The 12 Yeas and Nays of Christmas at Stansted Airport

STANSTED Airport has set out its 12 Yeas and Nays of Christmas to ensure flying out of the Essex hub remains a jolly experience over the festive season. Terminal general manager, Neale Jouques, said: The festive season is traditionally one of our busie

STANSTED Airport has set out its '12 Yeas and Nays of Christmas' to ensure flying out of the Essex hub remains a jolly experience over the festive season.

Terminal general manager, Neale Jouques, said: "The festive season is traditionally one of our busiest times at Stansted, and despite the current economic downturn, we are preparing to welcome nearly 750,000 passengers over the holiday period this year.

"Throughout 2009 we have consistently delivered an excellent security operation, with over 99 per cent of our passengers queuing for less than 10 minutes. To help maintain this high level of service, and ensure all our passengers get their holidays off to the best possible start, we have today set out our '12 Yeas and Nays of Christmas'.

"This is a quick and easy to use guide, offering important travel tips and advice that should mean there are no unexpected surprises for anyone due to fly over the Christmas period.


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"Just one simply click on www.stanstedairport.com will take you straight to the guide, so it's never been easier to take the stress out of planning your journey and get the festive season off to a flying start."

The '12 Yeas and Nays of Christmas' are:

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1 Don't forget to print off your boarding card and ensure you bring it with you if you have already checked in on-line

2 The best way to prepare for your journey through the airport is to always check www.stanstedairport.com/security for the latest and most up-to-date security advice before you leave home

3 Remember there are still restrictions on liquids, and ensure you only have one piece of hand luggage per person

4 Any liquids in hand luggage must be in individual containers no greater than 100ml capacity and placed in a transparent re-sealable bag, no larger than 20cm x 20cm in size

5 Allow plenty of time for your journey to the airport, and arrive at least two hours before the flight departs

6 Pack all sharp objects in your hold luggage only - sharp objects are liable to confiscation if carried in hand luggage

7 Check with your airline website for the latest information about your flight

8 Once you have checked in - go straight to security

9 Pack as much as possible (including presents), and anything you don't need for your flight, into checked-in baggage and make sure you're within the weight allowances set by the airline you are travelling with

10 Do not wrap presents you wish to carry in your hand luggage as they may need to be inspected at security

11 Do not carry Christmas crackers - they are NOT PERMITTED in hand or checked-in luggage. The crackers often contain prohibited items that may not be taken airside

12 If you're using public transport over the festive period, check with the operator before you travel for any timetable changes

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