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{This post is updated from the one previously published in 2011}

I’ve decided to post this because I’ve been searching for information on what items allowed to bring inside the baggage when you’re on flight. I’m planning for my trip back again in Cebu (or perhaps Manila) in a few months.

I’ve been curious about this because I had experienced being taken hold off due to some things found in my carry-ons like scissors, pens, my reserved Asthma rescue inhaler, and in one instance, some quantities of sticky rice stalk (Kalamay) from Bohol as gift to my family. The security advised me take out those things and transfer them to my checked bags.

I wonder why those things are not allowed, particularly the sticky rice stalk. Perhaps the terminal security thought I might be eating it inside the plane, and would rather choose not to order food inside the plane because I already had it to mess my mouth with. Hehe.

But no. Airlines are strict about this regulation for understandable reasons. Here are some things that I’ve found out and realized why there are things that are allowed on a flight and there are those that are not. Here are the some of the airline restrictions about baggage items.

Banned Items in Local and International Flight:

  1. Flammable items like: g@soline, lighter fluid, matches that are strike-anywhere (are never allowed inside checked bags, only safety m@tches allowed in your pocket or carry-ons), gas torch, liquid fuel, paint, paint thinner, aerosols, turpentine, spray paint, torch lighters, tear gas, etc..
  2. Explosive Materials: dyn@mite, gUnp0wder, firecr@ckers and firew0rks, flares, blasting caps, grenades, fake flammable devices, and fake plastic explosives.
  3. P0ison, Ox1dizers and Proxides like Ac1d, Bleach, Hydr0gen Peroxide, Chemicals, fertilizers, Fiberglass maintenance kits, cyanides, weed eradicators, arsenic, rodent po1son.
  4. Contagious Materials: medical specimens, bacterial cultures, viral organisms.
  5. Corrosives, Magnetic and R@dio Active Materials
  6. Tear gas, spray paint, t0rch l1ghters, pool or spa chlorine.

All Items are allowed inside your carry-on bags and checked-in bags except for the items above.

Things that you think that are not allowed inside the bags but are allowed by airline security are:

Gels, Liquid, Pastes are allowed as long the volume is not more than 100 ml. Wonder why these are prohibited if brought a bulk of these items? It’s because of what happened in 2006, in which UK authorities revealed an alleged plan by terr0rists to destroy 10 airlines using gel-based b0mbs. Since then, all airline companies prohibit gels, liquids, and pastes, only if they exceed the 100-ml. limit.

Other items allowed inside your carry-ons and checked baggage:

Common lighter, safety matches, solid food, pliers, screwdrivers and wrenches that are not longer than 18 cm.

Allowed in Checked-In Baggage Only:

Knives (except for rounded blade kitchen knives), swords, karate weapons, machetes, bats, box cutters, razors, ice picks, scissors (small scissors should be inside the cabin), pistols, rifles, bb guns, paintball guns, ammunition, dry ice ( not more than 4 pounds), etc..

Things You Must Not Put inside Checked Baggage

Blank checkbooks, credit cards, cash, traveler’s checks,  jewelry, gold, silver, expensive watches, cellphones, laptops, prescription medication, passports, driver’s license, I.D, and other very valuable and important items. The airline company can’t be held responsible for the lost and damage for these items.

I still don’t know why the this sticky sugary, rice stalk are not permitted inside the cabin. Hehe. Maybe because they fall in the gel category. They might explode. Wahehe.:-)

UPDATE

I’m going to give you the new, updated travel regulations of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) of the US and Philippines on this following data. This is based on the updated Permitted and Prohibited Items List by the TSA USA, and it follows this is also the regulations implemented by the Transportation Security Administration of the Philippines. Here are they (take note of the Yes and No from the graphic screenshots below taken from a brochure of disposed by the TSA US–you know what that means):

TSA prohibited items on flight US and Philippines
Items prohibited on a flight by TSA Philippines and US
Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items on a flight
Other items allowed and prohibited on flight

For your comments and inquiries below, please write them in English, not Tagalog, so they can be easily be found in search engines.

Thank you my dear readers.

Bon Voyage!

Article source: Airsafe-dot-com.

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4 Comments

  1. Mr. Noy, puwede ba magdala ng lechon de leche na buo sa taiwan galing pinas?

  2. Hello po. Mr. Nonoy.
    Magbakasyon po kami s zamboanga, at gusto ko po sanang mag dala ng halaman ng dragong fruit. Pwede ko po bang I hand carry yun?

  3. Hi Noy, Pwede ba canned goods sa hand carry baggage from manila to malaysia? balutin ng packing tape..hehe

  4. How about liquors? Like johnny walker, remy martin. Pwede po bang ipasok sa luggage yan galing davao papuntang manila?

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