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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Does the FAA limit plane passengers to have no more than two carry-on luggage?

I've heard from two employees from the same airline that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) limits commercial airline passengers to have no more than two carry-on items/bags/suitcases. Is ...
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Can I travel with x2, 150ml bottles of codeine to France?

There are two questions here about the limit of liquids in carry-on luggage and the legality of travelling with codeine. I would like to travel to Nice, France at the end of the year. I would like to ...
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How strict is United Airlines First Class with carry-on luggage size?

How strict is United Airlines First class with carry-on luggage size? I have a laptop bag which I measured using tape and it fits within dimensions they mentioned in their website for carry-on item. I ...
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Using a backpack that contains metal strands as a carry-on bag

I have a Deuter AC lite 26. In terms of size and weight, it is suitable as a carry-on backpack as far as I know. At least in most airlines it seems. However, this backpack has metal strands in the ...
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Can I use plastic bag as a personal item

I am allowed to bring 1 carry-on luggage up to 7 kg and 1 personal item up to 5 kg. My carry-on luggage (backpack) will weight around 8 kg, which seems to violate the limit. Can I take 1 plastic bag (...
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Will a wire frame trekking backpack get past security in the US and EU?

My Gregory backpack contains a 55 cm wire frame, which can be removed (see photo). I would like to take it as carry-on. Could getting past security be a problem in the US or Europe?
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Will putting prescription bottles in a ziploc bag minimize the risk of TSA agents checking it? [closed]

Suppose I am traveling with medications in prescription bottles, within the USA. Should I put the bottles in a ziploc bag (inside of carry on luggage) to minimize the risk of TSA agents checking it?
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Taking medications on plane

Suppose person A wants to take medication on a plane. He is traveling with person B who person A doesn't want to know that he is taking medication. Would TSA agents remove the prescription bottles of ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

Let's suppose I am going on a trip, and Victoria's Secret is on sale, so I buy tons of perfumes and take them to a country where they will be twice or three times the price I paid for them. If the ...
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Can I take a small aluminum drying rack on plane?

I have a small drying rack that is almost the dimensions of 28 inch bag. It just will take too much space if fitted in bag. Can I just take it as a carry on with me?!
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Does anyone know if I would be allowed to bring my power bank of 30,000mAH in my carry-on bag for all 3 three of these airlines?

I'm traveling to Instanbul, Turkey from the United States using 2-3 different airlines (United, Air Canada, and Turkish Airlines) to get there. Does anyone know if I would be allowed to bring my power ...
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Do I have any recourse if airline is refusing to return carry-on during long flight delay?

I'm on a flight that is currently delayed 4 hours due to runway conditions at the destination airport. We boarded and were then de-planed. They made us gate-check all our carry on luggage so that (as ...
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EasyJet underseat bag size

In the new policy for easyJet, passengers are only allowed to carry a small underseat cabin bag with the measures 45x36x20. Has anybody actually measured an easyJet bag cage and can share the real ...
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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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