Can I take this item on a plane?
- All martial arts weapons with blades are restricted from carry-on bags. This includes kamas, sai, ronin and shurken.
- All martial arts bludgeoning weapons are restricted from carry-on bags. This includes nunchucks, dab bong, bo stick and rattan.
- If the items are not an offensive weapon, items can be carried in checked-in luggage.
What are the restrictions?
- Martial arts weapons cannot be taken in carry-on bags.
- Allowed in checked luggage if they are not an offensive weapon.
- Check if your item is an offensive weapon before traveling.
Why is this item restricted?
These items are weapons and cause harm to passengers and crew.
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.