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    • Ashpilk
    • By Ashpilk 15th May 18, 6:22 PM
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    A few questions about ryan air flight.
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    A few questions about ryan air flight. 15th May 18 at 6:22 PM
    Afternoon everyone.

    Im having my first holiday abroad next month and ive a few questions that needs answering if you dont mind. We are flying ryan air and have paid for a hold bag and paid for our seats so we can sit together. I understand their luggage rules where i can take 2 items of hand luggage but the bigger 10kg case will be put in the hold for free.

    1, i take medication and get it every tuesday in a dossette box. We fly on a wednesday and return the wednesday after around 11pm. Would the chemist be able to give me an extra 2 days medication or will i have to make an appointment to see my doctor?.

    2, i buy cheap cigs here, would i be able to take a sleeve with me on holiday in my bag? Or will i have to buy them there?

    3, we have paid for a hold bag, can i shove all my toiletries in there instead of re bottleing them into 100ml containers?.

    4, im flying ryan air, what do i need to pack in my hand luggage apart from 100ml toiletries. Can electrical things go in my hand luggage, are they any rukes as what what to pack in either carry on or hold luggage?.

    5, it says no flammable things can be packed, what about my cigarette lighter? Would i be better taking matches?.

    6, im also terrified of flying do you have any tips?. As a first time flyer its quite over whelming all the rules etc.

    Thank you
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 15th May 18, 9:20 PM
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    1. Ask your pharmacist.
    2. You probably can take them, but the chances are they will be cheaper there than here.
    3. Yes.
    4. Read the Ryanair FAQs, for example https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview#2-19
    5. Neither, what do you think the word 'flammable' means?
    6. Can't really answer as I've never been bothered by flying, but it's a common question so a search should give you some answers.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 15th May 18, 9:22 PM
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    Where are you going? You might well find cigarettes are far cheaper where you're going as most of the price is excise duty.

    Baggage - yes you can put toiletries in checked baggage but watch out if you have aerosols etc ISTR they can't go in checked baggage. Ryanair baggage rules are here: https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Baggage & https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions/termsandconditionsar_696869348
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th May 18, 4:42 AM
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    5. Neither, what do you think the word 'flammable' means?
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    I always carry a small disposable lighter in my hand luggage and never have it taken by security (except at Kathmandu and Kabul airports where they tend to make up their own rules). Last week at Singapore Changi during a secondary inspection the officer had my lighter in her hand without comment. I've often thrown a hotel matchbox in my bag, no complaints from airport security.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 16th May 18, 9:09 AM
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    I always carry a small disposable lighter in my hand luggage and never have it taken by security (except at Kathmandu and Kabul airports where they tend to make up their own rules). Last week at Singapore Changi during a secondary inspection the officer had my lighter in her hand without comment. I've often thrown a hotel matchbox in my bag, no complaints from airport security.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Both are still flammable and therefore against the rules, even if the rules aren't correctly applied by security staff. I'm not sure why there's any need to take the risk for an item that'll cost pennies on arrival and can't be used while in the air anyway.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 17th May 18, 3:21 PM
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    Both are still flammable and therefore against the rules, even if the rules aren't correctly applied by security staff. I'm not sure why there's any need to take the risk for an item that'll cost pennies on arrival and can't be used while in the air anyway.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    The only risk is that the lighter will be confiscated and cost pennies to replace.

    I don't even smoke but a lighter can be useful, I always travel hand luggage only so all my usefull stuff is in there. I don't think there's any general restriction on lighters, smokers seem to be prepared for any airport smoking facility.
    • geminilady
    • By geminilady 17th May 18, 5:27 PM
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    I usually put my lighter in the clear bag for liquids nobody has said anything.I flew for the first time in my 50's and asked the doctor for something and she gave me some sedatives for the flight.I did not really need them it was not half as scary as I imangined,you will be fine ,remember thousands of people fly every day
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 18th May 18, 9:31 AM
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    The only risk is that the lighter will be confiscated and cost pennies to replace.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Not the only risk, there is also a risk that the flammable material will burst into flame while in the air causing the plane to catch fire and crash with hundreds of deaths - not a high risk I would imagine, but presumably the reason for the ban in the first place.
    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 19th May 18, 4:47 PM
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    Security shouldn't take a lighter off you as they're not banned from aircraft. If you don't tell Ryanair it's in your pocket then they'll never know you broke their rule.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 20th May 18, 12:46 AM
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    Not the only risk, there is also a risk that the flammable material will burst into flame while in the air causing the plane to catch fire and crash with hundreds of deaths - not a high risk I would imagine, but presumably the reason for the ban in the first place.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    This ban on lighters is also in your imagination. If Ryanair have such a ban then it is redundant, airlines take no part in airport security checks.
    • photome
    • By photome 20th May 18, 7:34 AM
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    Security shouldn't take a lighter off you as they're not banned from aircraft. If you don't tell Ryanair it's in your pocket then they'll never know you broke their rule.
    Originally posted by fifeken

    It shouldnít be in your pocket when going through the metal detector.

    I think it I should ok to take it on board anyway.

    I also didnít think aerosols were banned from checked bags
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 20th May 18, 8:23 AM
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    I also didnít think aerosols were banned from checked bags
    Originally posted by photome
    I've never flown on Ryanair, but I've had aerosols in my hold luggage on every flight I've ever taken.
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    • maman
    • By maman 20th May 18, 1:22 PM
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    How exciting to be off on holiday abroad for the first time!


    I'll answer from my experience but I've only travelled twice with Ryanair. Mostly we've used other airlines for convenience of the airports.


