Hand luggage for flights can be tricky to pack due to the sheer number of restrictions in place. Airport security is rigorous when it comes to examining cabin luggage. There are numerous items which are not allowed.
Consequently, it’s important to be clued up when you pack your carry on baggage.
Some items which you might not consider a liquid, do in fact count as such.
The Foreign Office details these online.
Liquids count as: “All drinks, including water; liquid or semi-liquid foods, for example, soup, jam, honey and syrups; cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss; sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants.”
Travellers have taken to content-sharing site Reddit to share their experiences of items that cause confusion.
“I recently travelled through Heathrow and my bag got flagged up because I left a pot of hand cream stuff which was almost a solid balm and a lush lip scrub in my luggage,” one jet-setter posted.
“Can confirm, got spreadable cheese like Philadelphia taken off me at Hamburg airport with the guy insisting it was a liquid,” another added.
“Biscoff counts as a liquid as well,” a third bemoaned.