How to pack your luggage before you fly from Bordeaux Airport.

Whether it’s travelling with you in the cabin or in the hold, your luggage needs to comply with the regulations.

Please visit the government website for a more detailed description of travel conditions and restrictions, as well as all the latest updates to the regulations.

Prohibited items

Authorized security services may have to open and manually search your hold luggage without your presence and remove any prohibited items found in it.

This list is not exhaustive.

Items prohibited from cabin bags

Please put these in your hold luggage. This list is not exhaustive.


Liquids, creams, gels, pastes and aerosols


  • be in containers that each hold no more than 100ml (10cl);
  • be placed in a resealable 20 x 20 cm transparent bag with a maximum capacity of 1 litre.

Each passenger is only permitted one transparent bag. The bag must be sealed during security screening.

Baby food

Baby food for consumption on the flight (in bottles, pots and so on): may be taken on board, subject to an extra security inspection.


Liquid or cream-based medication with accompanying prescription for use on the flight: may be taken on board, subject to an extra security inspection.

Luggage weight and size

Your cabin bag must be no larger than 55 x 35 x 25 cm (h x w x d) including its handles and wheels. 

Permitted sizes and weights for cabin bags may vary depending on the airline. The same goes for hold luggage.

Before you leave, contact your airline or travel agent – they will be able to tell you exactly what size and weight your luggage should be and how many bags you are allowed. If you are travelling with two different airlines during your trip, please contact both.

Precautions to take with your luggage

  • Never leave your luggage unattended even for a few moments, or it might be destroyed.
  • Inform airport staff if you find any unattended luggage or packages.
  • Do not agree to look after anyone else’s luggage or package for any reason.
  • Label each item of your luggage with your name, address and telephone number.
  • Only put absolutely essential items in your cabin bag – the rest should go in your hold luggage.
  • Do not put any valuable items in your hold luggage.
  • Carefully wrap any fragile items.