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Things NOT Allowed on Hand Carry Baggage During Flights

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These are the Philippine airport security restrictions that are most relevant to ordinary travelers and flyers like us.

There are certain items which are not allowed in hand-carry bag, so make sure you only put the allowed items and stuff in your cabin bag, if you don’t want these to be confiscated by airport personnel.

No extra-ordinary wires and cables allowed on carry-on bag. Laptop charger inside the bag is exempted, as well as chargers for phone, tablet and cameras.

You can checked-in alcoholic beverages such as wines, liquors, whisky. But you can only checked-in at most 5 Liters of alcoholic beverages. Be mindful of this especially when you are at Duty Free excitedly buying liquors for pasalubong. Don’t forget to request the check-in counter staff to put “fragile” sticker on your bag holding the liquors.

VERY IMPORTANT: At the final xray machine area, all liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs)   in containers exceeding 100 ml will be confiscated.

Question: What if I have a perfume in a 125 ml bottle, and I have used up lots of it that the actual perfume is now below 100 ml, am I allowed to have it on my hand-carry bag? No, you may not. This is because the airport only allows 100 ml CONTAINERS or bottles to pass through to the final departure waiting area. This is also true for body lotion, shampoos, liquid soap etc.

So if you put a lotion which is in 200 ml container, this will be confiscated by the xray machine operator.

SAMPLE of things not allowed inside your hand carry Luggage



If you have been shopping in Hong Kong, Singapore,  Bangkok,etc and plans to hand-carry your perfumes, make sure that the bottle is 100 ml and below so you won’t face issue. If you have checked-in baggage allowance, then you can bring back to the PH perfume bottles exceeding 100 ml by checking it in.

Moreover, your liquids in 100 ml and below bottles must be sealed well so it won’t leak in case there is a change in cabin pressure. It would be best if you put it in airtight plastic bags before you put it on your pouch.

Canned goods are also not allowed in hand-carry bag. If you plan to bring canned goods, make sure you avail of prepaid baggage so you can checked them in.

Monopod selfie sticks are allowed in hand-carry bag, but you must put this inside the bag and not take it out during the flight.  As for tripods, you need to check this in. Buy baggage allowance.

Power banks are allowed in hand-carry.

FUELS all types are not allowed for checked-in or hand carry. This includes lighter refills, butane can, matches, etc. Also not allowed are flammable paints and thinners and explosives such as firecrackers, fireworks and flares.

You can bring in your lighters but make sure it is drain of its lighter fluid.

If you have e-cigarettes you can carry it on your bag, but you can’t checked-it in.

Sorry, but you can’t bring your pet on the airplane as hand-carry. The pet can’t also be part of your check-in baggage. BUT you can bring your pet as CARGO (not as check-in), the procedure is different. Please contact the airline you will be flying to for pet cargo handling details.


The following items are not allowed to be carried in the cabin. You must place these items in your checked-in baggage:

Any bladed items or sharp objects such as nail cutters, swiss knives, balisong, scissors, nippers etc.

Long , standard umbrellas are for check-in, not hand carry (folding umbrellas are now allowed as hand-carry).

Bicycle chains and jacks or other similar items.

All kinds of adhesive tape like masking, packing, scotch, duct, electrical, rubber and similar items.

All sports equipment are not allowed in the carry-on bag and must be checked in. This includes surf boards, golf gears, bicycles, etc.

For safety reasons, dangerous goods (items, articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment) must not be carried in passengers’ hand carried or checked baggage.

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Note: When it comes to the carry-on bag, please be aware that Air Asia is very strict in imposing a 2-bags or 2 items limit per passenger with a combine weight of 7 kilos.

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  1. Are you sure that you can carry the e cigs in your carryon cause i was told to put it in a checked in baggage

  2. How about SLR cam tripod? I already called cebupac hotline regarding this matter. He said as long as it fits within the bag, it can be hand carried.. But i doubt him (i’m sorry.. I just felt he’s unsure)…

    • Depende din po kasi sa mga airport personnel, so best to include tripod on your check in baggage.

    • hello are you able to get your tripod in your flight?

      • Tripos is best stored in your check in baggage to avoid any hassles during check in.
        Normal selfie sticks as well as monopods can be stored in hand-carry but you must not use this while the plane is cruising.

