[International Flights] Rules for carry-on baggage on airplanes

Carry-on requirements for international flights

The conditions for carry-on items on international flights are determined by each airline. Generally, in the case of codeshare flights, the rules are determined either by the airline's strict conditions or by restrictions on the aircraft used.

Items that cannot be carried on board or items that require special attention will be discussed later, but carry-on baggage is basically regulated by weight, size, and number of items.

For example, in the case of ANA, the weight of carry-on baggage is within 10 kg. The size requirement is that the total of three sides must be within 115cm (55cm x 40cm x 25cm). Please note that the baggage size includes the handles, handles, and casters of the bag.
Additionally, you may only bring one item other than personal items. Personal items include handbags, cameras, umbrellas, etc., but do not include souvenirs purchased at the airport.

On the other hand, Jetstar's standard weight limit is 7 kg, but you can carry up to 14 kg for an additional fee. The size that can be carried on board is 56cm x 36cm x 23cm for carry cases, etc., and 114cm x 60cm x 11cm for suit covers, etc.

Items that cannot be brought on board

On international flights, potentially dangerous items are not allowed on board.
For example, all sharp objects such as scissors, cutters, knives, etc. are not allowed on board.
As with domestic flights, items that could be used as weapons are prohibited, so items such as ice skates, tools such as screwdrivers, nippers, and hammers, golf clubs, bats, and ski poles are generally prohibited.

There are many items that are prohibited not only as carry-on items, but also as checked baggage. Explosive, flammable, combustible or toxic substances are strictly prohibited. Please note that familiar items such as fireworks, crackers, cassette cylinders, ethanol, insecticides, oxygen spray, oil-filled portable warmers, and bleach cannot be brought into the country.

Rules may differ depending on the country. For example, in the United States, toner cartridges and printer cartridges cannot be brought in if they weigh more than 500g. On flights arriving in the United States and departing from Vancouver, it is prohibited to carry powders larger than 350ml on board.
All alcohol-containing products, including alcohol disinfectants, are not allowed on board flights departing from China.

Baggage you need to be careful about

Although you can take carry-on items on international flights, there are some things you need to be careful about.
Liquids require the most attention. There are global standard rules for bringing liquids on international flights. [Liquids in containers exceeding 100ml (g)] cannot be carried on board. There is no problem as long as it is checked baggage, so if you absolutely cannot carry more than the stipulated amount, please check it in.

In addition, in order to bring liquids onto the plane as hand luggage, liquid containers must be placed in a transparent resealable plastic bag of 1L or less. The bag must have a resealable zipper; just a transparent bag with the opening closed is not acceptable. As a guideline, you can use a 20cm x 20cm zippered bag with no gusset. All containers can be carried on board as long as they are placed in a bag and can be closed.

For safe air travel

Conditions for carry-on baggage on international flights are determined by weight, size, and number of pieces. Basically, each airline has its own rules, so it is important to check them before booking a flight.

Depending on the airline, you may be able to increase the amount of items you can bring in with an additional charge, so if you have bought a lot of souvenirs and want to bring them in as hand luggage, it is a good idea to check the carry-on fee structure. Baggage prohibited on international flights varies depending on the country of departure and arrival. Not only dangerous goods but also powders may be subject to restrictions, so be aware of the differences between countries when taking international flights.

There are also strict restrictions on bringing in liquids. Airlines clearly specify what constitutes liquid. Please check the details before preparing your luggage.

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