Restricted Items on Planes

(Last Updated On: December 28, 2017)

Nowadays, airlines take a lot of preventive steps in order to ensure security to its passengers. Maybe putting a lot of restrictions on the items you carry is one of the ways of the airline officials to ensure security.

Here we are discussing the Top queries of the passengers which generate doubts in the mind of every traveler.

  1. Can you take alcohol on a plane in a carry-on?

Well, every passenger is allowed to carry alcohol up to the limit of 3.4-ounce bottles of liquid or the passenger can also bring mini bottles of liquor up to 1.7 ounces. What’s required is that this stuff must be fit comfortably in one quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag, and only one bag are permitted per passenger. The alcohol which is purchased after clearing the security checkpoint is surely permitted on the aircraft.

  1. Can you pack a knife in checked luggage?

In case, you need to travel with the stuff like knives on planes, then these must be carefully packed in your checked baggage. As per the rules of the TSA, passengers are advised to wrap the blades of the knives in their luggage so that it doesn’t lead to any kind of injury to baggage handlers and security personnel.

  1. Can you take a Taser/Paper spray on a plane?

The Taser and the Paper spray falls in the same category i.e. items of personal defense. Well, you can carry a taser as well as the paper spray in your checked baggage and have it for protection on your vacation.

  1. Can you take bullets on an airplane?

Passengers are allowed to transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked-in baggage only. Along with that, they need to declare the firearm or the ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter.

  1. Can you fly with a gun?

As per the rules of the TSA, your gun must be packed in a hard-sided container and it should be locked properly. You can carry these, but only in your checked luggage.

  1. Can you bring plants on a plane?

It is easier to transport the different parts of the plants like the leaves, twigs, and flowers because these are not potted in soil. Passengers carrying these are allowed to put these in the overhead compartment on the plane. But the best advice regarding these is to carry your plant parts on your lap. This would let them stay intact.

  1. Can you take a cigarette lighter on the plane?

Well, passengers are not allowed to carry any type of cigarette lighter in their hand baggage that can cause injury or damage to other passengers. Otherwise, you can take a lighter on the plane but not more than one.

  1. Can you bring cigarettes on a plane?

Yes, you are allowed to carry e-cigarettes for your personal use in your carry-on baggage but you are not permitted to use these on board the aircraft. On the other side, the spare batteries must be protected so they won’t short-circuit. The only restriction in concern to these is that you are not allowed to recharge these e-cigarettes and the batteries while you are on board the aircraft.

  1. Can you take an electric razor in hand luggage?

Straight razors are not permitted on a plane neither the safety razors if its blades are not removed. But you can carry an electric razor in your checked baggage and it can also be carried onto the plane. And the same is a concern to the disposable razors and cartridges. Anyhow, all types of razors are allowed in checked luggage.

  1. Can you take hair straighteners or flat iron on a plane?

Items like hair straighteners or flat iron might look dangerous but you can take these on a plane without much difficulty. The same rules might not apply to everything in your carry-on bags.

  1. Can you take a screwdriver on an airplane?

As per the regulations of the TSA, you are allowed to pack screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers in your carry-on luggage on board an airplane but they need to be shorter than 7 inches. For others, only carry scissors with blades shorter than 4 inches in your checked baggage.

  1. Can I bring canned food on a plane?

Yes, you can, as the solid food items can be transported in your carry-on luggage or checked baggage. On the other side, while carrying liquid or gel food items there is a limit attached to it i.e. not larger than 3.4 oz is permitted in carry-on baggage. It is advisable by the Transportation Security Administration that the liquid stuff must be put by the passengers in their checked baggage if possible.