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What Hand Luggage Liquids Can You Bring Onboard?

There are over 36 million flights in a single year.

And yes, recently, the trials of air travel have been making the news. 

So, what can you do to make sure that your flight goes as smoothly as possible?

While you may not be able to have any control over delays and cancellations, you can control what you bring on board.

In this post, we’re laying down the law about the hand luggage liquids you’re allowed to bring onboard your flight. Make sure you’re updated!

Knowing this before you head to the airport will save you time and stress – and airline employees will thank you!

The Basics of Hand Luggage Liquids

First of all, you need to know the most general rules of taking liquids onboard an aircraft. hand luggage liquids

Keep in mind that you can’t have more than 3.4 ounces, or 100 milliliters, of liquids in your carry-on luggage or personal item.

Also, even if your liquids are within this amount, you’ll still need to be able to completely close any of your bags. If your liquids’ containers are too large, it’s a no-go.

Remember that when you’re packing liquids you plan to take onboard the aircraft with you, they need to be in a clear plastic bag, that’s roughly 20×20 centimeters in size.

Always make sure that you can easily reseal your bag if it needs to be opened, and remember that one bag is the limit.

The Exceptions

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, including the liquids you can bring onboard an airplane.

Baby Foods

First, we know that many parents will need to carry on formula and other baby foods.

The good news?

You can carry as much baby food, powdered milk, formula, and water as your baby will need for the duration of your flight. Don’t worry about the size limits (but also…try to be reasonable.)

They also don’t need to go into a clear plastic bag but make sure that you can still easily take them out of your personal items when you’re in the security line.


If you’re traveling with any liquid medication, you’re also completely able to take whatever amount you’ll need for the duration of your flight.

As with the baby formula, it also doesn’t have to be stored in a clear plastic bag. However, it will still have to go through security, so make sure that it’s easily accessible.

Keep in mind that, aerosol and gel personal effects also must adhere to the general rules. When in doubt, leave it out – or call the airline before you fly.

Nobody likes having to dump out the contents of their purse – and the people in line behind you will like it even less.

Plan ahead to avoid any headaches.

You Know The Rules Of Hand Luggage Liquids

Thanks to this post, you’ll be able to make everyone’s travel day a little bit easier.

Whether you’re into flight tracking, want to learn more about airline regulations, or are just a fan of airplanes, we can help give you all the information you need.

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