Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Camp cookers

Can I take this item on a plane?

The non-re-usable fuel cylinder from your camp cooker or portable stove cannot go on the plane. However, you can remove the fuel cylinder for checked-in luggage.


What are the restrictions?

  • Remove non-re-usable fuel [gas, liquid] cylinders. Leave them behind.
  • Make sure the cooker does not contain any free liquid
  • Ensure any re-usable fuel cylinders [e.g. MSR Whisperlite] are completely free of any liquid.
  • You must obtain approval from your airline before you can carry camp cookers and re-usable fuel cylinders onto a plane.
  • Pack the cooker in your check-in luggage.
  • You need your airline’s approval if you are carrying any items that contain gas cylinders not covered above.

Why is this item restricted?

Some types of gas cylinders or cartridges can’t be taken onto planes because there are risks with them exploding or catching fire harming people and property. It’s not safe to take them on the plane - they’re ‘restricted from carriage’.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.

What if my items are removed?

If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see:

Retrieving your removed items