Calculating the luggage space
Before you go on a trip with your electronics and household appliances, you should know the weight and dimensions you are allowed to carry.
The system of charging by weight is applied by most carriers of the CIS, Asian and European countries. Standard weight limits per baggage item (may vary depending on airline conditions) are as follows
According to the weight system, the air carrier limits passengers exactly in the weight of the cargo, not in the amount of weight. That is, one citizen whose ticket includes 20 kg of luggage may carry two bags of 10 kg each. Every kilogram over the allotted weight is paid for separately, according to the fares.
Maximum dimensions are limited to 203 cm (sum of three dimensions).
For flights departing or departing from the United States, Canada, Mexico and South American nations, other rules apply. Every citizen whose fare includes baggage is entitled to carry on:
One seat weighs no more than 23 kg. economy class (from the U.S. and Canada, two seats are most often provided);
two places weighing not more than 32 kg each. business class.
the overall dimension limit is 158 cm (sum of three dimensions).
Accordingly, you can transport electronics and appliances, if it meets the standards for weight and fits into the dimensions.
Dimensions and weight of transported equipment are calculated together with package. For example, if the TV set fits snugly into the allowed dimensions, but exceeds them because of the wrapped film, cardboard or case, it cannot be transported under the general rules.
What shavers you can take with you
It is worth noting that you can take absolutely any type of machine tools in your luggage. They are safely packed and pose no danger to life and health. The same applies to other sharp objects.
Be prepared for the fact that the electrical accessories can be carefully checked at registration. This is because there may be forbidden things hidden inside them. Smugglers often use this way, so do not be surprised by the special attention of airport staff.
What items are prohibited?
Whether razors can be carried in your hand baggage depends on the type and the rules of the individual airlines. But sharp metal razors should be left in the luggage, because they won’t be let in the cabin, as they are dangerous goods.
These machines may not be taken on board
Shaving and hygiene products
We found out how to bring a razor in hand luggage, but usually they come with gels and lotions necessary for shaving. Unfortunately they cannot be carried in the cabin, as they are in vials and are equivalent to liquids. Firstly the vials exceed the 100 ml limit and secondly the bottle of foam is under pressure, which can be dangerous on flights.
It’s always allowed to take onboard accessories in tubes. they won’t count as liquids. You can also buy everything you need at your local store when you arrive.
It is also forbidden to carry bulky bottles with less than 100ml of liquid left over. Only shavers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml are permitted in the cabin. You have the right to purchase special travel kits. all items in them are approved for carriage on an airplane. You can also take small bottles of toiletries from the hotel where you are staying.
Choose legal razors
Can you carry your razor on an airplane?
According to airline baggage regulations, you may not take any life-threatening items on the plane. They will be confiscated and cannot be returned. Some airlines have a prohibition on taking any razors in the cabin. Others only allow you to carry electric or safety razors. Before going on a flight, find out on the website of the airline if you can take a shaver as hand luggage on the plane.
How to pack for carry-on luggage
See Tips for low-cost airlines or if you want to travel light.
Rules of carrying a razor in hand luggage
When planning a business trip or vacation, people often prefer to travel by plane, as this method of travel can save a lot of time. But there is a question of how to organize your luggage so that there are no problems at the airport inspection. Many people, especially men, wonder if you can take a razor on an airplane.
Makeup products that are not approved for travel in the cabin can be sent in the hold, as long as they are not prohibited from being carried in the hold.
- You can carry any amount of powder, pressed eye shadow, powder, blusher or blusher on your baggage.
- As for liquid cosmetics, there are restrictions. It is better to check the permissible volume with the airline.
Cosmetics need to be properly packaged for safe shipping
Aerosols, deodorants, various sprays in cans may be prohibited for carriage altogether or limited to small quantities. a maximum of 2 liters of the total volume and 0.5 liters of one container.
Scissors, nail files, tweezers, etc. may be carried in the hold.
All cosmetics submitted for luggage must be packed tightly, and preferably in resealable bags. This is necessary both to prevent damage to cosmetic items and to increase safety.
The weight of your baggage is usually limited to 20 or 30 kg (this depends on the airline). You will have to pay extra for exceeding this limit.
To learn more about dimensions for hand luggage, please visit our website.
