Security and Baggage

Travelling through security

London City Airport is committed to processing passengers as quickly as possible. Passengers are advised to allow additional time for security processing, particularly during peak times. We appreciate your understanding.

All airlines have now banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones, passengers are not permitted to travel onboard with these devices.

Baggage rules vary between airlines and the type of ticket purchased. You are advised to check baggage rules with your airline before arriving at London City Airport.

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Be prepared when you reach security

All cabin baggage will be X-ray screened.

Place laptops and large electrical items separately in a tray after removing outer casing or sleeve.

Put coins, keys, mobile phones and other small items in your coat or hand baggage. Place your hand baggage and coat into a tray.

Place any liquid items, correctly bagged, into the tray.

Pushchairs are subject to hand search and walking aids will be X-ray screened.

Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched.

Ice and Gel Packs

Cooling gel packs and frozen ice packs required to cool liquids needed for a medical or a special dietary purpose do not have to be in a 1 litre plastic bag and are permitted in sufficient quantities for the trip. There should be documentary evidence to confirm the need to keep the liquid cool either on the label of the medication or in the form of a letter from a medical practitioner or medical company.

Cooling gel packs and frozen ice packs are allowed in hand luggage when used to cool infant food and drink if an infant is present.

Using ice packs for any other reason is not permitted.