Security and Baggage
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Prepare for a fast and smooth Security check
When you reach London City Airport’s Security area, an officer will check your hand baggage and clothing to see whether you have any dangerous or banned goods with you. Security can take longer if you have a lot of bags with you, so please put any items you don’t need during your journey into your check-in bags.
Please leave everything in your bag
Thanks to the new CT scanners at London City Airport, you can leave liquids and electronics in your hand baggage at the security check.
Security checklist for travellers
Please follow the instructions on video screens to go through Security as smoothly and speedily as possible:
- You are no longer required to take liquids, laptops, tablets, or other electronic devices out of your hand baggage.
- Only liquids and gels in containers of up to 2 litres are allowed in your hand luggage.
- Please note only one cigarette lighter is allowed per person.
- Be sure to declare any camera film to the Security Officer before it enters the CT scanner.
- Always follow the Security officer’s instructions.
Thermal water bottles
Thermal bottles have a double layer of insulation that our liquid test machines cannot penetrate. When our scanning equipment can’t verify this type of bottle, it may automatically reject the tray.
For this reason, please empty all contents before placing a bottle in the security tray. You can refill it in the Departures lounge. Thanks for your patience and cooperation to help speed up this process.
Security at the airport isn’t just about screening your bags, find out how we work with The Metropolitan Police and Project Servator.
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.
Click here for airline contact details.
Please note that other airports across UK and Europe may not have the same liquids allowance.
Thank you for your cooperation. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.
It is advisable to check for up to date information with your airline.
There is no additional allowance for sporting equipment, but it can be carried free of charge as part of your free checked baggage allowance. If the total number of bags is more than your free checked allowance, you will need to pay extra bag charges.
Find out more about carrying extra bags and overweight baggage charges
British Airways will accept ski and snowboard equipment up to 190cm (75in) in length provided it is packed correctly.
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Skis and snowboards must be packed in a recognised ski or snowboard bag If you are travelling with skis and ski boots you should pack them in one of the following ways :
- pack your skis and ski boots separately*
- pack your ski boots within your ski bag*
- pack your ski boots within your checked baggage
*Remember each bag that exceeds your free baggage allowance will incur an extra bag fee.
Additional information on British Airway’s baggage allowance can be found by clicking here.
Because of limited capacities and differing rules on Lufthansa's partner airlines, they cannot guarantee when you book that your ski baggage will be accepted in every case. Please note that you need to register sports baggage under the reservation hotline preferably within 24 hours before departure, irrespective of whether your ski bags are within your free baggage allowance or will be checked in as excess baggage.
If you are taking your ski bags with you as excess baggage, please pay the required flat fee directly at the Lufthansa counter at the airport.
If you exceed the free baggage allowance Lufthansa’s excess baggage tariff applies.
For more information on taking ski equipment on Lufthansa flights click here.
Swiss will transport your sports equipment subject to no extra charge, provided that you do not exceed your baggage allowance. You will only be charged extra fees if you want to transport more items of luggage than those included in your allowance, or if your luggage is heavier or larger than the standard allowance.
For further advice from SWISS click here.
For further advice click here.