CARRY ON LUGGAGE RULES: A GUIDE FOR TRAVELING LIGHT
Aside from the seemingly outrageous ancillary fees charged by airlines, there is more to traveling light that makes it an ideal situation for anyone seeking to trot different parts of the globe. An essential factor to traveling light is for one to know carry on luggage rules generally observed in different airlines. Here’s a guide that covers these carry-on regulations.
Generally, airlines allow passengers one carry-on luggage plus a personal item in the cabin. The personal item can be a small backpack, purse, laptop, camera bag or briefcase where you can place your essential travel gadgets. How large can your hand-carry luggage be? While there might be difference of an inch (or two) among different airlines, as long as your hand-carry luggage is within 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm, you should be good.
How to Measure Your Bag
The size limit imposed on hand-carry luggage includes all the extensions that might be on the bag. This includes the wheels that might be attached to your bag. It would also be wise to take the measurements of your bag when it is packed full. Remember, putting items inside your bag can change its dimensions.
Take note that food and personal care items are generally categorized under liquids, gels, aerosols, pastes and creams. You can pack liquids while traveling light. However, you must take note that liquids should be in no more than 100mL-sized containers. They should also be placed together inside a clear plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 3 liters.
Airlines normally have exceptions on the rules over liquids.
If you’re concerned about your medications, you need not worry because you they
are exempted from the liquids rule. You simply need to inform the airline about
the specific medications you will be bringing in-flight with you. The same goes
for formula milk.
Carry On Luggage Rules – Prohibited Items
There are certain items that you cannot pack inside your
hand-carry luggage. Again, this might vary from one airline to another but
generally, avoid carrying the following with you into the cabin:
Alcoholic beverages above 140 proof
Scissors, corkscrews, darts, knives and other
Sports and outdoor equipment
Some exceptions might apply so it is best to check with your
airline way before your flight.
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