Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Hiking poles
 
 

Can I take this item on a plane?

  • Light-weight Hiking poles are allowed in carry-on if they are constructed of aluminium or carbon fibre and can fit in the overhead locker
  • Hiking poles made of heavier material must be carried in checked luggage

What are the restrictions?

  • Light-weight Hiking poles are allowed in carry-on if they can fit in the overhead locker
  • All other hiking poles must be carried in checked luggage

Why is this item restricted?

This item can be used as a weapon and cause harm to the crew and other passengers.

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?

We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure 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 or prohibited item will be removed.