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What are the hand baggage rules with flybmi?

Each customer flying on a Sale, Classic, or ClassicPlus Fare can bring one main piece of hand baggage onboard weighing up to 12kg, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop bag, baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at flybmi’s discretion. Hand baggage must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.

Each customer flying on an Executive Fare can bring two main piece of hand baggage onboard weighing up to 12kg, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop bag, baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at flybmi’s discretion. Hand baggage must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.

Larger pieces of hand baggage will have DAA tags ('Deliver At Aircraft side') attached to them at check-in or the gate. This tag is used for items that don’t fit in the overhead locker. These items are placed in the hold and passengers are then able to collect those items at the aircraft side on arrival.

Please note that the at East Midlands Airport, the baggage will be returned to you in the baggage reclaim area.


Prohibited Hand Luggage Items

Chemical and Toxic Substances

Any chemical or toxic substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of aircraft or property, including, but not limited to:

  • acids and alkalis (e.g. spillable ‘wet’ batteries)
  • corrosive or bleaching substances (e.g. mercury, chlorine)
  • disabling or incapacitating sprays (e.g. mace, pepper/acid spray, tear gas, capsicum and acid sprays, animal repellent sprays)
  • radioactive material (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

Guns, firearms and weapons

Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including, but not limited to:

  • all firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, air rifles, shotguns etc.)
  • replica and imitation firearms
  • component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights)
  • compressed air and CO2 pistols/rifles
  • pellet guns
  • signal flare pistols
  • starter pistols
  • toy guns of all types
  • ball bearing guns
  • industrial bolt and nail guns
  • bows, crossbows and arrows
  • slingshots and catapults
  • harpoon and spear guns
  • animal stunners and animal humane killers
  • stun or shocking devices (e.g. cattle prods, ballistics conducted energy weapons, tasers)
  • lighters shaped like firearms

Blunt Instruments

Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including but not limited to:

  • 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
  • martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, nunchucks, kubatons and kubasaunts)

Explosives and Flammable Substances

Any explosive or highly combustible substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security/safety of aircraft or property, including, but not limited to:

  • 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)
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Pointed/Edged Weapons and Sharp Objects

Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including, but not limited to:

  • axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • arrows and darts
  • box cutters
  • crampons
  • corkscrews
  • harpoons and spears
  • household cutlery
  • hypodermic syringes (unless for a proven medical purpose – documentation from a doctor required)
  • 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
  • martial arts equipment (e.g. swords or throwing stars)
  • 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 (as measured from the fulcrum)
  • ski and walking/hiking poles
  • tradesman’s tools that have a blade or shaft of more than 6 cm, and have the potential to be used as a pointed or edged weapon (e.g. drills and drill bits including cordless portable power drills, box cutters, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches/spanners, blow torches, bolt and/or nail guns)