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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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? [closed]

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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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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