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Dangerous baggage


These are objects which are banned on the aircraft for safety reasons.

Objects banned from the aircraft

  • Explosives

    Explosives, munitions, fireworks, flares, material for expeditions, safety boxes with pyrotechnic items and pyrotechnic materials in general.

  • liquefied, cooled liquefied or dissolute gases.

    Compressed, liquefied, cooled liquefied or dissolute gases, whether inflammable, toxic or non-inflammable and non-toxic, such as: aerosols, extinguishers, breathing apparatuses, oxygen tanks for diving, cryogenic liquids, tanks with coolant gases and cylinders in general.

  • Inflammable liquids and solids

    Inflammable liquids and solids such as fuel or equipment with fuel (camping material, filming material, etc.), adhesives, solvents, paints, varnishes, torches, matches, lighters and all inflammable substances, either autoreactive or combustion.

  • Oxidising materials and organic peroxides

    Oxidising materials and organic peroxides such as oxygen generators.

  • Toxic or infectious substances

    Toxic or infectious substances, such as incapacitating devices, samples for diagnosis, vaccines, insecticides and herbicides.

  • Radioactive material

    Radioactive material, such as pharmaceutical products with radioactive isotopes.

  • Corrosives

    Corrosives, such as acids, alkalines, apparatuses with mercury, electrical accumulators and apparatuses activated electrically by batteries.

  • Lithium batteries, e-cigarettes and other dangerous items

    Lithium batteries , e-cigarettes* and other dangerous items such as first-aid kits, ferromagnetic material, dry ice and car batteries.

    * transport permitted only in the cabin

Objects banned from the cabin

In addition to objects that are banned from onboard the aircraft

  • Tools

    Work tools such as hammers, drills, saws, circular saws, etc. can only be transported or carried as cargo.
    To make your booking, for information on prices and the procedure to follow, please call, from Spain 901 111 400 and, from any other country, (+34) 917481010 Monday through Friday, 9 to 6 pm.

  • Firearms and weapons in general

    Firearms and weapons in general (pistols, rifles, shotguns, compressed air pistols/ flare guns/ toy pistols/paintball guns, crossbows, bows for arrows, harpoons-fishing guns).
    In case you are transporting a firearm, you must check the bag directly with a check-in agent

  • Blunt instruments

    Blunt instruments (bats, golf clubs, oars, skateboards, fishing rods, martial arts equipment, catapults).

  • Sharp weapons or objects or ones with edges

    Sharp weapons or objects or ones with edges (axes, arrows, darts, harpoons, javelins, ski /hiking poles, scissors, knives and any other sharp object)

Find out the regulations on liquids in carry-on baggage

  • First regulation

    Liquids, gels and/or aerosols unless placed in individual containers with a capacity of no more than 100 ml.

  • Second regulation

    Containers should be placed inside a clear plastic bag with an opening and closing system and a capacity of no more than 1 litre.

  • Third regulations

    The contents of this bag should fit inside it comfortably. The bag should be completely closed and presented for inspection separately from the carry-on baggage.

Download our guide to dangerous items (PDF / 28kb)

For more information, please, phone IAG Cargo Booking and Information Department, from Spain, 901 111 400 and, from any other country, (+34) 917481010. Many of these products can be sent as air freight so long as they are packed in accordance with the existing regulations.

These items can only be carried as air freight, although with certain limitations, some may be carried by passengers.

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And remember

  • Banned for your safety
  • They cannot be carried either in the cabin or in the hold
  • There are special regulations on liquids

See how this is applied on flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair
  • US Airways

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