It make sense to always put as much as you can in your hold baggage (these are bags you check-in). You’ll have less to carry through the airport and passing through security will be quicker.

Please note that there are several items that you are allowed to carry in hold luggage that you are not allowed to carry onboard with you in your hand luggage.

These include:

  • liquids, creams, gels and pastes in containers over 100ml
  • scissors (less than 3cm with rounded ends are allowed in hand baggage)
  • razor blades (razors that have the blade set into a plastic moulding are allowed in hand baggage, but other types are not)
  • knives with blades of any length
  • household cutlery (but small teaspoons are allowed in hand baggage)
  • hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons, for which proof will be required)
  • tools (including multi-tools and penknives)
  • catapults
  • corkscrews
  • walking/hiking poles
  • golf style umbrellas
  • toy/replica guns (metal or plastic)
  • sporting bats
  • darts
  • billiard, snooker or pool cues.

For items not allowed anywhere on the aircraft, see our baggage restriction pages.

You should also bear in mind the weight of your bags, check weight allowances on your ticket or with your airline.