    Afternoon everyone.

    Im having my first holiday abroad next month and ive a few questions that needs answering if you dont mind. We are flying ryan air and have paid for a hold bag and paid for our seats so we can sit together. I understand their luggage rules where i can take 2 items of hand luggage but the bigger 10kg case will be put in the hold for free.


    Sometimes they take your big hand luggage into the hold, sometimes not. It depends how full the lockers are. Either way you won't pay.

    1, i take medication and get it every tuesday in a dossette box. We fly on a wednesday and return the wednesday after around 11pm. Would the chemist be able to give me an extra 2 days medication or will i have to make an appointment to see my doctor?.


    There must be a reason (often safety) for having a weekly prescription so the pharmacist may not be able to over ride it. I'd check this out ASAP in case it takes a while to get a GP appointment.



    2, i buy cheap cigs here, would i be able to take a sleeve with me on holiday in my bag? Or will i have to buy them there?


    By a sleeve I take it you mean a 200 pack carton? I'd be a bit careful if you mean by 'cheap' that they've fallen off the back of a lorry! Otherwise, it's your choice. What you need to be aware of is that any cigarettes you take out with you and don't smoke will count in your allowance coming back. It's not an issue in Europe but if you go outside Europe (like Turkey) then you're limited to 200 per person on return.

    3, we have paid for a hold bag, can i shove all my toiletries in there instead of re bottleing them into 100ml containers?.


    Definitely. Unless it's something you want on the flight then put it in your hold luggage.

    4, im flying ryan air, what do i need to pack in my hand luggage apart from 100ml toiletries. Can electrical things go in my hand luggage, are they any rukes as what what to pack in either carry on or hold luggage?.


    If they're in your hold luggage then you won't need them in hand luggage. Electrical things in your hand luggage is fine but personally I'd put as much heavy stuff in hold luggage as possible.


    5, it says no flammable things can be packed, what about my cigarette lighter? Would i be better taking matches?.


    I'd put your lighter in your pocket and then put it into the tray to go through security check. As you haven't flown before you may not be aware of this. At security, you go through a security arch but your belongings go through separately, in a tray on a conveyor belt. The belongings that go in the tray are especially the metal things like jewellery and often belts and shoes but also outdoor clothes like coats and hats plus all the bits and pieces in your pockets.


    6, im also terrified of flying do you have any tips?. As a first time flyer its quite over whelming all the rules etc.


    If you're making a GP appointment then it's worth asking advice. Personally I don't have a problem although I do sometimes find myself braking hard on an imaginary foot brake when we land! It's worth it for the choices you can make travelling. Enjoy!




    Thank you
    Originally posted by Ashpilk
    Last edited by maman; 20-05-2018 at 1:25 PM.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 20th May 18, 1:33 PM
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    Medication wise you need to take a few days extra and a copy of your prescription. So if for any reason you are delayed then you have enough meds for the delay and can show the local pharmacist what you're on if you need more. I'm thinking the unlikely but still possible scenarios where another member of the party has an accident and you don't return when planned. Or just if the flight is delayedx
    It is possible that your pharmacist has a months prescription but delivers weekly to make life easy for you, but it's best to check in time that more can be ordered if needed.
    Last edited by elsien; 20-05-2018 at 1:38 PM.
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    • photome
    • By photome 20th May 18, 4:55 PM
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    I've never flown on Ryanair, but I've had aerosols in my hold luggage on every flight I've ever taken.
    Originally posted by jackieblack

    Me too
    but Zagfles post suggests otherwise, although the link I looked at didnt say they were banned
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 20th May 18, 5:19 PM
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    This ban on lighters is also in your imagination. If Ryanair have such a ban then it is redundant, airlines take no part in airport security checks.
    Originally posted by eDicky

    I booked a FlyBE flight last week and matches and lighters were one of the things that is prohibited and you have to tick to confirm that you will not bring them on board.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 20th May 18, 5:47 PM
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    Me too
    but Zagfles post suggests otherwise, although the link I looked at didnt say they were banned
    Originally posted by photome
    That was just a vague memory (as said ISTR), I never take them these days so haven't checked the rules on them for ages (probably decades!).
    • maman
    • By maman 20th May 18, 6:04 PM
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    I booked a FlyBE flight last week and matches and lighters were one of the things that is prohibited and you have to tick to confirm that you will not bring them on board.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    That was just a vague memory (as said ISTR), I never take them these days so haven't checked the rules on them for ages (probably decades!).
    Originally posted by zagfles

    When I last flew about 2 months ago, you could take a lighter on your person. Obviously it couldn't go through the scanner with you so it went in the tray in my coat pocket.


    I didn't realise Flybe had their own rules but I've not flown with them recently. They fly out of my local airport but prices tend to make it worthwhile driving to Gatwick.
    • photome
    • By photome 20th May 18, 7:05 PM
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    That was just a vague memory (as said ISTR), I never take them these days so haven't checked the rules on them for ages (probably decades!).
    Originally posted by zagfles
    I had no idea what ISTR meant, thanks for clearing that up.

    I donít think aerosols have ever been banned from checked bags
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 20th May 18, 10:13 PM
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    I had no idea what ISTR meant, thanks for clearing that up.
    Originally posted by photome
    I seem to remember (but guess you've googled it!)
    I don!!!8217;t think aerosols have ever been banned from checked bags
    Just looked that up as well, it's OK if it's non flammable & non toxic, but many aerosols use flammable propellant - see

    https://www.caa.co.uk/Passengers/Before-you-fly/Baggage/Items-that-are-allowed-in-baggage/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosol_spray#Aerosol_propellants
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