There are restrictions on what items you are permitted to carry in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding aircraft in the UK. Taking liquids through security There are restrictions on the amount of liquids you can carry in your hand luggage. If possible, pack liquids in your hold luggage (this is the baggage that you check-in prior to your flight). If you do take liquids in your hand luggage then: Liquids must be placed in containers that hold no more than 100ml each. Containers should be placed in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, measuring approximately 20cm x 20cm. No more than one litre of liquids are to be carried in the plastic bag. The contents must fit comfortably inside the plastic bag so it can be sealed. The plastic bag must not be knotted or tied at the top. Only one plastic bag is to be carried per person and it must be shown at the airport security point prior to boarding your flight. Containers larger than 100ml (except essential medicines), will not be allowed through the security point, even if they are only part full. Liquids include: All drinks, including water, soup and syrups Cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lipsticks Sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants Pastes, including toothpaste Gels, including hair and shower gel Contact lens solution Any other solutions and items of similar consistency Cigarette Lighters You can only carry one cigarette lighter onboard the aircraft and it should be put inside a plastic bag with any liquids you may be carrying. You must keep the cigarette lighter with you throughout the flight. Please note that cigarette lighters cannot be placed inside hold luggage. Download the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) guide for full details of what you can carry in your luggage. Further information can be found on the Direct Gov website, however, Hays Travel is not responsible, and accepts no liability, for the content found on the Direct Gov website.