Baggage Restrictions and Tips for Packing
Your safety and security is our number one priority. Whenever you travel by aircraft you will need to pass through a number of strict security checks. Both your carry-on luggage and check-in baggage will be checked, either by hand and/or by means of detection equipment. This is to ensure that you are not carrying any potentially dangerous substances or items that could pose a risk to passengers, aircraft crew or to the security and safety of the aircraft.
Passengers are advised to carry just ONE piece of hand luggage (note: the 1 litre re-sealable bag must be able to fit within your hand luggage, although you will be required to present it separately at security – click here for EU Regulations on Liquids. Other bags, such as handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage.
Please note: Baggage Restrictions policies vary from airline to airline. Please contact your airline before travelling for further details.
You can help us reduce the time at security control by ensuring that you do not pack prohibited items in your carry-on luggage or checked-in baggage. Sharp objects should be removed from carry-on luggage and placed in checked-in luggage. For a list of items that may NOT be packed in your carry-on luggage, or cannot be taken on any aircraft – please see below.
For more information please click here.
New European Union rules limit the amount of liquids, gel and aerosols that are allowed in hand luggage to 100ml containers. These items must be carried in re-sealable transparent plastic bags (1 litre maximum capacity), with only one (1) bag per passenger and presented separately at security. This rule applies to ALL flights and destinations, both domestic and international.
Exceptions to the rule:
- Medicines, needed during the flight
- Baby food needed during the flight
Items purchased after security (airside Departures Area) can still be taken aboard the plane and liquids can also be purchased on the aircraft itself. The new rule applies to any liquids, gels or aerosols that a passenger has in hand luggage prior to going through security.
For more detailed information and FAQ’s on the EU Liquids Regulations please click here.
Laptops and other large electrical items have to be removed from cabin baggage and screened separately. Laptop computers must be removed from their case and opened to reveal the keyboard at the screening point.
All other items of luggage must be checked in to be placed in the aircraft hold. The only exception is musical instruments. These are allowed as a second item of cabin baggage if they do not fit into the cabin bag. They will however need to be screened and passengers should check with their airlines as to whether there are special arrangements (e.g. purchasing an extra seat) for these large instruments.
Ireland West Airport would like to thank all passengers for their cooperation with security procedures.