For hand baggage means all items and personal effects of the passenger necessary for their well-being during the journey, which are weighed and transported in the cabin under the responsibility of the passenger and accessible to him during the flight.
If you are travelling with a hand baggage you should know that:
- on board the aircraft is usually allowed to carry only one hand baggage, the dimensions of which should generally not exceed cm 55 x 40 x 20 (sum of the three dimensions equal to cm 115) and the weight of kg 5-10: We recommend, however, to check the provisions of the airline you have chosen for your flight. However, your luggage must be easily stowed under the seat or in the overhead compartment;
- if the hand luggage does not meet the Carrier's requirements, it must be checked in at an additional charge, if applicable;
- remember that hand luggage checks are very scrupulous, so if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises, we advise you to follow the instructions of the airline you have chosen for your trip to the letter and to go to the airport well in advance to check the conformity of your luggage directly with the staff in charge;
- unless otherwise indicated by the Carrier, who may limit the amount of hand baggage that can be carried, you may take the following items with you:
A purse or bag for documents or personal laptop
A coat or waterproof coat
An umbrella or walking stick
A camera, video camera or CD player
Reading items for the trip
A portable crib and baby food needed during the trip
A pair of crutches or other walking aids
Items purchased at the "duty free" and shops within the airport, in reasonable quantities and limited weight, however easily placed in the appropriate housing in the cabin;
- points out that, in the interests of passenger safety, small lithium battery-powered vehicles such as airwheels, solowheels, hoverboards, minisegways and balance wheels are not accepted either as hand luggage or in hold luggage;
- the use of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) pipes and e-cigs is prohibited in the cabin. Lighters may only be carried in the cabin on the person;
- always remember to separate any liquids and large electrical/electronic objects (e.g. PCs and tablets) before carrying out security checks.
What can not be carried in hand baggage?
According to the provisions of ENAC and the International Aviation Safety Authorities it is forbidden to introduce in the cabin:
Guns and firearms of all kinds, as well as their realistic reproductions and toy weapons, which can be exchanged for real weapons;
Sharp weapons or with sharp edges and objects, such as syringes, cutlery, razor blades, sewing needles, scissors, sharpeners, Swiss knives;
Blunt instruments, such as clubs, batons and the like;
Explosives and flammable substances;
Chemical and toxic substances;
Liquids, if not in the following modes.
For more information see the airline's website, the Enac website or ask the airport staff.
Rules on the transport of liquids
Since 6 November 2006, the European Union has introduced new safety rules that limit the amount of liquid substances that can be carried through and beyond airport security control points.
The new rules are subject to all passengers departing from European Union airports, including domestic flights, whatever their destination.
If you need to carry liquids on board, you should know that:
- the liquids in question, which are referred to as LAG (Liquid, Aerosol, Gel) include:
Water and other beverages
Soups, syrups and creams
Lotions and oils
Perfumes, sprays and gels, including hair and shower gel
Pastes, including toothpaste
Mixtures of liquids and solids
Contents of pressure vessels, including all foams, aerosols, deodorants and roll-ons
Make-up products such as foundation, mascara and liquid lip gloss
Any other object of similar consistency, such as chocolate cream, jam and honey, peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese and spreadable cheese, etc. ;
- these liquids must be contained in containers each having the maximum capacity indicated on the container of 100 ml or 100 gr and inserted in a transparent and resealable plastic bag of about 18 x 20 cm, with a capacity not exceeding one liter. This envelope must be presented at security checks separately from the rest of the cabin baggage. Larger quantities of liquids or bottles whose capacity is not indicated on the container, must be placed in the hold baggage or left on the ground;
- the bag must be closed and sealed: plastic bags that are too full or whose top has been tied or knotted will not be accepted;
- the permitted quantity is one litre of LAG per passenger, this also applies to children under 2 years;
- there is an exemption for liquids to be used during the journey for:
Medical purposes: in the case of medicines, the presentation of the prescription in the name of the passenger is necessary
For a special diet regimen: with a prescription/ medical certificate attesting the need for travel), including baby food.
- liquids carried by transit passengers from EU and non-EU countries, purchased in shops or on board any airline, can be transported, provided that they are sealed in a security bag with red board, so-called STEB, provided at the time of purchase and proof of purchase is clearly visible inside the bag itself and indicate the airport or airline from which the item was purchased. "proof of purchase" means a receipt, a receipt, an invoice, from which the date of purchase of the item is unequivocally deduced;
- the security bag cannot be opened until arrival at the destination. However, security agents may have to open it for checking. If this happens and your flight involves a further stopover, you must inform the security officer who will reseal the liquid in a new STEB bag after the check.
Hold baggage or checked baggage means all items and personal effects of the passenger, necessary for their well-being during the journey, that are weighed and transported in the holds of the aircraft and that are not accessible by the latter during the flight.
If you are travelling with checked baggage you should know that:
- each airline applies its own rules on baggage allowances;
- for this reason, we advise you to consult the website of the Carrier with whom you will be travelling to receive all the information on the size, weight, and quantity of checked baggage that you can check in, as well as the fees for any excess baggage;
- for security reasons with regard to those physically handling baggage, please note that a checked baggage item may NOT, under any circumstances, exceed 32 kg in weight;
- your personal belongings must be properly placed in suitable suitcases or containers so that they can be safely transported and handled by airport personnel;
- Some items cannot be accepted as checked baggage because they may spoil in flight, damage other baggage or pose a danger to passengers or the aircraft;
- always remember to affix a name label with your name, surname, address and telephone number and to remove any previous labels;
- you must NEVER leave your luggage unattended at the airport.
What cannot be carried in hold baggage?
All items that would undermine flight security are prohibited in checked baggage.
Checked baggage should therefore not contain the following items:
Weapons and ammunition
Explosives, fireworks and rockets
Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable, refrigerant and poisonous) such as camping gas and personal defense spray
Flammable substances (liquid and solid)
Infectious and poisonous substances
Diving torch with batteries inserted
Prohibited items in the hold
The carriage in the hold of objects deemed dangerous to flight safety, such as:
Electronic Cigarettes (E- cigarettes)
Electronic pipes and cigars (such items are allowed only on the person)
Replacement lithium batteries and power banks (spare lithium batteries).