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Baggage rules

Rules for taking liquids

You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 ml) or less per container. Consolidating these containers in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage enables BIA Security Officers to screen them quickly.

To maintain a fast screening-time, we ask you to use the 3-1-1 rule. This means: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100 ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin during screening. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

The approximate dimensions of a one liter/quart bag are 15.24 cm by 22.86 cm (6 in. by 9 in.) or 20 cm by 17.5 cm.

Be prepared. Each time a BIA Security Officer stops to physically screen a carry-on bag, it will slow down the line. Practicing the 3-1-1 rule will facilitate the checkpoint experience.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula/food and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces, and they don’t have to be in the zip-top bag. Baby Formula. Pack enough baby formula or breastmilk for your flight plus one day. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. BIA Security Officers may need to open them for additional screening.

If in doubt, put your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in checked baggage.

What am I not allowed to bring?

The following items are prohibited in the cabin of an aircraft and in restricted areas for safety reasons.

Any object that can be used to shoot a projectile or cause injury, or any object that looks as if it can be used for that purpose, including;

All firearms
Replica and imitation firearms
Parts of firearms (with the exception of telescopic view finders and  sights)
Air pistols, air guns and pellet guns
Signal guns
Starting pistols
All types of toy firearms
BB guns (ball bearing guns)
Industrial screw guns and nail guns
Harpoons & harpoon guns
Slaughter pistol guns
Stun guns and shock prods, including cattle prods and ballistically guided energy weapons (tasers)
Lighters in the shape of a firearm

Pointy items or items with cutting edges that can be used to cause harm, including:

Axes & choppers
Arrows and darts
Climbing irons
Harpoons and spears
Ice axes and ice picks
Ice skates
Clasp knives or stilettos with any size blade
Knives, including ceremonial knives with blades exceeding a length of 6 cm, made of metal or any other material that is strong enough to be used as a weapon
Meat carvers
Open razors (with the exception of safety razors and disposable razors in which the blades are in a holder)
Sabres, swords & sword canes
Scissors with blades exceeding a length of 6 cm
Ski sticks and walking/hiking poles
Ninja / throwing stars
Tools that can be used as a stabbing or cutting weapon, e.g. drill bits, Stanley knives, tool knives, all types of saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, open-ended and nut wrenches and spanners, blowtorches

Any blunt object that can be used to cause harm, including:

Baseball bats and softball bats
Hard or flexible clubs or sticks such as batons, bludgeons, coshes
Cricket bats
Golf clubs
Hockey sticks
Lacrosse sticks
Canoe and kayak paddles
Billiards, snooker and pool cues
Fishing rods
Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckle-dusters, sticks, clubs, flails, numchucks, kubatons, kubasaunts

All explosive or highly combustible substances that may pose a danger to the health of the passengers and the crew and to the safety of the airplane and property, including:

Percussion caps
Igniters, detonators &  fuses
Explosives & gear for explosive materials
Mines & other explosive military materials
Grenades of any kind
Gas & gas canisters e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen in large quantities
Firework or signalling lights of all shapes and kinds (including firecrackers and caps for toy guns)
Matches other than safety matches
Smoke grenades and smoke cartridges
Combustible liquids, e.g. gasoline, diesel fuel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol
Spray paint canisters
Turpentine & paint thinner
Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of 70% (14% proof) and up

All chemical and toxic substances that may pose a danger to the health of the passengers and the crew and to the safety of the airplane and property, including:

Acids and alkali, e.g. wet cell batteries that may leak
Corrosive and bleaching agents e.g. mercury, chlorine
Eliminating materials in canisters, e.g. mace, pepper spray, teargas
Radioactive materials, e.g. medical or commercial isotopes
Contagious or bio-hazardous materials e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
Materials that may inflame or ignite spontaneously
Fire extinguishers

The following items may also not be taken along in the check-in luggage:

Explosive materials, including detonators, fuses, grenades, mines and other explosives
Gasses: propane, butane
Combustible liquids, including gasoline, methanol
Combustible solids and reactive substances, including magnesium, firelighters, firework, signalling lights
Oxidants and organic peroxides, including bleach, bodywork repair kits
Toxic and contagious substances, including rat poison, infected blood
Radioactive materials, e.g. medical or commercial isotopes
Corrosive materials, including mercury, vehicle batteries
Parts of vehicle fuel systems that have contained fuel

It is also not allowed to carry a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a flight. This applies to both: carry-on and checked baggage.