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 100 mls 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.

For full details on this please go to our travel updates page.

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.

Smart luggage

Smart luggage suitcases have a range of features such as GPS tracker, power banks and scales. All these features are powered with a lithium battery.

The current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 2018 do not allow these suitcases as checked baggage, if you can remove the lithium battery from the suitcase, you may carry them in your carry on luggage. Please be aware, that only two pieces of Lithium spare batteries per person are allowed.

We allow smart luggage as carry on luggage, as long as the max. dimensions and weight are considered.

Batteries from portable electronic devices, including medical equipment. (Each person is limited to 10 portable electronic devices)

Liquids and aerosols


Items not permitted in cabin or hold baggage

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

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

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