Prohibited Items

Prohibited items

  • Dangerous goods are broken down into 3 categories:

    • Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft;
    • Dangerous goods for which you will require Loganair approval of your intention to carry them on the aircraft;
    • Dangerous goods that you can lawfully carry on an aircraft.

    To ensure the safety of their aircraft and all those on board, passengers’ checked in hold luggage or cabin bag must not contain articles or substances that could pose a danger (some exemptions apply), these include: 

    Batteries can short circuit and catch fire if they are carried loose in your bag. They must be protected against contact with other metal items (e.g. by being in their original packaging or own protective case) and carried in your cabin bag. Equipment containing such batteries should be carried in your cabin bag.

  • The term “lithium battery” refers to a family of batteries with different chemistries, comprising of many types of cathodes and electrolytes. They are separated into:

    • Lithium metal batteries generally non-rechargeable batteries that have lithium metal or lithium compounds as an anode. Lithium metal batteries are generally used to power devices such as watches, calculators, cameras, temperature data loggers.
    • Lithium-ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-ion batteries) a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. Also included within lithium-ion batteries are lithium polymer batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are generally found in mobile telephones, laptop computers, etc.
  • General provisions applying to both lithium ion and lithium metal batteries:

    It is recommended that Personal Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries be carried in carry-on baggage. However, if this is not possible and they are in checked baggage, measures must be taken to prevent their unintentional activation.

    Spare batteries (i.e., those not contained in a Personal Electronic Devices ) MUST be:

    • leaving the batteries in original retail packaging;
    • placing them separately in a plastic bag, such as those supplied at airport security points for liquids and gels; or
    • taping the exposed terminals protected against short circuit.
  • If you check in with dangerous goods that fit into category 1 or 2 without prior notification they will be requested to be removed by airline staff or security officers under guidelines issued by the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority.

    Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft:

    • Corrosives materials – acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, etc.
    • Disabling devices – such as mace, pepper spray, etc.
    • Electro shock weapons – (e.g. Tasers) – containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases. Lithium batteries, etc.
    • Explosives – fireworks, flares, etc.
    • Blasting Caps
    • Detonators and Fuses
    • Mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores
    • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
    • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
    • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
    • Flammable gas cylinders
    • Flammable liquids – paint, petrol, lighter refills, solvents, varnish, etc.
    • Flammable solids – firelighters, etc.
    • Oxidising materials – bleach, peroxides, some fertilisers, etc.
    • Strike anywhere matches
    • Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
    • Substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water
    • Toxic (poisonous) substances – weed killer, insecticides, etc.
    • Avalanche rescue pack
    • Camping stoves and fuel containers (empty and purged)
    • Ammunition in checked baggage (Max 5kgs gross weight per Passenger: inclusive of ammo and storage container)
    • Heat-producing articles – underwater torches, soldering irons, etc.
    • Non-flammable gas cylinder – as part of a life-jacket or SCUBA gear
    • Oxygen and other small cylinders for medical use
    • Electric Mobility Aids
    • Portable medical electronic devices containing lithium metal batteries exceeding 2 grams but not exceeding 8 grams (and spare batteries of such equipment)
    • Self inflating personal safety devices such as a life-jacket and small cartridges for other devices
    • Dry ice (no more than 2.5 kg per person)
    • Security-type equipment, such as attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc., incorporating dangerous goods as part of this equipment, for example, lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material


  • The following covers items that can be lawfully carried on Loganair flights; they are still restricted to specific limits on quantities or dimensions and may need to be presented at security in compliance with the liquids, aerosols and gels regulations:

    • Aerosols – non-flammable for sporting and home use
    • Alcoholic beverages – you cannot consume your own alcohol on board – Max 5L per passenger
    • Devices containing lithium cells or batteries – laptop computers, cameras, camcorders, etc.
    • Hair-curlers containing hydrocarbon gas
    • Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper) fully absorbed in a porous material and containing only non-dangerous goods
    • Mercury-filled items – medical or clinical thermometer, etc.
    • Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles – hairsprays, perfumes, colognes, medicines, etc.
    • Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders – e.g. for operation of mechanical limbs
    • Spare lithium batteries (cabin only)
    • Safety Matches (one small packet) or one cigarette lighter which must be presented at security as part of your liquids and then removed and carried on your person throughout the flight

    Items which are deemed dangerous or may affect the safety of the aircraft and/or its occupants will be confiscated. If you have any doubts regarding the suitability of an item, please contact the Customer Call Centre for further advice.

    Please be reminded that all passengers are not to accept articles of baggage from other persons, and not to leave baggage unattended. Please contact Loganair at the airport if you are given articles to carry for another person, or if you have not been able to keep your baggage under constant supervision.
    More information on Dangerous Items can be obtained from the CAA.