Baggage and Animals
The transportation of hazardous goods is subject to strict regulations. Here, you can obtain information if you plan to travel with sporting firearms or ammunition.
Please note the following
What items and substances are considered hazardous?
Pointed or sharp objects such as knives or scissors are not allowed in your hand baggage! Please note the separate provisions for hand baggage.
The USA authorities prohibit lighters of any type from being carried in checked baggage, hand baggage and on the traveller’s person. Please make sure that you do not bring a lighter on flights to or connecting through the USA.
IATA regulations prohibit carrying hazardous goods in baggage. Hazardous goods include:
- Containers with flammable liquids, e.g., lighter fluid or cleaning solvent/benzine, heat transfer fluids, cleaning agents, thinners, paints, adhesives.
- Flammable and other easily flammable solid materials, e.g. matches, substances that spontaneously ignite upon contact with water or generate flammable gases upon contact with water.
- Magnetic materials.
- Corrosive substances, e.g. acids, and oxydising substances, e.g. bleaching powder, superoxide.
- Toxic or contagious substances, e.g. mercury, bacteria or virus cultures.
- Radioactive materials.
- Electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes may only be transported on the traveller’s body or in his/her hand baggage.
- Explosives, fireworks, lanterns, torches, flares or smoke signals.
- Containers with gases (flammable or non-flammable, frozen, liquefied or toxic), e.g., camping gas, filled pressure containers, lighter fluid, soda cartridges.
- Engines of any kind, including outboard motors (except electric motors with dry batteries for wheelchairs).
- Hoverboards and segboards.
- Lithium cells or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Up to a maximum of two individual lithium cells or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a rating of up to 160 Wh may be carried as replacement cells for electronic consumer devices. Up to a maximum of two individual lithium cells or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a rating of up to 160 Wh may be carried as replacement cells for electronic consumer devices. For more details on carrying and transporting cells and rechargeable batteries, please refer to the international dangerous goods regulations issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which can be accessed directly from the Dangerous Goods section on the ICAO website or via the websites of the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt).
- Briefcases and safety briefcases with integrated alarm systems, lithium batteries or pyrotechnic materials.
Fireworks, sporting firearms and ammunition
While fireworks of any type are prohibited from transport, please note the information on transporting sporting firearms, ammunition and hazardous goods in the General Terms of Business and Carriage/GTBC.
You must have a permit issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) if you want to bring firearms or ammunition into the USA. You must apply for this permit at least eight weeks prior to your flight using a special form. Your weapon cannot be registered or transported without this official permit.
Any transportation of weapons must strictly comply with the following rules:
- Weapons or objects that can be used as weapons may only be transported in checked baggage.
- They must be packed in a break-proof and impact-resistant case (standard firearms case).
- Firearms may not be loaded.
Any transportation of ammunition must strictly comply with the following rules:
- Ammunition for firearms may not be taken into the passenger cabin.
- A maximum of 5 kg ammunition (Division 1.4S, UN0012 or UN0014) per passenger for hunting and sporting weapons may be carried in checked baggage stowed in the aircraft's cargo hold.
- Ammunition with exploding or fire-producing bullets may not be transported.
- Ammunition must be safely and securely packed in cardboard or wooden boxes (manufacturer's original packaging).
- You are advised to make the special reservation for your ammunition as far in advance as possible. To do so, please contact your travel agent or our Special Reservationservice.
- The individual country regulations that apply at the departure, transit and destination airports must be complied with.
Detailed information on Condor's baggage policies can be found in our GTBC.