07 December 2010
Jersey Airport is advising air travellers to check with their airline before starting their journey over the festive season should they need clarification on what goods they are permitted to carry onboard. Any wrapped presents must be carried within checked-in hold luggage. Presents that are carried as part of hand baggage should remain unwrapped as they may be subject to a physical examination.
Likewise, it is recommended that the ‘liquid’ items listed below should also be carried within checked-in luggage:
- dairy products
However, items such as these in containers of less than 100ml can be carried as part of hand luggage but must be placed in a single, clear resealable bag and presented at security search, where they will be subject to a liquid testing process.
To avoid the disappointment of items being refused carriage at security check-in, Jersey Airport’s Terminal and Security Manager, Steve Read, is keen to remind passengers to pay special attention as to what seasonal goods they are permitted to carry. He said “It is understandable at this time of the year that people are travelling with a higher than usual number of presents and we want them to have as smooth a journey as possible. Strict security measurements remain in place, which Jersey Airport has to adhere to, even at this time of the year. However, we hope that by giving travellers a polite reminder of what they are permitted to carry onboard will decrease the risk they take of having items denied boarding at security search.”
Furthermore, Mr Read advises travellers that while Christmas crackers are not permitted to be carried as part of a passenger’s hand baggage, some airlines will accept them for travel provided they are stored in their checked-in hold luggage. In this case, crackers are only permitted if they are factory produced, remain in the box unopened and are limited in quantity. No home-made crackers will be permitted. Similarly, ‘party poppers’ or any other type of explosive device are not permitted to be carried in the cabin or the hold by any airline.
Items that carry restrictions can be found on the ‘Safety and security requirements’ page of the Jersey Airport website. However, passengers with specific queries as to what they are permitted to carry must contact their individual airline so as to avoid the disappointment of items being refused carriage.