Holy water not allowed in Vatican Airline

Well, in any airline, really.

Even holy water from the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes can’t get by airport security screening passengers for suspicious liquids.

A passenger on a new Vatican-backed charter airline had to hand over a container of water collected at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral to security officials at the airport in southern France on Monday before boarding a return flight to Rome, officials for Mistral Air said. They identified the passenger as Italian television personality Paola Saluzzi.

“All passengers are obliged to respect the rules and not go over the quantities (of liquid) permitted” on flights, said Franck Hourcade, an official at the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees International Airport.

Security measures limiting liquids allowed in carry-on baggage came in response to claims by British police that there was a plot in 2006 to bring down U.S.-bound flights out of London’s Heathrow airport using liquid explosives.

Francesco Pizzo, Mistral Air’s president, said the company must adhere to the international regulations.

“There are international rules that state that liquids cannot be carried on board. These have to be respected,” he said.

Source: MSNBC.com

And that is why it’s always important to check and double check current restrictions imposed by the airlines or whatever governing body such as the TSA.

So how do you check what you can or can’t bring onboard? You can check the TSA website to get a list of permitted and prohibited items. You can also check the airline’s official website regarding their (and your destination city/country’s) policy on hand carry luggage.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 5 Comments
  1. g_mirage says:

    Ninz, thanks for this, really helped me last week… =D

  2. g_mirage says:

    Hmmm….well, I learned about what not to bring and what is ok to bring lol. Its the link you provided about TSA….so we went to Paris without the trouble of leaving stuff behind. =) salamat uli!

  3. g_mirage says:

    btw, palink ng blog mo sa page ko…..haha bagong bago walang laman!

  4. nina says:

    Ah talaga? yay! Ako rin eh, di na ko nag risk mag lagay ng kahit anong liquid sa handcarry ko, kahit less than 100ml.

    Looking forward to more blogposts from you! Don’t worry, I’ll link to you… as soon as ma-set up ko na files ko dito 🙂

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