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Comply or Face the Consequences

With all the recents events that have taken place throughout the world, air travel has been made much more difficult. Now more than ever, precautions must be taken in order to save you time and money at the airport. Here’s a simple checklist that you should consider before you plan your next trip!


Above all else, you want to make sure your carry on bag can be taken on an airplane. Carry on luggage is expected to be placed in the over-head bin or under your seat. The required weight does vary however, from 15 to 35 pounds are allowed on most airlines. Dimensions are pretty constant throughout airlines. We have a page that discusses the airlines and the suggested bag sizes found here. Personally, I fly Delta a lot so I know that my bag must fit in the checker (approximately 22″ x 14″ x 9″ or 56 x 35 x  23 cm). These bag checkers are located near the check-in counters. Also, Baggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (or 114 cm) in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels.




Liquids Rule

TSA is very strict about allowing liquids in your carry on. They for sure will not allow you to bring along a full size water bottle. Instead, You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. For me, this information helps me because I like to bring shots of my favorite vodka to enjoy during my flight. Medications and infant nourishments are exempt however. 

Use Common Sense

If you have to think about it, then do not do it. If you think that maybe they might not allow this in my carry-on, then do not bring it or put it in your checked luggage! Please use common sense, it will defiantly save you time and money.

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