I can imaging that passing the airport security probably your enjoy the least in your trip. Those protocols and procedures are always a hassle. Of course, many traveler aware that there are strict regulations in the airport security. Could be about amount of liquid and gel items, or about food, right? But what exactly are the rules? We have gathered answers to some common airport security question to help you figure out your packing strategy. With air traffic soaring, it’s more important to follow the guidelines—that way you won’t be the fool holding up your entire security line.

Q: Are liquids and gels permitted in my checked baggage?

A: Yes, it is permitted in checked baggage. The liquid/gel restrictions only apply to carry-on baggage.

Q: What is the limitation for liquids and gels in carry-on baggage?

A:  we use “3-1-1 Liquids” rules:

  • Up to 100ml  (3.4 ounces) containers each
  • Placed in a transparent zip-lock bag, up to a maximum of 1 liter
  • 1 bag per person

This includes the contents of your toothpaste, liquid makeup, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, lotion and water bottle of course. So drink it before you go through security and refill on the other side. If you need to bring more than 3.4 ounces of any liquid or gel substance, it should go into your checked luggage. 

Q: Can I bring food in my carry-on or checked in luggage?

Yes, you may pack food in both your carry-on or checked bag, but all food will undergo x-ray screening. Foods that are liquids, gels, or aerosols must still comply with the 3-1-1 rules.

Q: What Are the Rules for Bringing Deodorant in My Carry-On?

Standard stick deodorant is fine to bring on a plane in your carry-on bag with no restrictions. But gel or spray deodorant is subject to the 3-1-1 rules.

Q: Can I place my shampoo or other liquids into a unmarked container?

A: Yes, refillable travel-size containers are allowed, as long as they comply with the 3-1-1 rules.

Q: Can I bring a pair of tweezers, a pocket knife, or a razor blade into my hand baggage?

A:You can take a pair of tweezers or pocket knife into the plane if the sharp part (the blade) is no longer than 6cm. A razor blade is only allowed if it is a safety razor blade or disposable razor in a fixed holder. Loose or open blades are not allowed in your hand baggage.

Here too, security staff can refuse an item for safety reasons.

Q: Other common items I might need to remove (or place in my personal or carry-on luggage)?

A: There is a list of common items you need to remove during security check:

  • Belt
  • Cell phone
  • Hats
  • Jacket or outerwear
  • Jewelry
  • Keys
  • Metal items, such as coins

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