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UK Rules of Flying

Airline regulation laws include the most rigorous and demanding restrictions that we encounter on air flights across British skies and beyond.

UK FLYING RULES: As we jet around the country traveling from point A to point B we have become somewhat blasé and laid-back to flight safety checks and international CAA aviation standards.

Nevertheless, according to statistics an airplane takes off somewhere in the world every three seconds.

Despite this fact there are still those who wonder - how safe is flying?

The UK Rules of Flying section attempts to wing all frequent-flyers and jet-setters off to a flyer by gliding you through all the categories of aviation rules and regulations.

So please fasten your seatbelt, sit back comfortably, and let us get you airborne with our first few regulations and flight laws around the United Kingdom.

Flight Regulations Guide

Airport Rules and RegulationsAirlines

AIRLINE SAFETY RULES: This section has 10 flight safety regulations for passengers with basic tips and advice about flying safely, recommendations on security, and protection during your travel on passenger planes.

Baby Rules and RegulationsBabies

BABIES ON AIRPLANES: Airline regulations allow flights for families with a baby (or young toddlers under the age of 2) but its best to review the babies on airplanes guidelines. Some parents are apprehensive about facing an airport and a flight so soon after giving birth.

BABY MILK & FOOD: As a rule, airlines in the United Kingdom are less regulatory about baby milk and food restrictions for babies on plane flights.

BABY PASSPORTS: You need to get a passport for your baby or child to travel abroad. This section covers the basic application steps and what you need to provide.

Drone Laws and CAA Flying Regulations in the UKDrones

UK UAV LAWS: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) legal requirements restrict drone no fly zones in the UK. Check out where operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) may - and may not - fly drones legally around the skies of the United Kingdom.

Flight EtiquetteEtiquette

AIRPLANE ETIQUETTE: Fly like high flyers with these airplane etiquette rules for dashing gentlemen! Check out the top ten air travel business class guidelines and package flight tips.

Flight Tips for FamiliesFamilies

AIRPLANE SEATING AREAS: A simple review of the benefits and disadvantages of typical seating arrangements provided for families with children by airlines. This is a common question asked by most parents flying with small children or babies who want to find out which are the best airline seats for families.

Hand Luggage RegulationsHand Luggage

AIRPORT HAND LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS: Use these guidelines to check if your carry-on luggage and checked-in baggage meets the allowances set out and restricted by airport security in United Kingdom. Your items will be checked by security staff because there are hand baggage and hold luggage restrictions when you are boarding an airplane in the United Kingdom.

Lithium Batteries RestrictionsLithium Batteries

ICAO LITHIUM BATTERY FLIGHT RULES: Information for passengers travelling with items containing lithium ion batteries such as mobile phones and computers. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and UK airline operators have restrictions for flying with lithium batteries carried either on your person or in your baggage.

Flying Rules and Flight Regulations