Carry On Luggage: What Not to Pack In It

Updated: May 10, 2019

It's confusing to know what you can and cannot pack in a carry on or a checked bag. But before I get into the differences and such, I have a story.


This is Debbie

Debbie knew damn well she wasn't wasn't suppose to bring that fifth to the airport, but brought it anyways (trying to be slick). She was quickly stopped by TSA because of it and instead of throwing it away, she took that bad boy to the head. NO LIE.

She passed out shortly after exiting the TSA gate. Don't be a Debbie.


To avoid being a Debbie, here is the difference between carry on and checked bags.


Carry On

This is the luggage that you carry on the plane with you. This piece of luggage is usually smaller than your checked bag.


Here are a few things you CANNOT put in your check bag:

Liquids over 100ml: All liquids must be in containers of no more than 100ml and all containers must fit in a clear, one quart sized zip top plastic bag Sharp Objects Sport equipment Guns Self-defense items Tools Peanut Butter (crazy, right?)


What about your check bag? Can I bring my fifth in my check bag?


OF COURSE. You bring all your souvenirs, bottles of alcohol, art pieces you found, and etc in your checked bag.


When in doubt... Put in your checked bag.





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