Ryanair's rules for bringing food on planes in hand luggage

A Ryanair plane
A Ryanair plane -Credit:Getty

With the summer holiday season just around the corner, many people are planning their international vacations. However, in light of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, managing travel costs pragmatically has become a pressing priority.

One useful strategy for cutting down on travel-related expenditure is preparing meals at home to bring along and consume during your flight.

Note that airlines have distinct regulations regarding taking food onboard and having proper knowledge of these sets you up for an untroubled travel experience.

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So what exactly are the guidelines about carrying food in your hand luggage when boarding a plane?

Most airport security protocols restrict passengers from carrying liquids exceeding 100ml. In fact, even liquids within or equal to 100ml need to be securely packed in a sealed plastic bag, reports the Irish Mirror.

Such liquids could potentially include certain kinds of food, like jam, chutney, or yoghurt.

However, exact recommendations may vary between airlines. Here, we outline Ryanair's regulations about bringing on board food:.

You're free to carry any type of food items or soft drinks on a Ryanair flight, provided it adheres to the mandatory hand-luggage weight and size specifications. For safety reasons, passengers are forbidden from having hot drinks on board, and consuming one's own alcohol is also not permitted during the flight.

A spokesperson elaborated: "In the interest of safety we cannot allow passengers to board the plane with hot drinks or consume their own alcohol during the flight."