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On Board Restrictions

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Most items can be sent but there are some exceptions

Although most items can be sent as hand carry in flight cabin as

part of the 7kg cabin allowance there is some restricted items as listed below:

All liquids over 100ml

  • all drinks, including water
  • liquid or semi-liquid foods, for example soup, jam, honey and syrups
  • cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss
  • sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • pastes, including toothpaste
  • gels, including hair and shower gel
  • contact lens solution
  • any other solutions and items of similar consistency

If any of the above items must be sent, then the below rules must be adhered to:

  • containers must hold no more than 100ml
  • liquids in containers that can carry larger than 100ml cannot be sent even if the container is only partially filled or contains less than 100ml or equivalent.

Ammunition, Knives and Flammables

We cannot transport any guns or firearms as hand carry. We may be able to take them as hold luggage - special procedures need to be followed.

We cannot take any of these items as hand carry or in the hold:

  • blasting caps
  • detonators and fuses
  • imitation explosive devices (including replica or model guns)
  • mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores
  • fireworks and pyrotechnics
  • smoke canisters
  • smoke cartridges
  • dynamite
  • gunpowder
  • plastic explosives (including black powder and percussion caps)
  • flares
  • hand grenades
  • gun cigarette lighters
  • Spirits
  • Thinners
  • Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Paraffin and other flammable fuels
  • Solvents and flammable liquids
  • Aerosols
  • Knives
  • Scissors

Chemicals and Toxic Substances

We cannot take any of these items as hand carry or in the hold as onboard:

  • oxidisers and organic peroxides, including bleach and car body repair kits
  • acids and alkalies
  • corrosives or bleaching agents
  • vehicle batteries and fuel systems
  • self defence or disabling sprays
  • radioactive materials
  • poisons or toxic substances
  • biological hazards
  • materials that could spontaneously combust
  • fire extinguishers

Work tools

Item Allowed as hand carry Allowed as hold baggage
Tool with a blade or shaft longer than 6cm (for example chisel) No Yes
Drill and drill bits No Yes
Stanley knife No Yes
Saw (including portable power saw) No Yes
Screwdriver No Yes
Hammer No Yes
Pliers No Yes
Wrench or spanner No Yes
Bolt gun or nail gun No Yes
Crowbar No Yes
Blowtorch No Yes

About PonEx

PonEx is a specialist same day courier and delivery company offering customers same day deliveries in the UK and worldwide by on board and hand carry couriers.

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