The same is now becoming true of hand baggage
The European Union's new security measures on hand baggage
are stepping into effect today (6 November).
restrictions imposed by the UK Department for Transport after an alleged terrorist plot have been relaxed.
In a bid to combat terrorism, passengers departing from Britain are now only allowed to take one item of hand baggage
and they can be no bigger than 45cm wide by 35cm long and 16cm deep.
The first two airlines to use the new system are KLM and bmibaby, which are making it available to those with hand baggage
only, at first.
In recent weeks rival no-frills operator Flybe has also announced fees for checking in baggage while increasing hand baggage
allowance from 5kg to 10kg.
The everyday items, including nail files, scissors and corkscrews, have been taken from passengers' hand baggage
since the terrorist attacks in the US a week ago, said Paul Fox, safety and security director.
Safety and security is their number one priority (screening of passengers and their hand baggage
, airport fire services and fire alarms, operation of air bridges, taxiways, aprons, runways and lighting).
Many passengers believe that the weight of items purchased from the duty-free shops at the airport is excluded from the hand baggage
If checking in a bag, keep your laptop and smartphone charger with you in your hand baggage
to avoid losing them.
Expanding our leisure route network at Gatwick is fantastic news for British Airways customers, offering them even greater choice, along with our range of highly competitive fares, generous hand baggage
allowances and great onboard service.
At a distance of 1,600 miles from Dubai, the flight toKhartoum will be the longest in flydubai's network, but the airline iskeeping fares low with prices starting from just AED 325 one way, whichincludes all taxes and one piece of hand baggage
weighing up to 10kg.