APH Compares Airline Policies for Restricted Items in Hand Luggage*

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With recent news of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 being banned by almost all of the world’s airlines in October 2016*, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has created a guide comparing the airline policies for restricted items in cabin luggage, helping travellers to pack accordingly.


Aer Lingus
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100 – 160Wh:
    Yes, but must be declared at least 48 hours prior to departure
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • The umbrella cannot have a pointed or sharp end

 

  • Yes
  • Permitted on person only
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of 3.4 oz. of e-cigarette oil is permitted on board
  • Spare batteries must be contained in their original packaging

Air Canada
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100Wh – 160Wh:
    Yes, but must be pre-approved by the airline
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Only one Bic-type butane lighter, one USB lighter or one book of matches
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of two spare batteries between 100Wh – 160Wh are permitted per person
  • Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short-circuiting

Air France
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Below 160Wh:
    Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited

 

American Airlines
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100 – 160 Wh:

Yes

  • Between 160 – 300 Wh:
    Yes, but prior approval is required
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Only one Bic-type butane lighter, one USB lighter or one book of matches

 

  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Spare batteries must be packaged separately in plastic bags
  • A maximum of two spare batteries between 100Wh – 160Wh are permitted per person
  • Torch/wind-proof lighters, strike-anywhere matches and lighter fluid are not permitted

bmi regional
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Yes, but lithium batteries must be declared to the airline at least 48 hours prior to departure 
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Loose batteries must be contained in their original packaging or a protective case

British Airways
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes, but limited to four per person
  • Between 100Wh – 160Wh:
    Yes, but limited to two per person

 

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • One small packet of safety matches or a small cigarette lighter is permitted
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Spare lithium batteries must be contained in original packaging. If this is not available, electrical tape must be placed over the battery terminals
  • Lighter fuel, lighter refills, strike-anywhere matches, blue-flame or cigar lighters are forbidden

Delta Air Lines
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 160Wh:
    Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • One regular matchbook or lighters without fuel are permitted
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Passengers must store e-cigarettes in a designated carry case to prevent damage and / or unintentional activation
  • A maximum of two spare batteries up to 160Wh are permitted per person
  • Passengers are advised to keep in mind that certain countries may restrict or prohibit the import, export, or use of electronic cigarettes
  • Spare lithium batteries must be kept in their original retail packaging to prevent unintentional activation or short-circuiting
  • Lighter refills, fuels (such as gasoline or Sterno cans), paints, stains, lubricants, torch or blue flame lighters and strike-anywhere matches are prohibited

easyJet
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 160Wh:
    Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • A packet of safety matches or a cigarette lighter is permitted
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of two spare e-cigarette batteries are permitted in carry-on baggage and on one’s person
  • A maximum of two spare batteries are permitted and these must be individually packaged
  • Strike-anywhere matches, or lighters with unabsorbed liquid, are prohibited

Emirates
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 160Wh:
    Yes
  • No
  • No
  • One small packet of safety matches or a cigarette lighter is permitted
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • E-cigarettes containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation
  • A maximum of two spare batteries or power banks per person and these must be individually protected
  • Lighter refills, fuels, cigar or blue flame lighters and strike-anywhere matches are prohibited

Finnair
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100 – 160Wh:
    Yes, but prior approval is required
  • No
  • Yes
  • One small packet of matches or one cigarette lighter is permitted and must be carried on person
  • Use or recharging of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Maximum of two spare lithium batteries over 100Wh are permitted and require prior approval
  • Spare batteries must be protected from contact with metal or other batteries to prevent short-circuiting

Flybe
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Large golfing style umbrellas must be stored in hold luggage
  • One small packet of matches or one cigarette lighter is permitted and must be declared at security and carried on person
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • E-cigarette refills and bottles of nicotine are not permitted on board the aircraft
  • Spare batteries must be contained in original packaging or a protective case

Icelandair
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • The umbrella cannot have a pointed or sharp end

 

  • Must be pre-approved by the airline prior to departure
  • Prohibited on flights to and from the USA
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited

