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We're aware of a global IT outage. LBA is operating normally at this time. We advise you to arrive at the airport as normal, but check with your airline before travel. As a general piece of advice, we advise customers bring cash in case of any issues with their bank or payment providers throughout their journey. We will always update social media first if the situation changes.
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Going through security

To make your journey as smooth as possible and avoid unnecessary delays, we ask that you pay special attention to our security procedures.

We recommend all passengers arrive allowing enough time to check in and transit through security, particularly when travelling at peak travel times. Please refer to the information provided by your airline with regards to when to arrive at the Airport.


LBA has recently implemented 'Next-Generation' security machines within our security search area. This marks the beginning of a new era of improved security and a streamlined passenger experience. Passengers can now leave liquids in containers up to 100ml and electrical items in their hand baggage during security screening – making the process quicker and more efficient.  Essential medicines with a prescription and food and drink for infants in containers greater than 100ml will still need to be removed from baggage and screened separately.

 

So you know what to expect, we have created this 10 STEP guide and with preparation, you can ensure your journey through security is as hassle-free as possible.

 

 

1. Please have your boarding card ready either in paper form or on your mobile device before approaching the security entrance.  Ensure your boarding pass is readable by our scanners by following the advice below.

Don’t fold the paper across the barcode

Do make sure the print is clear and undamaged on good-quality paper

Fast Track customers can enter the security area using the dedicated lane on the right-hand side of the entrance. For Security Fast Track please click here.

 

2. Before entering security, empty your pockets of all loose items (money, wallets, phones, passport, etc.), remove belts and place all liquids, electronics and other personal items in your hand baggage. Liquid containers up to 100ml may be carried through security in your hand baggage, do not need to be placed in a plastic bag and do not need to be taken out of your bags prior to screening. There is no specified limit to the number of 100ml liquid containers that may be carried. We recommend for a more seamless journey, passengers continue to pack as many liquids as possible in their hold baggage, and only carry in their hand baggage what is required for the flight.

 

3. On arrival to the search area, trays for belongings are under the lane as you stand in front of it. Pull a tray out and place it on the top of the lane, put any coats, jackets or other outerwear at the bottom of the tray.  Also remove any belts, boots or other footwear that covers your ankle and place them in the tray.  Finally, place your hand baggage securely on top of your clothes and boots. Remember – keep all liquids up to 100ml, electronics and other personal items in your hand baggage for screening. Push your tray forward when you’re ready.

 

4.  Follow the Security Officer's instructions through the security scanner and collect your belongings on the other side. For more information about frequently asked questions about security scanners, the reason for their implementation and the selection process please click here.

 

5. Travelling with medication and medical equipment

Passengers are permitted to carry essential medicines in containers larger than 100ml capacity or medical equipment, required for the period of their trip. Liquid medicines over 100ml must be removed from baggage.  Liquid medicines over 100ml must be accompanied by documentary proof of authenticity such as a prescription or written confirmation from a medical practitioner. Please notify security staff if you are travelling with liquids over 100ml as additional screening may apply to these items. Medicines of a non-essential nature, e.g. non-prescribed or ‘over the counter’ liquid-based medication such as Calpol, antacid and cough medicines, don’t fall within this criteria.  These items are treated as normal liquids and the 100ml rule applies.

6.    Travelling with babies and children.

Nappies and wet wipes are permitted and should remain in your Hand Baggage.

Creams, pastes, lotions and gels in individual containers up to 100ml are also permitted in your Hand Baggage.

Jars of food and milk over 100ml (home-prepared bottles of sterilised/cow’s milk, sterilised water for powder formula, breast milk and other dietary milks) are permitted and need to be removed from baggage. Please notify security if you are travelling with liquids over 100ml as additional screening may apply to these items. Frozen breast milk is not permitted.

Pushchairs and buggies can be taken through Security, but you’ll be asked to remove your little ones for a few minutes as the chair will need to be screened. Please ensure you empty the pushchair of all removable items and put them in the tray. DO NOT fold the buggy as you will push it through the Security Scanner where a member of security will perform the necessary checks.

 

 

7.    What’s not allowed in my hand baggage? 

It is an offence to carry any of the following items into the aircraft cabin:

  • Liquids over 100ml (excluding essential medicines) 
  • Acid
  • Billiard, snooker or pool cues
  • Builder's tools
  • Catapults and sling-shots
  • Darts
  • Explosives
  • Gas cartridges, or gas cartridge re-fills
  • Hammers, nails or screw-drivers
  • Hypodermic syringes (unless supported by medical evidence)
  • Knives with blades more than 6cm
  • Lighter fuel**
  • Lighter top-up fuel**
  • Mercury
  • Paint*
  • Scissors - specifically, blades measuring greater than 6cm in length
  • Sporting bats
  • Toy or replica guns (plastic or metal)
  • Umbrellas - unless foldable

** One lighter and electronic cigarette per person may be carried on a flight.

Please note that the examples above are not given as an exhaustive list, and many other items fall under these categories. For more information, please click here

There are no changes to the rules on the carriage of dangerous goods, detail of which can be found here


 

8.    Food and Drink

Solid foods are permitted through airport security. Drinks are also permitted in containers up to 100ml.  Food and drinks up to 100ml need to be kept inside your hand luggage. Remember that you can always buy food and drinks for the flight once you have passed through Security. Passengers are prohibited from consuming alcohol in the airport except in restaurant/bar areas where the alcohol has been purchased. It is not permitted to consume alcohol brought through security or purchased in duty-free anywhere in the airport.  Please see condition 3.21 of our airport byelaws here

 

9. Size and type of Hand Baggage allowed

Rules on bag size and weight differ between airlines and tour operators. Baggage allowances depend on factors including fare paid, class of travel, route, aircraft type, government regulations, and their own commercial and health and safety policies. Always check your airline’s specific restrictions before you travel.

 

10. Before you leave the security area. With all the distractions, it can be easy to forget something you’ve put into a tray. Take a moment to check that you have collected all of your items. If you find you’ve forgotten something while you’re still at the Airport, you can always return to Security and speak to one of our helpful staff members.

 

Please respect our hard working staff who are there for your safety and security.

If your experience through security didn’t go as well as you expected, please speak to our duty Security Operations Manager.

We wish you a pleasant flight and onward journey.