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    • Duckyduck
    • By Duckyduck 12th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    Liquids on connecting flights
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    Liquids on connecting flights 12th Mar 17 at 3:02 PM
    I've an upcoming flight which involves flying from the UK to an EU airport and then connecting (separate ticket) to a flight to outside the EU.

    I can't even remember the last time I made such a connection so it got me wondering about the liquid rules. I was planning on getting bottles of juice post security at Gatwick, however am now wondering if you need to go through security again at the connecting airport and thus surrender the liquids?

    We'll have checked in online, only taking hand luggage and appear to be flying in/out of the same terminal so no neeed to go to the pre secure area if we don't have do. Can you connect flights inside the schengen area like a domestic flight where you just stay in the departure lounge or do you have to clear immigration?
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 12th Mar 17, 3:09 PM
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    We flew UK to Amsterdam then Amsterdam to Canada and yes we had to go through security at Amsterdam as we arrived at different gate to the one we flew to Canada from.
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 12th Mar 17, 3:16 PM
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    At Gatwick have the juice put in a sealed airport goods bag, this way liquids over 100ml can be carried on board unless flying to Aus. You must not open the bag until you have gone through security and are on your final flight.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 12th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    If you're on separate tickets then you've not got a connection. I hope you've left sufficient time between flights in case of delays. You will have to go through security.
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    • By GwylimT 12th Mar 17, 4:07 PM
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    If you're on separate tickets then you've not got a connection. I hope you've left sufficient time between flights in case of delays. You will have to go through security.
    Originally posted by leylandsunaddict
    Ah I missed that bit, I don't know if the bags can be used on non-connecting flights.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 12th Mar 17, 4:21 PM
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    Ah I missed that bit, I don't know if the bags can be used on non-connecting flights.
    Originally posted by GwylimT
    Their boarding pass will show the EU airport as their final destination, and I can't see WH Smiths or Boots putting a few bottle of juice in a stebs when as far as they're concerned their customer is flying to eg FRA, AMS, CDG etc.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 12th Mar 17, 4:44 PM
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    I don't think I've ever been at an airport with international flights that doesn't sell a variety of drinks, just buy some more when you get to the connecting airport.
    • Duckyduck
    • By Duckyduck 12th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    If you're on separate tickets then you've not got a connection. I hope you've left sufficient time between flights in case of delays. You will have to go through security.
    Originally posted by leylandsunaddict
    Does the technicality of having separate tickets make a difference in respect of the question? I'll have a boarding pass out of the airport so as far as the airports concerned it's no different. There's plenty of time between flights.

    Their boarding pass will show the EU airport as their final destination, and I can't see WH Smiths or Boots putting a few bottle of juice in a stebs when as far as they're concerned their customer is flying to eg FRA, AMS, CDG etc.
    Originally posted by leylandsunaddict
    I'll already have the boarding pass for the next leg, as far as they're concerned how it it any different if it's one ticket or 2?

    I don't think I've ever been at an airport with international flights that doesn't sell a variety of drinks, just buy some more when you get to the connecting airport.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    Depends on the airport, but a lot have a smaller selection than Boots, plus boots is high street prices so just overpriced rather than outrageously overpriced. And maybe I'm being fussy, I'm sure we can get perfectly good, if not better sun cream when we get to our final destination, but it'd be nice to be able to get the brand I know I like rather than risk picking up some horrible sticky gloop.
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    • By comeandgo 12th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    Yes, you will have to go through security again.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 12th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    Does the technicality of having separate tickets make a difference in respect of the question? I'll have a boarding pass out of the airport so as far as the airports concerned it's no different. There's plenty of time between flights.


    I'll already have the boarding pass for the next leg, as far as they're concerned how it it any different if it's one ticket or 2?


    Originally posted by Duckyduck
    Yes it makes a big difference. You don't have connecting fights, you have 2 separate tickets meaning you will have go through immigration, go land side and go through security again. You will not be able to take liquids bought in the UK back through security.

