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Wednesday, 10th August 2022

Irish Born Chinese

New security measures

Created Saturday, 12th August 2006, 08:54 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

With the recent scare, airlines have now adapted new security measures. So no hand luggage apart from the following in plastic bags:

  • pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags));
  • travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets);
  • prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic.
  • spectacles and sunglasses, without cases.
  • contact lens holders, without bottles of solution.
  • for those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags).
  • female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (e.g. tampons, pads, towels and wipes).
  • tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs
  • keys (but no electrical key fobs)

I wonder if my dad can bring is medicated spray for his heart condition, it’s for emergency use only. Probably need a doctor’s letter with it or something. But I cannot imagine anyone would like to have their laptops placed in the cargo hold! Imagine all the baggage handlers, chucking the bags all over the place! I’m glad we came back from Stockholm this past Monday, Dublin airport is mad. Mick was carrying a laptop. And we had laptops to/from HK as well 2 months ago. This is pure insane. Imagine your typical business/first class traveller be might annoyed if they cannot carry on any of their equipment, especially their laptop. Boy, long journeys will be so not fun now without my DS or iPod.

Here are a few airlines that fly to Hong Kong that you should be aware of (although it seems to be exactly the same on what you can and cannot bring into the cabin):