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Flight passengers warned to ensure phones are charged - or risk having them taken away

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Passengers have been warned that if they don't charge their phones before going to the airport, they may be taken away. It's part of a range of hand luggage rules which can often stump holidaymakers.

While the majority of rules are commonly known, the one rule surrounding electronics could catch a lot of Brits out. Probably one of the most common items someone will take with them to the airport, electronic devices - mobile phones in particular - could be subject to rule breaking if they are not charged before being taken as hand luggage.

Experts from the International Citizens Insurance say it's "suprising" how few Brits have read up on airline rules and regulations, the Express reports. Read more: Anger as second watchdog review fails to establish which senior cop shelved investigation into child sex grooming The experts explain: "If you cannot turn on your devices when requested by security personnel, they can take it from you, placing your holiday snaps in jeopardy." The government also warns on its website: "Make sure your electronic devices are charged before you travel.

If your device does not switch on when requested, you will not be allowed to take it onto the aircraft." While not all passengers will be stopped to see if their devices are charged, airport security may carry out random checks.

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