Do you have plans of traveling by air, and you’re wondering if it’s okay to bring your toolbox on board the plane? Then, you should check this out because we’ll give you an answer in this article.
Traveling via airplane is the fastest and one of the most comfortable ways of reaching your destination from anywhere in the world. It’s also one of the safest means of transportation with plane accidents rarely occurring.
However, in an event of a plane crash, there’s little to no chance of there being any survival.
This is why airlines are always very particular about the kind of stuff or the luggage passengers bring on board planes and usually have restrictions on items that can be used as a weapon or as a threat to the life of passengers on the plane.
Yes, you can take a toolbox on a plane but only as checked luggage. There are rules and regulations or restrictions on the type of tools that can be brought onboard and except the tool or toolbox is below 7 inches and doesn’t contain any sharp object, it can only be allowed as checked luggage.
Airline screening when carrying items
Airlines always do a thorough security screening for passengers and their luggage to prevent prohibited or illegal items from being brought on board and Illegal or prohibited items usually get confiscated. Also, depending on what the item is, it can land the passenger in trouble.
Therefore, if you have plans of traveling with your toolbox, it’s better to do proper research or consult with the airline beforehand to know the conditions or rules, and regulations for bringing a toolbox on board.
Traveling with your toolbox isn’t a problem, just make sure the toolbox is in with your checked luggage and isn’t above the size limit and weight limit. Also, check properly for illegal items.
What Tools Can You Bring On A Plane?
Generally, anything that looks like a weapon is prohibited on an airplane. Bringing tools that can serve as a weapon or a threat such as blades on an airplane have restrictions. Be that as it may, passengers are still allowed to bring some tools on board planes but, there are rules.
Hand tools that are 7 Inches or shorter when measured from end to end are allowed to be part of your carry-on luggage. Tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and any other hand tool that is 7 Inches or shorter are allowed as carry-on luggage.
Tools above 7 Inches in length can also be brought on board a plane but only on checked luggage. Large tools are generally prohibited in carry-on luggage and must be packed along with your checked luggage.
Tools such as nail guns, hammers, crowbars, saws, axes, and any other tool larger than 7 Inches must be packed in checked luggage. Knives and other sharp tools can only be allowed on checked luggage. Anything with blades has to be in checked luggage.
Gas or fuel operating tools are not allowed on planes at all. Except for some airlines that’ll only allow such tools if they don’t contain fuel or gas.
Power tools are only allowed in checked luggage but never in carry-on luggage.
Whenever you have an item you wish to travel with, and you’re not sure if you’ll be allowed to, always contact the airline or make proper research to know if there are restrictions on some tools or if you’ll be allowed to carry them on checked or carry-on luggage. This way, you’ll save yourself from surprises, and stress.
Not just yourself, you’ll save the airline from stress too. Because when passengers pack prohibited items, it slows down the whole checking-in process.
Also, knowing what is allowed beforehand will save you from wastage because, when prohibited items are found in your luggage, and they can’t be included in your checked luggage, you’ll have to drop them at the airport or send them back home.