Recently, Indore’s famous ‘Jeerawan’, which contains red chillies and several other ingredients has been prohibited in hand baggage as per the safety norms laid down by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BSCA). Such carry-on hand luggage restrictions can seem confusing, that is why we have created a hand luggage restrictions checklist that will tell you what items are not allowed on a plane and will help make packing for your next flight a breeze.

Items you can bring in your Carry-On Luggage

  • Small Tools – Certain small tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers, are permitted, if they are 7 inches or less in length.
  • Non-flammable Liquids, Gels, and Aerosols—including food, drinks, and toiletries—in quantities of 3.4 ounces or less
  • Batteries – You can pack dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D) in either carry-on or checked bags.
  • Knitting Needles – Materials for knitting and needlepoint are allowed in carry-on bags and checked luggage.
  • Electronics – Small electronic items that are smaller than a standard-size laptop, such as cell phones and tablet devices, do not have to be removed from baggage during screening.
  • Medications – Medical necessities must be declared to screeners before going through security and are subject to additional screening.
  • Baby Food – Baby formula, juice, gel or liquid-filled teethers, breast milk, and canned, jarred, or processed baby food are allowed.
  • Disposable and Electric Razors – Both disposable and electric razors are permitted in either carry-on or checked luggage.
  • Small Pets – They are allowed to travel with travellers through security checkpoints, but it’s your duty to contact the airline for their specific policy.

Prohibited Hand Baggage Items

  • Sharp Objects – Box cutters, ice axes and picks, knives, meat cleavers, razor-type blades, and scissors that exceed 4 inches are not allowed.
  • Sporting Goods and Athletic Equipment – Baseball bats, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, martial arts weapons, golf clubs, ski poles, hiking poles, and tent spikes/poles, are prohibited from carry-on luggage.
  • Self-Defense items – Self-defense sprays and other items, such as blackjacks, brass knuckles, billy clubs, and other martial arts weapons, are not permitted.
  • Large Quantities of Alcohol – Any drink with over 70 percent alcohol content cannot be checked or taken onto the plane.
  • Guns and Ammunitions – Well-packaged ammunition and unloaded firearms, BB guns, compressed-air guns, pellet guns, starter pistols, and replicas can be put in your checked luggage but must be acknowledged at check-in. These are a few items not allowed to pack in your carry-on bag.

Things you’re not allowed to carry on a plane, so leave them at home.


  • Alcoholic beverages over 70% alcohol – Any beverage with over 70 percent alcohol content, cannot be checked or taken onto the plane in your carry-on bag.
  • Flammable items – Aerosol cans, butane, fuels, gasoline, gas torches, lighter fluid, flammable paints, turpentine, paint thinner, and dangerous goods cannot be transported in any way on passenger airlines.
  • Explosive materials – Passengers cannot bring items such as hand grenades, blasting caps, fireworks, flares, dynamite, and replicas of explosive materials onboard aircraft.
  • Chemicals – Chlorine, spray paint, fertilizers, tear gas, bleach, spillable batteries, and fire extinguishers are considered dangerous and are not permitted on commercial passenger aircraft.
  • Outdoor and wildlife safety products – Items such as bear bangers and bear spray are not allowed on commercial aircraft.
  • Poisonous and infectious substances – Such as acids, alkalis, mercury, wet cell batteries and oven or drain cleaners.

As you can see, there are several items that are considered as hand luggage restrictions and as banned items in flight, and there are clear reasons for each one. It can be inconvenient to leave some of these baggage restrictions at home to keep passengers safe and prevent accidents, damages, and crimes on board. To make things easier, you can book your flight tickets with us and get additional information that you might need for your trip.

Hand Baggage Rules

If you are planning to take a domestic and international holiday anytime soon, we recommend you always travel light. Improper carriage or restricted items on a flight can put one through a lot of inconveniences.

To help you, we have created a list of baggage tips that will be handy. Take a look!

  1. The passenger is the guardian of all baggage including hand baggage and its content at all times.
  2. Know the latest hand luggage restrictions on the carriage of certain items whether in a handbag or in a check-in bag. Don’t pack any valuables in your checked-in luggage.
  3. Any items over your free baggage allowance will be charged.
  4. Label your bags correctly with your name and address.
  5. Keep all bags including handbags locked at all times.
  6. Do not carry packages with unidentified content on behalf of anyone.
  7. Do not accept any packets from unidentified people.
  8. In some instances, you may be required to identify or claim your baggage, for reasons of security or customs regulations.
  9. Do not leave baggage unnoticed at any time, especially within the airport area.
  10. Make sure you declare before checking in if carrying any arms or explosive substances.
  11. Make sure to take your medication, documents, valuable items and cash in your hand baggage for access and control.
  12. Consider adequate insurance for travel including medical emergencies and personal belongings.

We hope these tips were informative for you. But wait, there is one more thing we can do for you, and that is arrange visa services for all countries online for you. So simply contact us and let Akbar Travels customize your trip for you.

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