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What you Need to Know About Carry on Luggage

If you are not a frequent flyer or if you have just never heard of carry on luggage in general, then you should know that it is important that you do learn about it. Carry on luggage is the luggage that you actually take onboard the plane, rather than having it with all the rest of the luggage in the back of the plane. Typically you can only bring one bag as carry on luggage, and then the rest of your stuff needs to go with the rest of the passengers? luggage.

One of the most important things to think about is the fact that because you only get one bag as your carry on luggage, you are going to want to make sure that this is the bag that has everything that you would possibly need during the time of the flight. Depending on the length of the actual flight, it will thus vary as to what you should put in this bag, but it is easy enough to figure out.

For instance, if you are going on a rather long flight then you are going to want to include things in your carry on bag such as a toothbrush, mouthwash, games or activities to keep yourself busy, and so on. Many people also put their valuables into their carry on bags so that they can be sure of where they are and they also have less likelihood of getting broken or lost.

You are going to want to contact the particular airline that you are flying with before you decide on any carry on bag to purchase, because every airline is different and so you are going to have to check their rules and regulations so that you can find out what the exact measurements are that you are allowed for your carry on bag.

In order to do this you can either contact someone at the airport, or you can check their website online, and make sure that then when you go out to actually purchase your luggage, that you make sure that your carry on bag is no larger than what you are allowed, because if it is, once you get to the airport they are not going to allow you to take it on the plane with you.

Carry on Luggage Prohibited Items

To help you understand what you should or should not bring in your carry-on baggage, we have provided the following list of common items you may be traveling with. Remember, liquids, gels and aerosols are prohibited. Please leave those items at home or pack them in your checked baggage.

Makeup and Personal Items

  • Aerosol spray bottles and cans
  • All creams and lotions including Neosporin or first-aid creams and ointments, topical or rash creams and ointments, suntan lotions, moisturizers, etc.
  • Bug and mosquito sprays and repellents
  • Eye drops (See exceptions below)
  • Deodorants made of gel or aerosol
  • Hair styling gels and spray of all kinds including aerosol
  • Hair straightener or detangler
  • Lip gels such as Carmex or Blistex
  • Liquid lip glosses or other liquids for lips
  • Liquid bubble bath including gel or liquid filled bubble bath balls or bath oils or moisturizers
  • Liquid foundations
  • Liquid, gel or spray perfumes or colognes
  • Liquid sanitizers
  • Liquid soaps
  • Liquid mascara
  • Make up removers or facial cleansers
  • Non-prescription liquid or gel medicines like cough syrup and gel cap type pills (See our section on Medications)
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polish and removers
  • Saline solution (See exceptions below)
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Toothpaste
Food and Drinks
  • All beverages
  • Cheese in pressurized containers
  • Duty free alcohol and other items (Please see our section on Duty Free Items)
  • Gel based sports supplements
  • Jellos
  • Pudding
  • Whipped cream
  • Yogurt or gel like food substances
Other Items
  • Gel-type candles
  • Gel shoe inserts (See exceptions below)
  • Lighters (Read our section on lighters and matches)

When preparing toiletry/personal care kits, you need to remember the 3-1-1 rule. Specifically: 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.

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