Baggage

PLEASE NOTE. All information given above is of general nature only. For detailed information, please refer to the rules and regulations of the respective airline.

IMPORTANT: Do not leave your  luggage unattended while you are at the airport since the safety of all travellers may depend on it. If you happen to notice bags and packages left unattended do not approach them. Inform the airport’s staff about your observation immediately.

LUGGAGE WEIGHT CHECK POINT is located near security control area, close to the check in desks.

LEFT LUGGAGE OFFICE. It is possible to store your luggage at the Wrocław Airport. Please contact the Wrocław Airport Ticket Desk located in front of the check-in desks and ask for the service.

Airlines’ baggage allowance
Please click on the airline’s logo to see the details:

Baggage: restrictions related to safety:

In accordance with security rules, passengers are not allowed to carry the following products:

In the hold luggage:

  • explosives and fireworks;
  • inflammables, liquid or solid;
  • radioactive, toxic, or corrosive substances;
  • compressed gases;
  • other dangerous items, e.g. with a strong magnetic field.

In the hand luggage:

  • weapons or weapon parts;
  • explosives, fireworks, ammunition;
  • sharp or pointed objects, e.g. scissors;
  • inflammables, liquid or solid;
  • solvents, paints, matches;
  • radioactive, toxic, or corrosive substances;
  • compressed gases;
  • other dangerous articles, e.g. with a strong magnetic field.

This list may not be complete. Please contact your carrier for detailed information.

SECURITY REGULATIONS AT THE EUROPEAN UNION AIRPORTS
In reference to the appearance of a new threat to civil aviation, i.e.- liquid explosives, the European Union accepted new forms of security concerning passengers and their luggage. The new rules restrict the quantity of liquids that passengers may carry through the security check points. The restrictions concern all passengers using EU airports, irrespective of destination. The new security regulations state that at the security check points each passenger and passenger’s luggage must be submitted to the control that will enable the detection of all prohibited liquids, irrespective of the inspection in terms of other prohibited items.

NEW RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING CABIN BAGGAGE:

  • Beginning from 6th November 2006, liquids that are carried in the cabin baggage must be stored in containers that do not exceed 100 ml – they must be packed in one closed transparent plastic bag that does not exceed the capacity of one litre. The containers are available i.e. at the Wrocław Airport Ticket Desk and security check point.
  • All single containers must be transported together in one plastic bag.
  • Maximum one plastic bag per person.
  • The bag must be showed separately during security control.
  • Passenger may use the private bag that fulfils the above mentioned conditions i.e. is a transparent cube-shaped toiletry bag with a ziper, if it does not exceed the capacity of 1 litre.
  • The restrictions concerning the quantity of liquids allowed in the cabin baggage do not refer to liquid substances (i.e. perfumes, alcohol) that are purchased in the shops located at the airport past the security check-point. The purchased article will be packed and secured in plastic bag by the shop’s staff; the bag should not be opened until the next possible security check at the next airport. We also inform that closed bag requirement does not apply to passengers that purchased the product in the duty-free zone and have no transit stop at the next airport. If the trip includes the transit stop in another EU airport, you still have the right to purchase liquids in the shops located at any EU airport or onboard of any EU carrier.

NO CHANGES CONCERN:

  • Rules concerning carrying liquid substances in the hold luggage.
  • Rules concerning carrying medicines and other medical product in the cabin baggage, including baby food that is be used on board -  in this case there are no limits concerning the quantity. Medicines and food of special purpose (i.e. food for infants) that are necessary during the flight do not have to be transported in a plastic bag. However these articles have to be shown during security control.

Medicines and food for special purposes (e.g. food for infants) that you may need on board during the flight do not have to be transported in a plastic bag. However, these articles must be submitted to the security check. If it is possible, the passenger should have with him/her the documentation (e.g. medical certificate) confirming that the medicine has been prescribed to him/her.

