5 Tips on what you must be aware of when taking a bag on board a flight.
Make sure your liquids or gels are not larger than 100ml – You cannot bring any full-sized bottles of shampoo, condition or sunscreen on board in your hand luggage. They have to go in your suitcase when you check in. Containers must be in a single, transparent resemble plastic bag which holds no more than a litre and measures approx 20cm x 20 cm. So how can you overcome this. You may worry that if you pack these items in your check in case that on arrival they may have split. You can take smaller bottles (as detailed in limit above) or why not purchase 7 Piece Air Travel Bottle Set and you can fill each bottle with your requirements and take on board the plane.
You can of course purchase items in duty-free before you board – but why pay for extra items that you already have at home.
There are some exceptions which also include essential medication. If you are in doubt about the medication you are bringing on board then bring a letter from your doctor.
The following are also banned – Each country’s government has slightly different rules about what can and can’t be brought aboard a plane, but as a general rule you should never put any of the following in your carry-on: firearms, explosives, baseball bats or other sporting equipment that could be used as weapons, self-defense sprays (such as mace), and sharp objects such as knives and safety razors.
Banned items – each country has a slightly different rule about what is banned. However the following cannot be in your hand luggage:
Baseball bats or any other sporting equipment that could be dangerous.
No self-defence sprays
No sharp objects
Swiss army knives
What about sharp objects? – Scissors are fine providing the blades are shorter and 4 inches (or some countries only allow up to 6 cm). Nail clippers and disposal razors should be fine.
Check the link below for banned items and further information. Or if you are in doubt call your airline before you travel.
Hair dryer or straighteners – Do you really need to bring these. Most hotels will have an amply supply