Questions tagged [hand-luggage]

Questions about baggage brought into an airplane cabin with the passenger, also known as "carry-on luggage" or "cabin luggage."

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Flying with Emirates and confused about luggage

I'm flying with Emirates and on the ticket it states 1x40kg. Am I safe to say that that limit cannot be exceeded? Also I'm traveling with someone so can I book extra luggage on one ticket because ...
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Linear measurements

I have a bag which is less than the max on height and width but 3cm over in depth. In linear terms I am under the total but my airline are not clear if they are quoting in a linear way. It's Emirates ...
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What kind of nail scissors have a good chance of being allowed in hand (carry-on) luggage in the EU?

I like to travel with hand luggage only when possible, but I also like to take nail scissors with me. From what I've read, it sounds like scissors shorter than 6 cm with rounded (not pointed) tips ...
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Turkish Airlines Cabin Baggage COVID - are they enforcing the 4kg rule?

I have seen the discussion about the Turkish Airlines COVID Cabin policy which makes little sense. Regardless though, does anyone know if they are enforcing it? I, like many, will be transferring at a ...
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How much hand sanitizer can be taken through airport security in the EU?

The US TSA recently increased the amount of liquid hand sanitizer allowed through airport security to 12oz up from 3.4oz (the usual rule for liquids). What about airport security in the EU? Is there ...
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KLM carry-on weighing precedent?

See this post for related discussion How seriously should I take size and weight limits of hand luggage? I'm interested in hearing anecdotal evidence from a specific airline and airport. Flying ...
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Considerations for very fragile and expensive (> $100,000) items in carry-on luggage

Background: I am a part of a university student team building a CubeSat due to be launched this September. Around mid-June, we will need to transport the CubeSat from its current location in Ohio to ...
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Why is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage on some airlines that is enforced even when the plane is almost empty?

Why is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage on some airlines (e.g., 7 kg for China Airlines) that is enforced even when the plane is almost empty?
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Can I have a bunch of lapel pins on my personal backpack that will be in the seat in front of me or should I take them off? [duplicate]

My backpack has many pins on it to show where all I have traveled. Would American Airlines allow me to carry that with those on or take them all off?
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Toiletries in hand bag while travelling

So far i have been travelling with checked in luggage but now i am planning to avoid it and travel with just hand baggage. I generally carry Toiletries like Shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste [all ...
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Given a flight number, how can one know the max capacity & number of batteries one may have in carry-on luggage, without contacting airline companies?

Given a flight number, how can one know the maximum capacity (mAh or Wh) and number of external batteries one may have in one's carry-on luggage, without having to contact the airline company or ...
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Ryan air priority baggage

We are flying Ryan air and have booked priority boarding so we can carry our 10kg hand luggage onto the cabin. However - I just measured the bags we currently own and they are slightly bigger on 2 of ...
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traveling with electronics

I am traveling from Australia to Canada through Los Angeles airport I am carrying 2 laptops and many external hard disks, cables, etc. I am going to put my external hard disks (5 of them) in my ...
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Can you bring tax-free alcohol on Air Iceland Connect?

I would like to bring some nice champagne with me and I know I can get as far as to kef with it but am I allowed to bring it with me on board Air Iceland Connect as hand luggage from rkv to aey? I ...
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Air Canada or Delta? Which has better Bag Policy?

I'm between Air Canada and Delta (from San Jose, USA, to Vancouver, Canada) The only thing that matters here for me, is the Bag Policy. I have: 1 small luggage (less than 23kg) 1 big luggage (about ...
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Check in cabin bag at Dublin Airport with Aer Lingus

Last time I flew from Dublin Airport with Aer Lingus in August 2019, they sent me a text saying that if I wanted, I could pay €5 and check-in my cabin bag. Do they still offer this? I would like to ...
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How do airlines compute weight allowances for carry-on bags?

