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8 Things You Should NOT Pack In Your Carry-On

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When you are traveling in flight it is important to make sure that you pack your carry on according to the TSA guidelines. In my previous blog I mentioned about 15 things you MUST pack in your carry-on, and in this blog I will share with you items that you should NOT carry. Here is the list of items that you are not allowed to pack in your carry-on according to the TSA rules.

Note: The items mentioned below are listed in accordance with the TSA guidelines. There might be some exceptions, and in that case refer to the respective flight and country guidelines.

1. SHARP OBJECTS:

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Any objects which have sharp points are not allowed in your carry-on luggage. Some of which are:

  • Knives (even pocket knife)
  • Corkscrews (with blade)
  • Box cutters
  • Razor type blades
  • Meat cleavers 

2. LIQUIDS MORE THAN 100ML:

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I have mentioned this in my previous blog as well. Any liquid you carry in your hand bag should be less than or equal to 100 ml. Here are some items which are used commonly but are not allowed in hand luggage if they exceed the quantity limit (100ml/ 3.4oz)

Note: if any of these items are less than 100ml then you are allowed to carry it.

  • Eye drops
  • Contact lens solution 
  • Any make up products more than 100 ml (foundations, make up fixers, primers)
  • Moisturizers 
  • Liquid vitamins
  • Nail polish & Nail polish remover 
  • Perfumes/ body mists 
  • Hair gel

3. GEL HEATING PADS:

You can carry electric heating pads but not the gel ones in your luggage. If you want to carry a gel heating pad you can put it in your checked in luggage. 

4. FOOD & DRINKS (MORE THAN 100ML):

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In general you are allowed to carry food items but there are restrictions on a few things. Here is the list of few items which you are not allowed to carry if they exceed 100ml/3.4oz

Note: if any of these items are less than 100ml then you are allowed to carry it.

  • Chocolate liquids 
  • Cream cheese
  • Hummus 
  • Peanut butter
  • Liquid Beverages (Water, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate)
  • Wet pet food
  • Ghee
  • Syrups
  • Yogurt
  • Juices & Sodas
  • Dips & spreads

5. FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS/ HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS:

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It is strongly advised to not carry flammable and hazardous products in your hand luggage. In fact, some of these are not even allowed in your checked in luggage so it is better to avoid getting such products. These include:

  • Flammable liquids (flammable paints, gasoline, liquid bleach, lighter fuel)
  • Aerosols 
  • Flammable gels
  • E lighters
  • Flammable gasses (butane, propane, recreational oxygen)
  • Explosives, fireworks 
  • Party Poppers

6. SELF DEFENSE ITEMS:

Some of the self defense items that you are not allowed to carry are mentioned below:

  • Pepper spray or any other self defense sprays
  • Brass knuckles 
  • Martial art weapons

7. REPLICAS OF EXPLOSIVES & FIREARMS:

Toy replicas of such items are prohibited both in hand luggage and checked in luggage which include:

  • Replicas, toys or imitation of guns, explosives
  • Replicas, toys or imitation of any other dangerous weapon

8. TOOLS & OTHER PRODUCTS:

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Any tools or similar products from the following list are not permitted. Although you can pack it in your checked in luggage. The list includes:

  • Axes & Hatchets
  • Crowbars
  • Drills
  • Hammers
  • Mallets
  • Nail guns
  • Screwdriver (more than 7 inches)

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