PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED ITEMS

What items may I place in my checked baggage?
What about my carry-on bag?

Here are some guidelines for you.

Prohibited or regulated items

LITHIUM BATTERIES
Short-circuited lithium batteries can heat up and catch fire if they are damaged, poorly designed or poorly assembled. Lithium batteries and external USB power banks for personal use in devices such as laptop computers, mobile phones, DVD players, and medical devices are therefore restricted and may be transported only in your carry-on bags. Each spare battery must be kept separately in its original packaging. If you no longer have the packaging you must cover the battery’s contact points with a non-conducting, insulating adhesive tape and wrap each battery separately in a plastic bag. It is prohibited to transport in an aircraft batteries that are damaged, defective or that have been recalled by their manufacturer.

See restrictions on the transport of lithium batteries on board your flight.

 

SELF-BALANCING DEVICES

Self-balancing devices or lithium-battery-equipped conveyances, such as hoverboards, airboards, oxboards, e-skates, waveboards and U-runners, are not allowed on board even if the battery is disconnected or removed. Self-balancing devices may be used by passengers with physical disabilities, subject to prior consent that may be requested via the Saphir service.

 

E-CIGARETTES

In most countries you may transport your electronic cigarettes (with spare batteries) only in your carry-on bag. You are not allowed to place them in your checked bags. The rules vary from one country to another, so we urge you to check the legal restrictions in those countries in which you will be travelling. Use of e-cigarettes is prohibited on our aircraft. In France, e-cigarettes and their spare batteries are not allowed in the hold but are allowed in carry-on bags.

 

PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN

You are not allowed to transport products of animal origin, including animals that have been hunted.

 

FIREARMS

You are allowed to transport firearms and sporting and hunting ammunition in your checked bag as long as you are able to present all the required permits and licences and only after having booked your flight. Weapons and ammunition must be packed separately.

 

OTHER FIREARMS
Other firearms not included under the heading “Firearms and ammunition” and for which a permit is not required, are not allowed in your carry-on items but only in your checked baggage.

These include compressed-air guns, catapults, arbalests, imitation firearms, toy guns, harpoons etc.

 

SHARP WEAPONS AND OBJECTS

It is prohibited to transport in your carry-on bags sharp or protruding items that could cause injuries. These include knives, scissors, crampons, arrows, ice-skates, etc.

 

PROTRUDING ITEMS

It is prohibited to transport in your carry-on bag any protruding item that could cause injury. Examples include baseball bats, fishing rods, kayak paddles, hockey sticks, skateboards, martial arts equipment, etc.

 

EXPLOSIVES AND INFLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES
You are not allowed to transport explosives or (highly) flammable substances, either in your carry-on or checked bag, that are likely to pose a danger to the health or property of passengers or crew, or to jeopardise the safety of the aircraft.

Examples include spray can paint, ammunition, firecrackers, explosives, gases, inflammable liquid fuel, detonators, fireworks matches or lighters, except safety matches that you may place in your carry-on bag.

 

CHEMICAL AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES

It is prohibited to transport any chemical or toxic substance that could pose a risk to passengers’ health or property. Examples include fire extinguishers, Mace, mercury, chlorine, infectious materials, poisons, printer cartridges or toner, etc.

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