What is allowed in carry on bags?
Liquids Rule. You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.
Common lighters do not need to be placed in your liquids, gels and aerosol quart-sized bag. Customers are permitted to carry up to one (1) book of "safety matches" in their carry-on bag. "Strike Anywhere" matches are prohibited in carry-ons. No matches of any kind are permitted in checked baggage.
- Cigarettes and other tobacco products are all allowed in hand baggage. You can carry one lighter only on board the aircraft, which must be kept on your person throughout the flight. Please note the e-cigarettes are banned completely from hold luggage. Matches and lighters are not allowed in hand or checked in baggage.
- As always, you cannot use laptops at takeoff or landing, but you are free to use them mid-flight. Before you get on the plane, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says you must remove your laptop from your bag, backpack, or purse, and place it in a separate bin at the security checkpoint for scanning.
- (Multiple) cigarette lighters. Oddly, considering the official line, 'you can't take any objects in your hand baggage that could cause injury to yourself and other passengers,' you can take a lighter on the plane. But no more than one. Confusingly, 'you must keep the lighter on your person throughout the flight.
Updated: 11th December 2019