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List of items that cannot be carried by passengers into security restricted areas or aboard the aircraft


The following items may not be carried by passengers to security restricted areas or aboard the aircraft (cabin baggage):


• guns, firearms & weapons, or any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including:


  • all firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns etc.);

  • replica and imitation firearms;

  • component parts of firearms, (excluding telescopic sighting devices & sights);

  • air pistols, rifles and pellet guns;

  • signal flare pistols;

  • starter pistols;

  • toy guns of all types;

  • ball bearing guns;

  • industrial bolt and nail guns;

  • cross bows;

  • catapults;

  • harpoon & spear guns;

  • animal humane killers; or

  • stun or shocking devices g. cattle prods, ballistic conducted energy weapons (taser);

  • lighters shaped like a firearm;


• pointed/edged weapons & sharp objects, or pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including:


  • axes & hatchels;

  • arrows & darts;

  • crampons;

  • harpoons & spears;

  • ice axes & ice picks;

  • ice skates;

  • lockable or flick knives with blades of any length;

  • knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades of more than 6 cm, made of metal on any other material among enough to be used as a potential weapon;

  • meat cleavers;

  • machetes;

  • open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge);

  • sabers, swords & swordsticks;

  • scalpels;

  • scissors with blades more than 6cm in length;

  • ski and walking/ hiking poles;

  • throwing stars (shuriken); or

  • tradesman's tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged


weapon g. drills and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blow torches;


• blunt instruments, or any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including:


  • baseball and softball bats;

  • clubs or batons rigid or flexible e.g. billy clubs, blackjacks, night sticks & batons;

  • cricket bats;

  • golf clubs;

  • hockey sticks;

  • lacrosse sticks;

  • kayak and canoe paddles;

  • skateboards;

  • billiard, snooker and pool cues;

  • fishing rods; or


• martial arts equipment g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coaches, ice flails, nunchucks, kubatons, kubasaunts;


• explosives and flammable substances, or any explosive or highly combustible substances which pose a risk to the health of Passengers and crew or the security /safety of aircraft or property, including:


  • ammunition;

  • blasting caps;

  • detonators & fuses;

  • explosives and explosive devices;

  • replica or imitation explosive military stores;

  • grenades of all types;

  • gas & gas containers e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen in large volume;

  • fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps);

  • non safety matches;

  • smoke generating canisters or cartridges;

  • flammable liquid fuel e.g. petrol/gasoline, diesel, lighter fuid, alcohol, ethanol;

  • aerosol spray paint;

  • turpentine & paint thinner; or

  • alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140 proof); packages containing up to 5 litres of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of between 24%-70% are, however, permitted.


• chemical and toxic substances; or any chemical or toxic substances which pose a risk to the health of Passengers and crew or the security / safety of aircraft or property, including:


  • acids and alkalis e.g. spoilable wet batteries;

  • corrosive or bleaching substances- g. mercury, chlorine;

  • disabling or incapacitating sprays- g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas;

  • radioactive material- g. medicinal or commercial isotopes;

  • poisons;

  • infectious or biological hazardous material- g. infected blood, bacteria and virus;

  • material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion; or

  • fire extinguishers;


• the following articles shall not be placed in Checked Baggage:


  • explosives, including detonators, flares, grenades, mines and explosives;

  • gases including for example propane, butane;

  • flammable liquids, including gasoline, methanol;

  • flammable solids and reactive substances, including magnesium, firelights, fireworks, flares;

  • oxidizers and organic peroxides, including bleach, car body repair kits;

  • toxic or infectious substances, including rat poison, infected blood;

  • radioactive material, including medicinal or commercial isotopes;

  • corrosives, including mercury, vehicle batteries; or

  • vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel;


as well as all items and materials provided for by separate regulations, and in particular the items listed in the Safety Instructions for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Regulations on Dangerous Goods issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Commission Regulation (EC) No 68/2004.



General Terms of Air Carriage by FLYGR8

Version effective as of January 1, 2019

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