Airport Security – what can and can’t you take through airport security

Travel Easier provides plenty of advice on what you can and can’t take through airport security.

This includes some of the more complicated airport security rules in details (the liquids rule for example). We show what you are allowed to take in your carry on and what you are not permitted. We also show what you can bring in your checked bags.

If you want a smooth passage through security when you fly then you will find lots of tips and tricks to speed your passage. Follow these tips to avoid any embarrassing situations and also may prevent you having things confiscated by security agents.

Can You Bring Nail Clippers on a Plane

Can You Bring Nail Clippers on a Plane

When I started flying as a passenger, admittedly many years ago, there was no such thing as airport security checkpoints. You just showed your boarding card and then off to the plane. There was no worrying whether you could take nail clippers or other seemingly harmless items with you like there sadly is today. Just…

Can You Bring Nail Polish on a Plane

Can You Bring Nail Polish on a Plane

Many women (and some men) are very fastidious when it comes to how their nails look, spending many hours in nail salons to make sure they look their best. So it isn’t a surprise that when going on a trip they want to know if they can take essential items like nail polish with them…

Can You Wear Steel Toe Boots on a Plane

Can You Wear Steel Toe Boots on a Plane

Many people wear boots with steel toe caps, particularly if they work as construction workers or industrial workers in some other industry where safety shoes are important. Particularly if traveling on a business trip for work, passengers may wish to wear their steel capped boots on a plane to save space as they would take…

What Liquids Do Not Go in a Liquids Bag? 1

What Liquids Do Not Go in a Liquids Bag?

The thing that passengers get wrong most frequently when passing through airport security is without a doubt what liquids can and can’t be carried. If you have ever taken a look in one of the large bins at the checkpoint you will see a huge collection of different liquid containers that passengers didn’t know they…

scissors on a plane

Can You Bring Scissors on a Plane?

Scissors and other sharp items are covered under the TSA rules which govern carrying any sharp object that might potentially be used as a weapon. These rules are, quite understandably, quite strict. TSA sharp object rules state that you cannot bring scissors in carry on baggage unless the blades are less than 4 inches (6cm)…

Can you take a pocket knife on a plane

Can You Bring a Pocket Knife on a Plane?

Tweezers and other sharp items fall under the TSA airport security rules which govern carrying any sharp object that might potentially be used as a weapon. These rules are, quite understandably, quite strict. TSA knives rules state that you cannot bring a pocket knife in carry on baggage so it should be packed in your…

Can You Bring Coffee Beans on a Plane? 2

Can You Bring Coffee Beans on a Plane?

I love of a cup of strong black coffee first thing in the morning to get my coffee fix but I have never felt the need to actually take my own with me. However, to some coffee lovers, taking their own favourite coffee on a trip is a must. But can you take coffee beans…

Can you take alcohol on a plane

Can You Bring Alcohol on a Plane? Spirits, Beer and Wine

People often want to take alcohol with them on a flight as a gift for someone or just some duty free to drink at home or while on vacation. The rules about what alcohol you can and cannot take can be a little complicated. TSA rules will not permit you to take alcohol through airport…

Can You Bring Snacks on A Plane in Your Carry On? 3

Can You Bring Snacks on A Plane in Your Carry On?

Have you tried airline food, particularly in coach? Personally, I wouldn’t feed most airplane food to a cat. So bringing food on a flight in their hand luggage to eat is something most people would prefer to do, particularly if it is a long flight. But can you bring snacks on a plane and if…

Can You Wear an Underwire Bra Through Airport Security? 4

Can You Wear an Underwire Bra Through Airport Security?

Many women wear underwire bras but might be concerned that if they wear one when traveling by air that the wire in the bra may set off the airport security metal detectors. This could potentially be embarrassing for them. So will that happen? In general, most women’s experience of wearing an underwire bra through airport…

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