Tis the season to be jolly so spread some Christ

first_img‘Tis the season to be jolly, so spread some Christmas cheer and celebrate the hard work of all those employees who tirelessly ensure travel is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.Year-round, many people in the travel industry, from airport check-in staff to hotel concierges, work hard to make sure our trips run smoothly. Christmas time can be the busiest time of year for these unsung heroes, when more of us are travelling to spend the festive season with friends and loved ones. Skyscanner wants to say thank you to our Christmas Heroes for putting a smile on our faces (no matter how long the airport security line is), for helping us get home (so we can stuff our faces with festive treats) and keeping us safe this Noël.Check out our video.http://www.youtube.com/embed/z4nwBm4GL_kDo you have your own personal Christmas Hero, that person that makes these festivities so special? Share with us and enter a chance to win the trip of a lifetime.To enter, share a photo that says thanks to your Christmas Hero on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ChristmasHeroes. The most original entry will win an amazing trip!Terms and ConditionsThe Organiser1. The organisers of this competition are Skyscanner, c/o Pinsent Masons LLP, 5 Old Bailey, EC4M 6BA.2. The competition starts on Monday 8 December 2014 and runs until 23:59 on Wednesday 24 December 2014.3. One winner will be selected based on Skyscanner’s choice of the best photo and accompanying caption. The winner will be notified by 14 January 2015 by social media.4. Entry is prohibited to directors, management and employees of Skyscanner and their immediate families.5. Skyscanner reserves the right to terminate or modify the competition at any time prior to the closing date by publishing any modifications on the Skyscanner website.6. This competition is in no way associated with, sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or Twitter.7. Skyscanner’s decision in regard to the winner and all other matters relating to the competition are final, and no discussions will be entered into.Entry Criteria1. Participants must be resident in Europe – United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland; Americas – United States of America; APAC – Singapore, South Korea, India or Australia and be aged 18 years or over as at 8 December 2014. Multiple entries are permitted.2. All entrants must follow @Skyscanner on Twitter or Instagram, depending on which platform they choose to submit their entry on. 3. You can enter the Competition by uploading a photo and using the hashtag #ChristmasHeroes The theme of the Competition is Christmas Heroes. To enter, participants would need to upload a picture of their Christmas hero story to thank individual(s) that make Christmas special to them. The most creative entry will win.4. By entering the competition, you consent to your name, entry and any other reasonable personal details supplied being used by Skyscanner for promotional/marketing purposes and the announcement of the winner of the competition. Skyscanner will also request the email address of the winner in order to arrange booking of the Prize, and this will be processed in accordance with Skyscanner’s Privacy Policy.5. By entering the competition, the winner accepts full and complete responsibility for their own safety and welfare at all times.6. By submitting your entry, you confirm that:a) Your entry is originally yours, does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and conforms to the requirements of these terms and conditions.b) You have read, accepted and understood the Skyscanner Privacy Policy.Determination of the Winner1. Skyscanner reserves the right to reject comments that depart from the theme, are offensive, obscene, bring Skyscanner into disrepute or otherwise do not conform to the requirements of these terms and conditions at its discretion.2. In order to be valid, your entry must contain an original comment on the given theme, which conforms to the requirements set out in these terms and conditions. Using other people’s comments, or work is a copyright violation and will invalidate your entry.3. From the valid entries received, a Skyscanner jury will select the final winner based on an objective assessment of the following criteria: originality, creativity, coherence with the given theme and quality. The jury deciding on the winner will be a panel of Skyscanner employees.The Prize1. The prize consists of a global travel voucher worth of £1000 (or the equivalent value in the local currency), which can be spent on any travel product(s) found on the Skyscanner website: flight(s), hotel reservation(s) and/or car hire(s) (“Prize”). The winner will indicate what travel arrangements he/she wishes to book, not exceeding the total value of £1000 and the travel arrangements will be booked by Skyscanner in accordance with the winner’s reasonable request (subject to availability) and forwarded to the winner’s email address. When communicating travel request to Skyscanner, the winner undertakes to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the relevant 3rd party travel provider, and consents to Skyscanner sharing information with the 3rd party travel provider to the extent necessary to book the Prize in accordance.2. The Prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be given. Where the Prize is unavailable at the applicable value, an alternative of equal value will be provided. If the travel options selected by a winner are no longer available within the limit on the appropriate dates, an equivalent will be booked. Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified Prize will be the responsibility of the winner. The winner accepts full and complete responsibility for organising their travel requirements, including arranging their own visa and other travel requirements.3. Travel must be completed no later than December 2015.3. Car-hire will only be available to a winner over the age of 21 holding a valid driving licence.4. Skyscanner accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from accepting the Prize and recommends that all entrants obtain independent financial advice in this regard.5. The winner will be required to comply with Skyscanner’s anti-money laundering procedures. These will require the winner to provide Skyscanner with a copy of any one of the following forms of photographic identification: Passport or Driving License.6. If any act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of Skyscanner which prevents it from complying with these terms and conditions, Skyscanner will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations. Except in respect of liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or for any fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded by law, will not be liable for any losses, damages, expenses, costs or claims arising out of or relating to this Competition or the use of the Prize, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise.7. These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of England & Wales.Still lacking in Christmas cheer? Get merry with these fun festive features:13 ways to be a Christmas travel hero10 tips for stress-free Christmas travel10 best xmas presents to buy at the airport – and how to bag a bargain11 of the best Christmas market city breaks for under £60ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related13 ways to be a Christmas travel heroFind out how to be a travelling Christmas angel this festive season.10 best Christmas presents to buy at the airportPresent time: top tips on how to get your last-minute gifts between bag check and boarding.Christmas Jumper Day at SkyscannerChristmas Jumpers are a tradition that we honour every year and this one… well, everyone has been quite creative! Have a very Merry Christmas!last_img read more

Liquids in hand luggage What can you carry

first_imgIf you were planning to stock up on some alcohol or perfume in the duty-free, don’t panic! Any liquids bought at the airport or on the plane are allowed in your carry-on luggage, even if over 100ml. However, you’re not allowed to swig from your bottle of vodka during the flight as all items should remain unopened and sealed in an airport security bag with a visible receipt. But watch out if you’re transferring onto another flight in a different country, as even sealed duty-free bags may be screened again and subject to that country’s security rules on liquids. Luggage restrictions on baby milk and foodItemIs it allowed on board?Is it allowed in the hold?Breast milkYesYesFrozen breast milkNoYesSoya, formula and cow’s milkYes (baby must be present)YesSterilised waterYes (but must be in a baby bottle and baby must be present)YesBaby foodYes (baby must be present)Yes Just looking for flights? Search on our site here: Good to know: Even though you are allowed to carry a lighter or e-cigarette on board, the days of being able to smoke on a flight are long gone so don’t even think about it! Within the EUOutside the EUAt present, you can bring any food into the UK from another EU country.You can bring:     • Up to 10kg of meat, potatoes or dairy products from Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. You are not allowed to bring this type of food into the UK from any other country;• Up to 2kg of fruit and vegetables for your own use or for family and friends. They must be carried in your personal baggage and be free from pests or diseases;• Up to 2kg of eggs, egg products, and honey;• Up to 20kg of fish or 1 whole fish (whichever is heavier). – All drinks: including water– Liquid or semi-liquid foods: including soup, jam, honey and syrups– Cosmetics and toiletries: including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss– Sprays: including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants– Pastes: including toothpaste– Gels: including hair and shower gel– Contact lens solution: including other solutions and items of similar consistency Search Flight Deals in the App 6. Are lighters or e-cigarettes allowed on flights? Good to know: If you’re worried your plastic bag isn’t up to scratch, most UK airports have correctly-sized ones available at security, although some might charge you 20p for one. 4. What about baby food and milk? Packing hack: Keep your holiday make up simple with minimal products. Don’t forget, lip gloss and mascara count as liquids! Packing hack: purchase some reusable 100ml travel containers and fill them with your favourite products at home before you travel. If you don’t want to fork out on soggy airline food, you can take your own snacks on board. Solid foods like biscuits, fruit, and sandwiches aren’t restricted on flights, but the above liquid restrictions apply to liquid foods such as soup and jam. You’ll also need to declare any food that’s brought into the UK from outside the EU. You can find more detailed information about this on the gov.uk website. These are just some of the more normal items – find out what more unusual things you aren’t allowed on a flight. Finally, we’ve put together some FAQ’s to answer some of the most popular queries: If you do want to take any of these liquids in your hand luggage you need to make sure of a few things: Be warned: remember that honey counts as a liquid, so don’t be tempted to take a few jars home as a gift in your hand luggage. You’ll have to throw them away at the security check. Ditto lovely local wines – unless you’ve bought them in the duty-free shop. FAQInformationCan I take deodorant or aerosols in hand luggage?Aerosols and roll on deodorants are classed as liquids, so any containers larger than 100ml will need to go in your luggage in the hold. Containers smaller than 100ml are accepted if in a clear plastic bag.Can I take aftershave or perfume in hand luggage?If the bottle is less than 100ml, then yes, as long as it is in a clear plastic bag.Can I take toothpaste in