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These are the 10 bizarre items you can take on a plane from Manchester Airport

Frequent flyers will know that there are certain things you can’t take on a plane, from liquids over 100ml to corrosive or hazardous substances.

But did you know these 10 bizarre items are actually allowed in the cabin? Items listed on the UK Civil Aviation (CAA) and gov.uk. The CAA note that Passengers must contact their airline in advance for clarification of the regulations, or when planning to travel with dangerous goods that require the airline’s approval when indicated. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

No more than 2.5 kg per person. Used to pack perishables that are not dangerous goods. The package must permit the release of carbon dioxide gas. Allowed in hold and luggage: Yes. Airline approval required: Yes.

5. Dry ice

No more than 2.5 kg per person. Used to pack perishables that are not dangerous goods. The package must permit the release of carbon dioxide gas. Allowed in hold and luggage: Yes. Airline approval required: Yes.
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Allowed in hold: Yes. Allowed in luggage: Yes.

6. Travel iron

Allowed in hold: Yes. Allowed in luggage: Yes.
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Allowed in hold: Yes. Allowed in luggage: Yes. Allowed on ones person: Yes. Christmas crackers must be in their original retail packaging. Note: Check with your airline as some forbid passengers to carry Christmas crackers.

7. Christmas crackers

Allowed in hold: Yes. Allowed in luggage: Yes. Allowed on ones person: Yes. Christmas crackers must be in their original retail packaging. Note: Check with your airline as some forbid passengers to carry Christmas crackers.
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Allowed in hold: Yes. Allowed in luggage: No. The CAA states that no more than one box of matches per person is allowed and they need to be intended for use by an individual.

8. Safety matches

Allowed in hold: Yes. Allowed in luggage: No. The CAA states that no more than one box of matches per person is allowed and they need to be intended for use by an individual.
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