Security will likely pick up on goods which are not allowed and they could be confiscated, so the experts at StressFreeCarRental.com say it is worth taking extra time before packing and traveling to the airport to familiarise yourself with what you can take with you.
Many items have to go in the airplane’s hold as opposed to the ‘carry on baggage’ with the passenger so it is important to learn what the regulations are.
A spokesman for StressFreeCarRental.com said: “When planning ahead for a short or long haul flight it is well worth looking at what items are banned from travel in your carry on baggage for different countries.
“We have compiled some interesting examples of items which you can’t take or where there are specific rules around boarding a plane with them. If in doubt, make contact with the airport in advance and check out their website to find out what is allowed.”
Here is a guide to some of the items banned by airlines, or where special measures are in place.
1. Fishing rods
Fishing rods must usually be transported in the hold of a plane, as it is likely to exceed the maximum size of item allowed for carry-on items. Collapsible fishing rods which can be folded away may possibly be allowed, depending on the airline.
Both drills and drill bits are classed as either sharp or dangerous items and cannot be brought in your hand luggage. These items will not be allowed through the security checkpoint if you have them in your carry on baggage.
3. Tent pegs
You need to think carefully if your holiday involves camping. Tent pegs are permitted - but only in the baggage checked into the hold. They can otherwise be viewed as a threat if you pack them in your carry-on luggage. Weight and size restrictions apply to tents themselves in the same way as your usual luggage.
4. Clotted cream
Similar to soup, you cannot take liquids through security in hand luggage in quantities over 100ml or more than one litre in total. Liquids are classed as those foods which have high liquid content and includes oils and pasta sauces too. Solid foods such as fruit and sandwiches are fine.