PLEASE CHECK HOW TO PREPARE LIQUIDS FOR SECURITY CONTROL (NEW RULES FROM 31 JANUARY 2014)

Solid products, such as chocolate, sandwiches, vegetables and fruit are allowed with no quantity restrictions (subject to customs rules). Liquid food, such as yoghurts, creams, jams and jellies is restricted to 100 ml container and all containers must fit into 1 litre plastic bag.
If you intend to take cutlery, knives and any other sharp objects together with your food, please remember to pack them into your hold baggage.
If you travel to another country, please check on the carrier web site how this issue is regulated at your place of destination. Depending on the country, the regulations may vary and different limitations may be imposed, which can influence your return flight and should be taken into account when planning it.

DURING THE SECURITY CONTROL AT THE AIRPORT, EACH PASSENGER IS OBLIGED TO:

  • Pass for checking at the security control the plastic bags with containers that contain liquid substances.
  • Remove the outer garnment (jacket, coat etc.) – it will be separately screened; in the meantime the passenger will undergo security check.
  • Take out the portable personal computer and other bigger electrical devices from the cabin baggage – they will be screened separately.

In case of any doubt concerning carrying liquids or other items, please contact airport authorities, carrier representative or travel agency before you begin the journey.
In order to facilitate the security procedures and your journey, we would appreciate your full cooperation with security staff at the airports.

PLEASE NOTE!
The definition of liquid substances inlcudes:

  • water and other drinks, soups, syrup,
  • perfumes,
  • gels (i.e. hair-gel, shower-gel),
  • paste (including tooth paste),
  • cosmetics in liquid form (i.e. lip gloss, foundation, mascara),
  • cream, conditioners etc.
  • sprays,
  • pressurized and liquid substances (i.e. shaving foam, deodorants),
  • other substances with similar texture.

Special baggage:
For detailed information concerning carriage of non-typical/uncommon baggage, e.g. animals, plants, musical instruments, sports equipment, please contact representatives of the respective airlines

NOTE: The decision if an item will be allowed on board is taken by the person carrying out security check. The decision is made on the basis of existing legislation and any suspicious object or passenger’s suspicious behaviour may result in the person’s being denied boarding or object’s being denied for transportation.

 

Some of the goods we use in our everyday life seem harmless: hair sprays, lithium batteries, perfume, matches… However they may be very dangerous when transported by air. For your own safety, and to avoid potential fines, it is very important that you carefully read the dangerous goods information provided by your airline before your flight.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are contained in many items of frequent use. Your cell phone, your laptop, tablet or even camera are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. When damaged, short-circuited or overheated, these batteries can catch fire.

You should carry your portable electronic devices (PEDs, such as cameras, laptops and phones) in your hand baggage (carry-on), and not in your checked baggage. Under normal circumstances, we can use our laptops, eReaders, tablets or MP3 players on board for working, reading, listening to music or watching movies. Even our cell phones can be used on most airplanes for i.e. playing simple games. However, keep in mind that PEDs may interfere with the airplane equipment and this differs from one type of aircraft to another. This is why airlines require to switch them to “airplane mode” at all times.

Although not recommended, if you need to pack your electronic device in your checked baggage, you have to make sure that the devices are completely switched off and protected from accidental activation. Spare batteries and power banks, however, always have to be transported in your carry-on baggage – never in your checked baggage – and they must be individually protected to prevent short-circuits. E-cigarettes must always be in your hand baggage.

Also, spare batteries, including power banks, should not be recharged while on board the aircraft. Additionally, power banks should not be connected or providing power to a device while on board the aircraft.

Whether in your carry-on or checked baggage – the battery must not exceed a certain watt-hour (Wh), and should be bought from original retailers only and never from untrustworthy sources.

E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) contain a battery and a heating element that vaporizes a liquid vapour to simulate tabacco smoking.

Several incidents were reported to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) involving e-cigarettes overheating resulting in a fire in checked baggage. For this reason, these devices can only be carried in the cabin, and it is forbidden to recharge them while on board the aircraft.

Personal transportation devices

Small lithium battery powered personal transportation devices, also known as hoverboards, self-balancing devices or gravity boards, were one of the most sold devices recently. However, there have been incidents where these items or their batteries overheated, caught fire and even exploded.

Passengers are not allowed to carry these batteries in their checked bag, as batteries have a rating of 100 Wh or more. Because of the high risk posed by these devices, many airlines have decided to additionally restrict their transport in the cabin. It is therefore safer to leave these items at home when flying.

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