FAMILIES planning their long-awaited summer holiday could be in for a shock at some items BANNED from flights.
Everyday items and even some travel essentials could be confiscated at security checks because of strict luggage rules.
Sleeping devices and restraints
Children often struggle to sleep on planes but there are travel accessories to help, such as hammocks and boxes that extend the seat.
However, accessories that convert the seats to beds are banned by some airlines such as Qantas and British Airways.
Nerf guns, water guns, toy weapons
Any toys that imitate weapons are banned – even if it's unlikely that they will cause any injury.
They can also get flagged at security checks, especially when going through x-ray machines.
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Any toy that could resemble a weapon should be placed into the hold, as the government advises that "imitation explosive devices (including replica or model guns)" are banned.
Medical equipment such as epi-pen and inhalers
Any medicine or medical equipment that's prescribed by a doctor is generally allowed in the cabin if it is accompanied by a note.
However there are restrictions – while inhalers are allowed on board, additional canisters are not and must be packed into the hold, according to Gatwick Airport.
Epi-pens, while also allowed, should be accompanied by a doctor's note.