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For safety reasons, the following items cannot be taken on to an aircraft. Please do not pack them in any luggage, hand or hold.
Your hold luggage (items that you check-in) must be below a certain weight and size. Please check with your airline for more information.
It is an offence to carry any of the following items into the aircraft cabin:
*Artists' acrylic, oil or watercolour paint is permitted as long as the individual container contains no more than 100ml. Normal liquid bag rules then apply, as detailed below.
In partnership with AirPortr, Manchester Airport can now collect your luggage from your house and deliver it to your plane, so you can travel to and through the airport hassle-free. From just £20 we can collect your bags at a time that suits you, check them in and seal them in front of you, and then take them to your plane.
The bags will be ready for you to collect from the carousel at your destination airport after you land. This service is currently only available for those travelling on selected airlines and for postcodes within a catchment area that covers the main cities around Manchester Airport. Launching September 2019. Find out more.
Baggage that is larger or heavier than normal must be checked in separately from your hold luggage.
To avoid bags becoming jammed on the conveyor belt, please ensure that:
When deciding what to pack and what to carry as hand baggage, please bear the following in mind:
For more information about hand luggage and going through security, please see our dedicated Security page