travelling with Christmas crackers

Travelling with gifts, sparklers, party poppers and Christmas crackers.

If you intend to travel with Christmas presents/gifts and or sparklers, party poppers and Christmas crackers, BA has the following advice: -

Do you have to check my Christmas presents/gifts into the aircraft hold?

No, Christmas presents can be taken as hand baggage if they are unwrapped (for security purposes). You must not exceed your hand baggage allowance otherwise you will be charged to check in your extra baggage.

Please note that there are still controls on the volume of liquids that can be carried in your hand baggage – this regulation will apply to any gift items with liquid in them, as well as any liquid items you carry for your personal use.

Can I take Christmas crackers?

If you are departing from a US airport Christmas crackers are not permitted in any baggage.

If you are departing from a UK airport Christmas crackers are not permitted in hand baggage but may be carried in your checked baggage providing they meet the following restrictions:

  • Maximum two boxes per passenger
    The crackers must be commercially manufactured
    The crackers must be in the manufacturer’s original packaging
    The crackers must be for personal use only
    Homemade crackers are not permitted

Rules may vary in other countries. Please check with the airport before you pack to avoid disappointment.

Can I take party poppers in my hand or checked baggage?

Party poppers are not allowed on any British Airways aircraft.

Can I take sparklers (indoor or outdoor ones) in either my hand or checked baggage?

Any types of sparklers are not allowed on any British Airways aircraft.