Information for Passengers
The following information is taken from the current edition of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
Passengers must contact their airline in advance to gain approval when planning to travel with certain types of items as indicated below.
See also our information on travelling with avalanche rescue backpacks.
The CAA's Dangerous Goods Office can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01293 573800.
Sport and Camping Related Items
Checked (hold) Baggage
On One's Person
|Airline approval required|
Camping stoves – gas or flammable liquid fuelled, that have been used or are new and have their fuel attached, are normally not permitted; however, there are some circumstances when stoves that have been completely purged fully clean of fuel can be carried.
Contact your airline for more details prior to travel.
Camping stoves – new and with no fuel attached
(bear in mind that if the stove is used during your travels, you may not carry it on any subsequent flights – see above).
CYPRES (Cybernetic Parachute Release System)
This specific system is not considered to be an item of dangerous goods when carried by passengers. It is advisable to carry as checked (hold) baggage.
Provided that the cylinders are below 280 kPa (2.8 bar or 40 psi), these can be carried. It may, however, be difficult for check-in staff to verify this and you may be asked to empty the cylinder. Once emptied, the cylinder valve should be closed to prevent moisture entering the cylinder.
Diving Cylinders that are above 280 kPa (2.8 bar or 40 psi) cannot be carried.