Hold Baggage

Hold Baggage

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

  • Ammunition

  • Blasting Caps

  • Bleaches

  • Cigarette lighters including refills

  • Corrosive materials

  • 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

  • Mace spray

  • Magnetrons

  • Mercury

  • Mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores

  • Non-safety matches

  • Organic peroxides

  • Oxidisers such as bleaching powders

  • Oxidising materials

  • Party Poppers

  • 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

Packing Tips

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.