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Getting Through Security At Luton Airport LLA

Security At Luton Airport

All airport passengers know security is of the utmost importance these days. If you are planning a trip from London Luton Airport LLA, it will be helpful for you to familiarise yourself with the security standards and expectations of London Luton.

It is not as if the airport is that different from other airports, so if you have flown in recent times, you will be familiar with what is required. However, it never hurst to stay up to date with the latest expectations of passengers.

A very commonly asked question when it comes to getting through security at London Luton Airport LLA is:

How long do I give myself to get through the airport?

Of course, the time that one passenger or travelling party needs might not be right for you. Therefore, you need to think about the time you require, and whether you like to peruse the shops, or if you want to rush through the post-security area as quickly as possible.

Therefore, please use the following times as a guideline:

  • For domestic flights – check in at least 90 minutes before your flight
  • For European flights – check in at least two hours before your flight
  • For international flights – check in at least three hours before your flight

Liquid allowance at London Luton Airport

Liquid allowance at London Luton Airport LLA

Please consider the following liquid allowances for trips from London Luton Airport LLA:

  • Essential medicine, which can be verified, in liquid form to sustain you for the flight, such as a diabetic kit
  • Liquid baby food and baby milk (the accompanying passenger might be asked to taste these items)

Getting Through Security At Luton Airport LLA - FAQs

Will my items be screened?

All items carried by passengers will be screened, and this includes:

What items are prohibited at London Luton Airport LLA?

Please do not bring any of the following items with you when you travel from London Luton Airport LLA:

  • Acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
  • Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Gas cylinders
  • Infectious substances
  • Instruments containing magnets
  • Instruments containing mercury
  • Magnetrons
  • Non-safety matches, firelighters, lighter fuel
  • Organic peroxides
  • Oxidisers
  • Paints, thinners
  • Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller
  • Radioactive materials
  • Wet car cell batteries
What items are prohibited at Luton Airport LLA?

When travelling with my baby, what can I tale through?

If you are travelling with a young child, it makes sense you want to make the process as simple, and as manageable as possible. You will be allowed to carry a modest amount of baby milk, food and sterilised water through security, although you should be prepared for security to request these items so they can scan them.

What are the limits on liquids?

Each liquid container must hold no more than 100ml. All liquid containers must be held in a clear and resealable bag that is no larger than 20cm by 20cm. Liquids refer to items including foams, gels, pastes, cosmetics, perfumes, mousses, lotions and creams.

Are my medicines limited?

As you would expect, there are limitations on medicine, and the 100ml rules apply. You might be asked to authenticate some of the items in your possession.

What are the limits on sharp objects?

It stands to reason there are strict rules on taking sharp items through security. Travellers should avoid taking scissors, razor blades, lighters, fireworks, toy guns, replica guns, darts, pool cues, slingshots, sports bats, non-medical use needles, nails, hammers or screwdrivers.

Can I wrap gifts before I go through security?

If your trip is to allow you to see friends or loved ones, you might be carrying gifts for them. If these gifts are in your hand luggage, and they are already wrapped, security staff might ask to unwrap them so they can be checked.