Many common, everyday items at home or work may seem harmless; however, when transported by air, they may be very dangerous. In flight, variations in temperature and pressure can cause leakage in items, generating toxic fumes or even catching fire.
Many of the items mentioned above are classified as "dangerous goods" by the Government of the United States and are not allowed in the luggage. Unauthorized transportation of dangerous goods may lead to criminal or civil penalties.
Regulations for Liquids, Gels and Aerosols
Only liquids, gels and/or aerosols packed in a clear resealable plastic bag (size 1 quart/liter) which may contain liquids, gels and/or aerosols with a maximum capacity of 3 oz (100ml) per container (maximum of 1000 ml in your luggage on board). The bag must be completely closed/sealed and containers should perfectly fit within the bag. The bag should be prepared for a separate inspection in the security check-point.
The following items may be carried by the passenger, but must be declared at the checkpoint if not packed in a resealable plastic bag (1 quart/liter) and/or if containing more than 3 oz (100ml:)
- Containers with infant milk (including breast milk) or food for infants, if the passenger is traveling with an infant or toddler.
- Medications (liquids, gels and/or aerosols.)
- Liquids (including juice) or gels for diabetics or any other medical needs.
- Other liquids, gels and/or aerosols may be carried in the checked luggage.
- Liquids (including beverages,) gels and aerosols that were purchased in the secure area may be brought on board.
For safety reasons, passengers should not pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage. Lithium batteries for devices such as personal computers, cell phones and cameras must be packed in their carry-on luggage. Anyway, passengers may register their luggage containing batteries only if such batteries are installed in electronic devices.
NOTE: New luggage schemes may be added at the time of making a reservation or up to 2 hours before the departure time of the flight; change fees may apply.
Allowed and prohibited items.
You are allowed to bring a quart-size bag liquids, aerosols, gel, creams and pastes in your carry-on. These are limited to 100 milliliters or less per item. Placing these item in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pac item larger than 100 milliliters in checked baggage. The actual maximum volume you carry will equate to less than 100ml.
In your checked baggage you are allowed to bring 5 liters. The actual maximum volume you carry will equate to less than 1000 ml.
How to pack liquids in carry-on luggage
Objects not allowed on carry-on luggage
Objects not allowed on carry-on or checked luggage