Restrictions on Hand Baggage through BZZ?

#1
I've tried phoning the passenger information line, but nobody ever answers.

Does anyone know whether those deploying to AFG through Brize are subject to the same restrictions on liquids in hand baggage? Trying to figure out whether to pack washbag in checked in luggage or not.

OK, so not a major item, but I'd rather not have to sort kit out at the check-in desk at stupid o'clock in the morning.
 
#2
It was on the list of things to pack in my hand luggage so I threw it in, liquids, razor, nail clippers the lot.

The point was moot as the issue NI daysack was "Too big" and had to go in the hold. The Pvts in front of me and the Cpl behind had no problem with theirs which were also issue and identicle to mine.

Sad when your life consists of such power trips, but that's just movers for you.
 
#4
Don't forget your skis, scuba flippers and unicycle.

Don't laugh, it's what someone managed to add on to the bottom of the emailed list that one of our lads ended up with.

And condoms....
 
#5
wg100 said:
I've tried phoning the passenger information line, but nobody ever answers.

Does anyone know whether those deploying to AFG through Brize are subject to the same restrictions on liquids in hand baggage? Trying to figure out whether to pack washbag in checked in luggage or not.

OK, so not a major item, but I'd rather not have to sort kit out at the check-in desk at stupid o'clock in the morning.
Dont worry about wash kit stuff, you'll be able to buy all that stuff from the EFI while you're on RSOI. Just take a bar of soap instead of shower Gel/shaving foam, you can use it for both if needs be!

Ive not had any probelms with taking an issue daysack on a Tristar, you have to have overnight kit to hand anyway. Sometimes they load daysacks on a seperate pallet that can easily be unloaded in the event of an unsheduled stop. The only thing they got shirty about was one lad trying to take both a daysack AND a laptop bag onto the flight.
 
#8
blackwidow said:
Military airports have the same restrictions as Civ airports. There are the restrictions for sharps and liquids.

Not the movers problem
Last time I went with RAF air they didnt have a problem with either the razors in my wash kit or 2 bottles of juice I had. Have they recently changed the rules?
 
#9
All Airports should follow the rules. They came out around Sep 2001. Maybe you had a relaxed Mover or relaxed RMP. There is no guarantee you will get the same again.
 
#10
Relaxed RMP? WTF? Since when have RMP been involved in Movcon issues such as checking hand luggage at Brize?
 
#11
blackwidow said:
All Airports should follow the rules. They came out around Sep 2001. Maybe you had a relaxed Mover or relaxed RMP. There is no guarantee you will get the same again.
The only time I can remember them telling people about razor blades was just after 9/11. I don't think Ive ever had a problem since. Unlike Birmingham international where I'm always given a vigourous body rub by some drooling pervert under the guise of a search. Try investing in some handheld scanners you deviants.
 
#12
blackwidow said:
All Airports should follow the rules. They came out around Sep 2001. Maybe you had a relaxed Mover or relaxed RMP. There is no guarantee you will get the same again.
7 lads this year gone and not one problem with liquids of razors,
 
#13
spad said:
blackwidow said:
All Airports should follow the rules. They came out around Sep 2001. Maybe you had a relaxed Mover or relaxed RMP. There is no guarantee you will get the same again.
7 lads this year gone and not one problem with liquids or razors,
 
#14
blackwidow said:
Military airports have the same restrictions as Civ airports. There are the restrictions for sharps and liquids.

Not the movers problem
I asked this question a while back of the Aviation Security Division of the DfT, i worked in the business at the time.

Military are not exempt as the aircraft they fly on go over countries with the same restrictions in place. Should the aircraft have to divert into a civilian airfield then you may/will be required to go through the security regime at the airport. Hence the restrictions on military aircraft with military personnel.

Civvies don't quite understand the military needs...........

Having said that it did answer why whenever i moved via crab air that I had my hand luggage checked and items removed then sat three feet from a pallet containing the units weapons on the back of fat albert. Seemed bizarre at the time.......
 
#15
At least you don't have these problems at the Falklands/Acension. :)
 
#16
Just managed to get through to the Brize Pax Info. Was told that the restrictions don't apply to tolietries. Nice to see some common sense prevailing in the event of stop overs, etc.
I've no doubt that if I tried to take a leatherman on board in my hand luggage, it would be removed.
 
#17
wg100 said:
Just managed to get through to the Brize Pax Info. Was told that the restrictions don't apply to tolietries. Nice to see some common sense prevailing in the event of stop overs, etc.
I've no doubt that if I tried to take a leatherman on board in my hand luggage, it would be removed.
Yup - it would be, because that's what the law says, not some mover.

Hand luggage has to be managed by aircraft type as well so if you're on a TRI* C2 (loads of seats) then OK (unless its chocka) but if you're on a KC1 (freight, fuel stuff and some seats) then often no. If you're going charter to the Gulf then yes, but remember that when you transfer to C17 (max seat fit) you will have to hand it in (hand luggage space taken up by oxgen/lifejackets etc).

Simple really, but that's what 40 years of underfunding the Air Transport Force gets you.
 
#18
Having done a fair bit of mil flights recently depending on what type your going on, you either put your hand luggage on a air pallet, or take it on with you. Dont kick the arse out of it with a Camelbak Motherload, fully laden, as thats taking the piss. As for normal issue day sacks, not seen anyone told to put it into hold baggage. As for laptops, if your going on Ops, netbooks are the way forward and every flight i have been on, i have carried it on. Whether its going to Cyprus, Brize, Kaf, Bastion or Minhad etc.
 
#19
wg100 said:
Just managed to get through to the Brize Pax Info. Was told that the restrictions don't apply to tolietries. Nice to see some common sense prevailing in the event of stop overs, etc.
I've no doubt that if I tried to take a leatherman on board in my hand luggage, it would be removed.
Then put it in your hold luggage................................
 

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