Hand luggage

Hand luggage size and restrictions

Each passenger is allowed to bring 1 item of hand baggage on board, aside of a normal purse. Passengers travelling business or first class often are allowed to bring 2 items of hand baggage, depending on the airline.

These are the luggage restrictions on liquids, size, etc.

What you can take as hand luggage:

  • A purse, small backpack or anything that wouldn’t be considered luggage, with a maximum size of 55x44x20cm (wheels and handle included).
  • A (entirely foldable) wheelchair and/or a set of crutches.
  • A foldable buggy for children up to 4 years old. When checking in, the buggy will be provided with a label and will be loaded onto the airplane at the gate.

What you cannot take as hand luggage:

  • Weapons or replica weapons prohibited by law
  • Sharp items and knifes
  • Tradesmen’s tools
  • Ski poles, pointy canes or bats
  • Devices that discharge projectiles (ex. stapler)
  • Handcuffs
  • Dangerous and inflammable products (ex. Fuel, fireworks)
  • Gases (including carbon dioxide cartridges)
  • Other items that may give appearance of a dangerous item
  • All liquids:
    • Water and other beverages, soup, syrup
    • Creams, lotions and oils, perfumes, sprays, gels, hair- and shower gels
    • Fluids under pressure (Shaving foam, other foam and deodorants included)
    • (Tooth) pastes
    • Fluid solid substances
    • Eyeliner, lipstick
    • Anti-mosquito products containing DEET
    • All other products with similar compositions

Exceptions on hand luggage liquids:

  • Maximum package of 100 ml, referring to the package itself, not its (remaining) content. Anti-mosquito products containing DEET are always prohibited!
  • Fluids that have been purchased in shops at the airport and that are packed in a special sealed tamper-evident bag. You are only allowed to open this sealed bag when having passed your destination’s security checkpoint. Opened packages will be seized. Baby food products (both formula milk and jars) are allowed. The security agent may ask you to taste the foods to prove they are indeed baby food.
  • Medicines and dietary supplements for use during the flight are also allowed (ask your doctor for a certificate to prove their necessity).
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Additional rules for flights with destination US or Canada

All electronic devices will be examined for signs of tampering. Any electronic device that is larger than a cell phone or smart phone, contained inside of a protective casing must be removed from the casing during the examination. If unable to remove the device from the protective casing, the device cannot board the aircraft.

Electronic devices that are the size of a cell phone or smart phone or larger must be turned on/powered up to show functionality. If unable to power up the electronic device cannot board the aircraft.

Personal electronic devices powered by lithium batteries

Your phone, laptop and other PEDs contain lithium batteries. These batteries are considered as dangerous goods. Lithium batteries that are damaged or short-circuited can start a fire.

For your own safety and that of your fellow passengers: do not put PEDs with lithium batteries in your checked-in baggage but carry them in your hand baggage.

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