Banned items

A full list of prohibited items and important information.

Important information

The following information is taken from the current edition of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

flypop may, under exceptional circumstances, permit passengers to carry some of the items listed below. 

Some of the following items are banned outright on all flypop flights and cannot be taken. If you come to the airport with a banned item we will refuse to carry them and unless you are able to make safe arrangements for these goods you will not be allowed to board and subsequent charges will apply.

Under special conditions certain items may be carried where the items adhere to the conditions stated, and explain where they should be carried as cabin baggage, check-in baggage or carried on your person. In some instances documentation and certification is necessary and you are responsible for and required to provide the necessary paperwork not only for UK law but also for the country of your destination.





Most corrosive and toxic substances are completely forbidden, including:

acids, bleaches and peroxide, phosphorous items, fertilisers, weed killers and insecticides

Diving cylinders

Above 280 kPa (2.8 bar or 40 psi) cannot be carried.

Explosive and flammable substances and devices

Any explosive and flammable substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including: ammunition,

blasting caps, detonators and fuses, replica or imitation explosive devices, mines, grenades and other explosive military stores, fireworks and other pyrotechnics, smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives, petrol, solid fuel fire lighters, fuel blocks for camping stoves, cylinders containing flammable gas, lighter fuel, lighter refills, 'Strike anywhere' matches, 'Blue flame' or 'Cigar' lighters (see guidance for cigarette lighters and safety matches below), paints (excl. water-based artist paints or artists' oil paints), solvents, varnish, etc., liquid oxygen systems (see guidance for oxygen cylinders required for medical use)

Camping stoves – gas or flammable liquid fuelled

Stoves that have been used or are new and have their fuel attached, are normally not permitted; however, there are some circumstances when stoves hat have been completely purged fully clean of fuel can be carried.

The fuel tank and/or fuel container must be completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger;

The empty fuel tank and/or fuel container must be allowed to drain for one hour. 

The fuel tank and/or fuel container must be left uncapped for 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate. 

Alternative methods such as adding cooking oil to the fuel tank and/or fuel container to elevate the flashpoint of any residual fuel and then emptying the tank are also acceptable.

(Test; If the tank smells of fuel, it cannot travel)

The empty fuel tank and/or fuel container must have the cap securely fastened and be wrapped in an absorbent material such as paper towel and placed in a polythene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

The empty fuel tank and/or fuel container MUST be packed in your checked baggage. 

For your convenience, you must pack a copy of this page with the fuel tank and/or fuel container to identify that you have our ‘operator approval’ to carry the camping stove.

Firearms and Ammunition

flypop do not carry any firearms or ammunition on any of our flights


Pointed and Sharp objects

You can only take objects with a sharp point/edge which can be used to cause serious injury in your check-in baggage not on your person or in your cabin baggage. Examples include: items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers, ice axes and ice picks, razor blades, box cutters, knives with blades of more than 6cm, scissors with blades of more than 6cm as measured from the fulcrum, martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge swords and sabres.

However, you can take the following items in your hand or checked baggage: knitting needles and crochet hooks, tweezers, disposable and cartridge razors (not loose blades).

Blunt Instruments

You can only take objects, which can be used to cause serious injury when used to hit, in your check-in baggage (not on your person or in your hand baggage). Examples include: cricket bats, hockey sticks, ice hockey sticks, baseball and softball bats, clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks, martial arts equipment such as nunchaukkas, shuriken, bokken and kendo sticks etc.

Please remember to check that these items are allowed in the country of your destination.

Work Tools

You can only take workmen's tools that might possibly cause either serious injury or threaten the safety of an aircraft in your check-in baggage and not on your person or in your hand baggage. For example: crowbars, drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills

tools with a blade or shaft of more than 6cm that can be used as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels, saws, including cordless portable power saws, blowtorches, bolt guns and nail guns.

Heat Producing material

Please contact flypop to get approval for any heat-producing items, such as underwater torches, diving lamps and soldering irons. You can then take these items check-in baggage.

Stunning Devices

Any device designed specifically to stun or immobilise are completely forbidden, including: devices for shocking, such as stun guns and stun batons, electro-shock weapons containing dangerous goods, such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc., tasers, animal stunners and animal killers, disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays.


In the interests of safety and the security of you and other passengers as well as our crew, we will not allow you to carry any other article, which the Airport authority or aircraft operator have reason to believe might be used or adapted for causing injury or incapacitation of a person, or endanger an aircraft.