What NOT to Pack in Your Carry-on Bag

Are you a first-time traveler? Are you confused about what to pack to your checked baggage and what to pack on your carry-on bag?

 

Knowing what to pack and planning ahead of time can ease your travel experience at the airport. And to avoid any inconvenience, make sure that you’ve packed your stuff properly.

 

And for everyone’s sake, here’s a list of what NOT to pack in your carry-on bag:

 

Sporting goods

 

Sporting goods

 

Most balls, such as baseballs, soccer balls, and basketballs, are permitted in carry-on luggage. But many pieces of sports equipment can double as weapons. 

 

Because of some safety issues, TSA or other security organizations will not allow you to take certain sports equipment as a carry-on. You will need to put these in your checked baggage according to the airline’s rules.

 

Sharp objects

 
Sharp objects

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Sharp objects are prohibited in carry-on bags. It includes box cutters, ice picks, knives, meat cleavers, razor blades, sabers, swords and scissors with blades longer than 4 inches.

 

Gel-type candles

 
Gel-type candles

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Wax candles may be put in carry-on luggage, but their gel-like counterparts should to be checked. Gel-type candles are considered liquids and therefore the rule of liquids in hand luggage needs to be observed.

 

Guns

 
Guns

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You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only.

 

You need to declare the firearm to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed.

 

Alcohol

 
Alcohol

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Travelers may carry as many 3.4 ounce bottles of liquid that fit comfortably in one, quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag.

 

Liquids (including alcohol) purchased after clearing the security checkpoint are permitted on the aircraft.

 

 

Snow globes

 
Snow globes

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According to TSA, Snow globes of any size are not permitted in carry-on baggage because it is impossible to accurately determine the volume of liquid. 

 

Self-defense items

 

Self-defense items

 

Mace, pepper spray, and other items, such as billy clubs, blackjacks, brass knuckles, Kubota’s, and other martial arts weapons, are not permitted past security. But you can pack it in your checked baggage.

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.

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