Baggage and Animals

Hazardous goods

The transportation of hazardous goods is subject to strict regulations.

All customers with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Thomas Cook Airlines safety team has banned any carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from all our flights, as both checked luggage and also hand luggage. This follows reports of them burning up and also the US aviation authorities taking a similar step for US flights this weekend.

This ban does not apply to the Samsung Galaxy 7 phone, which is a different device and has not suffered the problems of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Important notice: We would like to inform you that until further notice all passengers leaving from Brussels Airport are not allowed to check-in weapons (antique, sports, hunting, toys, duty and defense).

What items and substances are considered hazardous?

Pointed or sharp objects such as knives or scissors are not allowed in your hand baggage! Please note the separate provisions for hand baggage.

IATA regulations prohibit carrying hazardous goods in baggage.

  • Containers with flammable liquids, e.g., lighter fluid or cleaning solvent/benzine, heat transfer fluids, cleaning agents, thinners, paints, adhesives.
  • Flammable and other easily flammable solid materials, e.g. matches, substances that spontaneously ignite upon contact with water or generate flammable gases upon contact with water.
  • Magnetic materials.
  • Corrosive substances, e.g. acids, and oxidising substances, e.g. bleaching powder, superoxide.
  • Toxic or contagious substances, e.g. mercury, bacteria or virus cultures.
  • Radioactive materials.
  • E-cigarettes. On all our flights they can only be carried in the hand baggage or on the traveller’s person.
  • Explosives, fireworks, torches, flares or smoke signals.
  • Containers with gasses (flammable or non-flammable, frozen, liquefied or toxic), e.g., camping gas, filled pressure containers, lighter fluid, soda cartridges.
  • Engines of any kind, including outboard motors (except electric motors with dry batteries for wheelchairs).
  • Hoverboards and Segboards.
  • Lithium cells or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Maximum two individual lithium cells or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a rating of up to 160 Wh can be carried as replacement cells for electronic consumer goods. Prior permission is required from the airline for transporting separate cells or batteries with a capacity of 100 Wh to 160 Wh. For more details on carrying and transporting cells and rechargeable batteries, please refer to the international dangerous goods regulations issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). These can be accessed directly from the ‘Dangerous Goods’ section on the ICAO website.
  • Briefcases and safety briefcases with integrated alarm systems, lithium batteries or pyrotechnic materials.

Fireworks, sporting firearms and ammunition

Fireworks of any type are prohibited from transport For transporting sporting firearms, ammunition and hazardous goods you must comply with the instructions in the general terms of business and carriage.

Any transportation of weapons must strictly comply with the following rules :

  • Weapons or objects that can be used as weapons may only be transported in checked baggage.
  • They must be packed in a break-proof and impact-resistant case (standard firearms case).
  • Firearms may not be loaded.
  • You are adviced to make a special reservation for your weapons as far in advance as possible. To do so, please contact your travel agent or our Special Service Request Desk.
  • The individual country regulations that apply at the departure, transit and destination airports must be complied with.

Any transportation of ammunition must strictly comply with the following rules:

  • Ammunition for firearms may not be taken into the cabin.
  • A maximum of 5 kg ammunition (Division 1.4S, UN0012 or UN0014) per passenger for hunting and sporting weapons may be carried in checked baggage stowed in the aircraft's cargo hold.
  • Ammunition with exploding or fire-producing bullets may not be transported.
  • Ammunition must be safely and securely packed in cardboard or wooden boxes (manufacturer's original packaging).
  • You are advised to make the special reservation for your ammunition as far in advance as possible. To do so, please contact your travel agent or our special reservation service.
  • The individual country regulations that apply at the departure, transit and destination airports must be complied with.

Detailed information about the baggage policy can be found in our General Terms and Conditions.