Allowed and Restricted Items for Checked or Carry-on Baggage in Philippine Airlines Flights

If you are flying soon, make sure to know what are the allowed items to bring during your flight.

This post shares the list of restricted items for Philippine Airlines domestic and international flights, as well as those items that are only allowed for check-in but prohibited for carry-on. also shares info on things you can bring as hand-carry but you can’t check-in.

This is specifically from PAL but other airlines may also observe these baggage rules.

restricted and allowed items in baggage

Source: Philippine Airlines


Dangerous goods and items will not be allowed as carry-on baggage or even for check-in, unless there is a prior clearance from Philippine Airlines.

What are these items considered as dangerous goods which passengers can’t bring on-board the airplane? They are as follows:

  • Corrosive battery
  • Gases / LPG / Camp Stove
  • Flammable liquids
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Infectious Substances
  • Blood
  • Lighters
Note: Zippo lighters can be checked in or hand-carried as long as it is completely drained of its fluid.
  • Matches
  • Magnetized Materials
  • Oxidizing Materials
  • Paint Stripper
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Bleach
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Toxic Substances
  • Fuels
  • Small vehicles powered by Lithium batteries. Examples: Airwheel, Solowheel, Hoverboard, Mini Segwar, Balance Wheels, etc.


These items are allowed for carry-on and check-in subject to local airport security restrictions on carriage of Liquids, Aerosoles, and Gels (LAGs) in cabin baggage.

Alcoholic Beverages in retail packaging, containing 24% to 70% alchohol by volume, in receptables not exceeding 5L, total quantity per person is 5L.

Non-radioactive, medicinal, or toilet articles including aerosols such as hairsprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol. The total net quantity of these articles must not exceed 2L of 2 kg, and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5kg or 0.5L.

Carbon Dioxide, solid (dry ice)This will be accepted by PAL provided its quantities shall not exceed 2.5kg per person when used as refrigerant to perishables, provided the package/baggage is completely sealed to prevent any release of CO2 gas.

Small, non-flammable gas cylinders containing CO2 or other suitable gas, up to small cyclinders fitted into a life jacket, and up to two spare cartridges per person not more than four cylinders up to 50 ml water capacity for other devices.

Portable medical electronic devices are allowed for carry-on baggage and checked baggage but guest must secure first approval from Philippine Airlines. These are devices like AED, nebulizer, POC which are US FAA approved, etc. containing lithium metal or lithium-ion cell batteries.

Oxygen or air, gaseous cyclinders required for medical use are allowed for checked and carry-on baggage, however, passenger must secure prior approval from PAL to bring items on board. The cyclinder must not exceed 5kg gross weight. Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for air transport.


Work tools or equipment with smell of gas. Example are small gas-powered engine like chain saw. These tools and equipment will be accepted in the check-in only if there is no trace or smell of fuel, i.e. the fuel is purged and removed.

Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices – allowed for check-in but guest must secure approval first from Philippine Airlines.

Nail cutters, swiss knives, scissors, any bladed items or sharp objects

Umbrellas of any type

Bicycle chains and jacks or other similar items

All kinds of adhesive tape (masking tape, packing tape, scotch tape, duct tape, electrical tape, rubber tape)

All kinds of sports equipment like golf gears, surfboard, etc.



Battery-powered mobility aids with lithium-ion batteries (collapsible), lithium-ion battery must be removed and carried in the cabin.

Powerbanks with lithium-ion battery allowed but battery must be less than 100 WH

Rechargeable – between 101 to 160 WH commercial cameras and video equipment. Limit to 2 only.

Non-rechargeable or Primary A4 size or smaller batteries (less than 2 grams of Lithium)


If you are bringing liquids and gels such as lotion, shampoo, perfumes, face cleansers, etc. each container MUST NOT EXCEED 100 ml. The total volume of LAGs that you can bring must not exceed 1 L.


You can put these on your baggage – 100 ml of shampoo, another 100 ml of conditioner, 100 ml of body lotion, 100 ml of perfume, 100 ml of make-up cleanser, 100 ml of face mist, 100 ml of toner, 100 ml of beauty oil, 100 ml of face wash, 100 ml of cologne = 1 LITER total LAGs.

*You must put all LAGs in a resealable transparent bag. Only 1 bag allowed per person.


If you are not sure about the item you are confuse if you can bring or not bring during your flight, it is best to contact Philippine Airlines directly. PAL customer service telephone number is (63)  2 777-5932.

This list of restricted and allowed items are from PAL, but these rules maybe implemented too by other airlines like Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, Skyjet, and others. Contact the airline you will fly with for their own rules on allowed and not allowed items before you fly.

This article is updated today April 21, 2017. We will try our best to update asap if there are changes on the rules and restrictions on baggage articles and items.

**Our 1PISOFARE admins on their last flight asked airport baggage x-ray personnel if they can bring a monopod as carry-on, the answer was yes but the monopod must be inside a bag, and must not be taken out during the flight. On the other hand, tripods are only for check-in.

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  1. necy grace neri says:

    hi can i ask if the iron or curler for hair is allowed on hand carry? i have a flight on nov 6,2017. thank you

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