Video produced to assist air passengers over the Festive period
From Jersey Airport
13th December 2021
Ahead of the Great Christmas Get-Away, which is due to start this weekend, Ports of Jersey is issuing timely advice to passengers travelling through security over the festive period.
This year, in the hope of reaching a wider audience, especially amongst those planning to travel, a short video has been produced explaining the dos & don’ts of going through security. It is available to watch on the Ports of Jersey YouTube channel. A dedicated page with festive advice for travellers has also been published on its website, jerseyairport.com/Christmas. Whilst the video, which features Santa and his elves travelling through Jersey Airport security is ‘quirky’ and light-hearted, it does carry a serious message and was filmed by local creative agency Freedom Media. It can be viewed online at https://youtu.be/rSSKoW9XQyw.
Head of Security and Passenger Services for Ports of Jersey, Maria Le Tiec, explains, “We recognise that many passengers travelling though the airport won’t have travelled for some time due to the pandemic and may have forgotten what they can and cannot take through security, especially during the festive time. As well as setting up a dedicated festive advice page on our website, our Marketing & Communications team also came up with the idea of producing a video to help strengthen these messages. We hope viewers will see it in the light-hearted way it’s meant to be but also remember the important security advice.”
The general advice to passengers includes:
- Allow plenty of time for your journey through Jersey Airport, especially if you have luggage to check-in
- Any gifts carried in hand luggage must remain unwrapped as they may be subject to a physical search
- ‘Liquid’ items, including perfumes, pastes, gels, jams, preserves (e.g. ‘Black Butter’), dairy products, lotions and snow globes, must be carried as part of checked-in luggage. Only liquid items carried in containers that measure less than 100ml will be permitted in hand-luggage, but must be placed in a single, clear resealable bag and presented at central security search, where they may be subject to a liquid testing process
- Air passengers should contact their airline directly before travelling should they have any concerns over what type of goods they are permitted to carry on board an aircraft; in particular, the carriage of Christmas Crackers as airline policies can differ. No home-made crackers, ‘Party Poppers’ or any other types of explosive devices are permitted to be carried in the cabin or in the baggage hold by any airline
- It is also recommended that passengers check their airline’s weight allowance for check-in baggage and the size requirements for any hand-luggage, to avoid additional charges
- Air passengers who may need special assistance, for example those with mobility difficulties or people with hidden disabilities, such as autism or dementia, must notify their airline at least 48 hours prior to travelling to allow them enough time to make arrangements and ensure specific requirements are met. Failure to do so may result in services not being available
- The wearing of masks/face shields remains compulsory within Jersey Airport and onboard flights
- Anyone collecting arriving passengers can park for up to 30 minutes for free in the main car park opposite the Departures’ Terminal
Further helpful advice for air travellers can be found online: jerseyairport.com/Christmas