PHONES have become an essential travel device – especially since the rise of e-tickets and e-boarding passes.
But with one simple mistake, your phone could be confiscated at the airport – and getting your Instagram vacation snaps up to you will be the least of your worries.
No access to your ticket and boarding pass, your trip may end before it even begins.
To avoid forfeiture, make sure your phone is charged and there is no danger of running out of battery.
Follow UK Government website, airport security may confiscate your phone if the battery is dead and cannot be unlocked.
So any hope of charging your phone when you arrive at the airport lounge might be out of the question.
Travel Content Creator Sammy Vagabond shared tips on Instagram to help vacationers have a smooth journey.
“Electronics at no charge – If you can’t turn on your device when required by security, they may confiscate it, putting your holiday content at risk,” he writes.
The advice applies to all electronic devices that cannot be turned on.
There is another one surprising items that are prohibited on flights, which may result in you having to throw them away or have your suitcase checked again.
Such items include hair dye, walking stakes, and corkscrews.
Frequent flyers will know that liquids cannot be passed through security, but there are certain foods that are also prohibited because they are considered liquids.
For example, jars of jam, hummus, syrup, honey and guacamole must all come in a 100ml or less container – and they should fit in that little plastic bag of your liquids.
Here are the foods and drinks you should avoid on a plane – and what you should bring with you instead.
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