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Really stupid question. Now that you can only take the bare essentials through security at airports, does that mean that you cannot purchase anything in duty free?
 

dondon

MIA
rosinacarley said:
Really stupid question. Now that you can only take the bare essentials through security at airports, does that mean that you cannot purchase anything in duty free?

Good question , don't know the answer , I would imagine that if you bought duty frees that you would have to put it in your main luggage in the aircrafts hold , what a sad world we are living in :twisted:
 
dondon said:
rosinacarley said:
Really stupid question. Now that you can only take the bare essentials through security at airports, does that mean that you cannot purchase anything in duty free?

Good question , don't know the answer , I would imagine that if you bought duty frees that you would have to put it in your main luggage in the aircrafts hold , what a sad world we are living in :twisted:

I believe at some larger airports if you are flying within the EU you can purchase at the airport on your outbound journey then pick up your goods when you land back in the UK.
 

dondon

MIA
Welshbird said:
dondon said:
rosinacarley said:
Really stupid question. Now that you can only take the bare essentials through security at airports, does that mean that you cannot purchase anything in duty free?

Good question , don't know the answer , I would imagine that if you bought duty frees that you would have to put it in your main luggage in the aircrafts hold , what a sad world we are living in :twisted:

I believe at some larger airports if you are flying within the EU you can purchase at the airport on your outbound journey then pick up your goods when you land back in the UK.

Brilliant idea , thank you Welshbird :lol: :lol:
 
dondon said:
Welshbird said:
dondon said:
rosinacarley said:
Really stupid question. Now that you can only take the bare essentials through security at airports, does that mean that you cannot purchase anything in duty free?

Good question , don't know the answer , I would imagine that if you bought duty frees that you would have to put it in your main luggage in the aircrafts hold , what a sad world we are living in :twisted:

I believe at some larger airports if you are flying within the EU you can purchase at the airport on your outbound journey then pick up your goods when you land back in the UK.

Brilliant idea , thank you Welshbird :lol: :lol:


ah happy to perform a public service ;-) I seem to spend most of my life at airports!!

from the BAA Heathrow website....

Shopping Collection
Too much to carry? Collect it on your return
BAA Shopping Collection enables you to take advantage of great shopping while you are at the airport without the need to carry your purchases with you – a real plus for bulky items or if you are worried about breakages.

You can buy as much as you like. All you need to do is tell the retailer that you want to collect your goods on your return journey, get a receipt and pick it up from the Shopping Collection points listed below:

Terminal 1 – inside the Arrivals World Duty Free Store
Terminal 2 – BAA information desk
Terminal 3 – inside the Arrivals World Duty Free Store
Terminal 4 – inside the Arrivals World Duty Free Store
Please note that the Shopping Collection service is only available to passengers travelling within the European Union (excluding UK and Ireland flights).
 

imom1406

War Hero
The concept of what some people considered "hand luggage" always used to annoy me, people were usually wearing tracksuits and had never seen a gym in their lives , but would lift their own body weight in hand luggage into the overhead bins.....Thanks Al Qieda for making air travel easier!!
 

dondon

MIA
imom1406 said:
The concept of what some people considered "hand luggage" always used to annoy me, people were usually wearing tracksuits and had never seen a gym in their lives , but would lift their own body weight in hand luggage into the overhead bins.....Thanks Al Qieda for making air travel easier!!

Spot on mate , used to piss me off as well , I hate seeing peaple in tracksuits , no Fxxxxxxxxxg standards at all ,
 
dondon said:
rosinacarley said:
Really stupid question. Now that you can only take the bare essentials through security at airports, does that mean that you cannot purchase anything in duty free?

Good question , don't know the answer , I would imagine that if you bought duty frees that you would have to put it in your main luggage in the aircrafts hold , what a sad world we are living in :twisted:

But your luggage would have been checked in by this time! I am thinking after you have been through passport control when you would normally have only your hand luggage.
 

rictic

Badgeman
I believe once you go through you can purchase what you like from duty free, Ipod booze etc... The idea is to prevent you having access to items that you had prior to going through security. The unfortunate thing is unless we do the same as the Italians have done for years, searching arriving passengers going into transit it is a waste of time.
The weakest link is the weakest point of security. i.e. any country that doesn't adhere to the same rules or corrupt personell that have access to the flightside/transit.
All it takes is one corrupt toilet cleaner, delivery driver, engineer or security guard to blast a huge whole through the entire securty program.
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
I think all the security checks/searches would already have been done before you get into the departure/duty free area. Unless that has now changed of course.
 
rictic said:
I believe once you go through you can purchase what you like from duty free, Ipod booze etc... The idea is to prevent you having access to items that you had prior to going through security. The unfortunate thing is unless we do the same as the Italians have done for years, searching arriving passengers going into transit it is a waste of time.
The weakest link is the weakest point of security. i.e. any country that doesn't adhere to the same rules or corrupt personell that have access to the flightside/transit.
All it takes is one corrupt toilet cleaner, delivery driver, engineer or security guard to blast a huge whole through the entire securty program.

Thanks mate, I was wondering because I hate travelling at the best of times. I would always need a good book and a puzzle thingy.

But you are right about the security - did you see the pics of those coming back from package hols - hand baggage up to their proverbials!
 
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