UK airports have an agreed maximum weight allowance of
32kgs for any one item of luggage.
Hold Luggage: this is luggage that goes into the cargo section of the
airplane. It is the luggage that you check-in before your flight.
Hand luggage: these are the bags you take with you onto the plane and
keep with you during the flight.
These items CANNOT be packed in your hand luggage.
If found that will be confiscated. These items CAN be packed in
your hold luggage.
Scissors (except where both blades are round-ended or less than three
Razor blades (razors that have the blade set into a plastic moulding
are allowed, but razors that can be opened and the razor blade removed
Knives with blades of any length.
Household cutlery (large spoons/tablespoons are NOT permitted, however
small teaspoons are allowed).
Hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons, for which
proof will be required).
Tools (including multi-tools and penknives).
Toy/replica guns (metal or plastic).
Billiard, snooker or pool cues.
These items CANNOT be taken on the flight under any circumstances
whether in your hold or your hand luggage.
Flammable liquids and solids.
Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
Wet-cell car batteries.
Instruments containing mercury.
Instruments containing magnets.
Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners.
Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda.
Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
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