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Old 21 January 2013, 14:16   #1
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Flares on a plane

One of my son's is shortly to arrive in Antwerp by sea but change of work plans means he'll probably fly back to the UK, all well and good but he's got all his kit on him, lifejacket, epirb, vhf, & a personal flare (smoke one end handheld red on t'other) he's asked if I can find out if that is all permissible in the hold and I can't find a definitive answer (don't know which airline he'll be with). Anyone have experience with this?
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Flares banned see http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/...ld_luggage.pdf

LJ compressed Gas Cylinder banned see http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/at-t...ted-Items.ashx

Electronics probably OK if turned off.
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Old 21 January 2013, 14:36   #3
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Flares banned see http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/...ld_luggage.pdf

LJ compressed Gas Cylinder banned see http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/at-t...ted-Items.ashx

Electronics probably OK if turned off.
Thanks for that Les

"- fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
- smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges"

That would seem to cover both ends of the flare!
oddly ammunition was also excluded on that list but included on other lists (with prior consent of the airline)

I'll tell him to swim!
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Try Tim M on here I think he did the same to Spain or back recently and had the same issue
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Try Tim M on here I think he did the same to Spain or back recently and had the same issue
Thanks have pm'd him
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I flew with life jackets in cabin baggage recently. Gate security man did query it though; I pointed out there was one under every seat on the plane; he said 'fair enough' and let us through.
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I flew with life jackets in cabin baggage recently. Gate security man did query it though; I pointed out there was one under every seat on the plane; he said 'fair enough' and let us through.
Cheers I'll pass that on
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+1. I took a lifejackets on a sailing holiday recently; I checked the airline pages (BA IIRC) and it was OK - in fact just found the link:

British Airways - Banned and restricted items

So they have to be told, which I did just by ringing them. Of course when I got to checking no-one knew anything about that call but they let me on anyway

Flares a no-no though

And of course you have to check what the actual airline you are going on say....
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I've carried CO2 cylinders in the hold a number of times, never worried too much about telling them.

Never tried in hand luggage, and probably wouldn't want the effort of the questions.
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