Four items passengers should never pack in hand luggage before going on holiday

Passengers should double check their carry-on before heading to the airport
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UK holidaymakers are being advised to leave four specific items out of their hand luggage this summer, even as rules on 100ml liquids are set to be phased out across UK airports. Aberdeen Airport has already scrapped these restrictions, but travel experts at Fulton Umbrellas warn that certain items should still be left at home to avoid confiscation at airport security.

Firstly, travellers need to be cautious when packing electronics powered by lithium ion batteries. While the rules can vary between airlines, it's generally recommended to only include electronics in hand luggage if their batteries are between 100Wh and 160Wh, according to the Express.

Fulton Umbrellas also advises ensuring all devices are fully charged and switched off before packing. Additionally, they suggest travellers think carefully about the types of food they pack in their carry-on cases.

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Single piece of brie cheese over table.
Single piece of brie cheese over table. -Credit:Getty Images

While many passengers typically pack food for the journey or to take home, items such as jams, soft cheeses and chutneys could be confiscated as they count towards the 100ml limit on liquids.

Moreover, different nations may impose additional restrictions on certain food types. Therefore, it's crucial to research prohibited items before travelling to prevent disappointment and confiscation, reports the Daily Record.

The firm also advised passengers to be cautious when packing certain types of umbrellas in their hand luggage, depending on their size. While there are usually no restrictions on carrying an umbrella in hand luggage, larger 'golf-style' umbrellas could potentially cause accidents, especially in soft cases.

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Instead, holidaymakers should aim to pack umbrellas of this size in their checked luggage, freeing up more space for other items in their carry-on case. Lastly, Fulton Umbrellas cautioned tourists who wish to maintain their fitness during their holiday to reconsider packing protein powders in their bags.

Although not explicitly banned by airlines, powders can obscure the view on X-ray machines, hiding items placed behind them. Consequently, tourists who choose to pack protein powders in their hand luggage might find themselves spending extra time at security, with staff likely needing to manually inspect the case.