  3. Hi i just want to ask if selfie stick and iphone/digicam charger is allowed in handcarry luggage? Thanks!

  4. How about a safety hard hat?

  5. Hi, magttravel ako ksama ung Remote controlled car ko. De-gasolina yun. Na empty ko nman n ung ssakyan at ung tank nya. Gusto ko lng sana malaman kung ok lang ba yu ?

  6. mary grace gadd says

    I am flying with cebu pacific airline from sydney to philippines soon and would like to bring my portable power bank 50000 mah..ok lng ba dalin ko ito?should i place in luggage or hand carry?

    • Hi Mary Grace, it is best to ask the airlines for baka may separate guideline sila regarding power banks and other batter operated devices.

  7. hello. Hindi ba pwede maiconsider ang hair iron sa hand carry?

    • Regarding of her question..
      Can i bring my hair iron and hair dry blower sa hand carry? Hope this question will be answer. Thank you!

  8. how about shampoo and conditioner in a sachet, allowed po ba ito sa hand carry? thanks


    I will be travelling but I did not buy extra kilos for check-in baggage because I dont have so much load. SO i might as well putting all my toiletries cp and chargers in my handcarry. Am i allowed to do so? Or can i request to check-in my 7 kilos handcarry baggage because there are items that are not allowed to be carried in a handcarry?

    • As long as your toiletries especially the liquid ones are stored in 100 ml containers or less, then your good… if not, best to book for check in baggage service.

  10. Ma. Kristina Moya says

    Hi pwede ba yung curling iron in carry on baggage. Sa airlines ko kasi pwede pero baka naman sa naia i confiscate soni should know para alam ko kung pede ko sya madala

  11. Hi can I hand carry a bidet shower?

  12. hello pwede po ba madala sa baggage ang 100pcs 38mm small round candles from IKEA?

  13. I am taking an older camera with me that relies on film (35mm).I intend to take 3 films with me .I do not want these to pass through an x ray machine or they will be damaged . What is the proceedure here ?

  14. is it okay to bring POWERBANK in the airport?

  15. im planning to travel on dec pauwing bicol..since d nman aq mgdadala ng mramimg damit. ok lng ba un mga pnghanda sa noche buena un ilagay q sa hand carry q like pasta, nestle cream, pasta sauce at mga sandwich spread n nsa bottle.. Thanks!!

    • Liquids like sauces should be placed sa check in baggage for usually more than 100 ML sila hindi ba po, same with sandwich spread, cream etc.

  16. is it okay to bring a bucket of chicken?

  17. Francis john says

    Pwed ba e hand carry ang playstation and laptop?

  18. Are things inside plastic bags are allowed to be hand-carried?

  19. Pede po ba maghand carry ng root crop like ube naka balot nmn sya ng maayos

  20. puede po ba ang 20000 mAh 7.4Wh/3.7V power bank sa hand carry bag?

  21. Pwede po ba ang coffee maker sa hand carry bag?

  22. hello po. puwede po ba hand carry ang pork adobo at orchids plant?

  23. Hi, pwede po ba ang belt sa hand carry luggage? 10 belts to b exact. . .


  25. Pwed mag hand carry nang snorkeling gear like mask and tubes only its only a plastic

  26. allowed po ba ang electronics(solar charge controller) on carry on luggage?

  27. Bagpack po dala q allow po bang magdala NG cigarette. Lighter . pabango lotion.

  28. Abraham Niel M.Cabanlit says

    I will be travelling on April 29,2017 bound for Cebu. Can I bring a disposable razor on hand-carry. Give me the items that should be and should be not brought on hand-carry para naman aware ako. First time ko lang mag fly by plane ng ako lang mag-isa kaya nagtatanong ako. Thanks

    • Best if you can place the disposable razor in your Check in Baggage, or you can leave it nalang and buy a new one in Cebu. Hope this help.

  29. Hi, ask ko lang po kung pwede po ba handcarry ang orchids at ibang klase pa ng bulaklak. Kunti lng dn nmn po.

  30. Pede po ba i hand carry yung all purpose cooker at glass pitcher?

  31. Marc immanuel dionne A. BALITE says

    I’m travelling to Bohol from Manila. Can I hand carry my zippo lighter? It’s out of fuel. Can it pass airport security?