 

Jet2
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Must be carried on person
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of two spare batteries not exceeding 160Wh are permitted per person
  • A maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300Wh is permitted
  • Spare lithium batteries must be individually packaged

KLM
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100Wh – 160Wh:
    Yes, but prior approval is required
  • No
  • Yes
  • Must be foldable
  • Large golfing style umbrellas must be stored in hold luggage
  • Only safety matches are permitted
  • Lighters are prohibited
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of two spare batteries over 100Wh are permitted
  • Spare lithium batteries must be packaged in original packaging or in plastic packaging with conductive tape over the contact points

Monarch
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100Wh – 160Wh:
    Yes, with prior approval from the airline
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Must be foldable
  • Large golfing style umbrellas must be stored in hold luggage
  • Lighters purchased in the departure lounge or safety matches are permitted and must be kept on one’s person
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited

Norwegian Air Shuttle

BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:

Yes

  • Between 100Wh – 160Wh:
    Yes, but prior approval is required
  • No
  • Yes
  • One small packet of safety matches or a small cigarette lighter is permitted and must be kept on one’s person
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of two spare batteries over 160Wh are permitted per person and these must be individually protected to prevent short circuits

 

Qantas Group
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 101Wh:

Yes

  • Between 101 – 160Wh:

Yes, but prior approval is required

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Must be foldable
  • Large golfing style umbrellas must be stored in hold luggage
  • One small packet of safety matches or a small cigarette lighter is permitted and must be kept on one’s person
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Maximum of two spare batteries over 160Wh per person
  • All spare batteries must have terminals protected
  • Torch cigarette lighters are strictly prohibited

Qatar Airways
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:

Yes

  • Between 100 – 160Wh:

Yes, but prior approval is required

  • N/A
  • Yes
  • One small packet of safety matches or a small cigarette lighter is permitted and must be kept on one’s person
  • A maximum of two spare batteries from 100Wh – 160Wh per person may be carried
  • The terminals of all spare batteries must be protected from short-circuiting by enclosing them in their original packaging, taping over the terminals or packaging in separate bags
  • Lighter refills, fuels, cigar or blue flame lighters and strike-anywhere matches are prohibited

Ryanair
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Must fit inside hand luggage
  • Yes
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of two spare lithium batteries are permitted per person
  • Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short-circuiting
  • Cigarette lighters shaped like a firearm are not permitted

SWISS Air
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 160Wh:

Yes, but a maximum of two batteries are permitted and prior approval is required

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Must fit inside hand luggage
  • One packet of matches or a cigarette lighter is permitted and must be kept on one’s person
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited

Thomas Cook Airlines
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:

Yes

  • Between 100 – 160Wh:

Yes, but prior approval is required

  • No
  • Yes
  • One packet of matches or a cigarette lighter
  • Prohibited on flights to the USA
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • A maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300 Wh or two spares each not exceeding 160Wh can be carried

Virgin Atlantic
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 100Wh:
    Yes
  • Between 100 – 160Wh:
    Yes, but prior approval is required
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • The umbrella cannot have a pointed or sharp end
  • Safety matches and cigarette lighters are permitted on one’s person only
  • Matches are prohibited on flights to and from the Caribbean
  • Cigarette lighters are prohibited on flights to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Tobago, Havana and Delhi
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited
  • Cigarette lighters with a blue flame and cigar lighters are prohibited

WOW air
BATTERY POWERED HOVER BOARDS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LITHIUM BATTERIES TWEEZERS UMBRELLAS MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS** FURTHER DETAILS
  • Not permitted
  • Yes
  • Up to 300Wh:
    One battery with a  maximum power rating of 300Wh or two lithium batteries with a maximum power rating of 160Wh permitted
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Safety matches and cigarette lighters are permitted on one’s person only
  • Use of e-cigarettes on board is prohibited

 

* An airline has the right to confiscate any other item that in their opinion could be used to endanger the aircraft or any of its passengers

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