Restricted Items for Hand Luggage

For security reasons, the following items may not be carried as hand luggage:

  • Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles (including all kinds of firearms such as pistols, rifles or shotguns, toy guns, imitation firearms, compressed air and CO2 guns, signal flare pistols and starter pistols, bows, crossbows and arrows, harpoon guns and spear guns, slings, catapults and component parts of firearms, except telescopic sights).
  • Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise (including stun guns, tasers and stun batons, animal stunners and animal killers, disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays).
  • Items that have a sharp tip or edge (including axes, hatchets and cleavers, ice axes and ice picks, knives with blades of more than 6cm, open razors and blades, scalpels, skiing and hiking poles, scissors with blades of more than 6cm, sharp or pointed martial arts equipment and swords and sabres).
  • Blunt instruments (such as baseball and softball bats, clubs and batons, and martial arts equipment).
  • Explosives and incendiary substances and devices (such as ammunition, blasting caps, detonators and fuses, replica or imitation explosive devices, mines, grenades and other explosive military stores, fireworks and other pyrotechnics, smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives).
  • Workmen’s tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft (including crowbars, drills and drill bits, tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6cm, such as screwdrivers and chisels, saws, blowtorches, bolt guns and nail guns).
  • Illegal drugs.
  • The following items cannot be carried as hand luggage or checked in: light duty vehicles powered by lithium batteries or similar systems, such as mini-segway, hoverboard, airwheel, solowheel, balance wheel and similar self-balancing devices or pivoting wheels.

For more information, see the Baggage section in our Conditions of Carriage.

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