I am going on a plane soon, and I was just wondering what can you and can not bring on a plane. I was wondering about stuff like perfume, hairspray, lotion, shampoo & conditioner and soap, drinks, food, phones, ipods, laptops, and etc. Thanks! Add anything else you want.
You may only bring up to 3oz of any liquid or cream from your home through the secure area and onto a plane. Invest in a set of those little empty travel bottles that are 3oz or less and fill them from your full size bottles, or buy some travel sized hairsprays, etc. for items you can’t pour out. All the bottles of liquid have to be able to fit in a sandwich-sized ziploc baggie. Where possible, try to use non-liquid forms of toiletries so you can just leave them in your bag and not have to put them in the baggie – tooth powder instead of toothpaste, solid perfume, powder foundation instead of liquid for example.
You can bring food with you through the x-ray onto the plane to eat. If you are bringing food to your destination as a gift or for consumption, and you are flying out of the country, you need to do research on what kinds of food cannot be brought into the country. You can’t bring a bottle of a beverage over 3oz onto the plane from home, but you can bring a beverage you buy at the airport after you go through security onto the plane. If you just want water and you don’t want to pay airport prices for bottled water, bring an empty water bottle and fill it at one of the terminal water fountains before departure. If you have airport lounge access, you can stock up on a couple of free waters or sodas there.
You can bring ipods and ipads but keep an eye on the xray machine at all times if you are walking through the body xray or metal detector at the same time your items are on the conveyor belt. Both TSA agents and other travelers have been known to take Apple items in particular. An ipod or tablet is supposed to be able to remain in your bag. A laptop must be taken out and put in the plastic tray on the conveyor belt. Airports vary in telling you whether a netbook is a laptop, but I put both into the tray to avoid any arguments. You cannot bring a large extra battery for an electronic device like a laptop onto a plane any more for fire reasons – only the one in the laptop is allowed. You must use your devices with earphones on the plane if you don’t mute the sound.
The TSA has a list of things that will be taken away from you at the secure area if found in your carry-on luggage. It can change so always give it a look close to departure day. Link below.