Things that can’t board the flight with you!

Packing your bags is one of the most important things to do before taking a flight. This exercise requires a lot of attention and planning. Every traveller knows what all things they require while travelling and what they need to pack. This article will help you remember what all things are to be kept away from your baggage while flying.

Here is a list of prohibited and restricted items on an aircraft. While some of these items can be stowed away in the cargo hold, some should be left at home as they are likely to endanger passengers’ safety

Prohibited in cabin baggage

  • Dry cell batteries
  • Knives
  • Scissors
  • Sharp instruments
  • Tools
  • Compressed gases: deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous such as butane oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders and compressed gas cylinders
  • Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, mercury and wet cell batteries and apparatus containing mercury
  • Explosives, munitions, fireworks and flares, ammunition including blank cartridges handguns, fireworks, pistol caps, and their toy replicates
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter refills, lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters, lighters that need inverting before ignition, radioactive material, briefcases and attache case with installed alarm devices.
  • Oxidizing materials such as bleaching powder and peroxides.
  • Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed-killers and live virus materials.
  • Anything that possesses and/or is capable of possessing and/or emitting a conspicuous and/or offensive odour.
  • Other dangerous articles such as magnetized materials, offensive or irritating
  • You are permitted to carry small quantities of liquid items/gels/pastes/medicines/toiletries in clear, transparent, re-sealable, litre-sized plastic bags. However, all these items will be subject to all security checks and screening.

Prohibited in Checked and Cabin baggage:

  • Compressed gases: deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous such as butane oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders and compressed gas cylinders
  • Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, mercury and wet cell batteries and apparatus containing mercury
  • Explosives, munitions, fireworks and flares, ammunition including blank cartridges, handguns, fireworks, pistol caps
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter refills, lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters, lighters that need inverting before ignition, matches (these may be carried on the person), radioactive material, briefcases and attache case with installed alarm devices
  • Oxidizing materials such as bleaching powder and peroxides
  • Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed-killers and live virus materials
  • Anything that possesses and/or is capable of possessing and/or emitting a conspicuous and/or offensive odour
  • Other dangerous articles such as magnetized materials, and offensive or irritating materials.

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