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9 things you cannot carry on board in an aircraft

Hand luggage restrictions have been strictly imposed since the 9/11 events as well as the foiled 2006 transatlantic airplane attempt. As such, there are several things you cannot take with you in person when in an aircraft. Here are some that you might not know of.

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A corkscrew might seem harmless for after all, you use it to open wine bottles. But, it has a sharp edge and can harm someone so it is on the list of forbidden things in the hand luggage.

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Lighters are usually allowed on planes, but not matches. However, the regulations vary from one airline to another. Check with your carrier to see if you can carry one or both in your carry on to avoid problems.

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Lighters are usually allowed on planes, but not matches. However, the regulations vary from one airline to another. Check with your carrier to see if you can carry one or both in your carry on to avoid problems.

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Scalpels are a definite no no in the hand luggage. Need you ask why?

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By now, you must be familiar with the rule that you cannot carry liquids in excess of 100ml even if you put it in a resealable transparent bag. Note that the total should not also exceed 1000 ml. Thus, do not carry 20 bottles of liquids that are 100 ml each. You will not get through security!

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Drill bits are forbidden inside the aircraft cabin and it is pretty obvious why!

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Drill bits are forbidden inside the aircraft cabin and it is pretty obvious why!

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Other work tools that will not get the green light as handcarried items include screwdrivers and wrenches.

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If you are off to an adventure holiday and would like to bring your own gear, make sure to check them in as crampons and traction sets cannot be hand carried.

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Neither are objects such as walking/trekking poles or snow skis. If in doubt, check with your airline.

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It goes without saying that diving equipment does not qualify as carry on luggage.

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It goes without saying that diving equipment does not qualify as carry on luggage.

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