While the size of your actual hand luggage can be a minefield to negotiate with different airlines allowing different sizes, weights and even number of bags, thankfully the acceptable contents of said hand luggage is a lot clearer.
Since 2006 we’ve had strict restrictions on what liquids can be taken onboard a plane in hand luggage. If possible, it’s always best to pack your liquids into your main suitcase in the hold, but if you’re only taking hand luggage or have essential liquids you need onboard, here are the restrictions:
You can take travel bottles over 100ml through security if they’re:
Sprays including shaving foam, hairspray, deodorants etc can be included in your hand luggage toiletries if they’re under 100ml.
Yes, tablets and capsules are allowed in your hand luggage. You can also take essential medicines over 100ml and medical equipment if they’re essential for your journey.
You’ll need to take a letter from your doctor or a copy of your prescription with you and be prepared for airport staff to open the containers and screen the liquids at security. Medical equipment is screened separately.
Yes, you can take your iPad on the plane as well as the following electrical devices:
You need to make sure your devices are charged before you get onboard in case airport security ask you to switch it on; if you can’t do that it’ll be taken off you.