5 Things You Shouldn’t Pack in a Carry-On Bag

5 things you shouldn't pack in a carry-on.
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When getting ready for a trip, it’s important to pack your most important and valuable items in your carry-on bag. But there are some things you should never pack in your carry-on. Do you know what they are? Here are five of them.

Smelly Snacks

Sure we get that it’s nice to have healthy and cheap snacks with you you don’t have to spend tons of money at the airport or on-flight. But, stinky ones with fish, garlic, or spices should be left behind.

Battery-Operated Items

Battery-operated items like electric toothbrushes or razors can turn on easily, which can draw the attention of security. If you want to bring these items, pack the batteries separately.


It should come without saying that weapons are a huge no-no. But things like knives, mace, and box cutters are also considered weapons, so don’t pack them.

Liquids Over 3.4 Ounces by Volume

Anything in liquid, aerosol, or gel must be 3.4 ounces or less. If you want to bring shampoos, soaps, or perfumes, invest in reusable travel-size bottles.

Sports Equipment

Most sports equipment is not allowed in carry-on baggage because it can be used as a weapon like golf clubs, baseball bats, pool cues, ski poles, and hockey sticks. Smaller items like baseballs and basketballs are okay to bring in your carry-on.