What Can You Take In Hand Luggage On A Plane?
by Nakita Mason | Updated 21 November 2019 | Posted in Family Holidays, General
Unsure what you can take in your hand luggage when flying? We can help there.
|Phone||Yes||Don't forget to turn on 'Flight Mode' once you're on the plane.|
|Ipods/MP3s/Other Music Devices etc||Yes|
|Heated Hair Styling Products||Yes|
|Drinks including water, fizzy drinks etc||Yes||Please see below for specific liquid rules for hand luggage.|
|Cosmetics including lipsticks, foundation, moisturiser and mascara, oils, perfume||Yes||Please see below for specific liquid rules for hand luggage.|
|Toiletries including shower & hair gel, toothpaste deodrant, shaving foam, hair spray, contact lens solution||Yes||Please see below for specific liquid rules for hand luggage.|
|Food including soup, marmite, jam, peanut butter,||Yes||Please see below for specific liquid rules for hand luggage.|
|Vaping liquids, E-cigarettes, Vape Pens, Lighters||Yes||Please see below for specific liquid rules for hand luggage. Also bear in mind it's one lighter and one device per person.|
|Liquid medicine including cough syrups, heart burn medicine, pain relief etc||Yes||Please note it is often stated that liquid medicines need to be deemed 'essential' to be allowed on board. Check with your airline before travel.|
|Medical items such as TENS machines, CPAP machines||Yes|
|Cooling Gel Packs||Yes|
|Oxygen Cylinders||Potentially||Contact your airline to be sure.|
|Baby Related Items|
|Milk including formula or cow's milk||Yes|
|Breast Milk||Yes||You can take up to 2,000ml.|
|Snooker, Pool or Billiard Cue||Yes|
|Diving Equipment||Potentially||Contact your airline to be sure.|
|Bats including Cricket Bats, Softball Bats||No|
|Other Personal Items|
|Disposable Razor where the blades are fixed-cartridge||Yes|
|Nail Clippers including Nail Files||Yes|
When it comes to liquids, please note that you can only take each liquid in a volume of no more than 100ml carried in their own individual containers. You cannot put 100ml in a larger vessel unfortunately so do be sure to choose travel-sized containers and bottles. It’s also worth noting you can only carry a total liquid volume of one litre with you. Additionally, all liquids must be placed in a clear plastic bag of 20cm X 20cm, though this can be dependant on your airline so do be sure to check! It’s also necessary that the bag is able to be sealed and closed and that you only have one per person.
When preparing for a holiday, it’s always advisable to plan as much as possible, from finding out what hand luggage allowance each airline provides you, to making sure your bags are packed as efficiently as possible, so if you're in any doubt, do be sure to contact your airline.