Hold Baggage Banned Items
For safety reasons the following items cannot be taken on to an aircraft. Please do not pack them in any baggage (hand baggage or checked-in hold baggage). Any such items will be confiscated by security staff
Cigarette lighters including refills
Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
Detonators and Fuses
Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
Explosives and related equipment
Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners
Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
Flammable liquids and solids
Infectious substances such as live virus materials
Instruments containing magnets
Instruments containing mercury
Mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores
Oxidisers such as bleaching powders
Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller
Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders
Thinners and solvents
Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel
Wet-cell car batteries
To avoid bags becoming jammed on conveyor belts in our hold baggage system, please ensure that:
All loose straps are tied up or removed.
All flaps are securely fastened.
Extendable handles are retracted or secured.
Old tags and barcodes are removed.
When deciding what to pack for hold baggage and what to carry as hand baggage, please bear the following in mind:
Do not wrap gifts. Security staff may wish to view them, and so may unwrap them.
Consider putting a change of clothes, or at least underwear and a spare shirt, into your hand baggage. It can mean a little extra comfort in the event of weather delays or flight disprution during your flight(s), or if hold baggage is delayed.
Never carry anything on to an aircraft for anyone else.