One avalanche rescue backpack per person can be carried as checked baggage provided that it is equipped with:
- A pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing not more than 200 mg of explosives (Division 1.4S)
- A cylinder of compressed gas in Division 2.2 (no spare cylinders allowed)
- It is packed in such a way that it can’t be accidentally activated
- The airbag(s) within the backpack must be fitted with pressure relief valves.
Important: Avalanche rescue backpacks are not accepted on flights to or from the United States of America.
Scuba-diving tanks are accepted as checked baggage when completely empty and the pressure gauge protected.
Flammable liquids are not permitted under any circumstances.
The following camping items Will open in a separate browser window are permitted providing they are brand new, empty of any fuels and have never been used:
- Fuel cylinders
Please note that bear bangers are prohibited for carriage in carry-on or checked baggage or by cargo.
If travelling with a firearm, be sure to review important information in our Firearms section below.
One self-inflating life vest per person can be carried in both carry-on and checked baggage provided that it’s fitted with a maximum of two small cylinders containing carbon dioxide (CO2) or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 plus two spare cylinders for a total of four small cylinders.
Sports parachuting equipment (including those with automatic activation devices) is permitted as carry-on or checked baggage.
Parachute-related equipment, such as gas cylinders, is prohibited from both carry-on and checked baggage.
Parachutes are subject to the Air Transat size, weight and piece restrictions; excess baggage charges may apply.