton Airport. Also be sure to check online for additional advice before travelling.
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What is and is not allowed
Only 100ml of liquid is allowed on board after going through security. Essential medicines in liquid form are allowed as long as they are verified as authentic. Baby milk and liquid baby food are also permitted, provided they are sufficient to cover the flight.
The full list of items prohibited in carry-on baggage includes flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, instruments containing magnets or mercury, fireworks, firelighters, and lighter fuel, among other prohibited items. . These items will need to be carried in the hold instead. A complete list of prohibited hand luggage is available here.
Electronic boarding gates are a quick and easy way to get through security checks. Simply present your boarding pass barcode face down on the scanner, whether printed or on your smartphone and the door will automatically open for you. A manual door is always available if you need help.
Preparation for scanning
London Luton Airport has 14 security lanes, with six positions per lane, providing plenty of room for passengers to pass through and find a seat. It’s your job to put your things in trays and push them forward when you’re ready. This includes coats and jackets.
You will need to remove all large electrical items from your bag and place them separately in a tray. Do the same for your compliant liquid bag.
Be prepared to remove your shoes if asked. If you have items that do not fit well in a tray, protrude, or sit too high above the tray, please speak to a security officer who will be able to assist you.
Put small items, like watches, jewelry, cash, wallets, phones, belts, passport, etc. in your hand luggage or in the pockets of your coat. This way you only have to enter a few things when you’re done.