Departure Tips on Baggage

Everyone would like to have a smooth and hassle-free check-in before departure. These departure tips on baggage would be most help to you. As you definitely do not want to risk missing your flight.

Enhanced security measures has also been in place at most airports worldwide. To avoid unnecessary delays, make sure you do not pack any “restricted items” in your hand baggage or on person.

Most airline check-in counters open at least 2 hours before your flight, and some also offer early and online check-in. I encourage you to check-in at least 2 hours before your departure time, so you could take this time to have some free time exploring various airports. Especially when it comes to flight connections, having more time than you may need is definitely better and less stressful than not enough!

Departure Tips on Baggage [INFOGRAPHIC]

#Tip 1: Can spare batteries be carried by air?

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Strict security measures had been imposed in compliance with guidelines regarding dangerous items, including spare batteries. Do take note on your batteries.

#Tip 2: Electric scooter wheels or hover board, whatever you name it, is not allowed!

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Why? You may asked.

Airlines have banned hoverboards from being taken on their flights—either as carry-on items or in checked luggage—because of concerns about the scooters’ lithium-ion batteries, which are potentially combustable.

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from laptops to smartphones to Teslas. But the large size of a hoverboard’s battery—and the fact that some knockoff hoverboards are made cheaply and without proper safeguards—makes it particularly vulnerable to overheating.

What happens if the batteries overheat & catch fire during the flight? You guess.

#Tip 3: Liquids, Aerosols and Gels too.

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Products must be in containers of 100ml or less and carried together in a transparent, resealable plastic bag.

If you are travelling with medication, they should have a professionally printed label that identifies the medication, or a manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label. As airport security or customs officers may request proof of the need for medication.

Different airlines have more or less the same kind of policy, so do remember to take note of these Departure Tips on Baggage, to make sure a smooth holiday.

cr: Thai airways