Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage

Can I take this item on a plane?

All scissors with blades of more than 6cm in length, measured from the fulcrum, are restricted from carry-on luggage but they can go in your checked-in luggage.

If you do not need scissors during the flight pack them in checked luggage or leave them at home.

What are the restrictions?

  • All scissors with blades more than 6cm in length can only go in checked-in luggage.
  • All scissors with blades less than 6cm in length can go in carry-on bags.

Why is this item restricted?

These items can used as weapons and 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?

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.