Ryanair Enforces Ban on Lighters in Hand Luggage

By Ivan PetrenkoJun 14, 2024 11:00 AMNews
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Ryanair jet in the airport. Source: JirkaF, Pixabay

Travelers with Ryanair need to be cautious about what they pack, as the airline has recently enforced a ban on carrying lighters in hand luggage. This regulation aligns with existing government rules and aims to enhance safety measures during flights.

 

Ryanair, well-known for its affordable flights across Europe, has updated its baggage rules to include a prohibition on lighters. This comes as a surprise to many frequent flyers who might unknowingly carry this common item in their hand luggage. The airline's strict enforcement of this rule emphasizes its commitment to maintaining high safety standards on board.

 

Government travel advice specifies that passengers must place any lighters inside a resealable plastic bag, similar to the ones used for liquids, and keep them on their person throughout the flight. Despite some UK airports planning to relax the 100ml liquid rule, the regulation regarding lighters remains stringent. This means that even if other liquid restrictions are eased, the rule about carrying lighters will still apply.

 

The airline's website clearly states that lighters are included in the list of prohibited items for both checked-in and carry-on baggage. This means travelers must be vigilant when packing to avoid any inconvenience or potential legal issues at airport security. The updated policy aims to prevent any risks associated with carrying flammable items on board.

 

This move by Ryanair highlights the importance of adhering to airline-specific regulations, in addition to general airport security guidelines. Passengers are advised to review these rules carefully before traveling to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Ignoring these rules could lead to delays or confiscation of items at security checkpoints.

 

By enforcing this ban, Ryanair joins other airlines in prioritizing passenger safety. The regulation not only helps in preventing potential fire hazards but also ensures that all passengers comply with international safety standards. It's crucial for travelers to stay informed about such updates to avoid any last-minute surprises at the airport.

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