Tomorrow I’m flying with Pegasus Airlines from Iran to London with a short layover in Turkey. I just noticed that electronics like e-readers are not allowed in carry-on. However I travel without check-in luggage to save money.
According to the UK government website:
Flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and
You must put all phones, laptops, tablets and ereaders –
and some accessories that can be used with them – in your hold luggage
if they’re larger than any of these measurements:
- 16cm in length
- 9.3cm in width
- 1.5cm in depth (thickness)
My Kobo H2O ereader has the following specs:
- Width 12,9 cm
- Depth 0,97 cm
- Height 17,9 cm
Will I be able to take my reader in carry-on? Or do I have to pay for check in? Or is it possible to leave it with the crew inside the plane?
Every airline has a slightly different procedure for handling the UK Electronics Ban.
Pegasus has a statement on their website which includes :
- Transit guests must hand over the electronic devices which are not permitted to be carried on board at the boarding gate of their flights
to the UK.
I am not familiar with exactly what Pegasus is doing, but most airlines will accept the electronics at the boarding gate, put them into some form of secure/protective packaging, and then carry them in the aircraft hold. On arrival int he UK, the electronics will be made available either at the gate when dis-boarding, or at baggage claim.
The Pegasus staff at either Iran or Istanbul will be able to tell you the exact procedure.