Airport security regulations are strict when you fly in and out of the United Kingdom. Check whether your airline lets you bring sports gear and games equipment on the plane in your hand luggage.
Use this guide to check whether your sports equipment gets permitted as carry on hand luggage.
In some cases sports gear can only go in the hold when you take a plane journey in or out of the United Kingdom.
As a rule the table shows the standard regulation for carrying sports equipment onto a plane. But you should always check with your airline if you are unsure.
|Sport Equipment||Allowed in Hand Luggage?||Allowed in Hold Luggage?|
|Bat or Sports Stick (if heavy)||No||Yes|
|Snooker, Pool, or Billiard cue||No||Yes|
|Walking or Hiking Poles||No||Yes|
|Firearms (including replica firearms)||No||*Check with the airline in advance|
|Harpoon or Spear Gun||No||Yes|
|Martial Arts Equipment (knuckledusters, clubs, cosh)||No||Yes|
|Scuba Diving Equipment||*Check with the airline in advance||*Check with the airline in advance|
Flight Regulations on Sports Equipment in the United Kingdom