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Flights: Pack this in your holiday hand luggage to beat 100ml liquid restriction | Travel News | Travel

Flights pose plenty of restrictions for travellers these days, and hand luggage, in particular, comes with a plethora of rules and regulations. Hand luggage needs to be limited to a certain size and weight on certain airlines. But no matter who you fly with, the liquid restriction on flights will always be 100ml. So what can plane passengers do if they want to travel with products that don’t come in the required diminutive size?

Perfume can prove particularly tricky in this instance as fragrance bottles are often much bigger than 100ml.

However, there is a way to get around this without ditching the perfume from hand luggage altogether.

Ceryn Lawless, Communications Editor at online beauty retailer Escentual.com, shared her top tips and explained why a portable atomiser could be vital.

“Truth be told unless you’re going away for months on end you really don’t need a full bottle of perfume,” Lawless told Express.co.uk.

“A 100ml bottle should last, even if you wear it daily, well over a year!

“Plus, packing your favourite fragrance bottle in your suitcase is risky; the last thing you need is for all your new holiday clothes to get ruined before you even step off the plane.

“This leaves you with one option: your hand luggage, which means limited space and a 100ml limit.

“The solution? Decant your perfume into a Travalo, fragrance atomiser, or if available for your perfume, a travel spray case.”

Having perfume in your hand luggage can be useful as you can access it during the flight.

“No fragrance will last forever so having it close by for top-ups is never a bad thing, especially if you’re travelling,” said Lawless.

“Even if you wear an Eau de Parfum, these typically only last between four to five hours; so if you’re going on a long haul flight you won’t regret popping it in your hand luggage.”

Flights introduced the hand luggage liquid allowance restrictions back in 2006. It came after British police foiled a terror plot which saw terrorists smuggling explosives. 

The incident was the largest terror plot ever discovered in Britain. The terrorists had improvised explosive devices which they had disguised in soft drink bottles.

As a result of the planned plot, liquids were almost entirely banned from hand luggage immediately.

However, three months later, the strict liquid hand luggage rules were eased.

Now, passengers are only allowed to bring in liquids which are under 100ml.

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