Respecting airport security rules and knowing the limits imposed by your airline in terms of hand luggage and checked suitcase is the best way to avoid delays at the airport.
Apart from the classic suitcase dimensions, there is a new type of suitcase that has been banned by most airlines, including Ryanair and EasyJet.
If you plan to take this suitcase for your next flight, you are likely to be turned away at security.
Smart suitcases banned by Ryanair and EasyJet
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, this new type of suitcase brings together all the features that can be useful to you at the airport. The integrated GPS allows you to track your suitcase during its movements, ideal for not losing it if you want to check it in. There is also a Wi-Fi hotspot, which will help you pass the time during the long waits before boarding.
However, these smart suitcases that are supposed to make your travel easier are banned on certain airlines, including Ryanair and EasyJet, which are among the main European airlines.
The reason? These 2.0 suitcases need a lithium battery to work. However, for obvious security reasons, lithium batteries of a certain size are prohibited on board, explains the British media Metro.
Some of these connected suitcases have a removable battery. If this is the case for yours, you can remove the battery and board, provided it is stored separately in your carry-on luggage.
What rules to follow for hand luggage?
Hand luggage is the star of the summer, mainly because of the high fees that passengers have to pay to check in luggage in the hold. However, hand luggage must meet certain dimensions, and at the main low-cost European airlines, such as Ryanair and EasyJet, the dimensions are quite restrictive.
EasyJet Hand Allowance
If you are traveling with EasyJet, you are entitled to a bag that can slide under the seat with maximum dimensions of 45 x 36 x 20 cm. By paying a supplement, you can take a large suitcase of 56 x 45 x25 cm of 15 kg maximum.
Ryanair Hand Allowance suitcase and Restrictions
In these hand suitcase, you are limited as to the types of items to take, in particular with regard to liquids, creams, gels and aerosols. You are only entitled to bottles of up to 100 ml, and all liquids/products must be placed in a resealable transparent plastic bag not exceeding 20 x 20 cm.
There are exceptions for food that you will consume on board, as well as for breast milk and other baby food. You can find the list of items and food prohibited in the cabin on the official website of your airline.