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The clear bags for liquids in hand luggage - where can we get them?

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Holymoly321 Wed 03-Jun-09 10:15:21

We're flying with Easyjet on Friday and will have some liquids in our hand luggage - where do we get those clear plastic bags from. Can we use those clear A4 folder inserts instead?

notwavingjustironing Wed 03-Jun-09 10:16:07

Can't you just use clear plastic freezer bags?

AMumInScotland Wed 03-Jun-09 10:21:16

Any kind of clear plastic bag is fine - we just use freezer bags.

Mintyy Wed 03-Jun-09 10:34:21

At the airport. Costs you nothing. They are quite small - you can't have more than 200ml (I think) of any one type of liquid - so best to use the ones they issue as they comply with the regulations. They give them out to you as you go through to security.

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 03-Jun-09 10:35:26

Freezer bags are fine; also these bags are handed out at some airports prior to the security checkpoint.

As long as no liquid you are carrying is over 100ml it should be fine.

hifi Wed 03-Jun-09 10:46:17

take a freezer bag, some airports are now charging for them.

Katisha Wed 03-Jun-09 11:12:27

Use freezer bags - you don't want to be faffing about decanting stuff at the airport.

Buda Wed 03-Jun-09 11:13:19

Airports have now started to charge for them. Was wondering how long that would take.

PMSLBrokeMN Wed 03-Jun-09 11:14:19

I just use regular sandwich/freezer bags, no need for anything fancy!

Holymoly321 Wed 03-Jun-09 17:03:56

Thanks all - have put it in a zip lock freezer bag - but it has print on the front - will that be ok do you think?

Rebeccaj Wed 03-Jun-09 17:23:13

That'll be fine. Heathrow doesn't seem to be charging yet!

lilolilmanchester Wed 03-Jun-09 17:23:55

advice from Manchester Airport's website (although I expect they're all pretty similar, would check on your departure airport website to be sure)

Passengers will be allowed to take liquids, gels and pastes within a container of 100mls or less in their hand baggage. These items must be contained within a small, re-sealable plastic wallet, which will have to be removed from their hand baggage and x-rayed separately.

The new rules stipulate that the plastic wallet must not exceed one litre capacity per passenger - that’s around half the size of a standard A4 piece of paper and it must be sealable. The wallet can contain two or more items of less than 100mls/100g each but must not be cluttered to allow security officers to carry out thorough checks.

Mintyy Wed 03-Jun-09 18:38:23

Gatwick weren't charging on Friday

Hulababy Wed 03-Jun-09 18:43:48

Heathrow weren't charging last week. East Midlands did charge last year though.

It can be any resealable clear bg though. Food bags are fine to use.

lilolilmanchester Wed 03-Jun-09 23:29:27

Manchester was charging at Easter - £1 for 2 bags I seem to remember - first time I'd flown from there and had to pay.

Olihan Wed 03-Jun-09 23:33:26

lil, we went out of Manchester at Easter and didn't have to pay for our bags afair.

lilolilmanchester Wed 03-Jun-09 23:53:06

how odd, we definitely did! Perhaps a different terminal.

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