Learn about the baggage restrictions and the items that are not allowed on the airplane.
The following items are not allowed in carry-on baggage. However, you may carry them in your checked baggage if they meet the recommendations below:
You can check personal care aerosols with a maximum size and weight of 16.9 fl oz and 1.1 pounds. The total size and weight of aerosols must not exceed 67.6 fl oz and 4.4 pounds. Cover the openings to avoid spillage.
The maximum permitted quantity is 5 l per passenger. The liquid must not exceed 70% alcohol by volume.
You can check barometers and thermometers if you are a representative of the National Weather Service with proper identification and if they are in resistant packaging that is sealed against leaks.
■ Power tools, manual or electric.
■ Gas-powered machines for cutting or welding (drills, portable electric saws, torches, welding guns, hammers, screwdrivers, and pliers)
■ High-intensity lamps with bulbs and batteries. Bulbs and batteries must be packed separately and labeled.
■ Curling irons and hair straighteners.
■ Harpoons and other underwater weapons, bows, bayonets, arrows, and similar items.
In all flights to the US, powdered substances such as make-up, food, ground coffee, mole, spices, milk powder, chocolate, and other diet supplements larger than 350 ml / 12 oz must be transported in checked baggage.
Remember, all liquids that are over 100 ml are not allowed in carry-on baggage.
Pointy, sharp, or penetrating objects:
■ Ice breakers
■ Knitting needles
■ Knives, combat knives, tactical knives, daggers, kitchen knives
■ Letter openers
■ Metal scissors (with sharp ends and blades longer than 2.3 inches)
■ Mountaineering ice picks
■ Single or double-edged straight razors, and other similar objects
Smart Bags contain high-tech capabilities, such as GPS, USB, Wi-Fi, an integrated scale, an electronic keychain, etc.
This kind of baggage works with lithium batteries, which is why, due to regulations established by the IATA, you must carry some security measures and precautions to transport them as carry-on or checked baggage.
■ Smart bags with irremovable lithium-ion batteries are not permitted.
■ The bag must use a lithium-ion removable battery, no higher than 160 Wh.
■ The battery must be removed and transported as carry-on baggage. It must be protected, covering the end caps with a non-conductive material to avoid any overheating risk or fire during the flight.
If you have batteries installed in electric wheelchairs or other mobility aids, they must comply with our safety measures. In addition, extra lithium batteries not installed in electronic devices for transportation in carry-on and checked baggage are prohibited.
The transportation of these items is subject to airport security requirements:
The following items are not allowed in either carry-on or checked baggage under any circumstances.
Batteries of any kind (liquid or solid), including for vehicles, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids.
Household chlorine for pools and tubs (hydrogen tetra chlorine), bleach, chlorine disinfectants, or any chlorine for industrial use.
■ Flammable solids (magnesium, hexamine)
■ Lighter fluid
■ Polishing and cleaning products for ovens and pipes
■ Rubbing alcohol
■ Solvents and related liquids (organic peroxides, nitro-methane, or other additives)
■ Spray paints
Chemical, biological, and radiological materials, toxic or infectious substances, and substances classified as dangerous materials:
■ Drug-testing laboratory samples
■ Infected biopsies
■ Medicinal or commercial isotopes
■ Other bodily fluids
It is not allowed to transport hoverboards and any other type of self-balancing boards that use lithium batteries or lithium-ion batteries due to their risk of potential overheating and becoming a fire hazard.
■ Pistol-shaped lighters or household lighters exceeding 3.5 inches
■ Electroshock weapons, a.k.a tasers
Recover your forbidden items
If the airport security staff retrieved a restricted or prohibited item from your baggage, you or a family member may recover it within a 5-day maximum period at the airport of origin, starting from the day of its retrieval.
You must present an official photo ID.
A third party must present a general Power of Attorney and a copy of the owner's official photo ID to recover the item.
Learn about the requirements and considerations for carrying firearms on Volaris domestic flights (within Mexico).
Flights within Mexico
The transportation of firearms is allowed only within Mexico. It does not apply to either connection or international flights.
They must be transported as checked baggage and, preferably, kept unloaded inside their cage.
Transportation limit for ammunition
There is a transportation limit for ammunition of 11 lbs. (5 kg.) per customer, for a maximum of 10 customers per flight.
Acquired at the airport counters
The charge for this product applies to all customers wishing to transport firearms or ammunition and can only be acquired at the airport counters.
Charge for the service
The charge for this service is per weapon and/or ammunition.
If you plan to travel with firearms, you must arrive at the airport three hours before your flight, notify one of our ambassadors at the Volaris airport counters and tell them that you are traveling with firearms as part of your checked baggage.
You must present a firearm-carrying permit to the local authorities of each airport (National Guard or Ministry of Defense) that must authorize the transportation of these items.