Ryanair and Aer Lingus full list of banned hand luggage items

Passenger onboard a Ryanair Boening 737
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As families begin to count the days down until they can step out of a plane and feel the warm air on their faces, it's important to be aware of what you can and can't bring through hand luggage. It might not be widely known, but some mundane items are a no-no on flights through Dublin Airport.

With household finances taking a hit, many jet-setters are stuffing their hand luggage full to dodge the charge of checked-in bags. But there's a prohibited list of things that you can't carry onboard or whisk through security at Dublin Airport, Dublin Live reports.

Carriers like Ryanair let customers have one free cabin bag that slots under the seat in front. And Aer Lingus packers get a larger 10kg bag as well as a smaller personal item for free.

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Yet, even for these airlines, a rather eclectic assortment paint cans, lighters, Christmas crackers, energy-saving bulbs, ice picks, high-volume alcohol, and razor blades is barred from your bag. Liquids over 100ml aren't safe either, due to security restrictions. Here's the lowdown on all the items banned on Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights.

Aer Lingus

According to an Aer Lingus spokesperson, banned, restricted and dangerous goods are "articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment." They have provided the following list of prohibited items in both checked in and carry on bags.

Aer Lingus plane
Aer Lingus Airbus A320 aircraft -Credit:Getty Images

Electric bicycles may only be carried onboard the flight if the battery is removed, and will then be checked in as a normal bicycle and the rules above will apply. Meanwhile, Segways (two wheeled motorised vehicles) are strictly prohibited both as checked or cabin baggage aboard Aer Lingus aircraft.

Electric Scooters are not permitted for carriage unless the scooter is being used as a genuine mobility device. For an electric scooter to be allowed on board, passengers will need to get a doctor's letter confirming a genuine need for this.

If a scooter's battery is non-removable it will be secured safely on the aircraft, and if the scooter cannot be secured in the cargo hold it will be carried in the cabin. Meanwhile, Aer Lingus passengers travelling on flights to the United States and Canada can't bring their Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices in their hand luggage or in carriage due to fire safety concerns.

Ryanair

A Ryanair spokesperson confirmed that their banned items include;

On Ryanair flights, only two Electric Wheelchairs or Mobility Scooters per flight. Passengers are also asked to bring the operation instructions to the airport.

Ryanair aircraft
Ryanair aircraft -Credit:Getty Images

The dimensions of the wheelchair when collapsed must not exceed 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). Wheelchairs or Mobility Scooters weighing more than 150kg require pre- authorization and will not be accepted for carriage without this.

Passengers on Ryanair flights can carry a maximum of two spare lithium ion batteries in carry-on baggage and these must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.

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