Items prohibited on the Turkish Airlines plane: What is a passenger not allowed to bring in their baggage?

Certain items are prohibited in carry-on baggage, but are permitted in your checked baggage. This mainly concerns objects that can be considered or used as weapons: toy firearms, scissors, pocket knife, pointed cane, golf club, baseball bat, tools, aerosols with chemical sprays, etc. On some Turkish Airlines flights, usually operated outside Europe, there are also rules for electronic devices: above a certain size, they are not allowed to enter. There are also sometimes restrictions for e-cigarettes and extra batteries. Separate rules apply to liquids.

Items and objects strictly prohibited, in the cabin and in the hold

When packing your suitcase for air travel, you often wonder what items you are allowed to put in your cabin baggage. Hair dryer, straighteners, lighter, cigarette, … In order to make things clearer, we offer you a list of everything that is absolutely forbidden to carry in the luggage transported on board Turkish Airlines planes.

Objects which have been deemed dangerous by a regulatory authority have been deemed to be:

– Consist of any material designed to be used as a weapon

– May constitute a threat to the safety of the aircraft, and could endanger its operation

– May interfere with aircraft performance

– Cannot be accepted for carriage due to size, weight, shape or other characteristics.

Items that you cannot take on a plane or in the cabin or in the hold are classified as prohibited items because they can be dangerous if used in an air environment and/or if the item is damaged during transport. These include, but are not limited to, explosives like dynamite, flammables like aerosols, pressurized containers like propane tanks, poisons, corrosives like acid, gases and materials radioactive like radium.

– Rifles, firearms and other weapons

– Any object that can actually or apparently fire a bullet or cause injury is prohibited, including:
– Gun-shaped lighters;
– Toy guns of all kinds;
– Crossbows;
– Components of firearms (except sighting devices and telescopic sights);
– Stun or shock transmission devices, ballistic projectile energy weapons (tasers);
– Slingshots;
– Pellet guns;
– Air pistols, rifles and pellet guns;
– Industrial dart and nail guns;
– Flare guns;
– Starting guns;
– Replicas and imitation firearms;

– Weapons and pointed or sharp objects

Pointed or sharp items that can cause injury are prohibited on the plane, including:

– Harpoons and spears;
– Axes and hatchets;
– Tools that can be used as pointed or edged weapons (eg drills and bits, box cutters, all types of saws, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wrenches, soldering irons);
– Ski and walking/hiking poles;
– Scalpels;
– knives, including ceremonial knives, whose blade exceeds 6 centimeters, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon;
– Scissors with blades longer than 6 centimeters;
– Arrows and darts;
– Machetes;
– Butcher’s chopper sheets;
– Ice skates;
– Ice axes and icebreakers;
– Cleats;
– Open razors and razor blades (except safety razors or disposable razors);
– Sabers and swords;
– Sharpeners or switchblade knives with blades of any length.

– Blunt instruments

Any blunt instrument that can cause injury is prohibited, including:

– Martial arts equipment
– Fishing rods;
– Baseball and softball bats;
– Cricket bats;
– Golf clubs;
– Hockey sticks;
– Lacrosse sticks;
– Rigid or flexible sticks or truncheons;
– Kayak and canoe paddles;
– Skateboards;
– Billiard cues and the like.

– Explosives and flammable substances

Any explosive or highly flammable substance that poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the safety of the aircraft or property is prohibited, including:

– Turpentine and paint thinner;
– Canisters or smoke cartridges;
– Flammable liquid fuels (eg gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol);
– Detonators and fuses;
– Explosives and explosive devices;
– Unsafe matches;
– Fireworks, rockets (of any type) and other pyrotechnic articles (including firecrackers);
– Large volume gases and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen);
– Pomegranates of all types;
– Mines and other explosive military materials;
– Munitions ;
– Replicas or imitations of explosive materials or devices;
– Underwater torches with batteries inserted;
– Aerosol paints.

– Chemical and toxic substances

Any chemical or toxic substance that poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or to the safety of the aircraft or property is prohibited, including:

– Acids and alkalis;
– Fire extinguishers;
– Infectious or biological hazardous materials (for example, infected blood, bacteria and viruses);
– Radioactive materials (eg medical or commercial isotopes);
– Spontaneously igniting or combusting materials;
– Corrosive or bleaching substances (eg, mercury, chlorine);
– Incapacitating or immobilizing sprays (eg irritant sprays, tear gas);

Other products refused during the security check at the airport

– Batteries: With electrolyte, lithium, up to a certain lithium content, they can be authorized in the hold.

– Fuels or flammable materials: Lighters, matches, fire-lighting bricks or even fireworks, without forgetting highly flammable products such as lacquers or industrial varnishes.

– Chemicals and strippers: Such as fertilizers, pesticides, bleach and all solvents.

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