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What can I take in hand luggage on the plane. Updated 2018 rules.

Что можно брать в РУЧНУЮ КЛАДЬ в самолет (обновленные правила 2018 года)

Passenger aircraft (commercial aircraft, airliner) - aircraft designed and equipped to carry passengers and baggage. Unlike multi-purpose transport aircraft, passenger aircraft have separate compartments for transporting people and cargo, or do not have an additional cargo compartment at all.

Hand luggage - cargo that a passenger takes with him on board a passenger vehicle without handing it over to the luggage compartment.

We advise you to carefully read the list of what you can take in hand luggage and what not if you are going on an air trip. Ignorance of such subtleties, alas, can overshadow your rest.


You can carry any products on board the aircraft, with the exception of liquid and jelly-like foods. You can take with you:

  • nuts
  • biscuit;
  • fruits;
  • sandwiches;
  • chips, etc.

For the child, you can take baby food. But refrain from yoghurts, juices, jellies and similar products, otherwise they will be confiscated from you. They will also pick up canned goods and products in banks. All permitted products are best packaged in transparent bags. This will significantly speed up the search.

It is important to consider the specifics of the carrier and the airport. So, at the Paris airport. Charles de Gaulle is forbidden to carry cheese in hand luggage.

Products from Duty Free can also be taken with you. The main thing is that the store packaging is left without damage (the seller must pack the goods in a special package with a capacity of 2 liters). in addition, save the check - it may be required when passing control.


The following medications can be carried on board:

  • tablets;
  • various drops;
  • dressings;
  • hydrogen peroxide.

It is better if the medicines are in intact factory packaging, with instructions for use. Otherwise, when landing, the customs officers may suspect that you are not transporting prohibited substances under the guise of analgin.

If you have an injury, you can supplement your hand luggage with crutches or other orthopedic appliances.

According to the rules, the volume of liquid in hand luggage should not exceed 100 ml. Therefore, if the medicine is liquid or in the form of a spray, make sure that the volume does not exceed the allowed. You cannot take syringes with you on board.

Digital technology

What technical devices you can take with you on board are determined by the safety rules of the country to which you are heading. Usually it is allowed to take in hand luggage:

  • a laptop;
  • the tablet;
  • mobile phone;
  • Mp3 player;
  • camera;
  • electric razor and toothbrush;
  • charging to devices;
  • bulk electrical appliances (e.g. hair dryer).

On board you can (and need) to take more headphones. If you are going to listen to music or watch a movie on your laptop, it is unlikely that other passengers will be happy to share this pleasure with you.

Although it is not forbidden to take a mobile phone with you, it may not be useful to you during the flight. Often, before takeoff, phones are asked to turn off altogether, because they can interfere with the electronic systems of the aircraft.

If you are going to take bulky equipment with you, remember the norms. Usually the length of things in hand luggage should not be more than 56 cm, height - 45 cm, width - 25 cm. The maximum weight varies between 3-15 kilograms. The exact figure depends on the airport.

Documents, valuables and decorations

In addition, it is worth taking in hand luggage:

  • expensive jewelry;
  • documentation;
  • valuables;
  • Wallet with money.

It is better to take a passport and other important papers with you - it’s calmer, you won’t worry about their safety all the way. In addition, if your baggage is suddenly lost, you will not be left in a foreign country without documents.

Cosmetical tools

On board you can carry any dry cosmetics:

  • shadows;
  • ink;
  • pencils for eyes and lips;
  • blush
  • powder, etc.

Liquids, jelly-like substances in jars and bottles with a volume of more than 100 ml are strictly prohibited to carry on board the aircraft in hand luggage. Pack them in your luggage, otherwise you risk being left without your expensive jars.

With cartridges under pressure on the plane, too, is impossible. Therefore, shaving foam and deodorants will have to get rid of.

Remember that usually the total volume of liquids should not exceed 1 liter. therefore, if you take water with you, in addition to lotion and shampoo, and their total volume exceeds the permissible, think what will be more important for you on board.

Personal hygiene items

From personal hygiene items you can take in hand luggage:

  • a toothbrush and pasta (although you need to clarify about the latter - it is forbidden to take pasta with you at some airports);
  • wet wipes;
  • Shaver;
  • a comb without a sharp handle (sometimes it is forbidden to transport metal combs);
  • nail polish remover without acetone with a volume of not more than 100 ml.

It is strictly forbidden to take only piercing and cutting objects in hand luggage, for example, manicure sets (especially scissors).


Experienced travelers recommend taking a sweater with them. It can be cool in a light T-shirt or blouse - it is usually hot during landing in the cabin, so air conditioners can be turned on after take-off. You can take with you to the salon:

  • sweater or sweater;
  • coat;
  • plaid;
  • shawl.

In addition, you can carry a handbag, an umbrella and a cane.


If you are traveling with children, you can take, in addition to hand luggage, a portable cradle or stroller on board. It is not forbidden to bring newspapers, magazines and other printed publications (without fanaticism, of course).

It is strictly forbidden to take with you in hand luggage:

  • weapons, and everything that looks like it (if you have a fashion accessory in the form of a grenade or a pistol - they can take it away);
  • stitching and cutting objects (everything is included here, even that which you would not even think to use as a tool to inflict pain on another person, for example, knitting needles);
  • animals;
  • gas cartridges;
  • toxic substances.

A complete list of prohibited items is often indicated directly on the ticket. If this list is not there, ask about this directly at the airport.

Check the rules about the dimensions, they vary for each airline. Low cost is especially serious about this issue. Low cost airlines have a strict rule: one person - one piece of hand luggage. Therefore, everything will have to be folded into one bag or bag. The exception is valid only for folding prams, crutches and outerwear.

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