Restricted items

Prepare for any inconvenience

There are certain restrictions which you should take into account every time you travel, even depending on the destination you are flying. Avoid surprises and learn about what items are forbidden or have some restrictions.

Prohibited items in Carry-on baggage

Certain items considered potentially dangerous for passengers and/or their belongings, airline crew or the aircraft, are not allowed in the cabin. These include but are not limited to: inflated balloons or balls, fishing rods, rain sticks, spears, darts, batons, household tools, surgical or sharp instruments, glass and prohibited objects in checked baggage.

According to TSA regulations, it's not allowed during flights to United States to bring on carry-on baggage any powder-like substances in containers of 12 ounces (350 ml) or larger.

Baby formula, prescription drugs and cremated human remains can exceed those limitations as long as they are contained on sealed packages. Any item bought in duty free with these characteristics may be carried in safety bags which cannot be manipulated.

Only baby formula can be brought in open containers like baby bottles and milk containers if they are not larger than 12 oz (350 ml).

Any doubts you have on a specific item, please visit the official TSA (Transportation Security Administration) site, where you’ll find all the information related to what can be in your carry-on baggage.

Woman checking her baggage with Interjet

Prohibited items in Checked baggage

Objects which are likely to endanger the aircraft, persons or property on-board, are not allowed in the cargo compartment. These unacceptable items are specified in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations. They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Flammable liquids or gases (gasoline, paint, gas charges).
  • Firearms or explosives (ammunition, fireworks, signal flare, stun guns).
  • Industrial or household products (bleach, aerosols, mercury or solvents).
  • Matches or lighters.
  • Corrosives (acids, wet batteries, etc.).
  • Irritants.
  • Magnetized materials.
  • Oxidizing materials (such as peroxide).
  • Radioactive materials.
  • Chemical substances.
  • Portfolios or cases with installed alarm mechanisms.
  • Poisons.
  • Oxygen.
  • Fire extinguishers and other compressed gas cylinders.
  • Lithium batteries (metal or ion), including those installed on electric skates, self-balancing wheels and electric scooters..
  • Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices..

Also, items which are forbidden to be carried by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any country to be flown to, from, or over; items, which in Interjet's opinion, are unsuitable for carriage because of their weight, size or shape; melee weapons (swords, knives and similar objects), samples, fragile items and perishable products are prohibited as well.

Restrictions in alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic drinks are accepted either in the passenger cabin or in checked-in baggage, as long as the following requirements are met:

  • They were acquired after passing the security check at the airport, in case they are transported as carry-on baggage.
  • They are branded and sealed.
  • They keep the factory seals and the original tag.
  • They don't exceed 70% ABV.
  • Five liters per passenger are not exceeded.

Valuables

For your checked baggage, Interjet does not recommend valuable items such as: personal or business documents, passports or any type of identifications, jewelry, artwork, metals or precious, cash, personal computers, audio and/or video players, all kinds of electronic devices. Any other kind of object or item that resembles any of those mentioned before are not recommended as well.

While traveling with one of our allies, you are subject to their own luggage policies. Please refer to their website for a proper review..

Firearms and dangerous items

For the transport of firearms, you must abide by the following regulations:

  • Firearms must be transported in the baggage hold.
  • Traveling with firearms to any domestic or international destination is only allowed with the corresponding permits and documentation.
  • For connecting flights, it is not possible to check firearms through to your final destination and they must be checked at each connecting airport. In each connecting airport you should collect your firearms and take them to the corresponding check-in desk for them to be placed in the next flight.
  • All firearms, ammunition, or cartridges should be checked into the baggage hold before boarding the plane once they have been authorized for transport by the Federal Police, National Defense Secretary (SEDENA), the Navy, or other applicable local authority. The owner of said items will be the only person responsible for unloading and applying the safety to the firearms if required.
  • You must fill out a form for each firearm being transported.
  • Each firearm must be transported in its own container or case (not applicable for long guns).
  • Each passenger with a permit to carry firearms can travel with up to 5kg (11lb) of ammunition or properly packaged cartridges.
  • If possible, ammunition will be stored in a different container or case to the firearm.