Have you heard that talcum powder, a common household item, is no longer allowed in carry-on luggage? Well, it’s not. It was added to the list of banned items in hand luggage earlier this year. However, it looks like most people have remained unaware of the update. This lack of awareness has led to quite a few incidents at the airport. While some ended with disputes among travellers and airport staff, others led to missed flights. The recent incident that came to light occurred in Bengaluru.
Avoid Packing These Banned Items In Your Hand Luggage
Containers with liquids and gels over a certain limit are typically not allowed in cabin luggage. These items should be packed in checked luggage or purchased after passing security in travel-sized containers. Items such as knives, scissors, and razor blades are also generally not allowed in cabin luggage. Certain sporting goods like baseball bats, golf clubs, and hockey sticks are generally not allowed in cabin luggage.
Avoid taking flammable substances like lighters and matches as well. Some airlines or countries may have restrictions on large electronic devices, such as laptops or tablets, in cabin luggage. The newest additions to this list are talcum powder and spices. It is always advisable to pack such items in the checked-in bags if necessary.
So, the next time you fly, do remember to pack your precious talc and spices in the check-in baggage.