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Carry-on Regulations

Carry on regulations are supplied by the airlines, but the rules vary for international flights. However, regulation exists and so it is ideal to familiarize with the carrier a passenger is traveling with. The Transportation Security Administration has set guidelines applicable to all the carriers such as baggage is not checked prior to the departure date and they will be screened. The baggage should contain the name and address and it is recommended to keep the baggage unlocked owing to TSA screening. The carry on regulations are strictly followed by the airport staff.

Personal items such as a briefcase, laptop computer and a purse are allowed as per carry on regulations. Besides these items, child safety seats, coats and hats are also permitted. Disabled individuals are allowed assistive devices to be carried onboard. Apart from these, walking canes, umbrellas and even food is permitted provided it is in disposable packaging. The regulation list permits carrying a small briefcase, a day planner, diaper bag, collapsible stroller and also any package that demands special attention. However, the restricted weight should be maintained owing to lack of space. Planning for airline travel should be paid prior attention to packing and the items to be carried. Checking with the airlines before traveling and printing a list for convenient reference enables the passengers in availing quick security process.

The carry on regulations are formulated in the aim of security of the passengers, the airport and the airport staff. The personal items that are permitted as carry on are solid lipstick, cell phones, handheld devices, pagers, cameras, medication with name and label, cough syrup, contact lens, any non-prescribed liquid medication up to 4oz, nasal spray, eye drops, breast milk or baby formula for an infant. The carry on regulations also has a list of banned items such as lighters, mouthwash, toothpaste, colognes, perfumes, lotions, first aid creams, sunscreens, hand lotions, shaving creams, moisturizers, hair spray, hair gels, mascara, makeup liquids, face cleanser, liquid soaps, makeup remover, nail polish remover, liquid sanitizers, spray deodorants, gel deodorants, lip gels, liquids or glosses, bubble bath, oils, moisturizers, gel candles, gel shoe inserts, bug spray, baby teethers with gel or liquid and also children toys with gel.

The food and drinks that are banned as per regulations of carry on are beverages, puddings, jelly, yoghurts or anything with qualities of gel. This is best to know in advance so that the passenger can check his baggage and carry on items do not contain any of the banned items. Yet, noting the approved items of TSA before traveling is essential as it is subjected to change.