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How Much Liquid Can You Take On A Plane In Checked Baggage

For the carry-on bags the rules are strict and you can’t bring more than 3.4 ounces or 100 ml of liquids in containers of the same size. For checked luggage, however, norms are a bit more flexible. We will explain all these regulations so keep reading to know everything you need about traveling with liquid products!

General Rule

According to TSA regulations, you can bring fluid products such as drinks, creams, gels, aerosols, and other similar items, in quantities that exceed 3.4 ounces as long as you place them in the checked baggage and they don’t present any type of public danger and follow the airline weight policy per luggage.

Exceptions Of Liquids That Will Be Limited For The Checked Baggage

Alcoholic beverages

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, the concentration of alcohol in the bottle will make the difference.  Liquids stronger than 70% ABV or 140 proof are not allowed in the checked baggage as they are highly flammable.


Rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, is not allowed in unlimited quantities in the checked baggage either.  You can bring a maximum of 18 ounces of rubbing alcohol in each container.

Your toiletry or medicinal aerosols should be stored in containers that have a capacity of fewer than 500 ml (18 ounces), for the checked baggage.

Aerosol checked baggage regulation

These are Chlorine Liquid, Flammable paints, Flammable liquid fuel, Gasoline, Lighter fluid, and Liquid bleach as well as other derivates of these substances.

Flammable and hazardous items

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