Flights and Packages

Baggage information: Dangerous goods

Hidden dangerous goods in passenger baggage

Air Transat reminds you that Dangerous Goods regulations FORBID the carriage of insecticides in aerosols cans; therefore, they CANNOT BE ALLOWED ON BOARD.

However, insecticides in creams and lotions are accepted in cabin luggage (see the Increased Security Measures for quantity allowed) and/or checked baggage.

Hunting equipment

Hunting equipment may be accepted on Air Transat flights as checked baggage if its weight does not exceed 32 kg. If it weighs more than 32 kg, you must contact our Cargo department. Hunting equipment must be properly packed in conformance with Transport Canada regulations. Firearms must be in a rigid, lockable case and properly identified. A maximum of 5 kg of secured boxed cartridges for sporting purposes is allowed per passenger. Firearms and ammunition must not be packed together. For more information regarding travelling with hunting equipment, consult and Canada Border Services Agency.

Camping equipment

Some camping equipment is classified as dangerous goods and cannot be carried on an aircraft. This includes any flammable liquids, fuel cylinders, and stoves and canisters. For more information regarding camping equipment, consult the following web site:

Matches and lighters – fire hazard

Lighters (1 per person) must be carried in a clear, closed, re-sealable plastic bag in order to pass security. (Due to their liquid content, lighters are subject to the restrictions for liquids, gels and aerosols). As a safety measure, lighters must never be packed in checked baggage. Matches (1 book per person) can be carried only on your person. Electronic cigarettes are allowed but must remain stowed unused in your carry-on baggage.

Wheelchair and scooter batteries

If you are travelling with your own wheelchair, be sure to check in 3 hours prior to departure to give our agents enough time to stow your wheelchair carefully. If you wish to check any battery-powered equipment, we need time to ensure your equipment meets all federal handling requirements for dangerous goods. Air Transat's personnel will assist you in disassembling and packaging your mobility aid.

Wheelchairs or other battery-powered mobility aids with batteries need special preparation for their transport by air. Make sure the battery is disconnected, the terminals are protected from short circuits, and the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid. It may then be carried as checked baggage. We cannot transport damaged or leaking batteries on any Air Transat flight. Passengers must be equipped with the necessary tools to remove and/or secure their battery.

Curling iron (gas-operated)

One gas-operated curling iron with its gas container is permitted per person (in carry on or checked baggage) provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element.

Note: Separate gas refills for curling irons are not permitted in carry-on or checked baggage.


Skydiving rigs without Automatic Activation Devices are permitted as carry-on or as checked baggage. Parachute-related equipment, such as gas cylinders, is classified as dangerous goods and is thereby prohibited from both carry-on and checked baggage. Parachutes are also subject to the Air Transat size and weight restrictions whether taken as carry-on or checked baggage and excess baggage charges may apply.