Traveling can be stressful, especially when you’re not sure what you can and can’t bring on board. While most of us know the basic rules about liquids, sharp objects, and flammable items, there are some unexpected items that are often overlooked.
In this article, we’ll be sharing four items that you may not have known are restricted in carry-on luggage. Make sure you read on to avoid any surprises at the airport!
#1. Peanut Butter & Jelly
While most foods are generally safe to bring on board, peanut butter and jams are considered liquids due to their consistency. This means that if you have a container that is over 100ml, you’ll need to leave it at home.
However, you can still bring these spreads with you if you pack them in containers that are less than 100ml. So, if you’re a peanut butter lover, make sure you pack a small jar to enjoy on your flight.
#2. Snow Globes
If you’re traveling during the holiday season, you may be tempted to bring a snow globe as a gift or a souvenir. However, be aware that most snow globes contain liquid that exceeds the 100ml limit.
This means that if you want to bring one on board, you’ll need to make sure it’s securely wrapped and packed in your checked luggage.
#3. Protein Powder
For fitness enthusiasts, protein powder is an essential item that’s often included in their carry-on luggage. However, since June 2018, powdered substances like protein powder, spices, and coffee have been restricted to no more than 12 ounces.
If you want to bring these items with you, make sure you pack them in small sachets instead of large boxes or containers.
#4. Gel Insoles
If you’ve ever had your shoes taken off during security screening, you’ll know how frustrating it can be.
But did you know that gel insoles that exceed the 3.4-ounce weight limit are now restricted? To avoid having them confiscated, make sure you remove them from your shoes and pack them in your checked luggage.
While most of us know the basic rules of what we can and can’t bring on board, it’s easy to overlook some of the unexpected items that are restricted.
By being aware of these items and packing them in your checked luggage or in containers that meet the size restrictions, you can avoid any surprises and ensure a stress-free travel experience.