Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, you can take cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices on a plane, but with certain restrictions.

What are the restrictions?

  • If the items go in your check-in luggage, make sure the devices are turned off, not in sleep or hibernation modes. This will ensure the device cannot unintentionally activate and is protected from damage.
  • You can take a maximum of 15 portable electronic devices with you. If you want to carry more you must get approval from your airline.
  • It's okay to use your laptop, tablet or cellphone onboard, but please follow onboard crew instructions on when you can cannot use these devices.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphone are prohibited as there have been occasions where they have spontaneously burst into flame causing significant burn injuries.
  • Earbuds charging pod [case] are a type of power bank they can go in your carry-on bag but must not go in check-in luggage under any circumstances.

Why is this item restricted?

Battery operated devices that are not turned off may activate, overheat and catch fire.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.