FLYING ABROAD WITH CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Can I take Christmas crackers on an aeroplane? Below is a list of airlines that can and cannot take Christmas crackers.  For those travelling to America, you can't take Christmas crackers on any airline. Fear not though, we can still post them to an American address. 

AIRLINES THAT DO ACCEPT CHRISTMAS CRACKERS:

How many you can take, where to pack and any other essential information you’ll need. Remember to keep the crackers in their original condition and packaging. If you're unsure, always check with your airline. 

British Airways                

Checked luggage but not US flights               

2 boxes sealed in original packaging

Eastern Airways                

Checked luggage                

1 box sealed in original packaging

easyJet

Checked and cabin luggage

2 boxes sealed in original packaging

Flybe 

Checked luggage        

1 box of 12 sealed in original packaging

Flybmi 

Checked and cabin luggage        

1 box sealed in original packaging

Qantas 

Checked luggage        

2 boxes sealed in original packaging

Qatar

Checked luggage but not US flights        

2 boxes sealed in original packaging

South African Airlines

Checked luggage

1 box of 12 sealed in original packaging

Thomas Cook

Checked luggage but not US flights

1 box sealed in original packaging

TUI

Checked luggage

Sealed in original packaging

Virgin Atlantic

Checked luggage

1 box sealed in original packaging

 Anyone attempting to travel without crackers sealed in their original packaging will be forced to leave them behind. This also applies if passengers exceed the carrier’s limit on how many can be taken. Many airlines allow no more than a single box of 12 crackers.

AIRLINES THAT DON'T ACCEPT CHRISTMAS CRACKERS:

For those travelling to America, you can't take Christmas crackers on any airline. A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration has said “These items are prohibited from flying in checked or carry-on bags. They are flammable and should not be brought on airplanes. They fall in the same category as sparklers and fireworks.”

These airlines have banned you taking Christmas crackers on their flights. Failure to comply could result in delays or luggage not being loaded.

Aer Lingus

Air France

Air India

Air New Zealand

American Airlines

Cathay Pacific

Delta

Emirates

Etihad

Icelandair

KLM

Norwegian Airlines

RyanAir

SAS Scandinavian

Singapore Airlines

United Airlines

WestJet

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