On my most recent trip to Boracay, I noticed an extra ordinary trash bin right beside the luggage x ray machine in NAIA Terminal 3.
What made it Extra ordinary? This transparent container serves as the trash bin for confiscated items which were not allowed inside each passengers hand carry baggage.
Different countries may have different rules on restricted and prohibited items. Would you believe Rosary and other religious artifacts like bible is not allowed in any Saudi Arabian airport?
In the Philippines, we follow IATA rules; Here’s the list of things that are considered dangerous or prohibited goods;
Explosives, flammable or non-inflammable gas (such as aerosol paints, butane gas, lighter refills) refrigerated gas (such as filled aqualung cylinders, liquid nitrogen), flammable liquids (such as paints, thinners, solvents), flammable solids (such as matches, fire lighters), organic peroxides (such as resins), Toxic, Poisonous and infective substances (such as Rat Poison, Baygon… You are not required to kill the insects inside the aircraft LOL), radioactive material (such as radium), corrosive materials (such as acid, alkali, mercury, thermometers and vinegar…. and why would you bring Vinegar at the first place?), magnetic substances, oxidizing materials (such as bleaches);
Weapons of any kind such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items. Liquid beauty products like lotion and rubbing alcohol is also prohibited.
I’m sure you don’t want to see your expensive Swiss knife or your Zippo lighter on the trash bin, so fix you luggage ahead of time and double check your bag before going to the airport.