What can I pack?

Understand what you can and can't take on your flight and which items you need to advise us about.

There are four important things to consider when you're packing your bags to fly with Air New Zealand. 

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  • 1

    Leave these forbidden items at home

    • Some things were never meant to fly

      For your safety, and the safety of others, these are the items you absolutely must not bring on board. 

  • 2

    Don't pack these common items in your checked-in bags

    • There are specific rules for flying with these items

      Understand what to do when travelling with batteries, power banks, portable chargers, charging cases for in-ear devices, vaping devices, lighters and safety matches.

  • 3

    Check that your carry-on bags meet security requirements

    • Following these rules will help you get through airport security checks faster

      There are some things you must not take into the aircraft cabin and some that must meet specific conditions.

  • 4

    Tell us if you're planning to fly with these items

    • We'll check that these items meet our safety requirements

      There are some things which we need advance notice of and others which you need to declare at check-in.

Frequently asked questions about what you can't pack

I use crutches or a walking stick, can I bring them on board?

My device has a battery, how do I pack it?

Can I take my child's pushchair, stroller or carseat?

Can I take my laptop or tablet?

How do I pack my cosmetics, perfume and skin care products?

Can I bring my own food?

Can I pack an umbrella?

Can I bring knitting needles on my flight?

Am I allowed to bring flowers or plants on the plane?

I'm going camping, can I take my camping stove and tent?

How do I travel with my medication?

Can I carry alcohol with me?

How do I pack my e-cigarette?

Can I bring human ashes on the plane?

Can I travel with a placenta?

Can I travel with breastmilk?

Can I bring Christmas crackers or party poppers on board?