Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Butane Gas Cylinders

Can I take this item on a plane?

Butane and other flammable gas must not be taken on the plane. Butane is used as fuel for tools including blowtorches.

What are the restrictions?

Butane must not be taken onto a plane.

Why is this item restricted?

Some types of gas cylinders or cartridges can’t be taken onto planes because there are risks with them exploding or catching fire harming people and property. It’s not safe to take them on the plane.

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.