Christmas packing tips

Christmas packing tips

Packing for your Christmas flight is the same as any other trip, but you may be looking to carry a few extra items. Here are some things to watch out for.

  • We suggest you don't wrap Christmas presents that you're carrying in your hand luggage - security officers may need to see them if your bag is searched. Pack in your hold luggage, or wait until you get to your destination to wrap items
  • Party poppers cannot be carried in either your hand or hold luggage
  • Christmas crackers can be taken through security in your hand luggage, but only two packs per person maximum. They have to be in their original, unopened, packaging and you must advise the check-in staff that you are carrying them. However, some airlines do not allow them at all, so we always suggest checking with your airline directly first
  • If you have any gifts to pack that contain liquids over 100ml, such as toiletry sets, make sure you pack them in your hold luggage
  • Save space in your bags while taking full advantage of the great airport prices and Christmas sales by shopping at the airport to collect on your return
  • If snow globes or any other gift item doesn't state a liquid content or the stated content is over 100ml, please pack them into your hold luggage
  • Children's toys, such as toy guns, that replicate prohibited items must be placed in your hold luggage. Please note even if the item is wrapped it will not be permitted to travel in the aircraft cabin
  • Condiments and other Christmas goodies may come under the liquid rules: any liquid, gel, cream or paste over 100ml must go in your hold luggage. This include jars such as cranberry sauce, mince meat, pickles, jam, marmalade and other jellies, tubs of clotted cream, custard and brandy sauce or butter
  • The good news is you can take Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, frozen turkey or mince pies!