This airport created a Christmas tree made of confiscated items

Dec 13 2019, 10:25 pm

Most people decorate their Christmas tree with ornaments, lights, and tinsel. 

However, Lithuanian Airports is getting into the festive groove by putting a twist on a holiday classic.


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Lithuanian Airports traded its coloured bulbs and handmade ornaments for handheld tools such as scissors and corkscrews as well as other items confiscated from the carry-on baggage of passengers going through security this year.

“We can guarantee — you haven’t seen anything like this,” Lithuanian Airports stated in a post on LinkedIn on Monday. “With knives, scissors, lighters, blades and all other sorts of dangerous goods on it — this Christmas tree has it all.” 


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The tree serves a dual purpose in that it reminds passengers of what items are deemed unsafe to pack and take on an aircraft, while also functioning as a creative and funny holiday decoration. 

“The Aviation security officers at Vilnius Airport opted for an unusual take on the Christmas classic, aiming to send an educational message on the importance of aviation security,” the post read. “Using items that are prohibited to carry in hand luggage and which were taken away from passengers during screening, the lads at the Aviation security unit of Lithuania’s main airport created a truly unique educational masterpiece.”


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If having your confiscated items appear on the tree next year doesn’t sound appealing, be sure that you are aware of the specific requirements for what things are and aren’t acceptable to hold in carry-on luggage.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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