    If you'd had connecting flights you may have been able to remain airside.

    Depends on the airport, but a lot have a smaller selection than Boots, plus boots is high street prices so just overpriced rather than outrageously overpriced. And maybe I'm being fussy, I'm sure we can get perfectly good, if not better sun cream when we get to our final destination, but it'd be nice to be able to get the brand I know I like rather than risk picking up some horrible sticky gloop.
    When did juice turn in to suncream?
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
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    When we stopped off in Dubai waiting for a connecting flight we went through security.

    It was the same on the return journey as well.
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    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 12th Mar 17, 9:11 PM
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    Does the technicality of having separate tickets make a difference in respect of the question? I'll have a boarding pass out of the airport so as far as the airports concerned it's no different.
    They sell you goods for the flight that's departing from that airport to it's destination. If you ask for juice to be put in a steb they will want to see your boarding card. It will show a direct flight to another EU country so no steb required.
    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 13th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
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    I've an upcoming flight which involves flying from the UK to an EU airport and then connecting (separate ticket) to a flight to outside the EU.

    We'll have checked in online, only taking hand luggage and appear to be flying in/out of the same terminal so no neeed to go to the pre secure area if we don't have do. Can you connect flights inside the schengen area like a domestic flight where you just stay in the departure lounge or do you have to clear immigration?
    Originally posted by Duckyduck
    I've had both scenarios within the last 12mths so it's difficult to give a definitive answer. My feeling is, by all means get the juice, but be prepared to hand it over if required.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 14th Mar 17, 12:22 AM
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    We'll have checked in online, only taking hand luggage and appear to be flying in/out of the same terminal so no neeed to go to the pre secure area if we don't have do. Can you connect flights inside the schengen area like a domestic flight where you just stay in the departure lounge or do you have to clear immigration?
    Originally posted by Duckyduck
    Schengen area is not relevant. The details you give are complete except for which airport. With the boarding pass for the onward flight in your possession you can certainly stay airside in transit. Unless it's one of the few airports that still have individual security checks at each gate you are unlikely to have to pass through security.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 14th Mar 17, 7:09 AM
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    Schengen area is not relevant. The details you give are complete except for which airport. With the boarding pass for the onward flight in your possession you can certainly stay airside in transit. Unless it's one of the few airports that still have individual security checks at each gate you are unlikely to have to pass through security.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    When I connected (on one ticket) through Dublin a few months ago I had to go landside to change terminals and go back through security in the other terminal.
    I understand that's not usually necessary but the area connecting the terminals airside was blocked off due to building works. Sometimes even the best laid plans can go awry...
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    • Boddington
    • By Boddington 14th Mar 17, 7:54 AM
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    Last year we flew from gatwick to dubai then Bangkok on to aus then new zealand every time we got off the plane we had to go through security! Our first ticket said dubai our second said new zealand, bangkok and aus were just fuel stops but because they wanted to clean the plane, we still had to get off, and come back through security, with all hand luggage! Gave up buying drinks to take back on, we instead drank from vending machines there and then or asked for water when we got back on the plane! Same coming home! Didn't mind too much getting off, stretched legs, had a walk so.....
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 15th Mar 17, 7:45 AM
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    Last year we flew from gatwick to dubai then Bangkok on to aus then new zealand every time we got off the plane we had to go through security! Our first ticket said dubai our second said new zealand, bangkok and aus were just fuel stops but because they wanted to clean the plane, we still had to get off, and come back through security, with all hand luggage! Gave up buying drinks to take back on, we instead drank from vending machines there and then or asked for water when we got back on the plane! Same coming home! Didn't mind too much getting off, stretched legs, had a walk so.....
    Originally posted by Boddington
    Those airports have airside arrivals and departures separated, with security in between, which is less common in Europe where the OP will transit. But without knowing which airport that will be, there's no certainty.
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