There are strict rules on items that you can
bring into the aircraft. (Some airlines in the
US have reduced hand luggage to bare
essentials.) In general, Air travelers are
limited to one carry-on bag and one personal
item on all flights. One in the overhead rack
and the other under your seat. The bag or
briefcase for the overhead rack should be less
than 20Kg. and no larger than 9" x 14"
Articles such as umbrellas and baby stroller are
also allowed. Try not to pack more Baggage than
you can carry.
Overhead storage bins or under the seat may not
be able to hold heavy objects, it can injure
other passengers if the aircraft encounters with
an accident or turbulence. For the comfort and
safety of all passengers it is necessary to
limit the size and weight of your cabin baggage.
Know What You Are
Both carry-on baggage and checked baggage are
subject to being hand-searched, especially when
security personnel search a bag if the x-ray
scan cannot determine its contents. Be
cooperative as screeners ask to hand-search your
All cutting and puncturing instruments including
pocketknives, razors and metal scissors are
safely packed and you must not bring on your
person or in carry-on luggage.
Other restricted items in carry-on-luggage
includes knives of any length, athletic
equipment that could be used as a weapon such as
baseball bats, hockey sticks.
Electronic items, such as laptop computers and
cell phones, may be subjected to
additional screening. Be prepared to remove your
laptop from its travel case so it
can be X-rayed separately.
Be prepared to answer questions about the
contents you bring. When asked who packed your
bags and if you might have left them unattended
at anytime, think carefully and answer the
questions honestly. Criminals may use
unsuspecting passengers to carry bombs or other
dangerous items onto aircraft.
Here is some safeguards you need to take into
account when you pack in your bags. Failure to
observe these simple facts could endanger you,
the aircraft and all its passengers.
Check the items in your baggage for hazardous
Do not pack or carry firearms, fireworks,
flammable materials or pressurized containers
such as spray cans, scuba tanks or propane
There are dozens of materials that are too
hazardous to transport on aircraft, which have
been known to destroy their surroundings.
Common items used everyday in the home or
workplace may seem harmless, however, when
transported by air, they can be very dangerous.
In flight, variations in pressure, temperature
or vibration can cause items to leak, generate
toxic fumes bursting out of their containers and
set on fire.
Check the cover of your ticket to see if it is
listed as a prohibited or restricted good or
contact the airline you are flying with.
If you illegally take
dangerous goods on board, can lead to severe
civil penalties, as well as possible criminal