Security staff may deny access to the boarding area and the aeroplane cabin to any passenger in possession of an article which, although not considered prohibited, arouses their suspicions. Although it may surprise you, some seemingly harmless products can be dangerous on board an aircraft if they are packed in your luggage. An aeroplane is not like a car. During the flight, variations of temperature and pressure and the movement of the aircraft itself may cause the leakage of liquids or the ignition of certain articles. For those reasons, there are a series of objects that are forbidden in the aircraft cabin.
Products prohibited in hand luggage
- Liquids – there is a limitation on the quantity of liquids or substances of a similar consistency that passengers may carry on their person when they pass through the security checkpoints in European Union airports.
- Firearms and weapons in general.
- Weapons or objects with sharp points or edges.
- Blunt instruments.
- Explosive and inflammable substances.
- Chemical and toxic substances: Therefore, you must not, for example, carry the following products in your luggage:
- Explosives (including detonators, fuses, grenades, mines and pyrotechnic products).
- Electronic Equipments (Laptops, Mobile Telephones) – Certain electronic equipment can interfere with the aircraft’s systems and affect flight safety. Ask the crew whether you can use them during the flight.
- Gases: propane, butane (including small camping gas canisters).
- Flammable liquids (including petrol, methanol, paint, solvents, glue and lighter fuel).
- Solid flammable or reactive substances (including magnesium, matches and lighters, fireworks and flares).
- Oxidants and organic peroxides (like bleaches and abrasive substances).
- Toxic or infectious substances (rat poisons, infected blood).
- Radioactive materials (including isotopes for medical or commercial use).
- Corrosive materials (such as car batteries).
- Engine parts that have contained fuel.