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Prohibited Items and Hand Baggage Restrictions

 

Hand Baggage Restrictions and Prohibited Items

Please read the following Tianjin Airlines guidelines of the items that are prohibited from being taken on the aircraft and hand baggage restrictions:

Hand Baggage Restrictions

  • Each liquid must be in its own container of no more than 100ml (3.4oz).
  • You need to put all items in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of up to 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in) with a total capacity of up to one litre (approx. one quart).
  • You must be able to completely close the bag and fit it in your hand baggage.
  • You must take the bag of liquids out of your hand baggage to be screened separately.
  • In the UK and EU, the tasting or testing of liquids, aerosols or gels on the skin is no longer a recognised method of screening. These items are screened using special equipment and you may be asked to open them. If you're travelling outside the UK and EU, please check applicable safety requirements.

 

Prohibited Items

 

  1. Firearms and Ammunition

You cannot take any guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles, i.e. devices capable (or appearing capable) of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, on either your person or in your hand baggage. You can only carry these items in your checked baggage and in most cases, will need to notify us in advance.

The only items you can pack in your checked baggage without having to notify us are:

  • bows, cross bows and arrows
  • harpoon guns and spear guns
  • slingshots and catapults

 

  1. Explosives and Flammable Substances and Devices

Explosives and flammable substances and devices that can be used (or appear capable of being used) to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of an aircraft, are completely forbidden, including:

  • ammunition (unless we've approved carriage - see guidance for guns, firearms and ammunition)
  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses
  • replica or imitation explosive devices
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics, e.g. Chinese lanterns, party poppers/sparklers, etc. (see guidance for Christmas crackers below)
  • smoke-generating canisters or cartridges
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • petrol
  • 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)

 

Christmas crackers

You can only take Christmas crackers on flights departing the UK provided they meet the following criteria:

  • The crackers must be commercially manufactured (homemade crackers are not permitted)
  • For personal use only
  • Max. two boxes per person in the manufacturer's original packaging and packed in your checked baggage (not in hand baggage)

You cannot take any Christmas crackers on flights departing the US. Rules may vary in other countries.

 

Cigarette lighters and safety matches

You can carry one small packet of safety matches or a small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel (other than liquefied gas) on your person but not in your hand or checked baggage. These items need to be for personal use.

Lighter fuel, lighter refills, 'Strike anywhere' matches, 'Blue flame' or 'Cigar' lighters are forbidden.

 

Camping stoves and fuel containers

Please contact us to get approval for camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel. Once approved, you can only take these items in your checked baggage with an empty fuel tank and/or fuel container.

 

 

  1. Chemical Items

Most corrosive and toxic substances are completely forbidden, including:

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

Ink and toner cartridges

On flights to or from the UK, ink and toner cartridges weighing more than 500g are only allowed in checked baggage.

On flights to or from the US, ink and toner cartridges weighing more than 453g (16oz) are completely forbidden.

  1. Stunning Devices

Devices 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. (e.g. 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

 

  1. Sharp Objects

You can only take objects with a sharp point/edge which can be used to cause serious injury in your checked baggage (not on your person or in your hand 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)

 

 

  1. Tools

You can only take workmen's tools that can be used to either cause serious injury or threaten the safety of an aircraft in your checked baggage (not on your person or in your hand baggage). Examples include:

  • 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

 

  1. Blunt Instruments

You can only take objects, which can be used to cause serious injury when used to hit, in your checked baggage (not on your person or in your hand baggage). Examples include:

  • baseball and softball bats
  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  • martial arts equipment

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

 

PASSENGERS AND CABIN BAGGAGE LIST OF PROHIBITED ARTICLES

Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

(a) guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles — devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:  

  • firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,
  • compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols,
  • bows, cross bows and arrows,
  • harpoon guns and spear guns,
  • slingshots and catapults;

(b) stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including: 

  • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,
  • 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;

(c) objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:  

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 6 cm,
  • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum,
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
  • swords and sabres;

(d) workmen's tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • crowbars,
  • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,
  • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
  • saws, including cordless portable power saws,
  • blowtorches,
  • bolt guns and nail guns;

(e) blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • baseball and softball bats,
  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,
  • martial arts equipment;

(f) explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary 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.

 

HOLD BAGGAGE LIST OF PROHIBITED ARTICLES

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage: explosives and incendiary substances and devices

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices 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,
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic

 

 

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