The attacks on the World Trade Centre Twin Towers in 2001 changed aviation forever. After this, airport and airline security was significantly stepped up, and rules regarding items allowed in passenger hand luggage were tightened Be it a first timer or a frequent flyer, doubts occur about the articles that could be and should not be packed in the cabin luggage. Please note that you do not accept articles of baggage from other persons, since you may not know the contents, which may have dangerous items and might land you up in trouble. Keep your cabin baggage ready to be searched and checked, without locking it.

  • The dimension varies slightly with various airlines, the average being 55Cm X 35 Cm X 25 Cm
  • The maximum weight of the cabin luggage too varies between airline from a maximum of 23 Kgs. ( British Airways ) to 7 Kgs. You may visit the site to know more. https://www.skyscanner.net/news/cabin-luggage-guide-hand-baggage-sizes-and-weight-restrictions.
  • In addition to the luggage, one personal items like laptop, briefcase, umbrella, can be taken .
  • Essential medicines, such as inhalers and liquid dietary foodstuffs (but you will need prior approval from the airline and departure airport, and, again, supporting documentation from your GP or another qualified medical professional) You can only take liquids of 100ml or less in your hand luggage. All liquids, gels and pastes must be sealed in a transparent plastic bag. These are available to purchase at the airport. Types of liquids, pastes and gels you are not allowed to carry in your cabin baggage include water, soup, syrups; cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lipsticks; sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants; pastes, including toothpaste; gels, including hair and shower gel any other solutions and items of similar consistency
  • Baby food of various consistencies; baby milk; sterilized water (must be in a baby bottle); soya milk for babies; and formula, breast milk or cow’s milk specifically for babies can be taken along with the baby of course.
  • Keep your power bank here only and NOT in check in baggage.
  • Keep your air ticket, passport, paper visa, credit card, hard currency and any other travel documents. Must have a pen to fill up the immigration form or on arrival visa form at the destination.
  • You better pack your sweater & scarf here since you may need it as soon as you reach your destination.
  • Do not forget your mobile charger. In some aircrafts, USB port is available in the front entertainment panel board for charging
  • Keep at least one set of dress, towel, tooth brush( not paste) , comb, undergarment. This will be of use if your cargo baggage does not arrive with you.
  • Better to have one or two disposable, leak proof carry bags which may be of use to collect your trash you generated from your own eatables you carried. It may also come handy in case you happened to vomit and you are not able to find the air sickness bag.
  • Prohibited articles include sharp items such as scissors, knives of any description. Tools and sharp accessories including screwdrivers, imitation toy guns, sporting equipment, shaving blade or any items which may be considered to be a safety risk to the passengers or crew, are prohibited from the aircraft cabin
  • No safety matches, lighters, batteries. But you can carry Devices containing lithium cells or batteries – laptop computers, cameras, camcorders, etc.
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