Items permitted on flight

What items are prohibited on bmibaby flights?

Under no circumstances will bmibaby carry firearms either onboard or as checked baggage.
In addition to the list of dangerous items listed below that are prohibited for carriage in baggage, the following items are also prohibited from being carried onboard in cabin baggage: Toy or replica guns (plastic or metal), catapults, household cutlery, knives with blades of any length, paper knives, razor blades, tradesmens tools, darts, scissors, tweezers, hypodermic syringes (unless a genuine medical need can be proven), knitting needles, sporting bats, billiard, snooker or pool cues. bmibaby does not permit ski boots to be carried onboard or as hand baggage, however ski boots are accepted as checked in baggage – see sporting equipment for more information.

What can't I take in my cabin or checked baggage?

For safety reasons, dangerous goods as defined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, such as those listed below, must not be carried in your cabin or checked baggage.

    Explosives - ammunitions, fireworks, flares etc 

    Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable, deeply refrigerated and poisonous) such as camping gas and aerosols

     Flammable liquids such as lighter fuels, thinner

     Flammable solids such as matches and articles which are easily ignited such as firelighters

     Substances liable to spontaneous combustion

     Substances which on contact with water emit flammable gases

     Oxidising substances (such as bleaching powder and peroxides)

     Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances such insecticides, weed killers and live virus materials

     Radioactive materials

     Corrosives such as mercury (which may be contained in thermometers) acids, alkalis and wet cell batteries

     Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage

     Briefcases and security type attaché cases with installed alarm devices; or incorporative lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material

     Electro shock weapons (e.g.Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. 

     Personal medical oxygen devices that utilise liquid oxygen

     Magnetised materials and miscellaneous dangerous goods as listed in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

     bmibaby also do not permit any liquid paint (both oil and water based) to be carried onboard or as checked baggage.

Please note: One small packet of safety matches or a cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquified gas, may be carried about your person. Strike anywhere matches and "Blue flame" or "Cigar" lighters are forbidden on all air transport.

Medicines and toiletries

You may take non-radioactive medicinal items or toiletries (including aerosols) like hairsprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol, in limited quantities in your checked and hand baggage:

     Single articles must not weigh more than 0.5kg or 0.5 litres (1.1lb or 1pt).

     Combined articles must not weight more than 2.0 kg or 2.0 litres (4.4lbs or 2.0qt)

     Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents

Please note that some of the quantities stated above are further restricted by current security restrictions, if these items are carried as hand baggage.

Miscellaneous articles

You must be aware that items such as the following need to be approved by us prior to carriage.

     Firearms and ammunition

    Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice)

     Battery-powered wheelchairs (with non-spillable or lithium batteries) or other similar mobility aids for use by passengers whose mobility is restricted by either a disability, their health or age, or a temporary mobility problem.

     Heat producing articles

     Mercury barometer or thermometer

     Lithium-ion batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100Wh but not exceeding 160Wh for portable electronic devices

     Life jacket with non flammable gas cylinder(s) fitted

     Oxygen or air, gaseous, small cylinder(s) required for medical use not exceeding 5Kg gross weight

      Portable medical electronic devices (Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Nebulizer, Oxygen Concentrators (POC), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP) containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries

      Avalanche rescue backpack

      Chemical agent monitoring equipment

      Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen

      Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel.

Further information is available on request


Ink Cartridges


Following recent events, the Department for Transport has directed that the following security measures are put in place to mitigate the threat.


-          Consignments of cargo where it is known or believed to be material that have originated in Yemen or Somalia or to have passed through a point in Yemen or Somalia can no longer be carried by air to and from the UK – including domestic flights


-          Any ink or toner cartridge weighting more than 500g can not be taken into security restricted areas in air carrier mail or cargo (some exemptions apply)


-          No ink or toner cartridge weighting more than 500g are to be allowed into security-restricted areas, cabin baggage and hold baggage from any UK airport effective as of 1st November 2010.