Summer Travel Tips

Preparing for travel, especially summer period, may be stressful but it doesn’t need to be .You are encouraged to keep these travel tips in mind to help facilitate the security .checking –in process during your next to the airport.

Prior to airport arrival, here is what travellers need to know.

Prohibited Item

For safety and security of the travelling public, airlines prohibit certain items from being brought on airplanes in carry – on and checked in luggage. A list of prohibited items can be found in the airlines Condition of carriage or, if not sure ask the airline official.

Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint, if it triggers an alarm during screening process or appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security considerations.

Repellents

They are permitted in your carry – on bag and checked baggage, when carrying them in your carry-on bag.

Liquid limits apply, however there are some airlines that do not allow these repellent. Check with your airline.

Liquid Rule

You are allowed to bring a quart – sized bag of liquids, aerosol, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the check points. These are limited to travel sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 millilitres) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process .Pack items that are in a container larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 millilitres in checked baggage.

Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that alarms during screening will require additional screening.

Carry – On Bag

3.4 Ounces (100ml) or smaller sized container that fit in 1 quart – sized, resealable bag may go in a carry – on and through checkpoint security.

 

Checked Bag

Containers that are larger than 3.4 ounces (100ml) regardless of the amount inside must be in checked baggage.

Exemptions: 1.Medications 2.Infant and child nourishment.

Batteries

You can’t go anywhere without some kind of battery these days. Check with your airline.

Sporting Goods

Golf clubs, baseball bats (including the mini slugger bats) cricket bats, bows and arrows, hockey sticks, scuba knives, spear guns, etc, are all prohibited from being carried into the cabin of the plane.However, you can place them in your checked baggage, and properly packed.

Packing your carry-on bags

Shaving Razors: All razors are allowed in checked in bags. Disposable razors are allowed in carry-on bags, and safety with removable blades are not.

As for liquid gel and aerosols, if you are checking a bag, make your life simple by packing liquids in your checked baggage. This way, you don’t have to worry about the liquid rules. You are allowed to take as many 3.4 ounce or smaller sized containers that will fit in one sealed, clear, quart- sized zip – top bag – and one bag per person. Make sure you take the zip – top bag out of your carry – on prior to sending it through the X-ray.

Deodorant: Stick deodorant is not limited to 3.4 oz or less, but gel or gel or spray deodorant is. If you are a frequent traveller, there is no need to pack your entire bottle of perfume or cologne as it’s likely over the 3.4 oz.limit.Instead, you can purchase a refillable travel – size perfume bottle that meets 3-1-1 requirement, or the airline requirement.

Makeup: Any liquid makeup cosmetics such as eyeliner, nail polish, liquid foundation, etc.should be placed in the luggage.

Jewelry: should be placed in your carry-on bag. It should not placed in checked in luggage as they are regarded as valuables.