Peanut Butter Fishing Rods: 10 Items Banned From Passengers On Flights

Your vacation plans could be ruined if you board a plane carrying a prohibited item.

Security will likely take back goods that are not authorized and they could be confiscated, so the experts at say it’s worth taking extra time before packing and heading to the airport to familiarize yourself with what you can take with you.

Many items brought by holidaymakers must go in the hold of the plane rather than ‘carrying’ the luggage with the passengers, so it can be essential to learn what the rules are so you don’t get caught off guard. From the obvious to the more obscure, what can you take on a plane and what is prohibited by airlines?

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Talk to live shella spokesperson for said: “When planning a short or long haul flight, it is worth looking at which items are prohibited from travel in your hand luggage for different countries. We have compiled some great examples of items that you can’t carry or have specific rules about boarding a plane with them.

Here is a guide to items banned by airlines or for which special measures are in place, to ensure maximum safety and avoid accidents on flights.

fishing rods

Fishing rods should generally be transported in the hold of an airplane, as it is likely to exceed the maximum size allowed for hand luggage. Collapsible fishing rods that can be collapsed may eventually be allowed, depending on the airline.


Drills and drill bits are classified as sharp or dangerous objects and cannot be carried in your hand luggage. These items will not be allowed through the security checkpoint if you have them in your carry-on baggage.

Tent pegs

You need to think carefully if your vacation involves camping. Tent pegs are permitted – but only in checked baggage. Otherwise, they can be considered a threat if you place them in your hand luggage. Weight and size restrictions apply to the tents themselves as well as your regular luggage.

badminton rackets

Badminton rackets and bags are not permitted on flights as carry-on baggage as they exceed the maximum size restrictions. Checked baggage is your best plan for transporting your badminton equipment.

More than one cigarette lighter

The rules allow passengers to take a lighter on a plane, but keep it with them throughout the flight. Electronic cigarettes are prohibited in checked baggage. Lighter fuel is also not permitted on a flight with lighter refills.


The technology around drones continues to evolve, so the rules for carrying these items on an airplane are also changing. Airlines differ in their advice on what is allowed, so you may want to contact your airport before you go. Rules are in place regarding the type of batteries used by the drone and the size of the propellers.


Hair dyes containing chemical peroxide are classified as chemicals and toxic substances by airlines in the same way as fire extinguishers and tear gas and are therefore prohibited. The guidelines also include all organic oxidizers and peroxides, including bleach.

Peanut Butter

There is a “safe” limit to the amount of peanut butter you can bring on a flight. To meet safety standards, you can only bring a jar of peanut butter containing less than 100ml, as although it is food, it is classified as a liquid and may be confiscated by the police. airport security if you are carrying more.

Creamy cheeses

Similar to peanut butter, creamy soft cheeses are classified as liquid, so that includes foods like goat cheese and brie. You will need to stay within the legal limits of less than 100ml to pass the check-in.

Clotted cream

Similar to soup, you cannot take liquids through security in hand luggage in quantities greater than 100ml or more than one liter in total. Liquids are classified as foods with a high liquid content and also include oils and pasta sauces. Solid foods like fruit and sandwiches are fine.

If you’re packing for your vacation and aren’t sure which items are allowed or prohibited, contact the airline you’re traveling with with any questions or check their website for more information.

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