Flight Bags

By | August 30, 2010

Flightbag 01. Screening point. Flight Bags. Transparent and resealable (work-in-progress)
EU flight safety regulations
Dangerous liquids
Body fluids
More or less innocent

Frequently asked questions concerning EU flight regulations and fluids in hand baggage.

What do you mean by liquid?
Some things are evidently liquid, like drinks and perfume.  Others are less obvious, like gels, pastes, lotions, mixture of liquids and solids and the contents of aerosols. Some examples of these are toothpastes, hair gels, face creams, liquid cosmetics, lip-gloss, deodorants, perfumes and shaving foam.

Even bottles of water?
Yes, even water that is in a container over 100ml is not permitted through security.

Photo experiments from trips between Bergen and Berlin 2009:

Flightbag 02. Beauty free. Flightbag 04. Crack. Flightbag 05. Duty free Flightbag 06.1. MC waxed Flightbag 06. MC waxed
L-R:  Beauty free, Crack, Duty free, MC Wax Air, MC Wax

What are the limits?
Only liquids in containers of 100ml or less, fitting comfortably into a one litre transparent plastic bag (approximately 20cm x 20cm) when fully closed, are permitted.  This transparent bag, with containers of 100ml should then be presented at the passenger security screening area.

Can I bring my medication on board the aircraft?
Yes, passengers are allowed to bring essential medication and dietary requirements in liquid form through the screening points in the quantities needed during their trip. Passengers may be required to demonstrate that what they are carrying is real and for genuine purposes, and not something less innocent.

Can I bring baby food/milk through security?
Yes, baby food or food for people on special diets is exempt from the new regulations.  Passengers are allowed to bring these items through the screening points in the quantities needed during their trip.Passengers may be required to demonstrate that what they are carrying is real and for genuine use and not something less innocent.

Status report:
Next phase: I will travel between Oslo and Stockholm at least four times before 2011. I will make more flight bags and try to photograph them on the security belt.