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Rules and regulations for Hold Baggage

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What you can pack in your hold luggage for flights departing from Southampton:

Hold Baggage Banned Items

For safety reasons the following items cannot be taken on to an aircraft. Please do not pack them in any luggage (hand baggage or checked-in hold baggage).

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting Caps
  • Bleaches
  • Cigarette lighters including refills
  • Corrosive materials
  • Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
  • Detonators and Fuses
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • Explosives and related equipment
  • Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Infectious substances such as live virus materials
  • Instruments containing magnets
  • Instruments containing mercury
  • Mace spray
  • Magnetrons
  • Mercury
  • Mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores
  • Non-safety matches
  • Organic peroxides
  • Oxidisers such as bleaching powders
  • Oxidising materials
  • Party Poppers
  • Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller
  • Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders
  • Thinners and solvents
  • Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel
  • Wet-cell car batteries.

Packing Tips

To avoid bags becoming jammed on the conveyor belt, please ensure that:

  • All loose straps are tied up or removed.
  • All flaps are securely fastened.
  • Extendable handles are retracted or secured.
  • Old tags and barcodes are removed.

When deciding what to pack and what to carry as hand baggage, please bear the following in mind:

  • Don’t wrap gifts. Security staff may wish to view them, and so may unwrap them.
  • Consider putting a change of clothes, or at least underwear and a spare shirt, into your hand baggage. It can mean a little extra comfort at the end of a long-haul flight, or if hold baggage is delayed.
  • Never carry anything on to an aircraft for anyone else.