Baggage not permitted: overview
Items that cannot be taken onto the plane:
- Detonating pistons.
- Bleaches and corrosive agents
- Compressed gases
- Flammable liquids and solids
- Corrosives such as mercury, acids, alkalis and wet-cell batteries.
- Compressed gases (intensely refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) such as butane, oxygen, propane and compressed air tanks for diving.
- Oxidising materials and organic peroxides such as bleaches and fibreglass car body repair kits.
- Flammable and solid liquids such as lighters or caloric fuels, matches and paints are not permitted in your baggage.
- Firearms and explosives such as guns, automatic weapons, ammunition (including blanks), detonating pistons, fireworks, flares, firecrackers, etc.
- Poisons such as insecticides, herbicides, arsenic and cyanide.
- Toxic, poisonous or infectious substances.
- Flammable, non-flammable, intensely refrigerated or poisonous gases. For example, cylinders of butane or propane gas.
- Flammable liquids. For example, lighter fuel, kerosene, petrol, paints or solvents.
- Flammable solids such as matches and easily ignitable items.
- Radioactive materials.
- Magnetised materials or any other type of dangerous goods included in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
- Corrosive materials, such as mercury contained in thermometers, acids, alkalis or wet-cell batteries.
Hand baggage - prohibited items:
The European Union has implemented new safety measures which increase the amount of liquids, gels, creams, or substances of similar consistency that passengers may carry in their hand baggage and when they pass through the security controls of EU airports.
These measures are applicable to all passengers departing from airports in the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, regardless of their destination.
Passengers may carry the following in their hand baggage:
- Liquids in packs of 100 ml or less. (In a clear plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one litre and a self-closing airtight seal).
- Liquid products purchased at airport shops or on planes.
- Medicines, baby food and special dietary products, which exceed 100 ml.
How should liquids be carried in hand baggage?
Liquids must be separated from the rest of the hand baggage to go through security control, as the security agents may ask for the liquids to be opened for inspection. In exceptional circumstances, and only for security reasons, they may then be rejected.
Liquids carried in hand baggage must be presented at security control as follows:
- Containers less than 100 ml: These must be carried, as before, in a clear plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one litre and an airtight seal.
- Liquids purchased at airport shops or on planes: These will be sealed at the time of purchase in a security bag with the purchase receipt inside, which the passenger should not open until reaching their final destination. If you have a connecting flight at another airport, security control agents may need to open this bag to inspect the liquids. Let them know that you have a connecting flight so that they can reseal the liquids if necessary.
- Medicines, baby food or dietary products: Please take them out of your baggage and put them through security control.
The following are considered liquids:
- Water and other drinks, soups, syrups.
- Creams, lotions and oils, including toothpaste.
- Gels, such as shower gel or shampoo.
- Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, mousses and deodorants. Aerosols.
- Any other item with a similar consistency.
However, the new measures do not limit the purchase of such liquids or substances at 'airside' shops once you have gone through security upon presentation of your boarding pass, or on board any aircraft operated by a European Union airline.
If these products are sold in sealed bags, please do not open them until your flight has landed. If you are going to continue your trip to another European Union airport, please do not open this sealed bag until you have left your final EU airport.
It is forbidden to carry objects such as scissors, knives and any kind of sharp object in the aircraft cabin. These items must be packed inside checked baggage and never taken on the plane in hand baggage.
Checked baggage - prohibited items:
Please take care when packing your suitcase or hand baggage because, for safety reasons, it is forbidden to carry items such as scissors, knives and any kind of sharp object in the cabin. These items must be packed inside checked baggage and never taken on the plane in hand baggage. Furthermore, passengers may not transport certain items considered 'dangerous goods' by international regulations, such as:
- Explosives, ammunition, fireworks, flares, mountain survival material, safety cases with pyrotechnic articles and pyrotechnic material in general.
- Compressed, liquefied, refrigerated liquefied or dissolved gases, whether flammable, toxic, or non-flammable and non-toxic, such as: aerosols, fire extinguishers, breathing apparatus, oxygen tanks for diving, cryogenic liquids, bottles with refrigerant gases and cylinders in general.
- Flammable liquids and solids, such as fuel, or equipment with fuel (camping material, filming equipment, etc.), adhesives, solvents, paints, varnishes, torches, matches, lighters and, in general, self-reactive or combustible flammable substances.
- Oxidising agents and organic peroxides, such as oxygen concentrators
- Toxic or infectious substances, such as disabling devices, diagnostic samples, vaccines, insecticides and herbicides.
- Radioactive material, such as pharmaceutical products with radioactive isotopes. Corrosives, such as acids, alkalis, mercury devices, power banks (batteries) and devices electrically operated by batteries.
- Other dangerous items, such as first aid kits, ferromagnetic material, dry ice, and car batteries.
- If you are carrying lithium batteries or power banks (batteries) (device-mounted or as spares), please inform the check-in staff about the type and specifications.
- If your hand baggage is taken from you at the boarding gate due to its weight or size, please inform the boarding staff if it contains lithium batteries or any goods which could be considered dangerous for carriage in the hold.
Safety precautions for the transport of Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)
Large devices (for example, laptops, tablets, etc.) should be carried in the cabin whenever possible (please see weight restrictions and hand baggage measurements)
Please ensure that any device not carried in the cabin (for example, due to its size), and consequently carried in the hold, is:
- Completely switched off and protected from accidental activation. To ensure that the device is never activated during carriage, any application, alarm or setting that can start up must be disabled or disconnected.
- Protected from accidental damage by using suitable packaging or placed in a rigid case protected by shock-resistant material (e.g. clothing)
- In the same suitcase, do not carry electronic devices alongside flammable materials (for example, perfumes, aerosols, etc.)
The policy related to the carriage of smart baggage as checked baggage is as follows:
Smart baggage may only be transported if the lithium-ion batteries can be removed. Otherwise, it will not be accepted for check-in and must be carried as hand baggage. (Subject to the restrictions in force).
Some examples of smart baggage:
- Devices that can charge other devices, such as phones, tablets and personal computers.
- GPS tracking devices with or without GSM capability.
- Bluetooth, RFID and WiFi capability.
- Electronic luggage tags.
- Electronic locks.