Rules for transportation of hand luggage
Passenger baggage allowed for carriage in cabin is considered hand baggage and shall be marked with “Cabin baggage” tag (exceptions in Personal Effects section) issued by carrier and carried free of charge on condition:
Weight and dimensions by the sum of three measurements and each measurement in particular do not exceed the norms established by tariff.
Children under 2 years of age traveling without a seat are not allowed a hand baggage item, unless they are on a “Lite” fare.
Cabin baggage must be placed under the passenger seat. Small light items and passenger overclothes may be placed over the passenger seat in a closing baggage compartment.
Cabin baggage is the responsibility of the passenger. In case of interruption of the flight specified in the carriage document, the passenger, when disembarking from the aircraft, must take with him/her his/her hand baggage and personal belongings placed there.
Restrictions on carry-on liquids, gels and aerosols in hand luggage currently apply at airports in the area. This restriction applies to: water, drinks, creams, perfume, contents of spray cans, deodorants, toothpaste, any other similar substances. Passengers are allowed to carry the above mentioned substances on board, but only if they are packed in containers with a capacity not exceeding 100 ml and in a resealable, transparent plastic bag with a volume not exceeding 1 l. A passenger may carry only one such baggage.
Read more about requirements for hand baggage in the Dangerous Luggage section
Information on the transportation of pets in the cabin of an aircraft can be found in the section “Transportation of animals
Requirements for carried baggage in a separate passenger seat
Baggage that requires special conditions of transportation (e.g., valuable, fragile, breakable items) may be accepted for carriage in a passenger seat in the cabin of an aircraft if
The passenger must pay for an extra seat (passenger seat) at passenger fare (no extra baggage charges are applicable in this case).
the weight of baggage shall not exceed the average passenger weight (80 kg) and its dimensions shall allow its placement on a separate passenger seat.
It must be placed in a seat near the porthole and secured with a seat belt. the baggage shall be placed in such a way that it does not block access to emergency and usual exits of the aircraft and does not obscure any information boards (“smoking is prohibited”, “fasten seat belts”, “exit”) for other passengers.
Baggage carried in the passenger seat is checked in by passenger at check-in desk, for such baggage a separate boarding pass with seat number is issued. The passenger is responsible for its safekeeping and integrity. Baggage must be properly packed in order to exclude damage to the equipment of the aircraft cabin during transportation. Your baggage must have a device to secure it to the passenger seat.
Baggage delivery to the aircraft, its lifting, placement in the cabin, removal from the aircraft and delivery from the aircraft shall be made by the passenger carrying this baggage.
Passengers are allowed to carry the following items as carry-on baggage, in excess of the established norms and at no extra charge:
- A backpack or a handbag or a briefcase with items inside the backpack, bag or briefcase not exceeding one piece, weighing not more than 5 kg and with dimensions not exceeding 40x30x20 cm, allowing safe placement in the cabin;
- Bouquet of flowers
- Baby food for the baby during the flight
- Suitcase in a portmanteau
- baby carrying equipment (cradle, restraint systems (devices) for children under 2 years of age, baby carriage and other devices) whose dimensions are defined by the carrier’s regulations (in terms of hand luggage) and allow free placement on the shelf above the passenger seat or under the front passenger seat.
A foldable wheelchair must be checked in the passenger’s baggage. Such passengers are provided with a wheelchair for temporary use on board. Maximum passenger weight 250 kg, width between armrests 34 cm.
A baby carriage or baby carriage, including a walking stick, is carried in the baggage compartment of the aircraft as checked baggage in excess of the fixed baggage allowance. Passenger may use the wheelchair until boarding the aircraft. A baby carriage must be handed over for loading in the baggage compartment immediately before boarding the aircraft.
Passengers can pay for excess hand baggage at the airport during check-in
Passengers are advised to retain their excess baggage receipts until the end of the entire journey. Infants under 2 years old are not allowed to bring excess baggage.
An iron and a curling iron in your luggage or hand luggage
Some passengers cannot travel without certain household items, such as hair dryers and curling irons. When planning an air flight, we recommend that you familiarize yourself in advance with the rules of transportation of this category of household appliances. This eliminates the possibility of mistakes, with their consequences.
When going on a trip using air transport, a person takes with him the things that he will need on the way. They have the status of hand luggage, what can be carried on board the plane, or luggage, what will be placed in the luggage compartment.
