Forbidden Christmas! Lithuanian airport staff make a seasonal tree using items confiscated from passengers – including knives, scissors and BULLETS
- Vilnius Airport in Lithuania created a ‘Christmas tree’ made out of banned items
- Festive display included knives, toy guns, bullets, lighters and corkscrews
- Airport staff called the quirky tree a ‘truly unique educational masterpiece’
An airport in Lithuania has created a ‘Christmas tree’ made of dangerous items staff have had to confiscate from passengers – including blades, knives and bullets.
Aviation security at Vilnius Airport took a unique approach to their festive decorations this year, displaying a tree made entirely from prohibited things that passengers have left behind, in order to send an ‘educational message’ about what should never be seen in an airport terminal.
The tree, complete with a Christmas star made of blades, was called a ‘masterpiece’ by the airport and urged travellers to make sure they’re not carrying any of the banned items next time they board a plane.
A Lithuanian airport has created a ‘Christmas tree’ made of dangerous confiscated items to ‘send a message’ to passengers about what they shouldn’t take on a plane journey
Aviation security at Vilnius Airport decorated the tree with prohibited items left behind from passengers including blades, knives and bullets
Also spotted on the tree, primarily made of painted-green scissors, were corkscrews and screwdrivers – both banned items
On LinkedIn, Lithuanian Airports wrote: ‘Here at Lithuanian Airports, we are certain that you have seen many different Christmas trees – natural, modern, innovative, and simply quirky. We can guarantee – you haven’t seen anything like this.
‘With the winter travel season well under way, 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.’
They went on to say that the ‘truly unique’ tree features ‘all other sorts of dangerous goods’ on it.
‘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’, wrote an airport staff member.
Those who created the unique festive decoration said they hoped it would offer an ‘educational message’ this Christmas
Scissors are the main items on art piece but lighters and blades galore also feature
The airport called the tree an ‘educational masterpiece’ on the ‘importance of aviation security’
‘With knives, scissors, lighters, blades and all other sorts of dangerous goods on it – this Christmas tree has it all.
‘So if you don’t want your personal, yet prohibited, belongings to land on our next year’s Christmas tree – better check out the baggage requirements before you pack for your next flight. Safe travels!’
Pictures of the tree were shared on social media, prompting Twitter users to marvel at the images – with many shocked at how many prohibited items were collected, especially scissors.
Twitter users marveled at the tree -with many shocked at how many prohibited items were collected, especially scissors
‘Wow this is insane, and terribly clever. I love it!!’ wrote one.
‘I love how many people think hmm let’s bring SCISSORS on with me’ commented another.
A third said: ‘That’s a whole lot of scissors. I have never traveled with scissors, now I feel like I should travel with scissors.’
Passengers were shocked at the unique tree, which was nearly made entirely of scissors that had been spray painted green
The airport joked that passengers: ‘better check out the baggage requirements before you pack for your next flight’