Carry-On Baggage: What You Are Not Allowed To Bring

Here are the things you should not bring in your carry-on baggage

No one can dictate to you what size of your baggage you want to bring for your travel, however, there are certain items you can’t have in your carry-on baggage.

Airport security has certain restrictions when it comes to the things passengers are allowed to include in their carry-on. In order to avoid any problem and delay, here are the things you should not bring, based on the article in Reader’s Digest.


This might be an obvious restricted item that is not allowed to be carried but there have been a lot of instances that passengers still carry guns or any weapon.

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Large aerosol spray cans

Any combustible and pressurized item in your carry-on is not allowed, including hairspray or deodorant sprays larger than 3.4 fluid ounces.

Loose rounds

Hunters, retired law enforcement agents, and military members are being reminded to count their rounds. This can cause a delay of 30 to 45 minutes.

Loose razor blades

The blades must be contained within the razor itself and not loose.

Undeclared animals

There are instances that pets like birds and snakes, not just cats and dogs, are stuffed into carry-on baggage. This is not allowed. You should coordinate with the airline company if you want to bring your pet.

The following items should be taken out for inspection.


This also includes liquids, gels, and pastes in your quart-size bag. These must be scanned separately.


You must remove your laptop from your carry-on baggage and should be placed in a separate bin. You can leave your laptop if it is placed inside a specially designed carry-on case with a padded pocket for this gadget. You also need to take out your tablet, e-reader, and camera.

When your items were confiscated, it means that these stuff were already official government property. With this, the items may get sold at government-operated surplus centers or donated to schools, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The weapons will be turned over to law enforcement.

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