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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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 cheese in hand luggage be mistaken for plastic explosive?

I'm planning to travel with hand luggage only from Portugal to Austria. I want to bring a Portuguese cheese (queijo da Serra) with me. The cheese has a semi-hard skin, is creamy inside and is wrapped ...
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Travelling with beach sand in carry-on

I'm making a trip back home (to the coast) shortly, and I would like to bring back sand from the beach with me as a keepsake or memento. It's just a short weekend trip, and I won't be checking any ...
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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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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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Is it possible to take a desktop PC as carry-on luggage?

I am moving from Egypt to the Netherlands and I need to take my PC with me. I won't be taking the monitor, just the case, but I'm wondering what the best way would be. Am considering taking it as ...
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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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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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Can I bring boxed consumer electronics in my hand luggage while traveling from the US to Doha?

I will be taking my laptop in my hand luggage when going to the US. While returning, I will be bringing a new iPhone 7 Plus from the US with a power-bank charger. Is it OK to bring them in boxes in my ...
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Do disposable contact lenses need to be declared as “liquids”?

I recently swapped over from glasses to using disposable contact lenses. I'm already planning on carrying "travel-size" contact lens solution bottles to stay under the limit for liquids. What about ...
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Is it allowed to bring condoms in airplane?

I'm about to travel via Wizz Air and only have hand baggage. Can I bring condoms on board?
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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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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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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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Can I take xbox one in carry on luggage on Emirates

Am traveling from USA to India on Emirates. Can I take an Xbox one with me as carry on luggage? Please let me know.
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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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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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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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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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Maximum hand luggage volume?

What's the maximum hand luggage volume you can take with you to match all (or important) airline regulations considering only international connections? In case my question is not clear, I'm looking ...
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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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3D Pen in hand luggage

Flying from the UK, will I be allowed to take a 3D Pen with me in the cabin? It is basically a hand held 3D printer head. The tip gets very hot when working but it is powered via USB, so you can get ...
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Can I bring whey protein powder on US domestic flight as carry on?

I have searched for a definitive answer to this question on google but found conflicting opinions. My question and situation is as follows: I am traveling from Ithaca, NY to Detroit, MI and back ...
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Does security personnel look at the data on my laptop if I take it as carry-on luggage from Europe to the US?

I am about to take an Air France flight in a couple days, and I received this in an e-mail from AF: Important: New security measures for travel to the USA and Canada: From now on, all electronic ...
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Wizz Air hand luggage size

My suitcase is 44*37*17cm so the volume is quite less than the permitted, but it exceeds the width. How does Wizz Air check the hand luggage size? Do they measure it at the airport? Could my ...
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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 can I determine the carry-on size / weight limits and restrictions for a US domestic flight?

I'll be traveling for the first time in 20 years, and I'll be bringing my MacBook Pro and an iPad Air, as well as my usual folderol. I have a decent sized backpack, roughly 19-20" tall, 13-14" wide, ...
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Is there room for a rollaboard in a CRJ-200 overhead bin?

I've got a flight coming up on a CRJ-200. I know this is a smaller plane — is there room in the overhead bin for a rollaboard? I usually prefer to fly with carry-on luggage, even paying the upgrade so ...
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Utili-key “knife” and airport inspection?

I own and carry a Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6-n-1 Multitool: I love it and carry it with me everywhere. My concern is: Would it be officially allowed in cabin (inside Schengen)? If not, what are the ...
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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 take orthodontic wires in my hand luggage?

I'm wearing braces and will spend a few months in another country. In order for my treatment not to be interrupted, my orthodontist will give me a few wires which look like this: Is there any chance ...
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Carry-on enforcement for United Airlines Basic Economy

I have a question about United Airlines Basic Economy ticket carry on bag policy. It says that You're allowed a small personal item that fits under the seat in front of you, such as a shoulder bag, ...
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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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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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Is it true that Israel allows flying with an unlimited amount of liquids in hand luggage?

I've recently seen several news articles that claim that Israel has no restrictions on liquids in hand luggage. E.g. The Telegraph “I have certain issues with their approach, but Israel is one of the ...
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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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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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