Airline Carry On Restrictions
Since the 9/11 attacks and other attempted terrorist attacks, airline carry on restrictions have changed drastically, along with other security measures for travelers at airports. It is important that travelers know these other airline carry on restrictions so that they don't put items into their carry on bags that they shouldn't. If they do, it couldresult in these items being confiscated, them being questioned, a slow down in their travel time and a slow down in the security process for everyone else. So if you are about to go on a trip via airplane, make sure to check the airline carry on restrictions for what you can bring with you on the flight. For everything else, plan to check it in your bag or ship to your destination.
- Sharp Objects. Most sharp objects cannot be brought onboard an airline, according to airline carry on restrictions. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. For knives, butter knives and plastic knives can be brought onboard. And for scissors, only blades that are shorter then four inches in length can come onto the plane.
- Sporting Goods. Surprisingly, no sporting goods can be brought onboard an airplane, due to airline carry on restrictions. This means no bats, golf clubs, or ski poles can be brought on the plane as they can easily be made into weapons. However, things like basketballs or baseball gloves can be carried on the plane.
- Guns and Firearms. As was the case even before increased security, no guns or firearms can be brought onboard an airplane, according to airline carry on restrictions. The only exception to this is for security or law enforcement personnel themselves who have the security clearance to bring their weapon with them.
- Tools. As tools for building things can easily be used as weapons, most tools are also not allowed to be carried onto an airplane according to airline carry on restrictions. The exceptions to this rule consist of tools which are even inches or less in length, like screwdrivers, pliers and wrenches.
- Flammable Items. Due to the fear of accidentally starting a fire or fire being used as a weapon, most flammable materials are not allowed to be carried on to planes. However, there is an exception with common lighters, as long as they don't have fuel or are enclosed in a approved department of transportation case before you board the flight.