Friday, 24 October 2014

UK AIRPORT, beat the liquid and baggage allowance and make life easy

Since the introduction of limits on liquids in hand luggage travelling light has become a little more difficult.

I have recently discovered and very easy and convenient way to get around this problem.

All airlines (including budget ones such as Ryanair) must now allow passengers to carry on a duty free bag of goods in addition to their regular cabin baggage allowance.

This means that you can buy goods including toiletries in the airside shops at the airport, (any size liquids) and take them on board.

This does not affect your baggage allowance weight.  

You can even save time and be sure your goods are available by ordering on line for pick up at the store.  A classic example is Boots where you place an order 5 - 14 days before departure.

If for any reason you cannot pick up your order it is returned to Boots head office 14 days after the order was placed and you receive a refund.  

For further savings go through a cash back website where for example Top Cash Back offer between 1.5% and 8.7% (depending on the product type) cash back on your a Boots order.

The icing on the cake is if you see a space for a promotion code when you are checking out your on line order.  At this point you can do a search for current codes.  I searched "voucher codes for Boots" + the month and year and came up with a further 10% off my order total.

If you are taking connecting flights Boots will seal your goods in a special bag and give you a ticket enabling you to continue on your journey with everything.

Taking a baby abroad this is a great way to deal with the bulk of disposable nappies.

I guess the starting point for all this is to go to the departure airport website to see which stores are on the airside and their opening hours.  Next find out if they have a website with on line ordering for collection in store as I know that WH Smiths also offer this service and there are bound to be others.

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