In addition to the usual restrictions, there are also quite a few restrictions on what can be carried in checked luggage. These are usually related to safety concerns.
Several airlines have regulations regarding the size and weight of carry-on bags. They also have procedures in place for handling special cases such as sports equipment and live animals.
In addition, all liquids and explosives are banned from airplanes. The main reason why these items are not allowed is to prevent a fire or an explosion from happening inside the luggage compartment.
These regulations also prevent the carrying of cigarettes and lighters in checked luggage. However, firearms and ammunition are permitted in checked luggage.
Flammables in Carry On and Checked Baggage
|Chlorine for Pools and Spas||No||No||TSA|
|Disposable and Zippo Lighters||Yes||Yes||TSA|
|Dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D)||Yes||Yes||TSA|
|Engines and Engine-powered Equipment Completely Purged of Fuel||No||Check with Airline||TSA|
|Engines and Engine-powered Equipment with Residual Fuel||No||No||TSA|
|English Christmas Crackers||No||No||TSA|
|Fire Extinguishers and Other Compressed Gas Cylinders||No||No||TSA|
|Flammable Liquid, Gel, or Aerosol Paint||No||No||TSA|
|Fuel Cells Used to Power Portable Electronic Devices and Spare Fuel Cell Cartridges (Flammable Gases or Water-Reactive Material)||Yes (Special Instructions)||No||TSA|
|Fuel Cells Used to Power Portable Electronic Devices and Spare Fuel Cell Cartridges (Flammable Liquid/Corrosive Material)||Yes (Special Instructions)||Yes (Special Instructions)||TSA|
|Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less in a device||Yes||Yes (Special Instructions)||TSA|
|Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours||Yes (Special Instructions)||No||TSA|
|Lithium Battery Powered Lighters||Yes||No||TSA|
|Non-Spillable Wet Batteries||Yes (Special Instructions)||Yes (Special Instructions)||TSA|
|Rainbow Flame Crystals||No||Yes||TSA|
|Realistic Replicas of Explosives||No||No||TSA|
|Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries||No||No||TSA|
|Smart Luggage||Yes (Special Instructions)||Yes||TSA|
What Flammable Items Can You Bring on a Plane?
All tobacco products are allowed to be carried in checked or hand luggage. Most airlines allow up to 200 counts.
Although cigarettes are not allowed on airplanes, they can be found inside carry-on bags. This is because cigarettes are usually placed in the luggage to be stored.
Smokeless cigarettes and cigar products are also allowed to be carried in checked luggage. Duty-free allowances are also available for these items.
Using airport scanners, traces of organic substances such as cigarettes can be detected. They can also flag items that are too dense to be X-rayed.
Ideally, hide cigarettes inside a book or a closet. However, storing them in a sock drawer is not ideal for hiding them.
Although airlines generally allow the use of dry batteries for charging, they can also be brought in checked and carry-on bags. The AA, AAA, and D batteries are allowed to be placed in checked bags and carry-on bags.
Lithium batteries with a maximum capacity of over 100 watts are only allowed in carry-on bags. Non-spillable batteries are also allowed in checked luggage.
Since most people carry rechargeable batteries on planes, it’s important to make sure that these items are for their personal use.
These batteries should only be placed in checked luggage if they’re used for charging or carrying other electronic devices.
Travelers are allowed to carry phone chargers in their carry-on bags and in the checked baggage. However, portable chargers are not allowed in checked bags.
Mobile phone chargers are allowed on board as long as they’re in hand luggage or checked bags.
Due to the explosive properties of lithium batteries, they are prohibited in carry-on bags. However, they can be transported in their original containers. Portable batteries and lithium-ion batteries are only allowed in carry-on bags.
Solid wax candles, such as those from Taper candles, can be transported in checked luggage or carry-on bags. However, gel candles should be kept in checked luggage.
If you’re thinking of bringing candles on a plane, just bring one in a carry-on bag and pack it in your checked luggage.
One of the easiest ways to remember the size of liquids that are allowed in carry-on bags is by ensuring that the containers are in a single bag.