Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New items banned on planes

Manila - New banned items on airport: Tear gas, disguised lighters, and gun replicas.

The Office for Transportation Security  has recently released memorandum circular MC2015-02 wherein seven categories of items are prohibited including the new items mentioned above.

Banned/Prohibited in the Aircraft
1. Guns - Firearms and Other Devices that Discharge Projectiles: prohibited in the aircraft include air guns; bolt guns; gun and firearm components; flare guns; nail guns; pellet guns; pistols; revolvers; rifles; shotguns; spear guns; and, any sport-related firearms.

2. Explosives such as pyrotechnics, fireworks, and ammunition. Other fire-starting devices like matches, disguised lighters, lighter fluids, and fuels are also banned.

3. Stunning Devices such as tear gas are banned in both carry-on and check-in luggage

Prohibited in carry-on luggage but can be brought in check-in
1.  Projectile-capable devices such as slingshots; bow and arrows; and crossbows

2.  Acid spray, insectanimal repellant spray, pepper spray, and stun guns can be checked in.

3. Several sharp objects like knives, letter openers, nail files, nail cutters, razor blades, scissors, and disguised objects with sharp objects as well as blunt objects like umbrellas and large tripods are prohibited in the cabin but can be checked in. This includes swiss knives.

Special note:
Liquid, aerosols and gels (LAG) in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters and contained in one transparent resealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding one liter are allowed in the cabin. But only one transparent 20cm x 20cm resealable plastic bag will be allowed for each passenger.

“Exceptions should be made for medications, baby milk/food and special delivery requirement. All types of LAGs regardless of volume when labeled as flammable (highly combustible & self-igniting by chemical reaction), corrosive or toxic is not allowed in the cabin or in the hold,” -from memorandum circular MC2015-02

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