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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, detonators, material for expeditions, mines, grenades, flares, military use explosive loads, fireworks, pyrotechnic materials, smoke canisters, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.
Liquids
Inflammable liquids Inflammable liquids, such as fuel, diesel oil, methanol, paints, varnishes, solvents, adhesives, turpentine, petroleum our alcohol.
Solids
Inflammable solids and reagents Inflammable solids such as magnesium, fireworks lighters, celluloid films, sulphur, coal, matches or any other inflammable substance.
Oxidising materials
Oxidising materials and organic peroxides Oxidising materials and organic peroxides, such as bleach, bodywork repair kits, fertilisers or chlorates.
Toxic
Toxic or infectious substances Toxic or infectious substances, such as incapacitating devices, samples for diagnosis, vaccines, rat poison, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, arsenic, infected blood, bacterias or virus.
Radioactive
Radioactive material Radioactive material, such as pharmaceutical products with radioactive isotopes.
Corrosives
Corrosives Corrosives, such as acids, alkalis, apparatuses with mercury, electrical accumulators, car batteries or other apparatuses activated electrically by batteries.
Other items
Lithium batteries and e-cigarettesLithium 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
Carrying cases
Carrying cases and security bags Security equipment such as portfolios, strongboxes or money bags with lithium batteries or pyrotechnics.
Gases
Gasses and gas cylinders Compressed gases, liquefied gases, refrigerated liquefied gases or dissolved gases, such as propane, butane, acetylene, oxygen, nitrogen, insecticides, scuba tanks or lighters refills.
Other dangerous items
Other dangerous items Other items such as petrol engines, magnetized materials, lithium batteries or genetically modified organisms.
Liquid oxygen systems
Liquid oxygen systemsLiquid oxygen systems and electroshock weapons which contain explosives, compressed gases or lithium batteries.

Objects banned from the cabin

In addition to objects that are banned from onboard the aircraft

Firearms
Guns and firearms Weapons in general and other devices that discharge projectiles (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, compressed air pistols/flare guns/toy pistols/paintball guns, replicas/imitation firearms, crossbows, bows for arrows, harpoons-fishing guns, slingshots, catapults). In case you are transporting a firearm, you must check the bag directly with a check-in agent.
Stunning devices
Stunning devices Devices designed specifically to stun (stun guns, tasers, stun batons, animal stunners/animal killers, mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays, animal repellent sprays).
Sharp objects
Sharp weapons or objects or ones with edges Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge (axes, hatchets, ice picks, razor blades, box cutters, arrows, darts, harpoons, javelins, ski/hiking poles, martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge, swords, sabres, scissors, knives and any other sharp object).
Workmen's tools
Tools

Work tools such as crowbars, hammers, drills, saws, circular saws, blowtorches, bolt guns, 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.

Blunt instruments
Blunt instruments Blunt instruments (bats, batons, clubs, golf clubs, oars, skateboards, fishing rods, martial arts equipment).
Explosives and incendiary substances
Explosives and incendiary substances Substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft (ammunition, blasting caps, detonators, imitation explosive devices, mines, grenades, pyrotechnics, smoke-generating canister/cartridges, dynamite, gunpowder, plastic explosives).

Find out the regulations on liquids in carry-on baggage

Liquids
First regulation Liquids, gels and/or aerosols unless placed in individual containers with a capacity of no more than 100 ml.
Liquids bag
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.
Fitting liquids
Third regulation 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 / 170kb)

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.

Prohibited

And remember

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

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