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Baggage

Everything you need to know about preparing your bags: from hand baggage to checked baggage, special baggage to assistance in the event of a problem.

ITEMS PROHIBITED ON BOARD

ALL THE OBJECTS NOT ALLOWED ON BOARD FOR HAND AND CHECKED BAGGAGE

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN THE CABIN

Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the cabin, such as scissors, pencil sharpeners, pocket knives, and agricultural, scientific, sports and industrial (or similar) tools, as well as replica firearms. No cigarettes, pipes or electronic cigarettes may be smoked on board. In addition, no lighters may be brought on board flights to Canada.

ITEMS PROHIBITED IN BOTH THE CABIN AND HOLD

Both the ICAO and IATA consider all substances and materials that, by their nature, may pose a threat to air transportation as items prohibited from being carried in either checked or hand baggage. 
These products are: 

 

  • Briefcases fitted with alarm devices 
  • Compressed gases (refrigerant, flammable, poisonous and non-flammable) such as butane, oxygen, liquid hydrogen, camping gas and cylinders for breathing apparatuses 
  • Corrosive agents such as acids, alkalis, mercury and batteries with liquid components 
  • Explosives, weapons, firearms and ammunition not intended for sporting or hunting purposes, pistol caps, fireworks and rockets or realistic toy weapons 
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighters and fuel for the same, matches, paints and solvents 
  • Bottles of liquids even if perfectly packaged, such as oil, wine and vinegar
  • Other dangerous items such as substances that are magnetic, noxious, toxic or irritating or that have an unpleasant odor, oxidants such as bleaching powders and peroxides 
  • Televisions
  • Poisons and infectious substances, pesticides, herbicides and materials with pathogenic agents
  • Radioactive substances 
  • Alarm devices and any lithium batteries installed to power them 
  • Underwater flashlights containing batteries

 

Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person.