Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Sports equipment
 
 

Can I take this item on a plane?

All sports equipment that could be used as bludgeoning weapons are restricted from carry-on luggage, but they can go in your checked-in luggage.

What are the restrictions?

Sports equipment that must go as checked-in luggage includes baseball, cricket and softball bats, cricket stumps, croquet mallets, golf clubs, hockey sticks, ice skates, and pool and billiard cues.

Why is this item restricted?

All sports equipment that could be used as bludgeoning weapons can 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?

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.