Luggage at Malpensa International Airport

All hand luggage and check in luggage must carry a tag with the passenger’s name and contact details; the airport suggests that essentials such as essential medicines and baby clothes be carried as hand luggage as well as valuable items.

Oversized Luggage

Once checked in, oversized luggage has to be taken to an area dedicated to handling larger than usual luggage.


Damaged Luggage

If upon your arrival at Milan Malpensa airport you discover that your luggage has been damaged in transit, passengers need to report to the lost and found office before leaving customs, there you will be informed of the steps required to obtain compensation/ reimbursement from the airline.


Lost & Found

Lost or found items must be reported to the Lost and Found office (any suspicious items found should be reported to security personnel instead immediately). Upon reporting a lost item, passengers are issued with a PIN number which is printed at the bottom of the claim form; passengers can check the status of their claim on line by introducing this PIN code .


Items Banned from Being Carried as Hand Luggage

Firearms and weapons in general

Any object which can launch a projectile or cause injury, or looks like it could, such as:

  • Any type of firearm (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.).
  • Replica or imitation firearms.
  • Firearm parts (except ordinary or telescopic sights).
  • Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns.
  • Signal flares pistols.
  • Starter pistols.
  • Toy guns of all types.
  • BB guns.
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns.
  • Crossbows.
  • Slings.
  • Harpoon and spear guns.
  • Slaughterhouse guns.
  • Devices that stun or shock, such as cattle prods or laser guns.
  • Cigarette lighters that imitate firearms.

Pointed or sharp-edged weapons or other objects

Any sharp-edged or pointed object which could cause injury, such as:

  • Axes or hatchets.
  • Arrows or darts.
  • Crampons.
  • Harpoons and javelins.
  • Pickaxes and ice axes.
  • Ice skates.
  • Automatic knives or switchblades of any length.
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades longer than 6 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a weapon.
  • Cleavers.
  • Machetes.
  • Open razors and blades (except safety or disposable razors with enclosed blades).
  • Sabres, swords and sword canes.
  • Scalpels.
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6 cm
  • Ski or trekking poles.
  • Throwing stars.
  • Tools that may be used as stabbing or cutting weapons (drills, drill bits, razor blades, professional knives, saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, spanners, adjustable spanners, welding guns, etc.).

Blunt instruments

Any blunt instrument which can cause injury, such as:

  • Baseball or softball bats.
  • Bars or sticks, either rigid or flexible (truncheons, bludgeons, sticks, etc.).
  • Cricket bats.
  • Golf clubs.
  • Hockey sticks.
  • Lacrosse sticks.
  • Kayak and canoe oars.
  • Skateboards.
  • Billiard cues.
  • Fishing rods.
  • Martial arts equipment (brass knuckles, clubs, truncheons, flails etc.).

Explosive and inflammable substances

Any explosive or highly inflammable substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew, or to the safety of aircraft and cargo, such as:

  • Ammunition.
  • Blasting caps.
  • Detonators and fuses.
  • Explosives and explosive devices.
  • Replica explosives or replica explosive devices.
  • Mines or other types of military-use explosive charges.
  • Grenades of any kind.
  • Gas or gas cylinders (butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen, etc.) in large volumes.
  • Fireworks, flares of all kinds or pyrotechnical items (including firecrackers and fulminating toy articles).
  • Non-safety matches.
  • Smoke-generating canisters.
  • Flammable liquid fuel (petrol, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol, etc.).
  • Aerosol spray paint.
  • Turpentine and paint thinner.
  • Alcoholic beverages above 70% alcohol by volume (140% proof).

Chemical and toxic substances

Any chemical or toxic substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew, or to the safety of aircraft and cargo, such as:

  • Acids and alkalis (for example, wet batteries that could cause spills).
  • Corrosive or whitening substances (mercury, chlorine, etc.).
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays (mace, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.).
  • Radioactive material (for example, isotopes for medical or commercial use).
  • Poisons.
  • Infectious materials or those that constitute a biological hazard (for example, contaminated blood, bacteria or viruses).
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion.
  • Fire extinguishers.