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Dangerous Goods Advisory - 8 September 2016

Samsung has issued a world-wide recall of their Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones. Due to a manufacturing issue with the battery, the device may overheat, posing a potential fire/burn hazard.

Samsung has released the following statement:
Samsung Electronics Australia advises all customers who use a Galaxy Note7 smartphone to power off their device return it to its place of purchase and use an alternative device until a remedy can be provided.

Effective Immediately passengers are permitted to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone on board but the device must remain switched off and the charging of the device is not permitted. The Dangerous Goods Advisory is effective for the duration of the product recall period.

Dangerous goods are items or substances that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or guests on board.

The following dangerous goods have restrictions for air travel: 

Dangerous Goods: including corrosives, gases, flammable liquids and solids, explosives and more

Dangerous goods that are not permitted

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray or other devices containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on a guest’s person or in their carry-on or checked baggage; as well as security type attaché cases containing dangerous goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic devices are all strictly forbidden.

The following items must not be taken on board (in carry-on or checked baggage) a Virgin Australia domestic aircraft under any circumstance:

  • Petrol or gas engine equipment either new or used such as a chainsaw, lawn mower, trimmer
  • Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles
  • Cigarette lighters with blue flame and cigar lighters
  • Spillable batteries
  • Gas cylinders or cartridges
  • ‘Strike anywhere’ matches
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Explosives such as fireworks, flares, sparklers, party poppers
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as paint, lighter fluid, thinners, lacquer, fuels
  • Bleaching powders and peroxides
  • Poisons such as weed killers, insecticides,
  • Pool cleaning products
  • Flammable solids such as fire starters, moth balls
  • Fertilizers
  • Fibre glass repair kits and resins
  • ‘Meals ready to eat’ (MRE)
  • Copra (coconut meal)

Note: If you illegally take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Dangerous goods that are acceptable with the Operator's approval

Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods must be declared at check in to be approved for travel, or unpacked before you take off. If you do not declare the carriage of dangerous goods at time of check in, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Ammunition (cartridges for weapons)

Permitted in checked baggage only - guests are permitted to take quantities not exceeding 5kg of ammunition; which are classified as inert projectile cartridges, small arms cartridges, small arms blank cartridges or blank weapon cartridges (Division 1.4s UN0012 or UN0014). Limitations are per guest and allowances for more than one guest must not be combined into one or more packages.

Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid

 

Permitted in checked baggage only – stoves and containers must be completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger.

To nullify the danger, the empty fuel container must be allowed to drain for at least 1 hour and the container left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate; or cooking oil can be added to the container to elevate the flash point and then empty the fuel tank. There must be no strong smell of fuel remaining on the container. The cap must then be securely fastened and be wrapped in an absorbent material such as paper towel and placed in a polyethylene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must then be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

Note: This exception is NOT applicable to items with internal combustion engines such as chain saws, brushcutters and/or lawnmowers. These items are not permitted for carriage either new or used. 

Battery powered wheelchairs and similar mobility devices

For full information on the safe transport of Battery Powered Wheelchairs and similar Mobility Devices please see our Mobility Aid page.

Battery powered equipment, portable electronic devices and spare batteries

Equipment such as drones, power tools and portable electronic devices such as laptops and cameras powered by batteries may be dangerous if NOT carried in an appropriate manner.

Batteries must be securely installed in the equipment and suitably protected to prevent the device from being inadvertently activated. This may be achieved by packing in robust cases or the original retail packaging.

Spare/loose batteries must be in carry-on baggage only with the terminals protected against short circuiting.

For full information on the safe transport of batteries and conditions of carriage, please visit the Batteries Information page.

NOTE: Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles such as self balancing boards, hoverboards, aero wheels are not permitted as checked-in or carry-on baggage on Virgin Australia aircraft.

Consumer electronic devices containing fuel cells and spare fuel cartridges

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Items such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and camcorders.

Note: A maximum of 2 spare fuel cells are permitted per guest and must travel as carry-on baggage only.

