What can you Take on your Carry on Luggage on an Airplane

In today’s day and age it is sometimes frustrating to know what you can and can’t take with you on in your carry-on luggage for the airplane. With recent events in national security things have gotten more tight at each and every airport. This is good in order to ensure our safety as passengers but can cause issues if you aren’t properly prepared and know what to expect. For instance, just recently coming back to Utah after my Christmas vacation in Seattle, I was going through security and got stopped. They checked my carry-on bag and I had to throw away my can of shaving cream because it was too big. I was devastated because it was really nice and more expensive than normal shave cream. Even though I don’t see the harm in something as simple as shave cream, a rule is a rule. It is important to remember that the restriction on liquids for carry-on baggage when traveling by airplane is 3.4 ounces or less. This really isn’t that much so be sure to look at what liquids you need/want to take with you very carefully. If your carry-on luggage is your only bag, only take with you liquids that are complete necessities so that they fit the requirements. Furthermore, there are other pieces of information you should know when traveling through airport security. You are allowed to bring liquids, aerosols and gels in your carry-on bag as long as they are 3.4 ounces or less. This is good because that covers most cosmetics, you shouldn’t worry that something you need isn’t allowed. This means that you need to make sure that your aftershave is under this size or you will need to check it in your other luggage. You can avoid my fiasco if you are smart and plan ahead. If you aren’t checking another bag, consider buying a small travel size version of your aftershave that you only use when traveling. When going through security at the airport it is important to remove any and all liquids, gels, and aerosols from your carry-on and place them in a plastic bag provided in the line. If you are in doubt about your liquids, it is better to be safe than sorry and just put them in your checked luggage. I know sometimes I purposely only carry my carry-on bag so I can avoid the checked luggage fee. The Transportation Security Administration more commonly known as TSA also has some disclaimers that you should be aware of before you travel.  Some items that may exceed the 3.4 ounce limit include medications, baby formula and food, and even breast milk. Simply make sure they are in reasonable quantities and that you declare to the security screeners at the airport that you have these items in your bag. This should ease your stress a bit on something of these necessary items. So keep in mind these TSA restrictions on what you can and can’t take in your carry-on bag on an airplane and avoid disappointment and embarrassment of slowing down the line.

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