5 Weird Items You Didn’t Know Were Banned In the Airport

You shouldn’t bring more than 100ml of liquid hygiene products, weapons of any kind, and illegal substances to the airport. However, sometimes the most unexpected things can cause a bit of a scrimmage before you board your plane. Here are a few of them:

Art Equipment

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You can try to bring your art supplies along but you’re going to have to pray that your prized possession pass aviation security. Even if you consider them to be a way for self-expression or tools for social justice, chances are they won’t make it with you to the plane because of the “dangerous” chemicals they may or may not contain.

Cigarette Lighters (Multiple)

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A lighter is one of those emergency items that people don’t think about. However, as quoted from the official ruling, “you are not allowed to bring any objects in your hand baggage that could cause injury to yourself and other passengers.” Unfortunately, having more than one lighter counts as ob objects that could cause injury. The funny thing is, despite this ruling, “you must keep the lighter on your person throughout the flight.” This means putting it back on your baggage after screening is a big no-no. But wouldn’t the lighter pose more danger to other passengers if it was in the hands of an actual person instead of safely inside a bag? I’m just sayin’.


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Everybody knows that “Chemicals and Toxic Substances” are included that that list of JUST DON’T BRING IT in airports. From tear gas to poisons, to laboratory specimens, cultures, and organisms, these substances have the potential to create a big problem for everyone on board. But did you know that peroxide is part of that list of chemicals and toxic substances? From cleaning wounds to getting rid of blood stains (girls, you know what I mean) to bleaching your hair, this stuff is a big part of life and sadly you can’t bring any of it with you. So remember to dye your hair before the trip! Otherwise, you’ll have to buy your own stuff on holiday.

Snow Globes

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If snow globes are your choice of souvenirs then you’re out of luck. Airport security will confiscate them. Before you panic and throw out all of the snow globes in your home, know that there’s nothing dangerous or toxic about it. Maybe except if it breaks into shards. They won’t let you take it on board because of the liquid inside. The liquid inside the snow globe is well over 100ml.

Preparation is key to a trip with minimal hiccups. Make sure that you set your accommodations, book your airport car parking, and double check your luggage for possible no-no’s.