Prohibited or Restricted items
1. Portable electronic equipment
Use of the following is forbidden on all flights:
- Walkie-talkies, Remote controlled toys
- Display units with cathode ray tubes
- Wireless PC equipment, PC printers
- DVD, CD writers and mini-disk recorders
- TV receivers, Telemetric equipment
- Bluetooth devices and 'Blackberry' technology
- Wireless LAN
Hearing-aids and heart pacemakers are not included in these exclusions.
Permitted inflight, but not during take-off, approach and landing:
- Palm organisers
- Portable DVD players
- Portable audio equipment
(e.g. Walkman, CD player, mini disk player, iPOD,and MP3 player)
- Handheld computer games (e.g. Gameboy)
- Video cameras, Digital cameras, GPS handheld receivers
- Electric shavers, Electric toys (excluding remote controlled)
- May be used until the aircraft doors are closed and opened, on departure and arrival respectively. Use is prohibited during fuelling procedures.
- Use of all other personal electronic equipment is forbidden.
2. Prohibited / Restricted Items
Note: Passengers are not permitted to check-in or carry on-board any wet-cell batteries either in wheelchairs or as stand-alone batteries.
Passengers are not permitted / restricted to carry the following items into the Security Restricted Area and the Cabin of an aircraft:
(A) Guns**, firearms & weapons, any object capable or appearing capable of discharging a project or causing injury including:
All firearms (Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, Shotguns etc)
Replica and imitation firearms
Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices & sights)
Air pistols, rifles, and pellet guns
Signal flare pistols
Toy guns of all types
Ball bearing guns
Industrial bolt and nail guns
Harpoons & Spear Guns
Animal Humane Killers
Stun or shocking devices e.g. cattle prods, ballistic conducted energy weapons (taser)
Cigarette or Appliance lighter (USA Only) Lighters shaped like a firearm.
(B) Pointed edged weapons & sharp objects, pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury including:
Axes & Hatches
Arrows & Darts
Crampons (grappling iron, hooked bar of iron, or plate with iron spikes used in mountaineering)
Harpoons & Spear Guns
Ice axes & ice picks
Lockable or flick knives with blades of any length.
Knives, including ceremonial, religious and hunting knives, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon.
Open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridges)
Sabres, swords & swordsticks
Scissors with blades of any length, (however, Metal scissors with pointed tips and a cutting edge four inches or less, as measured from the fulcrum,are now allowed. Metal scissors with blunt tips, plastic scissors andostomy scissors will continue to be permitted.)
Ski and walking/hiking poles
Tradesman's tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon e.g. drill and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, crowbars, hammers, spanners, blow torches, however, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers and other tools, (except crowbars, drills, hammers and saws) seven inches or less are also now permitted.
(C) Blunt instruments, any blunt instrument capable of causing injury including:
Baseball and softball bats
Billiard, snooker and pool cues.
Clubs or batons - rigid or flexible - e.g. Billy clubs, blackjacks (truncheon of leather
covered lead with flexible shaft), night sticks & batons.
Hockey and Hurley sticks
Kayak and Canoe paddles
Martial arts equipment e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num-chucks, cubatons, kubasaunts.
(D) Explosives and flammable substances, any explosive or highly combustible substances which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of the aircraft property including:
Detonators & fuses
Explosives and explosive devices
Replica or imitation explosive material or devices
Mines & other explosive military stores
Grenades of all types
Gas & gas containers e.g. Butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen - in large volume
Non-flammable gas cylinder fitted into a life jacket
Fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers, toy caps and Christmas crackers)
Non safety matches
Smoke generating canisters or cartridges
Flammable liquid fluid e.g. Petrol/gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol
Aerosol spray paint
Turpentine & paint thinner
Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140% proof)
Camping stoves & fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel
(E) Chemical and toxic substances, any chemical or toxic substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of aircraft or property including:
Acids and alkalis e.g. spillable "wet" batteries.
Lithium ion batteries
Corrosive or Bleaching Substances - e.g. mercury, chlorine
Disabling or incapacitating sprays - e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas
Radioactive material - e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes
Infectious or biological hazardous material e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
Fire extinguishers ( excepting as authorised by fire protocols and as aircraft emergency equipment).
The following prohibited items shall not be placed in checked-in baggage/hold baggage:
- Explosives, including detonators, fuses, grenades, mines and explosives.
- Gases; Propane, butane.
- Flammable liquids, including Gasoline, methanol.
- Flammable solids and reactive substances, including Magnesium, firelighters, fireworks flares.
- Oxidizers and organic peroxides, including Bleach, car body repair kits.
- Toxic or infectious substances, including rat poison, infected blood.
- Radioactive material, including medicinal or commercial isotopes.
- Corrosives, including mercury, vehicle batteries.
- Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.Cigarette/Appliance lighter (USA Only).
The carriage of any type of cigarette or appliance lighter on the person, in hand baggage or in checked baggage is prohibited on flights to, from and within the United States.
If passengers are carrying such items they will be disposed of. This ban will be effective from 14th April 05.
**Sport guns and ammunition cartridges will only be carried subject to the following:
- Guns are to be dismantled.
- They will only be carried in the baggage hold of the aircraft.
- They must be packed separately from other baggage.
- They must be available for inspection by security.
- Ammunition / cartridges must also be loaded in the baggage hold and must be available for inspection.
- They will be subject to a max baggage allowance of 30k including arms and ammunition.
- All government and legal regulations must be complied with.
- All documentation and licenses are the passengers responsibility.
- Subject to an extra charge for the carriage of sports guns and ammunition.
Only the licensed firearm owner may check-in a Sport Gun upon presentation of their valid Firearm License at check-in.
For further information on prohibited / restricted items see our Guide to Dangerous Goods