Within the next few days, I am flying round-trip with Emirates from the U.S. to eastern Asia. It involves a 12+ hour leg, which qualifies it as long haul or ultra long haul. Emirates has a 7 kg (15 ...
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How can one avoid the risks of being found carrying illegal drugs in carry on luggage whilst in transit?

It is often in the news, and there are stern warnings at airports: carrying illegal drugs through an airport is a bad idea. Since I occasionally fly through Singapore, I'm always worried my carry on ...
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Can I bring a full sized tower PC onto an airplane as a carry-on without packing it?

I had driven down to Florida from Pennsylvania and brought my desktop with me as I built it, and wasn't gonna be down here for a month without it. Long story short, my transmission blew before I was ...
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Can I carry a sealed mobile phone box in my hand luggage?

I'm flying from the UK (Birmingham airport) to Lusaka Zambia (via Dubai) in January. I have purchased a brand new mobile phone as a gift for a relative. Can I carry the sealed mobile phone in my ...
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PC suitcase carry on [closed]

Im planning to put suitcase wheels and a retractable handle onto my pc and roll it in as a carry on onto the plane with a front glass panel and its under the weight limit and size?
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Can I take a 330g tin of Fois Gras Poitiers in my 10 kg cabin bag with Ryanair? [duplicate]

Can I take a 330g tin of Fois Gras Poitiers in my 10 kg cabin bag from France to London Stansted with Ryanair?
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Personal item size

When an airline defines the maximum sizes of an item like e.g "x=30 cm, y=40 cm, z=10 cm" are the x and y axis sizes exchangeable? for instance could I bring an item whose dimensions are x=40 cm, y=30 ...
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Since United sells fares with no carry-on allowance, should I be entitled to a fare difference refund if I am forced to gate-check my carry-on?

With United Airline's Basic Economy "N" class fares, carry-on luggage that goes into the overhead bin is not allowed (mostly). Basic Economy passengers who bring a carry-on to the gate anyway are ...
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Flying with a poster tube; AirChina?

I am flying to Beijing from London Heathrow on an AirChina flight. They specify only one piece of hand luggage is allowed. I've read that most airlines really don't care if you have a poster tube as ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage in Europe

I'm going to Europe next year but I'm unsure if I can carry a tripod in my carry-on luggage. I saw a couple of question here to cite some: Tripod in Carry-on Luggage Compact tripod on airplane (...
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First aid scissors confiscated by Dubai airport security

I am travelling with a first aid kit in carry on bag like this: NZ to Australia: bag X-rayed, no issues at all Australia to Dubai: security opened the kit, checked the scissors and allowed them ...
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Can I bring a 30000 mAh power bank on board the aircraft?

Well I am 24 and this is my first time travelling overseas. Kind of embarrassed, but I finally have enough money for travelling. I would like to ask can I take this 30000mAh Power Bank, onboard the ...
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trolleys with exchangeable wheels [closed]

Hello dear travel community! I guess this is a common question around here, as I am almost certain traveling experts are generally looking specifically for what I am seeking after. Both my parter's ...
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Is it safe to travel with Radio Frequency (RF) Board packed in a laptop carry-on bag

In addition to a laptop, I use some Radio frequency (RF) Board for implementing a software-defined Radio function (E.g. virtual eNode-B or gNode-B) with a small pluggable omni-directional antenna. ...
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Traveling with a battery

I'm traveling from the US to Switzerland with a layover in Frankfurt / Main (Germany). I intend to buy a laptop battery in the US for a friend's laptop. I intend to take this battery with me on the ...
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How is CTA 144-A-2014 applied to interline carry-on on same ticket?

I have a ticket booked with Air Canada YYZ - ZRH - NAP. First leg is Air Canada, second is Swiss Air. Air Canada's carry-on weight policy is refreshingly "must be light enough that you can store it ...
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What airlines have a habit of checking the weight of carry on luggage at the gate rather than at check in? [closed]

I fly on Lufthansa occasionally, mainly between Philadelphia and Frankfurt. I only have a carry on and I know they have a weight limit. The thing is while they do sometimes check the weight of the ...
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Bringing Power Supplies on Plane?

