Simple Guide to Airport Baggage Regulations


Know the 3-1-1 rule for Airline Carry-On Baggage

3 ounce or smaller containers of liquid or gel

1 quart size, clear plastic, zip-top bag holding 3 ounce or smaller containers, 1 bag per traveler placed in the security bin.

Remember this rule for every flight you can have a smooth transition through security.

ParkSleepFly Tip: Remember you can never take water through airport security. I always take an empty water bottle and fill it up at my gate.

What not to bring on carry on baggage and checked baggage

Martial arts weapons or tools need to be packed in your checked bags.

Make sure to wrap up sharp objects in your checked bags.

For your checked airline baggage, batteries must be installed in the electronic device. You are limited to 8 grams (100-watt hours) of lithium batteries in your carry-on baggage, and they must be properly protected in original packaging or a protective case.

Check for a more detailed list of what you can pack.

Spend Less Time in Airport Security Lines

To avoid extra baggage fees, buy a scale to weigh your luggage before you get to the airport (especially if you are traveling internationally). It will allow you to weigh your bag to see if you need to take anything out. Each airline is different, so check their guidelines online.

Be aware of what not to bring on the airline to save you time and money before you board your flight.

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments section below! Safe travels!


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