APH Compares Airline Policies For Flying Abroad With Christmas And New Year Party ‘Essentials’

Find the latest rules for flying with Christmas crackers in 2016 here.

With just 39 days to go until Christmas, airports across the UK are warming up to transport millions of passengers across the globe for the festive season. Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has therefore put together a guide comparing the different airline policies for travelling with Christmas and New Year favourites such as Christmas crackers, gifts and party poppers, ensuring there are no hold-ups at the check-in desk.


Aer Lingus

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A


Air France

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A


American Airlines

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A


bmi regional

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Permitted however they must remain in their original, unopened, retail packaging

 

  • Restricted to one box per passenger
  • Permitted however they must remain in their original, unopened, retail packaging

 

  • Restricted to one box per passenger
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • Christmas trees and foliage are not recommended to be carried as checked luggage


British Airways

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Permitted on flights out of the UK providing passengers meet the following restrictions:
  • The crackers must be commercially manufactured
  • Homemade crackers are not permitted
  • Maximum two boxes per passenger in the manufacture’s original packaging
  • The crackers must be for personal use only
  • Not permitted
  • If passengers are travelling with gifts, they must ensure they are unwrapped as security staff may need to open items to inspect them
  • Crackers are not permitted in any bags out of the US; rules may vary in other countries


Delta Air Lines

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A


easyJet

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Permitted however they must be in their original packaging

 

  • Restricted to up to two boxes per person
  • Permitted only if they are in their original, unopened, packaging

 

  • Travellers must advise the check-in staff they are carrying crackers in their luggage
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • Some airports such as London Gatwick and London Stansted don’t allow crackers to be carried as cabin baggage so they would need to go in hold luggage if departing from these airports


Emirates

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Permitted if approved by Emirates at least three days before flight
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A


flybe

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Permitted but passengers are restricted to one unopened box of 12 crackers per person
  • Not permitted
  • Wrapped gifts can be carried in both the hold and the cabin of the aircraft

 

  • If travellers wish to carry a wrapped gift onboard, they must be aware that security personnel may ask to unwrap the item for inspection
  • On flights operated by Stobart Air, the carriage of Christmas crackers, sparklers and party poppers is not permitted

 

  • There are no restrictions placed on passengers by Flybe with regards to the carriage of plants or trees
    • Restrictions however may be in force from the agricultural authorities. Passengers travelling to Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or overseas are required to check with Department

for Environment
Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) with regards to any restrictions that may be in place. Defra telephone number: 00 44 0207 238 6951


KLM

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A


Monarch

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Permitted but only one pack per passenger in their unopened, original packaging
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A


Qantas Group

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Permitted but only two standard-sized packets of Christmas crackers are permitted

 

  • Homemade Christmas crackers are not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • N/A
  • N/A


Ryanair

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted
  • It is recommended that passengers do not to wrap presents which are carried in cabin baggage as the wrapping may be removed at airport security
  • N/A


Virgin Atlantic

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN HAND BAGGAGE

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS IN CHECKED LUGGAGE

PARTY POPPERS / SPARKLERS

GIFTS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Not permitted
  • Permitted as one box per traveller if they are in their original sealed retail box
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A


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