Hand luggage in 2022 must comply:
- dimensions not exceeding 56x45x25 cm;
- weighing 5 to 12 kg;
- this type of luggage is inspected before boarding in the presence of the passenger;
- In airplanes, hand luggage is placed on a shelf or under the seat;
Where there are emergency exits, you may not put your hand luggage under the seat.
In the luggage of an airplane you carry things that weigh the same:
How much luggage can you carry in economy class
Each extra kilogram is paid separately. Airlines set their luggage allowances independently, so it’s better to ask about them in advance. At present many airlines are changing to a system based on the number of pieces, and Aeroflot is one of them. In this version, the following rules apply to the carriage:
You can not put all things in one suitcase, they must be exactly two. It should be taken into account that the movers will work with luggage weighing up to a maximum of 32 kg. If you find an excess, you will have to move the extra items to another suitcase or bag.
In general, the luggage has standard sizes, t. е. It is a suitcase or bag. But there are cases when you have to transport oversized items, which include:
Standard baggage and carry-on baggage sizes
The airplane itself, its loading and unloading hatch should be adapted for carrying such cargo. You should ask the company in advance if it is possible to transport oversized cargo. There are also situations when you must carry fragile items such as cans, bowls, and so on. In this case, such luggage is marked with a special tag which informs about the nature of cargo. But airlines are not responsible for the safety of fragile items.
International rules and standards for transport
Baggage is an important part of the flight. A lot depends on how companies frame their freight policies. A number of recommendations and rules have been developed at the international level:
- There are ICAO standards which recommend certain rules of carriage to all international organizations;
- there are standards adopted by aviation organizations of particular countries; adopts its own rules, which are mandatory for those who use the services of a particular airline.
These rules apply to both those who carry things in the cabin and those who carry them in their luggage.
Aeroflot’s new carry-on baggage rules about this following video.
How to avoid trouble
when examining baggage it is not desirable to have prohibited items in it, as this may be a reason for confiscation or even removal of the passenger from the flight. It is important to remember the elementary rules to prevent this from happening:
- you must have a prescription for drugs, especially if they contain narcotic substances;
- it is better to put all liquids, including pajamas, in your luggage;
- you can not open the package before leaving the plane;
- the rules of different airlines have some peculiarities related to items you want to take with you. you should study them carefully.
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There are few rules and they are quite simple and easy to follow.
What to do if your baggage has been confiscated
Items taken away that have no value are disposed of and will not be returned to the owner. But if items that may not be taken on the plane are dear to the owner, there are several ways to keep them
- If items are found at the check-in stage, you should give them to the escort or send them by mail;
- If what is found is not intended to be carried in carry-on luggage, you may check it in your luggage;
If the prohibited items are drugs, weapons or ammunition, such items will not only be confiscated but the passenger will be removed from the flight and sent to custody.
When you can carry prohibited items
There are situations when items are prohibited for carriage, but there is an urgent need. For transporting lithium-ion batteries larger than 160 Wh, it is necessary to ask the carrier for permission at check-in. If a wheelchair with a battery capacity of up to 300Wh is being transported, the following must be done:
- permission must be obtained from the carrier in advance;
- inform the crew that the battery is located at a certain place on the plane;
- If the battery is non-removable, it must be carefully insulated, but if it is removable, you can take it with you in the cabin, but it must be well packed.
Instructions for transporting lithium-ion batteries and devices containing them on board
the wheelchair itself is checked-in for the flight, and only one battery may be transported. Weapons are also forbidden to be carried. But there are options when you can carry collectors’ or hunters’ items and ammunition for them with a special permit. To do so, it is necessary that
- At the stage of purchasing a ticket, you must declare your desire to carry such an item;
- two permits must be issued: for removal and for storage;
- The weapon must be in a special case, the ammunition in a package.
If hunting weapons are transported, you must arrive at the check-in two hours in advance. At the registration the weapons are handed over, and they are received when they arrive at their destination. The weight of what you are carrying may not exceed 5 kilograms.
Despite the fact that there are options to carry a special permit for weapons, but there are exceptions, when the forbidden items for transportation can not be brought on an aircraft, even with a special permit. Such things include ammunition for a gas pistol.
European airlines’ restrictions on carrying things