If you’re traveling to Greece this year and you’ve already found a perfect Mykonos villa for you, all that’s left to do is to pack and figure out what can you bring on a plane. By knowing what the right things to bring on a plane are, you will save yourself a lot of time and energy at the airport. That’s why we’re here to give you a rundown of TSA rules.

There Are Different Rules Between Companies When It Comes to What Items Are Allowed on a Plane

Depending on what company you choose to fly with, you need to know that different airline companies have different rules when it comes to traveling with them. There are many things that can be different, from allowing pets on flights to allowing you to take your own food or liquids. So make sure to check the company’s site before you head to the airport. Especially have the allowed dimensions of your luggage checked and be on the lookout for any forbidden items.

A suitcase and a plane

Different airlines have different rules on what you can put in your carry-on bag

What Can You Bring on a Plane in a Carry-On Bag According to TSA Featured Guides and Regulations?

The most important thing to keep in mind when preparing for your travel adventure is that sometimes checked bags either get lost or damaged. That’s why you should always carry the most important things you couldn’t go a day without with you on the plane. You just have to make sure they pass the airport security check.

On their site, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a detailed list of items that are allowed in carry-on bags: liquids, lighters, medications, different types of food, and so on. Besides the rule that you can take liquids up to 1 l, as long as that liquid is separated into bottles up to 100 ml (3.4 ounces), there are other rules you need to be aware of, so check out your airline’s and TSA site and do your research.

Have Your Necessity Items With You

Never pack your daily necessities in your checked bags, that’s what the carry-on bag is for. Amongst other things, items you couldn’t go a day without on vacation shouldn’t be in your suitcase, since they might get lost. Things like your wallet, charger, passport, keys, laptop, medication, sunglasses, and other important things should go in your hand luggage. Make sure you have money in the correct currency with you, you will need euros for the taxi ride from JMK airport to one of the private villas in Mykonos.

What Can I Bring On a Plane – Hardside or Softside Luggage?

This is a very commonly asked question amongst travelers, and the answer is – both. The only difference is that hard-side luggage will take up a bit more space. But no matter which option you choose, you have to make sure your bags are the right size for the compartment above your seat, so check the dimensions beforehand.

Can I Have Food and Liquid in My Carry-On During a Flight?

While there is amazing Greek food in Mykonos you’re probably looking forward to, you might get hungry or thirsty on a flight. The good news is that almost all kinds of food are allowed in your hand luggage, as long as it’s in packages that can hold 100 ml or less. The same goes for any liquid, except alcoholic drinks, which have some additional rules. But to be safe, make sure to double-check on the TSA (Transport Security Administration) site or the airline’s site if what you intend to take with you is allowed.

 A sandwich and a water

You can bring your own food or any liquid you want

What Are Some Items That Are Forbidden During a Flight?

Besides the obvious things that are forbidden to have in your carry-on bags, such as guns, pets, or weapons of any kind, there is a whole list of items that are not allowed in a carry-on bag. That list is there to keep you safe on your flight, as it prohibits flammable or explosive items, as well as any sharp objects, not including small scissors or nail clippers.

A very important thing for tourists to remember is that while liquids are usually allowed, any alcoholic beverage that contains 70% of alcohol or more is not allowed. But don’t worry, Greek ouzo is only about 40% alcohol, so you should be fine bringing home a small bottle as a souvenir, as long as it’s 100 ml (3.4 ounces) or less.

Nail clippers

Nailclippers are allowed in your carry-on bags during travel

You Can Shop for Things Once You Get to Your Destination

People often make the mistake of packing too much in their suitcases and carry-on bags. You have to remember that you are going on vacation, and you will most likely be bringing back a lot of souvenirs. Where will they fit? While packing cute outfits for pictures in Instagram spots is a must, keep in mind that you can also buy anything you need when you get to the island, including gorgeous sundresses and hats.

Don’t Bring Your Own Diving Equipment With You On a Plane

While we’re on the subject of things you can buy once you get to Mykonos, it might be a good idea to buy your goggles and swimming fins after your plane lands. We know there are many fun water activities in Mykonos, including scuba diving, but don’t pack any equipment of that kind. It will take up a lot of space when packing and could get you held up at the airport security check.

Goggles and swim fins

Buy your basic swimming equipment once you arrive on the island

Make Sure You Brought All Of Your Summer Essentials

Besides a couple of swimsuits to wear on the best Mykonos beaches, you should think of everything you need to travel to Mykonos. Of course, the first thing you need to do is contact us at The Ace VIP to book one of Mykonos villas for rental, but sunscreen and sunglasses are a close second. And don’t forget about a hat, you will need it for your Mykonos yacht rental. But no worries, if you need anything, our Mykonos concierge will gladly help you out.

Be sure to bring all of your summer travel essentials. Another smart thing to have would be an Airtag or some keychain so you don’t lose keys to your car rental. If you follow our tips, you should have a stress-free flight and a wonderful vacation at one of our Mykonos luxury villas.