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Have you ever felt the desperation of watching the airport security personnel throwing away your belongings because they are not allowed in the cabin? It is for sure one of the travelers’ most feared situations, side by side with having to pay for excess baggage. Find out in this article about most airlines’ regulations and avoid complications before flying.

Electronic Devices

You may carry electronic devices with you. Doing so may even be recommended in order to avoid damages that could result from packing these devices in your checked baggage. Keep in mind that during takeoff and landing you may be requested to turn electronic devices off.

Personal Hygiene Products, Liquids and Makeup

There is no need to overlook our personal hygiene while travelling, but there are some products that cannot be carried in your hand luggage. Containers up to 100 milliliters in resealable bags are allowed. Cosmetic creams, hair products, deodorants or contact lens solution must be carried in travel-sized containers.  

Medicines

Pay special attention to this, particularly if you take medication on a daily basis. Medicines are allowed in reasonable amounts and only if they are legal in the destination country. If you need to carry with you more than 100 milliliters of liquid medicine or syringes for your insulin injections, remember to bring your prescriptions to pass through the security checkpoints without further trouble.

Food

You may bring on board your own snacks −like sandwiches and cookies− to help you deal with those long flight hours, as long as the serving sizes are kept within reasonable limits. For other types of food, check the regulations of the destination country. For example, sausages or unpasteurized cheese are not allowed into the United States. Fresh fruit cannot be brought into many Central American countries. However, exceptions are made for bringing baby’s food, milk or water in the cabin.