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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E-cig (and especially Liquid bottles) in hand luggage on a flight from Zurich to Madrid

I will be flying from Zurich to Madrid next weekend and I am not sure if e-cig and some liquid bottles are allowed in my hand luggage. I only have hand luggage for pricing reasons. If liquid bottles ...
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Flying with medical equipment

I'll be traveling from the USA to Africa. Can I carry my portable ultrasound machine in checked baggage or will it need to be in my carry on due to the battery type? The battery marked under Rating on ...
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Can I carry a LED Projector in checked in luggage?

Pretty much what the title says. The projector only works on power and I don't see any batteries but I'm not sure about the components of course, so is it safe to carry it in hand luggage or check in?
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Is it possible to have higher compensation for lost hand luggage checked at the gate?

The maximum compensation for lost luggage in Europe is 1,300 EUR. I think that's also similar to the Montreal convention covering other flights. I will need to travel with two laptops and I can't fit ...
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Can I carry a Zink portable printer in carry-on baggage?

I have a Zink printer (Kodak Mini3 Retro). Can I carry it in my carry-on baggage? I am traveling with Singapore Airlines from India to Singapore and the Philippines.
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Is a microscope an allowable carry-on item and an allowable checked bag item? Which way is better, checked or carry on?

I plan to transport a microscope on a trip from Pittsburgh to Athens Greece. It weighs about 8 pounds. It's a high school level microscope. Is it an allowable carry-on item and an allowable checked ...
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If there is still space available in the overhead bin after boarding and my ticket has an under-seat carry-on only, can I put my bag up there?

More airlines are selling the "large carry-on" extra nowadays in Europe; something that used to be free a few years ago. Examples: Easyjet, Vueling, Ryanair... If the flight is not full, and ...
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Traveling from BRU-AUH-DEL-KTM with only hand luggage: denied boarding in BRU due to lack of Indian Transit Visa

On 11-9-23 in Brussels, Belgium (BRU), Etihad denied our boarding for flight EY58 to Abu Dhabi, UAE (AUH) (with only hand luggage), which connected to EY218 to Delhi, India (DEL) T3. From T3, we would ...
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Measuring tape and conversion - luggage size

I m travelling and the luggage bag need to be 55x40x20cm . Now I’m not a math expert but how can we get a idea how big the bag is? Below is a measurement tape but I do not know how to measure as per ...
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Non removable battery beard trimmers in hand luggage

I am planning to carry my Phillips beard trimmer in hand luggage. Its battery is not removable. Following are some of the points, I wanted to clarify: Are non removable trimmers allowed in hand ...
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Paneer in the hand-luggage within the EU?

Can I bring a single 1.5 kg package of semi-soft cheese (paneer) to Sweden from Germany in my hand luggage when flying? I found an answer which does not rule out bringing paneer on the plane yet it ...
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Are trekking poles which fold small any more likely to be accepted in hand luggage in British airports (and elsewhere)?

Trekking poles are normally not allowed in hand luggage at British airports. Is this the case specifically for trekking poles which are folded into multiple sections (three or more)? I am also ...
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Gillette Fusion Proglide in hand luggage

Gillette Fusion Proglide is a combination of disposable razor and trimmer with removable battery. It's very handy while travelling, however I'm not sure whether I should carry it in hand luggage or ...
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Flying with baggage for medical supplies/equipment in South America

my gf and I will be traveling through South America for the last 3 weeks of April. She is able-bodied and I am c5 quadriplegic that can walk with crutches for short distances/durations (like down the ...
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What does Kuwait Airways allow in passenger's cabin besides a carry on?

https://www.kuwaitairways.com/en/is/free-carry-on-baggage In addition to the cabin hand luggage allowance, it is permitted to carry up to ONE additional item from the following: one ladies handbag, ...
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Can I take a laptop, an iPad and a phone on flight from Europe the JFK?