I have a 36V 8.8 Amp qualtek power supply that I want to bring for a friend. I'm not planning on checking bags so it will have to be carry on. Is this ok to bring on a plane? I can't seem to find any ...
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Carry-on liquids in toiletry bag (not clear ziplock)?

Over a year ago I stopped putting my toiletries in a clear plastic bag instead opting to keep them in my small dopp kit - I found it annoying to have to constantly transfer them between bags. I've ...
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Can I keep 5 x 8ml liquid in its original package to carry in my hand luggage?

While passing through the security checks at Heathrow Airport, passengers are requested to put their liquid into plastic bags provided. I want to carry the below package (5 x 8ml bottles of cologne) ...
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How to carry a Squash racket on Thai Airways?

I have asked one of my friends to bring along a Squash racket for me from China, and he will be coming via Thai Airways. He has shown the concern that the racket will be damaged if carried along. So ...
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Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag and personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item?

Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag or personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item? Or does it count as part of the carry-on bag or personal ...
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How can one avoid carry bags when queuing for the security checkpoint in an airport?

Typically one cannot use airport luggage trolleys when queuing for the security checkpoint in an airport. Is there any way to avoid carrying bags when queuing for the security checkpoint in an airport ...
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Is there a restriction on how much chocolate I can carry in hand luggage on a Turkish airlines flight?

I have flight from Frankfurt to Dhaka via Istanbul and i would like to take some chocolates. As I'm travelling light with only hand luggage, I was wondering if there is a restriction on how much ...
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Customs regarding external computer components in laptop bag as carry on [duplicate]

I've traveled in the past with a laptop in its bag as the sole carry on. There were usually other "small" electronic parts, like a mouse, charger, phone charger, etc. The laptop and its accessories ...
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Does Lufthansa weigh your carry on luggage?

I will soon be travelling to Europe, flying Lufthansa, and was wondering about the weight of my carry-on luggage. In my experiences of travelling in Asia, I've never had my carry-on bag weighed, even ...
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Can I carry a powerbank of 10000 mAh capacity in a Turkish Airlines flight to Germany?

I'm travelling to Germany from Bangladesh (transit at Istanbul) on a Turkish Airlines flight. I wonder if I can carry a powerbank of 10000mAH in cabin luggage.
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Confused by Condor baggage policy and weigh-ins

My girlfriend and I are flying Condor for the first time next week; it'll be my first international flight, and so I don't know entirely what to expect. We heard that Condor mostly managed to avoid ...
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Carry on Luggage size in United air line

I booked the ticket for Air Canada but they codeshare with United Airlines I bought my carry on luggage size described by air Canada (55cm X40cmX 20), But United Airline is (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm) I ...
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

My girlfriend and her sister will be going to Canada for two weeks at the start of July. They both use drugs recreationally and aren't open with their family and are quite isolated. My girlfriends ...
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sturdy, metallic chess clock as carry-on baggage

I am an amateur chess player and I am considering flying from the US to Europe with the following chess clock: https://www.amazon.com/Chronos-GX-Touch-Chess-Clock/dp/B0015V3ZZ0 I am a concerned that ...
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Can I bring gold sheet face masks in my carry on?

I have a few of these face masks individually sealed and wrapped. Can I bring these in my carry on as it contains a small amount of liquid to keep them wet? (similar to the way we can bring baby wipes?...
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Can I opt out of checking carry-on at the gate?

The other day I was one of the last passengers to board a (domestic US) flight, and my carry-on bag was checked at the gate without asking. I suppose this was due to lack of space in overhead bins (...
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Where are carry-on bags checked at gate stored?

I frequently hear gate agents announce that they are looking for volunteers to check their carry on bags. After the flight, there is sometimes a line in the jet bridge, supposedly waiting for their ...

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