  32. Cristina ramos says

    Hi .. im here in malaysia.. ok lang po ba hand carry ko powdered milk ng baby ko ,, bbili ako dto ng 5 boxes ,1.2kg per box ..at mga groceries baby stuffs .ask ko lang po kung allowed sa hand carry ,m we haved 21kg hand carry ,ksi 3 person po kmi.please reply thank u

  33. I have flight tomorrow bound to Puerto Prinsesa, I’m bringing two lotions with me and its exactly 100ml each.. Is it allowed?

  34. hello, i’m travelling to gensan this week. can I bring my tumbler in my hand carry or at least in my baggage? i’d be travelling in a cebupac plane.

  35. michell vergara juma says

    it is my first time travelling to hongkong and my friend there is asking for donuts and andoks..i have chosen the no check in baggage option.. will i be allowed to put these foods in my luggage (allowed 7kg) ?…thank you in advance for your answer.

  36. Ask ko Lang po..Kung Pwede po bang e handcarry yong souvenirs item for wedding, babasagin po sya…ma liliit Lang,binalot ko nman ng dyaryo each and bubble plastic…?pls reply po.ty.po

  37. Hi! Question about HAND CARRY LUGGAGE:

    Hand carry lang kasi ako, pwede po bang mag dala ng camera (canon kiss 7xi digital, can’t pass X-ray dahil baka masira ) sa hand carry luggage ko?

    If 100ml bottles are ok, how many bottles can I bring?

    Shampoos and conditioner allowed din po ba?

    facial wash/ lotion?

    Nail clippers?

    soap (bar)

    Do I have to sign a paper for all the liquid items I’m carrying before checking in?

    or must I tell the Staff at the checking area?

    • you can bring liquids in 100 ml bottles but up to 10 pcs only… as per the camera, you can ask for a manual inspection po, but they might ask to have it pass the x ray machine, so its a risk on your part

  38. ehmzy galang says

    how about television can we make it hand carry what process can u give advice its safe in loggage…

  39. Hello po. From Manila to Visayas, pwede po ba i hand carry ang electrical multi tester (hand tool po ito).

  40. Hi. Not allowed po ba talaga ang tripod sa carry-on? Since light pack lang naman ako no need na sana ng check-in baggage. Foldable, lightweight at may sariling bag naman yung tripod.

  41. Steve barona says

    Good day. Corded clipper user for cutting hair is allowed to hand carry? Thank you for the response.

  42. Hello! We plan to bring 32″ LED tv. Is it allowed for checked in or hand carry? Thanks!

  43. Hi. If i may ask, how about hair dryer? I did not avail for extra baggage since i will only be carrying less than 7kg but is it okay for me to carry a portable hair dryer or will i still be advised to have it checked in? Thank you

  44. Judy ann toribio says

    Hi pwd po ba i handcarry ang dunkin donuts??2 boxes po..thank u..

  45. hello po. dito po ako manila and this coming dec. 23 po pupunta akong palawan . allowed po ba ang lotion na nasa 500+ ml kahit na nasa karton ?

    • Hi Hyun, hindi allowed ang any liquid in any type of container if more than 100 ml ang naka-indicate na volume sa container sa hand-carry bag. Kahit 10 ml nalang natitira pero sa 200 ml bottle nakalagay, icoconfiscate po yan sa final x-ray area.

  46. Pwede po b i-hand carry un electric breast pump?

  47. First time to travel with cebu pacific. International flight. Allowed ba na i have 1 trolley hand carry and 1 personal sling bag?

  48. first time to travel in cebu pac, allowed po ba ung small hair straightener sa hand carry luggage? (ung up to 7 kilos baggage allowance) thanks po

  49. Hello po …pwede po ba sa hand carry Yung 32″ na speaker? Para syang cylinder shape Lang….

  50. Hi good evening po ask Lang po mother at brother k kse ppunta sila Sa ibang Bansa ok Lang po ba na. May hand carry sila na sabon 20 pcs. Bali nag rerange po ng halos 5kg lahat nang Sabon ok Lang po ba Sa hand carry un May tag 7kg namn sila ask Lang po salamat po Sa sagot🤗🤗

  51. Hi po pwede po bng i hand carry ang all in pc? 22.5inches ung size nya and fit as 7kg ang weight. Ktkot kc icheck in bka masira ung motherboard s loob.

  52. Is bar soap allowed as hand carry? Un maramihan

  53. Hi pwede ko ba ihand carry ung marang?