I have flight from Oslo to New York, can I take a laptop, iPad (with Apple pencil) and my personal phone in hand luggage? I remember reading some news that now international flights to the US don't ...
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Albania Travel Query

Can Indian Passport holders travel to Albania without a visa? and what is the best routing from India to Tirana with hand-carry baggage in the last week of October?
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Weight restrictions for personal item

All airlines I have flown with so far specify both the dimensions and the weight for their carry-on allowance. Most also allow a "personal item" (or under-the-seat luggage) and when they do, ...
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Will a Samsonite Laptop Backpack/Wh be considered a hand luggage on Lufthansa?

I have a flight with Lufthansa Airlines, a basic economy flight from Frankfurt to Montreal. I ask if a bag of a type Samsonite Laptop Backpack/Wh is allowed on the plane, knowing that its dimensions ...
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In airport check-in, some airlines weigh carry-on bags. If the bag is too heavy due to food that will be consumed in the airport, is that okay?

I flew recently and when getting the ticket at the check in stand, they weighed my carry on. It was underweight so everything was fine. Later when boarding the flight they did not weight the bags ...
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Does any aviation authority / country have a limit lower than 100 watt hours (Wh) per lithium-ion battery in carry-on luggage?

My laptop has a 99.9WHr battery. faa.gov mentions: Size limits: Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are ...
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How common is in-flight theft? [closed]

Reading American Airlines Passenger Steals $10K+ Inflight made me wonder how common in-flight theft is. However, I couldn't find any stats so far. Note: I'm looking for actual stats, and not opinions.
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Can I arrange for TSA to pre-approve an item for carry-on luggage?

The TSA website gives a list of permitted items for the carry-on. However, they also mention that the final decision lies in the hand of the security agents. Is it possible to ask the TSA to "pre-...
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Can I carry alcohol filled chocolate in hand luggage to Vienna [duplicate]

We plan a two days trip to Vienna. Can I carry alcohol filled chocolate in my hand luggage? We are flying from Lisbon to Vienna. I plan to take 6 boxes of 24 units, each unit containing about 1ml of ...
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Limit of electronics items to carry from HK via flight?

What is the limit on electronics items (laptops and tablets) that I can carry on a flight from Hong Kong? Can someone give me an approximate idea about the cost of excess luggage charge in HK?
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Carrying 30 ebook readers in hand luggage

Because of reasons, I am likely to want to carry 30-40 ebook readers, still in their boxes, with me when traveling from Canada to the UK. Am I going to run into any trouble if I have them in my carry-...
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Covid Self tests in carry-on to USA

Travelling from Europe (Netherlands) to USA, and planning on bringing 25 Covid self tests (Flowflex brand). We are not checking any bags. They are currently in individual boxes. Since these contain ...
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Does Lufthansa count carry-on bags for transatlantic flights?

I plan on carrying a small suitcase as my hand-luggage on an upcoming economy flight. If possible, I may want to also bring a backpack in addition to the suitcase. Does Lufthansa actually check how ...
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Avoiding important carry-on luggage being taken away

Since I'm traveling with essential medicines and medical equipment it is key for me that my carry-on luggage is allowed to be carried into the aircraft cabin, so that it's available to me at all times,...
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Bringing my video game on an international flight

I read the questions on this website about video games but I'm still confused, it is my first time dealing with this kind of stuff. I live in Brazil and I'm planning to fly to California - Los angeles....
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How can I know with Aegean Airlines if I have Economy Light or Economy ComfortFlex fare?

I bought my tickets from Heraklion (HER) to Bilbao (BIO) with EDreams. I have three flights HER-ATH, ATH-FRA and FRA-BIO, and my first two are with Aegean Airlines. The only information I have is that ...
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Why is the carry-on allowance on several (most?) airlines between Pacific islands so low (~3kg)?

I read that the carry-on allowance on several (most?) airlines between Pacific islands very low (~3kg). E.g.: Air Rarotonga: 3kg or 3.5kg Air Tahiti: 3kg Why is the carry-on allowance on several (...
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Do airlines sometimes check the weight of the passengers' clothes?

I read (mirror) that some jackets are designed to carry many items to bypass the weight restrictions on carry-on luggage (often rather low, e.g. 7 or 10kg). Do airlines sometimes check the weight of ...
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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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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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