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.

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.

Personal Items

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  • This is a London City Airport Rule in line with most UK Airports British Airways allow Christmas Crackers to be checked in providing they meet the following restrictions; maximum two boxes per person, the crackers must be commercially manufactured, the crackers must be for personal use only and homemade crackers are not permitted. Lufthansa, Luxair, CityJet and Alitalia do not permitt Christmas crackers within hold luggage. Swiss accepts Christmas crackers within the hold with no restriction on quantity, but if checked in passengers may have to pay excess if over their allowed number of pieces. Crackers must be boxed and sealed with original wrapper intact. Blue Islands and Flybe allow a maximum of 12 crackers, they must be boxed and sealed in orginal wrapping. NO airline accepts homemade crackers or party poppers. VLM Airlines and TAP do not permit Christmas crackers within hold luggage.

This list is not exhaustive.