Prohibited items

It is always better if you organize your baggage before you travel, not at the eleventh hour as you might miss something as well as take something unnecessary. You can save a lot of time and hassle if you done this the previous day of your air journey. Every airport in around the world has its own standardized security arrangements as well as some country specific security measures.

Before you approach to board your flight, you will have to go through a thorough scanning process for your hand baggage (and also yourself!). You can save yourself from any unwanted harassment or wastage of time plus tension if you know what things you should not pack in your hand baggage beforehand. This article will put some lights on this matter for those who are flying for the first time as well as those who needs to learn about this.

As the list of hazardous or prohibited items in hand baggage vary from airport to airport as well as country to country, it can not be confirmed 100 percent that it will work. The actual thing is that whichever thing the security people thinks might be harmful can be declared as prohibited any time. Despite all these, we mention some items which you should not pack in your carry on baggage for your own convenience.

  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Lighters
  • Flare guns
  • Gun Powder
  • Gun Parts and Firearms parts
  • Realistic replica of firearms like plastic pistols or rifles

  • Knife having any length of blade
  • Nail Cutter
  • Box cutters
  • Razor Blades
  • Meat cleavers
  • Sabers
  • ThermoNeedles
  • Scissors
  • Any pointed and sharp objects
  • Swords
  • Kitchen Cutlery like big spoon, fork etc.
  • Razor
  • Cork Screw
  • Swiss Army Multi-tools

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Alcohol (may be allowed in short amount, e.g. 100 ml)

  • Craw bars
  • Drills and drill bits
  • Hammer
  • Saws
  • Screw Drivers/Pliers
  • Axe
  • Wrenches

  • Cricket bat, stumps
  • Baseball bat
  • Billiard balls
  • Badminton/tennis or similar racket
  • Bows & Arrows
  • Hockey Sticks
  • Golf Clubs
  • Pool Cues
  • Skates
  • Ski poles
  • Skipping ropes
  • Darts
  • Slingshot

  • Gun Powder
  • Dynamite
  • Firecrackers
  • Hand granades
  • Realistic replica of explosives
  • Corrosive materials
  • Fuels
  • Aerosol
  • Compressed Gas Cartridge
  • Gasoline
  • Flammable paints
  • Turpentine, paint thinner
  • Spilable batteries
  • Tear Gas

  • Martial art weapons
  • Self defense sprays
  • Rope
  • Nunchucks
  • Batons
  • Throwing Stars

Avoid packing these things in your carry on baggage so as to stay safe from any sort of embarrassing situation at the airport security check.