Baggage & Allowable Goods

Eastern Airways strongly advises our passengers to take out travel insurance.

Hand Baggage

One standard cabin bag up to 10kgs and measuring no more than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm, including wheels and handles, will be permitted. 

Restricted storage on Jetstream 41 aircraft
For travel on board our Jetstream 41 aircraft, only certain items of passenger cabin baggage will be allowed in the cabin due to restricted storage space.  Items the size of a small ladies handbag or A4 portfolio folders will be allowed on board.   Due to the limited room in the J41 cabin, the majority of cabin baggage will be placed into the aircraft hold.

Passengers are advised to remove fragile/valuable items to be taken on board. Items which may be considered dangerous, such as, toy guns, kitchen knives, swords, spear guns, knitting needles and sharp items, such as nail scissors and clippers, tweezers, penknives etc. are not permitted in hand baggage.

Prohibited Hand Baggage Items
There are items that are prohibited from being carried in the cabin of an aircraft, or on the person. Customers are asked to remove such objects from their hand baggage. The following are lists of articles that may not be carried into the cabin of an aircraft:

Chemical & Toxic Substances
Any chemical or toxic substance, which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew, or, the security / safety of aircraft or property, including, but not limited to:

  • Acids and alkalis (e.g. spillable ‘wet’ batteries)
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances (e.g. mercury, chlorine)
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays (e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Infectious or biological hazardous material (e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses)
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive material (medicinal or commercial isotopes)

Stunning Devices
Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

  • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  • animal stunners and animal killers
  • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

Blunt Instruments
Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including, but not limited to:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Billiard, snooker and pool cues
  • Clubs or batons – rigid or flexible (e.g. billy clubs, blackjacks, nightsticks and batons)
  • Cricket bats
  • Fishing rods
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Martial arts equipment (e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons and kubasaunts)
  • Skateboards

Guns, Firearms & Weapons
Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including, but not limited to:

  • Air pistols / rifles and pellet guns
  • All firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, air rifles, shotguns etc.)
  • Animal humane killers
  • Ball bearing guns
  • Bows, arrows, slingshots
  • Catapults
  • Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices and sights)
  • Crossbows
  • Harpoon & spear guns
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns
  • Lighters shaped like firearms
  • Replica and imitation firearms
  • Signal flare pistols
  • Starter pistols
  • Stun or shocking devices (e.g. cattle prods, ballistics conducted energy weapons, tasers)
  • Toy guns of all types

Pointed / Edged Weapons & Sharp Objects
Pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including, but not limited to:

  • Arrows and darts
  • Axes and hatchets
  • Box cutters
  • Corkscrews
  • Crampons
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Household cutlery
  • Hypodermic syringes (unless for a proven medical purpose)
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Ice skates
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades of more than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon
  • Lockable or flick knives with blades of any length
  • Machetes
  • Meat cleavers
  • Open razors and blades (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridge)
  • Sabres, swords & swordsticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length
  • Ski and walking / hiking poles
  • Throwing stars

Workmen's tools
Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Crowbars
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns

Explosives & Flammable Substances
Any explosive or highly combustible substance, which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the security / safety of aircraft or property, including, but not limited to:

  • Aerosol spray paint
  • Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140% proof)
  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps)
  • Flammable liquid fuel (e.g. petrol/gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol)
  • Gas and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen - in large volume)
  • Grenades of all types
  • Gun powder and plastic explosives
  • Mines and other explosive military stores
  • Non safety matches
  • Replica or imitation explosive material or devices
  • Smoke generating canisters or cartridges
  • Turpentine and paint thinner


Checked baggage

Hand luggage
One standard cabin bag measuring no more than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm, including wheels and handles, will be permitted.

Hold baggage
1 x 15kgs for value and standard tickets and 1 x 23kgs flexible ticket.

All baggage in excess of the weight restrictions will be subject to excess baggage charges of £10.00 per kilo, per sector. Due to Health and Safety regulations we are unable to accept any single piece weighing more than 32kgs. Excess baggage is subject to our conditions of carriage. For more detailed information relating to baggage including unacceptable items, please refer to our Conditions of Carriage and Carriers Regulations or contact our customer support centre on 01652 680600 (outside the UK please dial: +44 (0)1652 680600).

