Some of your personal items and equipment may get taken on board as hand luggage. But, certain other must be stored in the cargo hold when you fly in and out of the United Kingdom.
Check the list of prohibited items and what airlines allow to go on the plane inside hand luggage.
You should contact your airline before you book if you want to travel with a large musical instrument. In some cases you may need to make special arrangements.
This could mean paying for an extra seat. All musical instruments will get screened separately at the check-in gate.
Standard pushchairs, wheelchairs, and walking aids are usually allowed inside the airplane cabin. But, they will need to be security screened first.
|Personal Item||Allowed in Hand Luggage?||Allowed in Hold Luggage?|
|Knife (sharp pointed blade longer than 6cm)||No||Yes*|
|Small Scissors (blades up to 6cm)||Yes||Yes|
|Large Scissors (blades longer than 6cm)||No||Yes*|
|Round ended Scissors (blunt)||Yes||Yes|
|Fixed Cartridge Razor Blade (disposable)||Yes||Yes|
|Nail Clipper (nail file)||Yes||Yes|
|Walking Cane (walking aid stick)||Yes||Yes|
|Fireworks, Flares, Party Poppers, Toy Caps||No||No|
|Cigarette Lighter||No* (in a plastic liquids bag)||No|
|Contact Lens Solution||Yes (up to 100ml)||Yes|
*Check with your airline. The same applies if you have battery-powered wheelchairs or mobility aids.
Baggage Regulations for Personal Items and Equipment in the United Kingdom