Preparing luggage prior to a trip involves a lot of planning and deciding what you can bring or not. If you are also coming home from working abroad, you should also account for the souvenirs and other pasalubongs that you will bring home.
However, you must remember that there are some items that are now deemed dangerous by airlines. No matter how safe your items look, you still need to know which to declare once you get to the airport. Of course, there are some items that are not allowed at all.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences that the OFW shared on the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
Here’s What You Can and Can’t Put in Your Baggage
Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is your first time riding a plane, knowing what to put in your luggage is always important. You might be tempted to bring more than the allowed number of personal items, and you might end up with excess baggage. Or you might bring a device that might malfunction even before the plane can depart.
Vlogger Alvin Alz created a YouTube video explaining what items you need to declare at the counter as well as what you cannot bring. His premise is the viral video of a commotion caused by a power bank that caught fire inside a plane.
Here are the items that you need to declare at the check-in counter:
- Gadgets that use batteries
- Smart bag or electronic bag
- Electronic transport devices such as scooters
- Personal motorized vehicle
- E cigarette
Take note that you are still allowed to bring these items. But you need to declare these as part of the updated procedure. The items mentioned above are not allowed in your hand-carry but should be placed in your check-in baggage. On the other hand, the vlogger also explained that laptops and cellphones should be placed in the hand- carry baggage.
Items Not Allowed in Flight
The vlogger then proceeded to list the items that should not be brought at all.
- Items using compressed gas, such as lighters
- Flammable items, such as butane or matchsticks
- Corrosive items, such as car batteries
- Poisonous or chemical items, including radioactive materials and those with oxidizer
- Sharp objects and weapons
Alvin Alz then explained that you can find out more about the object that you plan to bring. Otherwise, you will never know whether it contains just a trace amount of the prohibited items mentioned above.
Of course, the prohibited items that the vlogger mentioned were based on another airline’s regulations. So, you could confirm with your local carrier if they have similar rules.
The vlogger also shared his experience regarding some pasalubong items that he was able to put in his hand-carry baggage. According to the vlogger, he was able to put chocolates and spread in his baggage without any problem. It was actually a way to avoid exceeding the allowed baggage weight. He also shared that some liquid products are not allowed to be brought into the plane. But it is permissible if purchased from the duty-free shops.
You can watch the full video here: