“This item is prohibited on the plane”
Have you ever been on your way to an airplane with such a big heart that you accidentally took a bottle of water or cosmetics in your carry-on luggage and threw them away at security checkpoints? You may have experienced a delay in your boarding process by carrying liquid foods that are prohibited from being carried on the plane.
It is easy to imagine that all kinds of dangerous items, such as weapons and flammable materials, could threaten aviation safety. However, as in the above case, daily items are often difficult to discern.
What is okay, and what is not! We will sort out the confusion!
Seems okay, but no, these are ‘prohibited’ items
You can easily find a bottle of water in the trash can in front of the security check box, which shows the regulations for bringing in liquids are the most confusing! If liquids such as water and beverage are above 100ml, they cannot be brought in. Because in the past terrorists carried bombs disguised as water containers, people have been unable to bring bottles containing water or liquids into the plane. One thing to keep in mind is that even if the contents are below 100ml, but the ‘size of the container’ is over 100ml, it is prohibited. If the capacity is not marked, it cannot be brought in, too.
If you want to bring water on board the plane, buy water after you go through security. Passengers with infants may carry more than 100ml of baby food or beverages.
#2 Wet Tissue
Did you know that wet tissues are not allowed on board? Wet tissue is considered as a liquid, gel, and spray-type regulation applied item, so in-flight entry is restricted. Ten or so sheets of portable wet tissues are permitted, but you can’t bring in a lot of sheets. Please be aware that only one 1L size transparent plastic zip bag of less than 100ml can be brought in per person! However, only when accompanied by an infant, the proper capacity for the flight journey is allowed without a zip bag. It would be best to check with the airline before you leave.
#3 Liquid Jelly
The konjac jelly, one of the things that people who travel to Japan often buy, has been designated as a prohibited item at customs. Due to the risk of suffocation, konjac jelly in a cup-shaped container is not allowed to pass through. Tube type (pouch type) is permitted instead of cup shaped container. It’s liquid, so it can’t be carried in the plane, but it can be carried in your check-in luggage. However, animal gelatin jelly (My Gummy, Haribo jelly, etc.) is not restricted to carry on board as candy.
#4 Medicine and medical supplies bought at pharmacy/store
For medicines needed during the flight, special nutritional supplements, and personal medicines, relevant certificates, such as and doctor’s prescriptions, should be presented to the security search personnel. In-flight entry without a doctor’s prescription is not permitted because it is not possible to determine whether a drug purchased at a pharmacy or store is required.
#5 Toy gun/knife/slime
Family travelers accompanied by children often carry soap bubble guns, toy knives, etc. for their children. You may think toys are harmless, but they are surprisingly prohibited, and in some cases additional investigation may take place, so please be careful! Children’s playful slime, a sticky liquid monster, is also classified as a liquid and prohibited from being brought in.
Seems forbidden, but unexpectedly ‘allowed to carry’ items
#1 nail nipper/ nail clipper
There are often people who spend their free flying hours doing their nails. Nail nippers and nail clippers seem forbidden since they are sharp, but they can be brought in unexpectedly (but not MacGyver knives or clippers with built-in blades).
You can carry one lighter per person for some reason, even though it seems forbidden. You must bring your lighter on board because it is forbidden in your check-in luggage. (If you leave for China, however, you will not be allowed to carry and consign a lighter!)
No as luggage on consignment, ‘Must carry on board’ items
#1 Supplementary Battery
Supplementary battery, which is an item that you often pack, is absolutely forbidden as a check-in luggage. This is an item that must be carried on board. However, typically less than 160Wh is allowed, and above that requires separate approval from the airline.
#2 Portable Fan
Portable fans also include batteries, so you must carry them on board, not as check-in luggage.
E-cigarettes are prohibited from bringing in check-in luggage because of the risk of fire. It’s something you must carry on board. In addition, there is a risk of liquid leakage in the case of e-cigarettes due to differences in air pressure on the plane. Be sure to empty the liquid inside the e-cigarette device.
Items allowed on plane & items prohibited on plane
For your information, the items prohibited on plane and luggage regulations vary by country and airline. Also, these regulations change depending on the situation. When you go abroad, be sure to check the regulations of your country and the airline.
What carrier size is allowed as carry-on luggage?
The total sum of the three sides of the carrier must be within 115 cm. The in-flight carriers on the market are often 40cm wide, 20cm long, and 55cm high. Normally, you need to prepare a size of 21 inches or less for in-flight entry. The weight of in-flight luggage varies from 12kg to 7kg depending on the airline, so please check your airline regulations before boarding!
More convenient search at Aviation Security Voluntary Reporting System!
We introduced some typical prohibited items above, and for more information, you can check out the Korea Transportation Safety Authority Aviation Security Voluntary Reporting System website (https://avsec.ts2020.kr/avsc/enmain.do).
You can search in Korean/English language for prohibited items on the ‘Items prohibited on plane (including dangerous items)’ tab on the above screen. If you’re preparing your in-flight luggage before traveling abroad, search first to see if you can bring in what you’re carrying! You can avoid any inconvenience caused by the security check.
Introducing items prohibited on plane storage and delivery services!
Oh, did you just find out that items prohibited onboard were in your bag at the security check? You tried to get back to the airline counter and check them in, but did you have to trash them because you ran out of time? You don’t have to panic anymore.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Incheon Airport are offering storage and delivery services of items prohibited on plane for your comfort. When you get caught, you’ll arrive at the reception desk for prohibited items under the guidance of an employee. Just follow the instructions and fill out your storage card, and then come back safely. It’s really simple, isn’t it?
You can pick up your items at the airport after your return. Of course, they could be sent home by delivery service. Don’t forget that the service fee will be charged, and items you have not picked up in a month will be donated to social welfare organizations.
If you don’t feel like paying for it, or if you don’t think the item is worth much, you can dispose of it right away, so please use it according to your situation.
So far, we have found out about items prohibited on plane.
If you check before traveling, you can go through security check faster, right?
Let’s work together for a safe in-flight environment and a comfortable trip.
Incheon Airport is cheering for your ‘joyful trip from the start’ today as well!