hand luggage?If the tube contains less than 100ml, then sure – just again, as long as it is in a clear plastic bag.How many bags of liquids can I take?Passengers are limited to one plastic bag per person.How many bottles can I take?There is no limit, but all bottles must fit within one plastic bag measuring 20cm x 20cm. Here’s a no-nonsense guide to what liquids you can carry in your hand luggage when flying to and from UK airports – You must take no more than 100ml of any liquid on a flight– Liquids must be placed into individual 100ml containers – larger containers, even if only partly full, are not usually accepted at security– All 100ml containers must fit into a clear, plastic bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm– Only one plastic bag is allowed per passenger– The bag has to be able to close and be sealed – overstuffed plastic bags will not be accepted and you can’t tie or knot the top of the bag– The maximum amount of liquid in total that you can carry onto a flight is one litre– Bags must be taken out of your hand luggage and shown at airport security Good to know: Make sure you leave plenty of time for your doctor to write a note as it can sometimes take a few weeks and might incur a cost. Don’t forget: if you’re on the outward leg of your journey don’t buy anything you will need to fly home with. You may polish off that bottle of gin on your holiday but better get that special perfume when you’re homeward bound. Browse deals ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Luggage restrictions on medicationItemIs it allowed on board?Is it allowed in the hold?Tablets and capsulesYesYesLiquid medicinesYes – if over 100ml must be screened successfullyYesHypodermic syringesYesYesInhalersYesYesCooling gel packsYes – if screened successfullyYesMedical equipment including CPAP and TENS machinesYesYes Travelling with a young baby or infant can be stressful enough without having to worry about what you can and can’t take onboard with you. So, it’s good to know you can bring as much baby milk, sterilised water, and food as you need for the journey, which can be more than 100ml. As with other liquids you’ll need to show these items to security. You can also carry breast milk in your hand luggage even if you’re not travelling with a baby but you can’t carry frozen breast milk. Individual containers of breast milk must hold no more than 2,000ml and each container will need to be screened at the security point. Good to know: You might be asked to taste your baby’s water or milk by security staff so be prepared to glug down some formula! Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels,  trains and car hire. 1. What liquids are restricted on flights to and from the UK? If you need to take essential medicines or topical skin creams with you when you travel, you don’t have to manage without them during the flight. Providing you have a note from your doctor explaining why you need them or a current prescription, they can stay with you in your hand luggage, and can be larger than 100ml. Don’t forget to show them to security staff when you go through as they might need to open the containers to screen the liquids.  Picture the scene. With the steely precision of a NASA scientist you’ve cut your capsule wardrobe down to minimum requirements, folded and rolled your lightest essentials, downloaded your boarding card – and actually made it to the airport the recommended two hours early… then you arrive at security. The following table outlines what medicines and medical equipment are allowed in your hand and/or hold luggage: RelatedBanned on board: Christmas gifts you can’t take on a flightTis the season to visit a Christmas market, call on far-flung relatives, or maybe even fly somewhere a little bit warmer. But, you might want to make sure that cabin baggage restrictions and customs regulations don’t ruin Christmas. Here’s a complete guide to what Christmas items are banned on board…Complete guide to cabin luggage: what you can and can’t take on a planeYou’ve got your head around cabin bag sizes, but what are you actually allowed to pack in that perfectly-sized carry-on? Find all the answers you need in this complete guide* to what you can and can’t take on a plane in your hand luggage.Laptop and tablet ban: How will this affect your travel plans?Just over a month since the initial laptop and tablet ban was announced, there is now speculation that the UK may be next to join the list of countries with new hand luggage restrictions for laptops and tablets on flights to the US. We explain what this flight ban could… 5. Can I take food on board the flight in my hand luggage? Good to know: Some countries ban or restrict certain food items so it’s always best to check with your airline and destination country, including any airlines you may be transferring to during your flight. Packing hack: buy a few cheap essentials at the airport once you’ve passed through security and save your space for the pricey cosmetics that you can’t live without. You can wave goodbye to a half-empty bottle of shower gel at the end of your trip but you’re not going to want to chuck out your favourite moisturiser. 3. Can I take medication in my hand luggage? Search Flight Deals in the App Information correct as of 29th September 2018, obtained from https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions. Please always check the latest guidance at https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions before booking a trip ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Yes, but you can only carry one lighter or e-cigarette on you when boarding a flight so don’t take your whole collection! Lighters and e-cigarettes are included in the liquids allowance outlined above, so that means you must be able to squeeze them in your resealable plastic bag to go through security, and then remove them to carry on you when you board the plane. 2. What are the rules on duty-free liquids in hand luggage?last_img read more