Items not permitted in baggage

We want you to have the most stress free trip possible, which is why we have created this handy guide so you can pack with confidence knowing what to take and what to leave at home.

Hand baggage restrictions


Liquids include:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Lipsticks
  • Sprays and Gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Mascara
  • Any other item of a similar consistency

You are allowed to take liquids, gels and pastes of 100mls or less in your hand baggage. These items need to be contained within a small, transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which will have to be removed from your hand baggage and x-rayed separately.

Plastic bags must not exceed one litre capacity per passenger – which is around half the size of a standard A4 piece of paper and it must be sealable. If you are unsure on any of the liquid, gels or pastes restriction then just pack them into your suitcase when you check-in your hold baggage. You will be able to buy liquids such as drinks and perfumes in an airport shop after going through security or on-board our planes. Remember if they are sold in a special sealed bag, don’t open it before they are screened otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the security checkpoint.

Other items

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone
Unfortunately Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone's are not permitted on any of our flights. This includes both hand baggage and hold baggage.

Dangerous objects
Sharp, bladed or blunt instruments which are capable of being used to cause serious injury are not permitted in hand/cabin baggage. This includes loose razor blades, knives and scissors with blades of more than 6cm, drills, screwdrivers, chisels, saws, clubs, bats and bars. 

Flammable, corrosive and explosive substances
Most flammable, explosive, corrosive and toxic substances are completely prohibited from any flight, including acids, bleaches, peroxide, phosphorous, fertilizers, weed killers and insecticides, hoverboards and segboards.

Large electrical items and laptops
Laptops and other complex items of electrical equipment must be removed from hand luggage and screened separately.

Medicine and baby food
You can carry medicines and dietary requirements including baby foods in your hand luggage for use during the flight. This includes sterilised water (this must be in a baby bottle).

You can take prescription medication in containers over 100ml through security, provided that you have a prescription or doctors note for the medication.

Items not permitted in cabin or hold baggage

Hoverboards and Segboards

Gas cylinders
Deeply refrigerated flammable, non-flammable, and poisonous gases such as butane, oxygen, propane, and aqualung cylinders. Includes butane gas (e.g. for use with heated hair appliances) camping gas, and chef's blow torches.This does NOT include Diving Cylinders.

Flammable liquids and solids
Such as lighter or heater fuels, paint, and matches (except one box of matches or one cigarette lighter as provided below). Cigarette lighters are not permitted on any flights to the USA.

Such as insecticides, weed killers, arsenic, and cyanide.

Radioactive Material, Oxidising Materials And Organic Peroxides
Such as bleaches and fibreglass repair kits.

Firearms And Explosives
Handguns, automatic weapons, munitions, ammunitions including blank cartridges, pistol caps, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters and crackers. Note: As an exception, sporting guns and ammunition up to a maximum of 5 kgs may be carried in hold baggage. They will be subject to inspection at check in: documentation, licenses will be checked. Pre-booking is required, contact our customer service team for details.

Hypodermic Needles
Unless supported by medical evidence.

Infectious Substances
Such as bacteria and viruses.

Such as mercury, acids, alkalis, and wet-cell batteries.

Electronic/water vapour cigarettes
For safety reasons smoking on all Thomas Cook Airline flights is strictly prohibited. These also includes electronic/water vapour cigarettes. However we do allow the carriage of electronic/water vapour cigarettes only as carry-on baggage or on one's person for use once off the aircraft or in destination where this permits. 

Electronic/water vapour cigarettes are not allowed within checked baggage as may cause a fire hazard, therefore we decided not to permit electronic/water vapour cigarettes packed in the checked baggage. This decision was made for your safety.