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?

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphone are prohibited as there have been occasions where they have spontaneously burst into flame causing significant burn injuries.
  • 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.

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?

We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure 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 or prohibited item will be removed.