If you’re flying out to a vacation destination this spring, it is important to follow all air travel guidelines. In a post-9/11 world, plane regulations have changed and you need to know what you can and cannot bring aboard with you. Divine.ca is here to recap some of the basic rules about bringing items with you on-board, as well as give you our six favourite flight must-haves!
Air travel rules
All gels, liquids and aerosols should not exceed 100 ml (3.4 oz) each. They should all fit comfortably in a see-through, re-sealable plastic bag that weighs no more than 1 litre. Only one bag per person is allowed.
Baby food, formula, juice and milk for children aged two years and under don’t have to be put in plastic bags and are excused from size limits. They do, however, need to be declared during the screening process.
Any prescription medicine is allowed, as long as the name on the bottle matches the name on the plane ticket. Non-prescription medicine and insulin are allowed, as well. Do come prepared with a doctor’s note, though, and be sure to declare them during the screening process.
Scissors, eyebrow tweezers, metal nail files, razor blades and the like are not allowed in your carry-on luggage. Be sure to leave them in your checked luggage.
Be sure your laptop and any other electronic devices are fully-charged. You may be asked to turn them on to be checked as you go through security. (And be sure to keep them turned off during take-off!)
Visit Transport Canada for more information and rules on safe air travel.