Before you can board the aircraft, you must pass through security control. Here we check that you are not carrying any prohibited items, such as knives, scissors, but also a petrol lighter, for example. With the tips below, you will be ready for this check and can quickly proceed to the gate.
You should hand in your checked baggage at the check-in desk. Make sure your luggage is free from large metal objects, pressurised bottles and (highly) flammable items. Do you still need to take them with you during your trip? Please let us know in advance so that we can take them into account. It is possible that you will be called back after you have checked in your luggage. For example, if we are unable to check your suitcase properly. We will then ask you to open the baggage yourself. This usually takes a few minutes.
Apart from your baggage, you will also be checked as a person. In most cases, this is done using a device that emits extremely low and harmless millimetre waves, which detects abnormalities and objects on your body. As this device is very sensitive, it is important that you follow the following instructions:
- Take off all jewellery, your belt and any headgear.
- Take off your jacket in the queue.
- Make sure all your pockets are empty. Including coins, tissues and keys.
All items are placed in a bin which, like your hand baggage, goes through an x-ray machine.
Check what you are allowed to take with you in your hand luggage before departure. This may vary from one airline to another. However, the following rules always apply:
- Always remove all electronics larger than a smartphone from your hand luggage and put them separate in the bin.
- Make sure bottles smaller than 100 ml are in a transparent and resealable plastic bag and put them separate in the bin.
- Liquids larger than 100 ml may be carried in hand baggage, but please put them separately in the special liquids bin.
- Keep baby food and medicines separate and have a declaration from the doctor at hand for the medicines.