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What are the prohibited items onboard Luxair flights?

Make sure you read this section on prohibited items.

For obvious security reasons, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into the security restricted area and the cabin of an aircraft.

Hold baggage

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage into the security restricted area and on board of an aircraft.

  • Explosives, including detonators, fuses, grenades and mines
  • Gas – propane, butane
  • Flammable liquids, including fuel and methanol
  • Flammable solids and reactive substances, including magnesium, fire igniters, fireworks, signalling flares
  • Oxidants and organic peroxides, including bleach, bodywork repair kits
  • Toxic or infectious substances, including rat poison, contaminated blood
  • Radioactive materials, i.e. medical and commercial isotopes
  • Corrosive substances, including mercury, motor vehicle batteries
  • Components of vehicle fuel supply systems having contained fuel

The above mentioned articles and substances may however be transported in the holds of passenger aircraft provided that they are correctly declared packed and labelled, in accordance with the limitations and provisions of the conditions for transport by air as defined by the “Dangerous Goods Regulations”, latest applicable version as published by IATA. These shipments are then considered as freight.

Additional information on prohibited articles are published in the “Airline Security Manual” Chapter 4, § 4.3. “Screening of cabin baggage” and Chapter 5, § 5.3. “Screening of hold baggage” as well as in Chapter 14 “Prohibited Articles”.

Gun, firearms and weapons

Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including:

  • all firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns etc.),
  • replica and imitation firearms,
  • component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights),
  • air pistols, rifles and pellet guns,
  • signal flare pistols,
  • starter pistols,
  • toy guns of all types,
  • ball-bearing guns,
  • industrial bolt and nail guns,
  • crossbows,
  • catapults,
  • harpoon and spear guns,
  • animal humane killers,
  • stun or shocking devices (e.g. cattle prods, ballistic conducted energy weapons (taser)),
  • lighters shaped like a firearm.

Pointed / edged weapons and sharp objects

Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including:

  • axes and hatchets,
  • arrows and darts,
  • crampons,
  • harpoons and spears,
  • ice axes and ice picks,
  • ice skates,
  • lockable or flick knives with blades of any length,
  • knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades of more than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon and/or knives prohibited by virtue of the Luxembourgish legislation
  • meat cleavers,
  • machetes,
  • open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge),
  • sabres, swords and swordsticks,
  • scalpels,
  • scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length,
  • ski and walking/hiking poles,
  • throwing stars,
  • tradesmen’s tools that have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon (e.g. drills and drill bits, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blowtorches).

Blunt instruments

Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including:

  • baseball and softball bats,
  • clubs or batons — rigid or flexible (e.g. billy clubs, blackjacks, nightsticks and batons),
  • cricket bats,
  • golf clubs,
  • hockey sticks,
  • lacrosse sticks,
  • kayak and canoe paddles,
  • skateboards,
  • billiard, snooker and pool cues,
  • fishing rods,
  • martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckledusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts).

Explosives and flammable substances

Any explosive or highly combustible substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of aircraft or property, including:

  • ammunition,
  • blasting caps,
  • detonators and fuses,
  • explosives and explosive devices,
  • replica or imitation explosive material or devices,
  • mines and other explosive military stores,
  • grenades of all types,
  • gas and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen) in large volume,
  • fireworks, flares (in any form) and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps),
  • non-safety matches,
  • smoke generating canisters or cartridges,
  • flammable liquid fuel (e.g. petrol/gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol),
  • aerosol spray paint,
  • turpentine and paint thinner,
  • alcoholic beverages exceeding 70 % by volume (140 % proof).

Chemical and toxic substances

Any chemical or toxic substances which pose a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security or safety of aircraft or property, including:

  • acids and alkalis (e.g. spillable ‘wet’ batteries),
  • corrosive or bleaching substances (e.g. mercury, chlorine),
  • disabling or incapacitating sprays (e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas),
  • radioactive material (e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes),
  • poisons,
  • infectious or biological hazardous material (e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses),
  • material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion,
  • fire extinguishers,


All liquids, unless in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres or equivalent and placed in a transparent and re-sealable plastic bag, with a total capacity of no more than one litre (e.g. one freezer bag for frozen food). This bag must be presented for examination at the security checkpoints. Re-sealable means that the passenger may securely fasten the bag and that security personnel may be able to examine the contents, for example, press seal or zip lock bags.

The following items are classified as liquids:

  • water and other drinks
  • soups
  • syrups
  • perfumes
  • gels (including hair gels and shower gels)
  • pastes (including toothpaste)
  • creams
  • lotions and oils
  • aerosols
  • the contents of pressurised containers such as shaving mousse or deodorants
  • liquid-solid mixtures or any other item of similar consistency



may be granted if the liquid is:

  1. to be used during the trip and is either required for medical purposes or a special dietary requirement, including baby food. When requested to do the passenger shall provide proof of authenticity of the exempted liquid; or
  2. obtained airside beyond the point where boarding passes are controlled from outlets that are subject to approved security procedures as part of the airport security programme, on condition that the liquid is packed in a bag that is both tamper evident and displays satisfactory proof of purchase at that airport on that day; or
  3. obtained in the security restricted area from outlets that are subject to approved security procedures as part of the airport security programme; or
  4. obtained at another Community airport, on condition that the liquid is packed in a bag that is both tamper evident and displays satisfactory proof of purchase at airside at that airport on that day; or
  5. obtained on board an aircraft of a Community air carrier, on condition that the liquid is packed in a bag that is both tamper evident and displays satisfactory proof of purchase on board that aircraft on that day; or
  6. obtained from outlets located in an airside area beyond the point where boarding passes are controlled or in a security restricted area in an airport situated in a third country listed in Attachment 1. The Commission may decide, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002, to include in Attachment 1 an airport of a third country, provided that the following conditions are met:
    • the third country has a good record of cooperation with the Community and its Member States, and
    • the Commission has recognised after verification that:
      1. the third country applies satisfactory standards of aviation security; and
      2. security measures are applied at the airport equivalent to those set out in paragraph 2.3.3 of this Annex and paragraph 2.3.6 of the Commission Decision of 8 August 2008 (1); and
      3. the recommended security control guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation for screening liquids, gels and aerosols are implemented at the airport, as laid down in the state letter of 1 December 2006 (Reference: AS 8/11-06/100 Confidential) and in the state letter of 30 March 2007 (Reference: AS 8/11-07/26 Confidential) or, in the case of tamper-evident bags, equivalent specifications; and
      4. the tamper-evident bag in which the liquid is placed displays satisfactory proof of purchase on airside at the third country airport within the preceding 36 hours.

Other articles

Such as ice picks, walking sticks, hand razors, sharpened scissors, which generally are not considered as mortal weapons, but which can nonetheless be used as weapons, as well as toy or fake weapons or grenades

Articles resembling mortal weapons

Articles of any kind which may reasonably make believe that they are a mortal weapon, including but not limited to, objects resembling explosive articles or other articles which may be held for a weapon or a dangerous object.

Chemical or biological articles and substances used in attacks

The eventuality of chemical or biological attacks includes the use of chemical or biological agents in order to commit illegal acts. These regularised chemical or biological substances notably include: mustard gas or sulphur, VX, chlorine, sarin, hydrogen cyanide, anthrax, botulism, smallpox, tularaemia and viral hemorrhagic fever.

Articles that resemble chemical and biological substances or that cause suspicion of the presence of such substances are immediately reported to the airport operation authorities, air traffic control, the Grand Ducal Police, or the customs and military authorities in order to isolate these substances from areas of the airport that are accessible to the public.

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