Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Axes, hatchets and ice picks

Can I take this item on a plane?

All axe type implements are restricted from carry-on luggage, but they can go in your checked-in luggage. Axe type implements include a xes, hatchets, tomahawks, battle axes, ice axes and picks.

What are the restrictions?

Items must be in checked-in luggage only.

Why is this item restricted?

These items can be used as weapons and cause harm to the crew and 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?

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.