When it comes to packing our cabin baggage, we’re always in doubt as to what is and isn’t allowed. But also about the dimensions of this hand luggage, and we’ve all had, at least once, an unpleasant surprise at the moment of boarding.

What can I take on the plane?

Cabin baggage regulations are stricter than those for hold baggage. First of all, it’s best to put your precious belongings, such as all the official documents you need for your trip, in your carry-on baggage. Electronic devices such as your computer or camera are much better treated in your cabin baggage than in the hold. Hold baggage, which can weigh up to 23 kg, is not always handled with care. What’s more, these suitcases can sometimes get lost between two connections, so it’s always a good idea to bring a change of luggage in case they arrive at their destination a little later than you did.

What liquids are allowed in your carry-on?

You can take liquids on board the aircraft in your carry-on bag, as long as the containers have a volume of less than 100 ml and the liquids are placed in a transparent plastic film with a maximum capacity of one liter. Only one bag is allowed per passenger. 

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The products covered by this restriction are: water and other beverages, syrups, soups, perfumes, lotions, oils; moisturizing creams, facial or skin care products, sun lotions; shower gels, hair gels, lipsticks, etc.; toothpaste, honey, yoghurt, etc.; and, of course, all other products. Toothpaste, honey, yoghurt, soft cheese, mustard, pâtés, spreads; deodorants, hairspray, shaving foam. Please note: if you fail to comply with this limit, even the most expensive products will be confiscated at the security checkpoint.

What medicines are allowed in your hand luggage? 

When it comes to medication in your carry-on bag, it’s important to follow a few rules to avoid any last-minute problems. First of all, you should know that tablets, capsules and other solid medications are not subject to any particular restrictions at the time of boarding, and can therefore be carried in your cabin baggage. Of course, they must be taken in reasonable quantities.

You can also take liquid medication in bottles larger than 100 ml, provided it is essential to your state of health. You’ll need to carry a prescription in your name. A prescription will also be very useful if your state of health requires medication that is authorized in France, such as codeine-based products, but prohibited in certain countries.

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