Although carry-on is a great place for you to pack more stuff, packing something prohibited may cause you a lot of trouble. If you are considering of bringing any of the items below, you will need to leave it at home and find an alternative.
Liquids, Aerosols and Gels over 100ml
You may bring liquids, aerosols and gels in the carry-on baggage as long as each of them does not exceed a maximum volume of 100ml. Also, you need to pack them in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag with no more than 1-liter capacity, and close completely. You can only bring one bag per passenger, and the bag must be presented separately from the carry-on baggage for security inspection.
However, some destinations have restrictions that may affect the liquids or gels you could bring in the carry-on baggage. Be sure to check with the airline before you travel, so you can pack them appropriately.
This one should be pretty obvious. All sharp items are prohibited in carry-on baggage as they could be used as a weapon, and we don’t want our plane to be hijacked. If you want to bring a knife or box cutter with you, you must pack them in your checked baggage.
Often the size of the sport equipment is what stops you from being able to bring it as carry-on. For example, skis, pool cues, and hockey sticks exceed the size limitation of carry-on items and will not be allowed to bring as carry-on. Check with the airline you are travelling with for the specific rules regarding sport equipment.
Lighters and Other Flammable Items
No one likes a burning plane. So please leave all the flammable items and chemicals at home. Flammable and explosive items like paints, thinner, and liquid adhesive are prohibited in both carry-on and checked luggage. Many of the camping gears, like camping stoves, and camping gas, are considered flammable as well.
*Information retrieved from Cathay Pacific’s website. SuitcaseNow does not hold any liabilities for any information mentioned thereto.