Prohibited Checked Baggage Items
There are items that are prohibited from being carried in hold baggage. Customers are asked to remove items from their baggage. The following articles should not be placed in hold baggage:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting Caps
  • Corrosives (e.g. mercury or vehicle batteries)
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • Explosives (e.g. detonators, fuses, grenades or mines)
  • Flammable gases (e.g. propane, butane)
  • Flammable liquids (e.g. gasoline or methanol)
  • Flammable solids and reactive substances (e.g. magnesium, firelighters, fireworks, flares or other pyrotechnics)
  • Oxidizers and organic peroxides (e.g. bleach or car body repair kits)
  • Radioactive material (e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes)
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Toxic or infectious substances (e.g. rat poison or infected blood)
  • Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel
Other Items

Eastern Airways is from time to time requested to carry a variety of items other than the suitcases that normally constitute baggage. While every effort is made to accommodate the reasonable requests of passengers, various restrictions must be applied, and some items cannot be carried under any circumstances. Carriage of excess baggage is subject to stowage limitations and accordingly we can not always guarantee carriage on your flight. Please see below:

Passengers travelling with infants may take one small collapsible pushchair and one car seat per infant in addition to the baggage allowance included in the ticket.

Carriage of Firearms
Regulations prohibit the carriage of weapons and ammunitions on British aircraft except that weapons which are not ‘munitions of war’ such as sporting guns, may be carried provided they are stored in a baggage hold not accessible to Passengers and an orange ‘Firearms’ tag is attached. Advance notification and licence details must be provided. Applicable fee payable.

Diving Cylinders
Will only be carried if they are empty and their valves are open.

Catalytic Hair Curlers (e.g. Braun)
No more than one per passenger, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.

Windsurfers, Surfboards and Body boards
Because of the limited space available it is not possible to carry these items on the aircraft we operate.

Hang Gliders
Because of the limited space available it is not possible to carry these items on the aircraft we operate.

Christmas Crackers
Passengers are permitted to carry in their checked baggage one box of Christmas crackers. The box should be packed in its original, manufacturers wrapping. It is forbidden for ‘Party Poppers’ to be carried either in checked or hand baggage.

Electronic Equipment
Some electronic equipment can affect the aircraft’s navigational and communications systems, and under no circumstances may it be operated while on board. On board use of the ghetto-blaster type or radio or tape player is an irritant to other passengers and is forbidden.

Video Camera/Laptop/Computers
Eastern Airways will not beheld responsible for any loss or damage to these valuable/fragile items. Laptops and camera's should ALWAYS be taken as hand luggage and not checked in as aircraft hold baggage.

Golf Clubs
Subject to notification at the time of booking, Eastern Airways may accept for carriage on its services golf clubs with the following conditions:
1. Golf Clubs: half set not including any motorised or separate trolley.
2. Maximum of one half set per passenger per sector.
3. Fee payable of £30.00 each way.

Water sports equipment
Subject to notification at the time of booking, Eastern Airways may accept for carriage on its services water sports equipment with the following conditions:
1. Item of a length not exceeding two (2) metres and limited to one item.
2. Item contained in a protective bag or carry-case.
3. Fee payable of £30.00 each way.

Subject to notification, bicycles can on some occasions (depending on aircraft type used) be accepted provided that:
1. The front wheel is removed and attached securely to the remainder of the machine.
2. The handlebars are rotated so that they are parallel to the frame.
3. The pedals are either removed or folded inwards.
4. Any sharp projections or dirty assemblies (such as chain) must be wrapped so as to prevent damage to baggage or the aircraft.
5. Fee payable of £30.00 each way

Carriage of Pets
Eastern Airways regrets animals, other than guide-dogs for passengers with disabilities, cannot be carried on any of our flights. Guide-dogs are carried free of charge.

What is the EU Liquid Policy?

Rules on liquids
EU rules on liquids apply to all air passengers travelling from any EU airport regardless of their destination.
The rules mean that limited quantities of liquids must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml (approximately 3.5 fl. oz).

Limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes may include:
Shampoo, suntan lotions, creams, toothpaste, hair gel and hair spray, perfumes, cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss, water and other drinks, soups and syrups and other items of a similar consistency. All liquid containers must be carried in a separate clear plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag that does not exceed 20 cm x 20cm (8 inches x 8 inches) or equivalent to one litre capacity. Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed. At the airport security search, the plastic bag must be removed from the cabin bag and x-ray screened separately.

Can I take essential medication in my cabin baggage?
Yes. Essential medication in liquid form (prescription or over the counter) may be carried in the cabin bag subject to EU liquid policy restrictions. Customers may be asked to prove that the medicine is for an individual travelling and is required during the flight. Medicines in non-liquid form may be carried in the cabin bag as normal, provided they fit into a bag no bigger than 56 cm x 45cm x 25cm.

What is the Smoking Policy?

We operate a no smoking policy on board all of our aircraft and in all of our lounges. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes or any cigarette substitute device that emits a vapour or has a power source or produces a light. We do not permit electronic cigarettes to be charged within our lounges. Electronic cigarettes may be carried on board subject to the following conditions:

  • Carried on person only
  • No refills
  • Strictly not permitted for use

Please check if acceptable with our customer support centre on 01652 680600 (outside the UK please dial: +44 (0)1652 680600).