What Items are considered prohibited or dangerous in hold baggage?
At check in you will be asked if any of the following items are in your hold baggage:
- Flammable liquids and solids.
- Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
- Organic peroxides.
- Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
- Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
- Wet-cell car batteries.
- Instruments containing mercury.
- Instruments containing magnets.
- Fireworks and pyrotechnics.
- Non-safety matches.
- Firelighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners.
- Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
- Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda.
- Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
- Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
- Explosives, ammunition, detonators and related equipment.
- Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges.
- Firearms and component parts of firearms without relevant documentation and permission granted by the airline and subject to security provisions.
- Loose Lithium batteries
- No more than 5 litres of alcohol per passenger.
Guidelines for restricted and banned items within hold baggage can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website - Guidelines for checked in and carry on bags | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)