Avalanche rescue backpack 

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – guests are permitted only 1 per person and the backpack must be packed in a manner that it cannot be accidently activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves.

Heat producing articles

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – battery-powered equipment capable of generating extreme heat, which would cause a fire if activated, such as diving torches and soldering irons are permitted providing the item is disabled so there is no chance that they can be inadvertently switched on, either by removing the battery or globe.

Note: Any battery that has been removed must be protected against short circuiting such as having the terminals covered with electrical tape and the battery must travel as carry-on luggage only.

Dry ice

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – guests are permitted to take up to 2.5kg of dry ice if used to pack perishables, and in a ventilated container. Guests are not permitted to combine more than the amount permitted for one person.

Small non-flammable gas cylinders (such as those contained in lifejackets, bicycle pumps and other inflating devices)

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage. Limited to cylinders of carbon dioxide (CO2) or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 without a subsidiary risk;

Self-inflating safety device such as a life-jacket or vest:

  • No more than one personal safety device per person;
  • Packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated;
  • Fitted with no more than two small cartridges; and not more than two spare cartridges.

Other devices (e.g. bike pump):

  • No more than four small cylinders;
  • The water capacity of each cylinder must not exceed 50 mL. (A water capacity of 50 mL is equivalent to a 28 g cylinder).

Medical oxygen cylinders

Permitted as carry-on baggage only.

Guests are permitted to use medical oxygen cylinders on board providing:

  • Medical clearance has been obtained from a medical practitioner
  • Air Liquide, BOC or Linde are the only three acceptable oxygen bottles which can be used on-board.
  • The oxygen cylinder must not exceed 5kg gross weight.
  • The oxygen cylinder must be carried in an approved Air Liquide OxyCare travel pack, BOC OxyCare travel pack or BOC Carry Bag which contains a restraint strap to secure the bottle to the aircraft.
  • Have proof of inspection testing; either a stamp or placard on the oxygen cylinder neck area, or with a test document accompanying the oxygen cylinder.
  • Cylinders are not accepted on Virgin Australia International Long Haul Flights without prior approval from the dangerous.goodsspecialist@virginaustralia.com.

For further information about oxygen in-flight please refer to our oxygen in-flight information page.

Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.

Portable medical electronic devices

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Guests are permitted to travel with items such as external defibrillator, nebulisers or oxygen concentrators providing that the battery is contained within the device to prevent inadvertent activation during transport. All spare batteries must be carried on. Please visit the Batteries Information Page

Firesticks

Permitted as checked baggage only – Guest permitted to travel with metal firesticks only provided that if the wicks have been used, they are thoroughly cleaned, there is no strong residual smell of fuel, the heads are covered with a plastic, polythene or alike bag, and the bag is sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

Dangerous goods that are acceptable without the Operator's approval

Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods do not need to be approved prior to carriage, providing the dangerous good is within the limitations prescribed below. If you illegally take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Aerosols containing non-flammable gas for sporting and home use

Permitted as checked baggage only – Aerosols are permitted that are under a net quantity of 2kg/ 2L (including any toiletry and medicinal articles mentioned below) and a single aerosol does not exceed 0.5kg/ 0.5L. The release valve on the aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. The aerosol must not have any other subsidiary risk and must be for sporting or home use only.

Toiletry and medicinal articles

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Articles such as hair sprays, deodorants and perfumes are permitted that are under a net quantity of 2kg/ 2L (including any aerosols mentioned above) and a single article does not exceed 0.5kg/ 0.5L. A release valve on the aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. The aerosol must not have any other subsidiary risk and be for personnel use only.

Alcoholic beverages

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – A maximum net total of 5L per person is permitted providing the alcohol is contained within retail packaging. The alcohol must not be more than 70% alcohol by volume and consumption of alcohol carried on board is not permitted on the aircraft.

Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) Containing Batteries

Electronic cigarettes including e-cigars and other personal vaporizers containing batteries must be in carry-on baggage only. The use on board and the recharging of these devices is strictly prohibited. The item must be packed to prevent accidental activation. Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits and carried in carry-on baggage only. Lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries must not contain more than 2g lithium content, lithium ion batteries must not have a watt-hour rating more than 100Wh and the batteries and cells must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage. Sometimes termed as 'Dry Shippers', they are permitted only if the liquid nitrogen is fully absorbed and the package has the capacity to release any build-up of pressure. Only non-dangerous goods can be transported within the 'Dry Shipper'. 

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders, carbon dioxide gas cartridges for the operation of mechanical limbs

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Either worn for the operation of a mechanical limb and any spare cylinders of similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey permitted.

Non-infectious substances packed with small quantities of flammable liquids

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Packed with small quantities (no more than 30 mL) of flammable liquid in leak proof containers or heat sealed plastic bags. The total quantity (if a number of plastic bags/bottles are carried) of flammable liquid must be no more than 1L.

Note: Flammable liquid may only be ethanol/ethyl alcohol/solution, formaldehyde solution, alcohol or isopropanol.

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon devices

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Only one device is permitted per guest provided the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element.

Note: Gas refills for such devices are not permitted in carry-on or checked in baggage.

Small mercury thermometers

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – 1 permitted per guest for personal use and the thermometer is housed in a protective case.

Safety matches and lighters

Permitted on ones-self only - Either one small compressed gas lighter or a box of safety matches or a liquid fuel lighter that has the flammable liquid fully absorbed, is permitted only when carried by the guest on their body.

Note: Blue flame cigarette, pipe lighters and ‘Strike anywhere’ matches are forbidden for air transport.

Other restricted items

Any material which has narcotic, noxious, irritating or other properties that in the case of spillage, leakage or pressurisation on the aircraft could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to others are not permitted on-board or have additional restrictions for carriage. Such items are:

  • Balloons and inflated balls/toys - Due to possible rapid deflation or explosion during climb, balls such as footballs and basket balls, balloons and inflatable toys must be partially or fully deflated if carried in the cabin or checked baggage.
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover - Although the items are permitted for carriage, use on board the aircraft is strictly prohibited.

For further information in regards to Dangerous Goods:

 

Dangerous goods are items or substances that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or guests on board.

The following dangerous goods have restrictions for air travel:

Dangerous Goods: including corrosives, gases, flammables, radioactive materials, toxic substances, and more...

Dangerous goods that are not permitted

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray or other devices containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on a guest’s person or in their carry-on or checked baggage; as well as security type attaché cases containing dangerous goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic devices are all strictly forbidden.

The following items must not be taken on board (in carry-on or checked baggage) a Virgin Australia international aircraft under any circumstance:

  • Petrol or gas engine equipment either new or used such as a chainsaw, lawn mower, trimmer
  • Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles
  • Cigarette lighters with blue flame and cigar lighters
  • Spillable batteries
  • Gas cylinders or cartridges
  • ‘Strike anywhere’ matches
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Explosives such as fireworks, flares, sparklers, party poppers, festive crackers (bon bons)
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as paint, lighter fluid, thinners, lacquer, fuels
  • Bleaching powders and peroxides
  • Poisons such as weed killers, insecticides,
  • Pool cleaning products
  • Flammable solids such as fire starters, moth balls
  • Fertilizers
  • Fibre glass repair kits and resins
  • ‘Meals ready to eat’ (MRE)
  • Copra (coconut meat)

Note: If you illegally take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply. If your flight is to or from the United States, the penalties under US Federal law include five years' imprisonment and penalties of USD250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124).

Dangerous goods that are acceptable with the Operator's approval

Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods must be declared at check in to be approved for travel, or unpacked before you take off. If you do not declare the carriage of dangerous goods at time of check in, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Ammunition (cartridges for weapons)

Permitted in checked baggage only - guests are permitted to take quantities not exceeding 5kg of ammunition; which are classified as inert projectile cartridges, small arms cartridges, small arms blank cartridges or blank weapon cartridges (Division 1.4s UN0012 or UN0014). Limitations are per guest and allowances for more than one guest must not be combined into one or more packages.

Note: Many Countries have specific regulations regarding the carriage of ammunition. Please ensure you are aware of any additional local requirements for your place of departure and arrival.

Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid

Permitted in checked baggage only – stoves and containers must be completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger.

To nullify the danger, the empty fuel container must be allowed to drain for at least 1 hour and the container left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate; or cooking oil can be added to the container to elevate the flash point and then empty the fuel tank. There must be no strong smell of fuel remaining on the container. The cap must then be securely fastened and be wrapped in an absorbent material such as paper towel and placed in a polyethylene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must then be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

Note: This exception is NOT applicable to items with internal combustion engines such as chain saws, brushcutters and/or lawnmowers. These items are not permitted for carriage either new or used.

Battery powered wheelchairs and similar mobility devices

For full information on the safe transport of Battery Powered Wheelchairs and similar Mobility Devices please visit our Mobility Aid page.

Battery powered equipment, portable electronic devices and spare batteries

Equipment such as drones, power tools and portable electronic devices such as laptops and cameras powered by batteries may be dangerous if NOT carried in an appropriate manner.

Batteries must be securely installed in the equipment and suitably protected to prevent the device from being inadvertently activated. This may be achieved by packing in robust cases or the original retail packaging.

Spare/loose batteries must be in carry-on baggage only with the terminals protected against short circuiting.

For full information on the safe transport of batteries and conditions of carriage, please visit the Batteries information page.

NOTE: Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles such as self balancing boards, hoverboards, aero wheels are not permitted as checked-in or carry-on baggage on Virgin Australia aircraft.

Avalanche rescue backpack (Not to/from USA)

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – guests are permitted only 1 per person and the backpack must be packed in a manner that it cannot be accidently activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves.

Heat producing articles

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – battery-powered equipment capable of generating extreme heat, which would cause a fire if activated, such as diving torches and soldering irons are permitted providing the item is disabled so there is no chance that they can be inadvertently switched on, either by removing the battery or globe.

Note: Any battery that has been removed must be protected against short circuiting such as having the terminals covered with electrical tape and the battery must travel as carry-on luggage only.

Dry ice

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – guests are permitted to take up to 2.5kg of dry ice if used to pack perishables, and in a ventilated container. Guests are not permitted to combine more than the amount permitted for one person.

Small non-flammable gas cylinders (such as those contained in lifejackets, bicycle pumps and other inflating devices)

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage. Limited to cylinders of carbon dioxide (CO2) or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 without a subsidiary risk;

Self-inflating safety device such as a life-jacket or vest:

  • No more than one personal safety device per person;
  • Packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated;
  • Fitted with no more than two small cartridges; and not more than two spare cartridges.

Other devices (e.g. bike pump):

  • No more than four small cylinders;
  • The water capacity of each cylinder must not exceed 50 mL. (A water capacity of 50 mL is equivalent to a 28 g cylinder).

Medical oxygen cylinders

Permitted as carry-on baggage only.

Guests are permitted to take medicinal oxygen cylinders on board providing:

  • Medical clearance has been obtained from a medical practitioner
  • Air Liquide, BOC or Linde are the only three acceptable oxygen bottles which can be used on-board.
  • The oxygen cylinder must not exceed 5kg gross weight.
  • The oxygen cylinder must be carried in an approved Air Liquide OxyCare travel pack, BOC OxyCare travel pack or BOC Carry Bag which contains a restraint strap to secure the bottle to the aircraft.
  • Have proof of inspection testing; either a stamp or placard on the oxygen cylinder neck area, or with a test document accompanying the oxygen cylinder.
  • Cylinders are not accepted on Virgin Australia International Long Haul Flights without prior approval from the dangerous.goodsspecialist@virginaustralia.com

Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.

Portable medical electronic devices

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Guests are permitted to travel with items such as external defibrillator, nebulisers or oxygen concentrators providing that the battery is contained within the device to prevent inadvertently activation during transport. All spare batteries must be carried on. Please visit the Batteries Information Page.

