Prohibited Items in Carry-on Baggage When Traveling by Air

What to bring and what not to bring on the plane is always a question that many people are interested in, especially those who are flying for the first time. The following article on HoaBinh Airlines will help you avoid confusion when preparing luggage for a long trip by plane.

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List of items not allowed in hand luggage when flying

Smelly food

One of the top questions people are concerned about is whether or not they can bring food on the plane. Most foods that do not cause unpleasant odors and dry foods are carried on the plane. However, strong-smelling foods such as durian, shrimp paste, or fish sauce are among the items banned from being brought on the plane. Ideally, you should wrap these items in a sealed box and send them as checked baggage.

Liquids, aerosols and colloids larger than 100 ml

Liquid items such as perfume, milk, shampoo, and cosmetics with a capacity of less than 100 ml will be allowed in carry-on luggage. The product must be placed in a container of less than or equal to 100 ml (equivalent to less than or equal to 100 grams). If the item has a capacity greater than 100 ml, you must send checked baggage.

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During international flights: some items are not restricted on the flight if you are traveling with a baby or young child, such as: milk for the baby and mother, sterilized water, juice, liquid baby food, gel, or powder form.

Knives, scissors, sharp objects, and explosives

Continue answering the question of what not to bring on the plane. Any sharp objects that can endanger the flight, such as knives, scissors, lighters, alcohol, spare batteries, etc., are prohibited in carry-on baggage.

Cash to carry on the plane

For domestic flights, there are no regulations limiting the amount of cash you are allowed to hold on the plane. However, to ensure safety, you should not carry too much cash and instead leave the money on your ATM card.

As for international flights, the amount of cash allowed to be brought on the plane without having to declare it to customs is less than 5,000 USD (or 15,000,000 VND). If you bring more than this amount, you will have to declare it to customs.

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Seafood, meat and frozen products

Airlines like Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific, and Bamboo Airways all have regulations that say foods and seafood are not allowed to be carried on the plane but must be sent as checked baggage. Therefore, in order to be able to transport fresh seafood home smoothly and conveniently, you need to pay attention to complying with the airline's regulations on packaging and consignment of seafood, specifically as follows:

After buying seafood, you should ask the seller to pack it in a closed foam box. If you go to famous tourist destinations such as Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Da Nang, etc., then at stores and markets, sellers will have foam boxes available to pack for you. The foam box must not contain ice or water because, according to aviation regulations, during the transportation of goods, ice melts into water and can flow out and wet other luggage.

When you arrive at the airport, you need to check in these foam boxes at the counter. During the process of transporting goods onto the plane, foam boxes can be thrown or overturned. Therefore, please pack carefully to prevent crates or boxes from being crushed, punctured, or items from falling out.

In case the foam box has an odor or is leaking water, you can bring the item to the airport packaging department to repackage it in another foam box.

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Child seats installed on cars and motorcycles

If you have purchased a seat for your baby or small child, you can bring an approved car seat with you on the plane. Car seats do not count towards your carry-on baggage allowance.

You must contact the airline's customer service department to request that in-flight car seat service be added to your booking, as each flight only accepts a limited number of car seats.

Children's seats must meet the requirements specified below:

  • If your child weighs more than 18 kg, they cannot sit in an Australian designed car seat. You need to purchase an assigned seat for the child.
  • Car seats will be charged for checked baggage, unless checked baggage is included in the ticket price.
  • Car seats must be attached to window seats and must not be placed in emergency exit rows (including high-legroom seats).

Additionally, if you are traveling with children or babies, you can bring one of the following items in your carry-on luggage:

  • Handcart.
  • Baby crib
  • Portable dining chairs

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Items carried in hand luggage

You should not put high-value items in checked baggage, including items such as:

  • Handbags and wallets
  • Laptop.
  • A small camcorder
  • Camera.
  • Baby food
  • Approved duty-free goods (international flights only)
  • Keys, nail clippers, charger, socket...

HoaBinh Airlines hopes that the above information about items that are not allowed in carry-on luggage will help you during your travels. If you have any questions, please contact us through our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for dedicated advice and support. We wish you safe and happy flights!