Hand Luggage – Prohibited Articles

Hand luggage

Apart from checked-in luggage, passengers are allowed to take certain small, light objects (umbrellas without sharp top, handbags, cameras, etc.) as hand luggage, as long as these are within specific size and weight limitations, which may be indicated on their ticket.

Prior to travelling, ask your airline about specific limitations regarding number of objects and maximum size and weight limitations applicable to checked-in and hand luggage.

Luggage: Prohibited articles

For security reasons, there are a series of objects that are forbidden in the aircraft cabin. These objects must therefore be checked-in as hold luggage (as long as it is not forbidden to transport such items in the hold of the aircraft). These objects include:

•Liquids: there is a restriction 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.  Read more about liquid restrictions which are allowed to pass through airport security points.
•Firearms and weapons in general.
•Weapons or pointed or sharp-edged objects.
•Blunt instruments
•Explosive and inflammable substances.
•Chemical and toxic substances.

The security personnel may refuse access to the boarding area and the aircraft cabin to any person in possession of an article that, though not among those prohibited, causes them safety or security concerns.

Products not allowed in hand luggage or in checked-in luggage

Although it may surprise you, some seemingly harmless products can be dangerous on board an aircraft if they are packed in your luggage.

An aircraft is not an automobile. During the flight, the variations in pressure and temperature, as well as the normal movement of the aircraft, can cause liquid spills or ignition of certain articles. Therefore, you should not carry, for example, the following products in your luggage:

•Explosives (including detonators, fuses, grenades, mines and pyrotechnic articles).
•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 or organic peroxides (such as bleaches or abrasive substances).
•Poisonous or infectious substances (rat poison, infected blood).
•Radioactive material (including isotopes for medical or commercial use).
•Corrosive substances (such as car batteries).
•Engine parts that have previously contained fuel.

If you are transporting firearms you must contact the Weapons Intervention Department at the departure airport to obtain the necessary authorisation. The weapons must be packed in a suitable case and will be returned to you at the Weapons Intervention Department at your destination airport.

Certain electronic equipment, such as laptops or mobile telephones can interfere with the aircraft’s systems and affect flight safety. Ask the crew if you may use such equipment during the flight.

Please do check with you Tenerife agent or airline to see the latest regulations prior to travel.


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  1. Pingback: Liquid restrictions for hand luggage on airplanes « the expediatenerifeproperty blog

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