Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports
3. Personal items
Contact your airline before you book if you want to travel with a large musical instrument. You may need to make special arrangements, such as buying an extra seat.
Musical instruments will be screened separately.
Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are usually allowed in the cabin, but will need to be security screened first.
For battery-powered wheelchairs or mobility aids check with your airline first.
Other personal items
|Item||Allowed in hand luggage||Allowed in hold luggage|
|Knife (with a sharp or pointed blade and/or blade longer than 6cm)||No||Yes (check with your airline)|
|Small scissors (with blades no longer than 6cm)||Yes||Yes|
|Large scissors (with blades longer than 6cm)||No||Yes (check with your airline)|
|Fixed-cartridge razor blades (disposable razor)||Yes||Yes|
|Nail clippers/nail file||Yes||Yes|
|Walking stick/cane, walking aid||Yes||Yes|
|Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnics, including party poppers and toy caps||No||No|
|Cigarette lighter||No, but you can put a lighter in a plastic liquids bag and keep it on your person||No|
|Contact lens solution||Yes (up to 100ml)||Yes|