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What items are restricted in hand luggage on an AirAsia flight?

Last updated: Jun 6, 2018

We’re all aware that there are serious restrictions on carry-on items but sometimes exactly what those restrictions are can be very confusing, especially if you’re taking a carrier with which you are unfamiliar in a place in which you haven’t traveled much. Even if you’re aware that you can only take liquids if they’re under a certain amount, it can be hard to figure out what that amount is. You might know you’re allowed to take electronics, but you might now know which ones and what goes for one air carrier might not be OK for another. Here, we try to sort out what the restriction are on an AirAsia flight.

Whether you want to bring water or cosmetics on AirAsia, you’ll have to be familiar with the carry-on restrictions. Here’s what our members have to say about what liquids you’re allowed to bring on board:

“No creams, liquids or sprays unless they are in containers and cannot be more than 100ml per container, the containers must fit into a clear zip lock baggie, the size of the baggie can be no larger than 17.7cm x 19.6cm.”
“Mineral water and snacks those mentioned by you (even though you may not consume during the flight) will not be allowed in the flight as per Air Asia's terms and conditions on hand baggage. This is because they SELL these items on board. If you are lucky to get thru, then its fine.”
“Toiletries in reasonable quantity for personal usage are to be kept in a "see thru pouch" and can be carried in hand baggage.”
“Food items and liquid/paste (tooth paste, mineral water etc.) can be hand carry, subject to the maximum amount allowed by AirAsia. Take note that the restrictions on hand carry liquid/paste is only applicable for international flights - you can still carry those items with you for your flight from Penang to KL.”
“100ml is the maximum per bottle for carry-on luggage.”

And as you can see, there’s some debate about whether this applies to domestic flights as well as international fights:

“No, it’s also applicable to domestic.”
“As I mentioned above, the restriction is not applicable to domestic flights. In fact, I just return to KL from Kuching today without any problem with the airport authority even though my hand carry luggage contains my toiletries (shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, etc.) and 2 bottles of mineral water.”
“Domestic and international securities can be held to the same requirements. It depends if the airport terminals and their respective security checks give access to "both" international and domestic gates.”
“If domestic and international gates are accessed through separate security screening, then the luggage requirements may be enforced by applicable standards at each.”

As you’ve probably heard, there’s been a lot of brouhaha about bringing batteries for electronics on planes but some people also have questions about digital cameras and even the actual phones. Here we discuss the rules regarding those cameras and phones on a AirAsia flight.

“Digital Camera and hand phone absolutely no problem.”
“Digital camera & hand phone are fine but hand phone should be switched off all the time - before you board the flight until you reach the arrival hall at your destination.”

And while we’re at it, if you have questions about AirAsia’s Skybus service, we’ve got answers about that, too.

“The Skybus service fee that you paid is not the charges towards commuting between LCC-KLSentral, I think. The charges are RM8 being charged by one company and Rm9 by another. It is easy to buy these bus tickets as soon as you land.”

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a VirtualTourist member from Penang asked on Jul 6, 2008

Malaysia

AirAsia: What items restricted in hand luggage on flight?

Are passengers of AirAsia allowed to carry food items like peanuts and sandwiches into their hand luggage on the flight? Are the items listed below allowed on AirAsia flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur? :-

toothbrush & toothpaste
mineral water
food (peanuts, biscuits, sandwiches) - not for consumption during flight
face wash, body wash, shampoo
digital camera & handphone

Thanks :)



11 Answers


answered on 7/6/08 by
a VT member from Pulau Batam

The airlines do not set the regulations for what can and cannot be carried on the flights. The airports and air safety administrations do.

Toothbrush, food, camera and handphone will be no problem.
The toothpaste, water, body wash, shampoo must follow typical requirements for airport security regarding volume and packaging.

Bring small, travel size toiletries. Also, buy the water after you pass through security. Of bring an empty bottle and fill it in a drinking fountain after you pass through security.




answered on 7/6/08 by
a VT member from Vancouver

No creams, liquids or sprays unless they are in containers and can not be more than 100ml per container , the containers must fit into a clear zip lock baggie, the size of the baggie can be no larger than 17.7cm x 19.6cm




answered on 7/6/08 by
a VT member from India

Mineral water and snacks those mentioned by you(even though you may not consume during the flight)will not be allowed in the flight as per Air Asia's terms and conditions on hand baggage.This is because they SELL these items on board.If you are lucky to get thru , then its fine.
Toileteries in reasonable quantity for personal usage are to be kept in a "see thru pouch" and can be carried in hand baggage.
Digital Camera and hand phone absolutely no problem.




answered on 7/7/08 by
a VT member from Pulau Labuan

Hi!

Digital camera & handphone are fine but handphoe should be swithced off all the time - before you board the flight until you reach the arrival hall at your destination. Food items and liquid/paste (tooth paste, mineral water etc) can be hand carry, subject to the maximum amount allowed by AirAsia. Take note that the restrictions on hand carry liquid/paste is only applicable for international flights - you can still carry those items with you for your flight from penang to KL.

-m-




answered on 7/8/08 by
a VT member from Penang

Hi all,

First and foremost, thank you very much for your helpful replies. This is going to be my first flight in 5 years, and as I've heard that there are new rulings about hand luggage on flight, your answers are really, really helpful as I can't seem to find the specific details pertaining to this matter on the AirAsia website.

I have finalised my list of personal belongings inside my hand luggage on the flight. Please let me know whether there is anything here which is restricted (apart from my clothes, belt, wallet, money and keys):-

1. toothbrush and toothpaste (regular size tube), teeth floss
2. face wash (150 ml), face wash scrub type (50 g), body wash (50 ml), shampoo (125 ml)
3. empty plastic water bottle (can contain around 500 ml)
4. a pair of slippers
5. about 25 sheets of printed paper (my travel plans, airasia booking etc.)
6. a pen drive (2 Gb)

Finally, I've paid RM0.18 for "Skybus Service" when I booked my AirAsia flight. Does this mean that I have already paid for my Skybus seat from LCCT to KL Sentral vice versa?

Thanks again.


Warm regards,
travelearner




answered on 7/8/08 by
a VT member from Vancouver

100ml is the maximum per bottle for carry on luggage.




answered on 7/10/08 by
a VT member from India

All the items that you mentioned are fine and can be carried in your hand bag.
The Skybus service fee that you paid is not the charges towards commuting between LCC-KLSentral, i think.The charges are RM8 being charged by one company and Rm9 by another. It is easy to buy these bus tickets as soon as you land.




answered on 7/12/08 by
a VT member from Penang

Thanks all for your replies. I just want to clarify that the liquid items ruling of 100ml per item is only meant for international flights.


travelearner




answered on 7/14/08 by
a VT member from Kuala Lumpur

no, its also applicable to domestic..




answered on 7/15/08 by
a VT member from Pulau Labuan

As I mentioned above, the restriction is not applicable to domestic flights. In fact, I just return to KL from Kuching today without any problem with the airport authority eventhough my hand carry luggage contains my toileteries (shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste etc) and 2 bottles of mineral water.

-m-




answered on 7/15/08 by
a VT member from Pulau Batam

Domestic and international securities can be held to the same requirements. It depends if the airport terminals and their respective security checks give access to "both" international and domestic gates.

If domestic and international gates are accessed through separate security screening, then the luggage requirements may be enforced by applicable standards at each.





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