Due to the fact we spent all our monies on beauty products you can pretty much bet that L’Onglex won’t be going on holiday this year. You, on the other hand probably are.
Since watching your precious perfume disappear into the hands of airport security staff is a pretty bad way to get your holiday started we thought we might do a quick post on what you can and can’t take, which products are subject to which restrictions and of course where it should go if you happen to be flying off !
Simply, luggage is divided into two types, the first type being standard baggage which currently allows for all liquids and gels ( but not aerosols ) to be packed as you wish. Obviously, smaller is better but if you really need to pack your favourite something then any size liquid is allowed as long as you don’t go over the weight limit.
For hand luggage the rules are different and a bit tricky and although there are no restrictions on the number of individual items you can take through airport security the combined amount of items must be able to fit into a 1ltr plastic bag.
As well as the bag, all liquid or gel items must not be more than 100ml in size and most importantly this includes the bottle. So, assuming you’re taking perfume through on hand luggage if the amount in the bottle is 80ml, but the bottle size is 200ml, it is the bottle size which counts and your perfume may be left at the airport !
Now, if this weren’t enough another trap to avoid is the liquid make-up versus powdered make-up distinction. According to current guidelines almost all make-up actually falls under the liquid or gel category and must be able to fit into the 1ltr bag and be in a container under 100ml in size.
Obviously perfumes and mouthwash are liquid items but some products are a bit trickier. Items like eyeshadows and foundations also fall in the liquids and gels catagory even if you think they are powder ! This isn’t strictly fair for us make-up junkies but there you have it.
Right so. Having worked out what the limits are and how it should be stored there is some good news to be had. Essentially the guidelines only apply to items which pass through the airport security gates and NOT to items which are purchased beyond the cordon in duty free.
If you are buying duty free items then these should be packaged in separate security bags by the shop staff and will be fine to bring onto the plane before and after you take-off.
One thing to remember is that if you are buying duty free on the way to your destination, any items you bring on the return leg of your holiday are then subject to the same security restrictions as on your outbound flight. If you buy 300ml of perfume on the way out you must pack this in your main luggage on the way back !
If the above information is still not clear or you’ve picked up any other restrictions leave a comment or a suggestion below or on the L’Onglex Facebook Page.
Happy holidays !