Firesticks

Permitted as checked baggage only – Guest permitted to travel with metal firesticks only provided that if the wicks have been used, they are thoroughly cleaned, there is no strong residual smell of fuel, the heads are covered with a plastic, polythene or alike bag, and the bag is sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

Dangerous goods that are acceptable without the Operator's approval

Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods do not need to be approved prior to carriage, providing the dangerous good is within the limitations prescribed below. If you illegally take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Aerosols containing non-flammable gas for sporting and home use

Permitted as checked baggage only – Aerosols are permitted that are under a net quantity of 2kg/ 2L (including any toiletry and medicinal articles mentioned below) and a single aerosol does not exceed 0.5kg/ 0.5L. The release valve on the aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. The aerosol must not have any other subsidiary risk and must be for sporting or home use only.

Toiletry and medicinal articles

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Articles such as hair sprays, deodorants and perfumes are permitted that are under a net quantity of 2kg/ 2L (including any aerosols mentioned above) and a single article does not exceed 0.5kg/ 0.5L. A release valve on the aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. The aerosol must not have any other subsidiary risk and be for personnel use only.

Alcoholic beverages

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – A maximum net total of 5L per person is permitted providing the alcohol is contained within retail packaging. The alcohol must not be more than 70% alcohol by volume and consumption alcohol carried on board is not permitted on the aircraft.

Note: Liquid, Aerosol and Gel (LAGs) restrictions may apply for  Liquids, Aerosols and Gels, carried on board. Please refer to the Department of Infrastructure for further information on LAGs restrictions

Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) Containing Batteries

Electronic cigarettes including e-cigars and other personal vaporizers containing batteries must be in carry-on baggage only. The use on board and the recharging of these devices is strictly prohibited. The item must be packed to prevent accidental activation. Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits and carried in carry-on baggage only. Lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries must not contain more than 2g lithium content, lithium ion batteries must not have a watt-hour rating more than 100Wh and the batteries and cells must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage - Sometimes termed as 'Dry Shippers' and permitted only if the liquid nitrogen is fully absorbed and the package has the capacity to release any build-up of pressure. Only non-dangerous goods can be transported within the 'Dry Shipper'.

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders, carbon dioxide gas cartridges for the operation of mechanical limbs

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Either worn for the operation of the mechanical limb and any spare cylinders of similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey permitted.

Non-infectious substances packed with small quantities of flammable liquid

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Packed with small quantities (no more than 30 mL) of flammable liquid in leak proof containers or heat sealed plastic bags. The total quantity (if a number of plastic bags/bottles are carried) of flammable liquid must be no more than 1L.

Note: Flammable liquid may only be ethanol/ethyl alcohol/solution, formaldehyde solution, alcohol or isopropanol.

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon devices

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Only one device is permitted per guest provided the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element.

Note: Gas refills for such devices are not permitted in carry-on or checked in baggage.

Small mercury thermometers

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – 1 permitted per guest for personal use and the thermometer is housed in a protective case.

Safety matches and lighters

Permitted on ones-self only - Either one small compressed gas lighter or a box of safety matches or a liquid fuel lighter that has the flammable liquid fully absorbed, is permitted only when carried by the guest on their body.

Note: Blue flame cigarette, Torch, Pipe lighters and ‘Strike anywhere’ matches are forbidden for air transport to the USA.

Other restricted items

Any material which has narcotic, noxious, irritating or other properties that in the case of spillage, leakage or pressurisation on the aircraft could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to others are not permitted on-board or have additional restrictions for carriage. Such items are:

  • Balloons and inflated balls/toys - Due to possible rapid deflation or explosion during climb, balls such as footballs and basket balls, balloons and inflatable toys must be partially or fully deflated if carried in the cabin or checked baggage.
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover - Although the items are permitted for carriage, use on board the aircraft is strictly prohibited.

Additional dangerous goods restrictions in particular countries

Civil Aviation Regulatory Authorities for each country may enforce further restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods transport to, through or out of that country.

A number of additional restrictions are enforced for passengers travelling to/from the USA such as:

  • No avalanche rescue packs
  • No Oxygen Cylinders
  • No torch lighters

For further information in regards to Dangerous Goods: