Packing Tips: What Not To Bring On A Flight


First flight seems to be difficult which leads to a lot of research before the actual flight begins. You might need some packing tips as well to avoid being searched by the security at the airport. There are things that you should know when it comes to packing. Generally, you will bring your luggage and your carry-on. You will have to pack certain things in each baggage, and there are also certain items that are not allowed on a flight. Once you know everything about packing, you won’t have to worry about the beep sound from the machine anymore. Let’s get into it.


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We begin with the carry-on since there will be the items that stay with you on the flight. Carry-On is usually the backpack or bag that you bring with you on the plane. In that carry-on, you should bring some important and personal stuff for security when in need. Those include:

1Cash & Cards

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Master cards, visa cards, identity cards, and other cards along with cash are the things you should pack with you. Don’t give bad people the opportunity to use or steal those important things from you at the airport.


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Laptop is like one of the most important things we have with us no matter where we go. And that is why you should bring your laptop in the backpack with you. The purpose is simple: to avoid the laptop getting damaged or stolen. You might have seen the videos. People simply throw your luggage from place to place, you can’t trust seeing your laptop unharmed after a flight. Or even worse, you won’t get to see your laptop ever again. We don’t know who might steal it, but that occurs a lot so don’t have it in your luggage.

3Personal Documents

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Along with important travel documents like passports, paperwork, and other documents that prove your identity. You should have these things with you, in case something happened you still can go to the local authority. It is necessary to have such documents in the bag that stays with you all the time.

4Some Clothes

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There have been cases of stolen luggage, so you might need some clothes in your carry-on. We never know what will happen, it is always good to be prepared. Throw a few sets of clothes that you can fit in the carry-on, it won’t take much space. Using a backpack as a carry-on would be a great choice as well since you can store more items.

5Valuable Items

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These include jewelry, mobile phones, and other expensive items you have. Also, if it is just a vacation or a short trip, try to bring too many valuable things along with you.


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We usually pack our clothes and some heavy objects in the luggage since we can’t put them in a carry-on. However, you have to know that there are a lot of lost belongings at the airport more than you expected. Stuff got stolen and you don’t if it is going to be yours. So here are some things that you shouldn’t pack in your luggage.


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Here is why: Number 1, you shouldn’t separate chargers from phones or laptops. In some airports, you have to make sure that the batteries are not dead. Therefore, they won’t let you on board. Number 2, in case your luggage is stolen you know you still have access to your mobile phones or laptops. I mention stolen luggage a lot because it is a common thing to be cautious about.


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Electronic items like gears or gadgets shouldn’t be packed in the luggage. Electronics are somehow expensive and demand care, putting them in the luggage would be a risk. Your camera also shouldn’t be in the luggage, and you know why.

Things You Can’t Bring On An Airplane

Even if you move, you can’t bring everything on the plane with you. There are also things that you cannot bring on the plane as well, especially things that can be used as weapons. You can only take necessary items on board, things are very strict there at the airport. So the items that you cannot pack with you on the flight are:

  • Sharp Objects: That includes knives, credit card knives (new invention), scissors, forks, and other sharp objects above 4 inches.
  • Flammable Items: From lighters to flares and other spray, you can’t pack any of those things with you.
  • Liquid Items: As long as they are above 85mL, you can’t bring any liquid items with you. Not just water, but also cream, foundation, and makeup accessories to cut things short.

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