Checklist of prohibited items in carry-on baggage on Ryanair, Aer Lingus and more

Irish tourists traveling on planes such as Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Jet2 and more are reminded of the strict carry-on baggage rules.

Passengers have a long checklist to review before they travel, from what insurance and visas are needed to the Covid rules at their destination.

Another important item to add to the list is checking the airline’s carry-on baggage rules, and we’re not just talking about ensuring your luggage meets the size requirements.

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Many travelers choose to pack everything in their carry-on to save money when checking luggage.

However, there is a long list of prohibited items that cannot be brought on board or passed through security.

Paint, lighters, Christmas cookies, energy saving light bulbs, ice picks, high volume alcohol, and razor blades are just a few examples.

Liquids over 100ml may also be confiscated as there are security restrictions.

Below is a list of items you cannot carry in your carry-on baggage on certain airlines:

Ryanair

A Ryanair spokesman said: “You should not carry any of the following items in checked or carry-on baggage, or go through security with them, for example in your pockets.

“Any item that could be a hazard to the aircraft, people or property, including the following.

  • Explosives and substances and devices capable of, or appearing to be capable of, causing serious injury or posing a threat to aircraft safety, including detonators and fuses, replicas or imitations of explosive devices, mines and grenades
  • gas and gas containers
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids and substances that cause a chemical reaction.
  • Fireworks, flares, smoke-generating canisters or cartridges, and other pyrotechnic items
  • Paint, white spirit, white spirit and paint thinner
  • Alcohol with an ABV of more than 70% (140% proof)
  • Chemicals, toxic substances, or infectious substances (for example, acids and alkalis, ‘wet’ batteries, bleach, tear gas, animal repellant sprays, poisons, infected blood, and bacteria and viruses)


A visitor wearing a surgical mask arrives at Dublin Airport

  • Radioactive material, including medicinal or commercial isotopes
  • Corrosives, including mercury, vehicle batteries and parts that have contained fuel
  • More than one liter in total of edible oil (for example, olive oil)
  • Vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries (including segways and hoverboards) other than wheelchairs and mobility equipment that meet our standards
  • Devices powered by lithium-ion batteries that exceed 160 watt hours
  • Smart bags from which the lithium battery has not been removed
  • Guns, firearms, ammunition and weapons, whether real or imitation, including starter guns, toy guns or recreational guns (such as paintball guns), nail guns, bows, slingshots, catapults, harpoon guns, guns stun guns, tasers, cattle prods and lasers
  • Firearm parts (except sights and sights)
  • Fire extinguishers (except those authorized by fire procedures and as emergency equipment on the aircraft)
  • lighters and lighters
  • Christmas cookies
  • Energy saving lightbulbs
  • Articles with internal combustion engines

Air Lingus

Aer Lingus has provided the following list of prohibited items in both checked baggage and carry-on baggage.

Guns, Firearms, and Other Projectile-Discharging Devices: Devices that can, or appear to, be used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • firearms of all kinds, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
  • toy guns, replicas and imitations of firearms that can be mistaken for real weapons, components of firearms, except telescopic sights,
  • air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball guns,
  • flare guns and starter guns, – bows, crossbows and arrows,
  • harpoons and spear guns,
  • slingshots and catapults


hand luggage

Stunning Devices – Devices specifically designed to stun or immobilize, including:

  • electrocution devices, such as stun guns, stun guns, and stun batons,
  • animal stunners and killers,
  • incapacitating and incapacitating chemicals, gases, and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays, and animal repellant sprays;

Sharp Pointed or Sharp Edged Objects – Objects with a sharp pointed or sharp edge that can be used to cause serious injury, including:

  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, axes, and butcher knives,
  • ice ax and ice pick,
  • shaving blades,
  • box Cutters,
  • knives with blades longer than 6 cm,
  • scissors with blades longer than 6 cm measured from the fulcrum,
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
  • swords and sabers;

Work Tools – Tools that can be used to cause serious injury or threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • levers,
  • drills and bits, including cordless portable power drills,
  • tools with a blade or shaft longer than 6 cm that can be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
  • saws, including cordless portable electric saws,
  • torches,
  • bolt guns and nail guns;

Blunt Instruments – Objects that can be used to cause serious injury when used to strike, including:

  • baseball and softball bats,
  • sticks and clubs, such as clubs, blackjacks and truncheons,
  • martial arts equipment;

Explosive and Incendiary Substances and Devices – Explosive and incendiary substances and devices that can, or appear to, can be used to cause serious injury or pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • ammunition,
  • detonators,
  • detonators and fuses,
  • replicas or imitations of explosive devices,
  • mines, grenades and other military explosives,
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnic articles,
  • smoke generating canisters and smoke generating cartridges,
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.


Aer Lingus (stock PR image)

Segways are strictly prohibited as checked or carry-on baggage on board Aer Lingus aircraft.

Aer Lingus has been informed that the US Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order prohibiting all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from being transported by air in the United States and Canada.

As directed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), if you are flying to the US, there is a limit on the amount of powdered substances (for example, flour, sugar, coffee, spices , powdered milk or cosmetics) that you can carry in your hand luggage. Passengers wishing to bring more than 350 g/350 ml/12 oz of powdered substances into the US must pack them in their checked baggage.

You can find an additional list of prohibited items on Aer Lingus regional flights here.

Jet2

A Jet2 spokesman said: “In accordance with European regulations, passengers are not allowed to take the following items into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft.”

Guns, Firearms, and Other Projectile-Dispensing Devices: Devices that can, or appear to, can be used to cause serious injury by firing a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of all kinds, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas, and imitation firearms that can be mistaken for real weapons
  • Firearm components, except telescopic sights
  • Air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball guns
  • Flare guns and starter guns
  • Bows, crossbows and arrows
  • Harpoons and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults

Stunning Devices – Devices specifically designed to stun or immobilize, including:

  • Electrocution devices, such as stun guns, Tasers, and stun batons
  • Animal Stunners and Killers
  • Incapacitating and incapacitating chemicals, gases, and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays, and animal repellant sprays

Sharp Pointed or Sharp Edged Objects – Objects with a sharp pointed or sharp edge that can be used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, axes, and blades
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Shaving blades
  • box cutters
  • Knives with blades longer than 6 cm
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6 cm measured from the point of support
  • Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • swords and sabers

Work Tools – Tools that can be used to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:

  • levers
  • Drills and bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • torches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns

Blunt Instruments – Objects that can be used to cause serious injury when used to strike, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Sticks and batons, such as batons, blackjacks, and truncheons
  • martial arts team

Explosive and Incendiary Substances and Devices – Explosive and incendiary substances and devices that can, or appear to, can be used to cause serious injury or pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition
  • detonators
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive devices
  • Mines, grenades and other military explosives
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnic items
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

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