10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

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Electronic items


You can use them in “flight mode” or equivalent (data transmission disabled) throughout the whole of the flight.
Enable the wifi and data network when the service is available and the mobile signal indicates it.

If they cause interference in electronic devices the captain may ban their use.

Ilustración de dispositivos electrónicos

During take-off and landing larger devices must be appropriately stored and turned off.

They must be turned off if placed inside checked baggage.

Check the regulation on the carriage of lithium batteries installed in electronic equipment or carried as spares

New security measures for flights to USA.

Complying with the requirements of the United States Authorities, from July 29th all Iberia flights destination U.S.A. will be subject to additional security inspections.

These measures consist of customers to be asked to turn on any electrical or battery powered devices such as telephones, tablets, e-books and laptops in front of security teams and/or demonstrate the item's functionality.

If, when asked to do so, you are unable to demonstrate that your device has power, the device will not be allowed to travel on your planned service.

Please do all you can to ensure that items you bring with you are fully powered before you arrive at the airport.

Please do not bring any broken devices in your hand luggage to the airport as they will not be able to travel as planned.

Permitted during the flight

Enhance your flight experience by connecting your devices during all the flight phases in “flight mode” or equivalent (data transmission disabled).

  • Mobile phones.
  • Music players.
  • Portable game consoles.
  • Personal computers with or without an external mouse.
  • Tablets and handheld pdas.

Wifi and GSM connection

You can connect to the wifi and data network on Iberia aircraft where the service is available. Enable data transmission when the mobile signal indicates it.

Initially available on long-haul aircraft (Airbus A340 and A330) equipped with the new seats and modern entertainment system.

Prohibited items

By not using devices that affect the aircraft’s electronics you will be ensuring a safe flight for all.

  • Remote control games.
  • Television sets.
  • Computer or videogame peripherals.
  • AM and FM radios.
  • Wireless computer mice.

*IBERIA adapts to regulation 1042 of 9 January 2002 of the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority (operative bulletin 01/02) published in the Spanish Official Gazette on 18 January 2002 and to IATA recommendations.

And remember

  • Use in “flight mode” only.
  • Connect wifi only when the mobile signal indicates it.
  • If there is interference, the crew may ban you from using them.
  • Some devices are banned during the flight.

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